Rulli with Real Sociedad in 2018
|Full name||Gerónimo Rulli|
|Date of birth||20 May 1992|
|Place of birth||La Plata, Argentina|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
(on loan from Real Sociedad)
|2014–2016||→ Real Sociedad (loan)||58||(0)|
|2016–2017||→ Real Sociedad (loan)||16||(0)|
|2019–||→ Montpellier (loan)||0||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8:22, 16 February 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:26, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
Gerónimo Rulli (Spanish pronunciation: [xeˈɾonimo ˈruli]; born 20 May 1992) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for French club Montpellier, on loan from Spanish club Real Sociedad, and the Argentina national team.
Born in La Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Rulli graduated from local Estudiantes' youth setup, being promoted to the first-team squad in 2012, being initially assigned as a backup to Justo Villar and Agustín Silva. On 8 April 2013, after profiting from Villar's departure to Nacional and Silva's injury, he played his first match as a professional, starting in a 0–1 loss at Arsenal de Sarandí.
Rulli appeared in further 11 matches during the campaign, and established a record of 588 minutes without suffering a goal. He appeared in all league matches in 2013–14, overtaking Silva in the pecking order.
On 24 July 2014 Rulli was loaned to La Liga's Real Sociedad for one year from Deportivo Maldonado, which bought the player's rights a month earlier. He made his debut for the club on 28 August, starting and being replaced in the 85th minute of a 0–3 away loss against FC Krasnodar for the season's UEFA Europa League due to an ankle injury.
Rulli returned to action in November, and made his debut in the main category of Spanish football on 20 December 2014, starting in a 1–1 away draw against Levante UD. On 4 January of the following year, he made several key saves which granted the Txuri-urdin a 1–0 home win against FC Barcelona.
On 4 July 2015, Rulli's loan was extended for a further year.
On 20 March 2015, Rulli was called up to the Argentina national team for the matches against El Salvador and Ecuador, but he did not play in either fixture. In 2016, Rulli was included in the preliminary squad for Copa América Centenario but was eventually excluded.
- As of match played 15 June 2019
|Real Sociedad||2014–15||La Liga||22||0||3||0||1||0||0||0||26||0|
- As of 20 November 2018
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- "Le MHSC tient son nouveau gardien: Gerónimo Rulli" [MHSC has its new keeper: Gerónimo Rulli] (in French). Montpellier HSC's official website. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
- "Rulli y Finnbogason, convocados con sus selecciones" [Rulli and Finnbogason, called up for their national teams] (in Spanish). Real Sociedad's official website. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
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