Gerónimo Rulli

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Gerónimo Rulli
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Rulli with Real Sociedad in 2018
Personal information
Full name Gerónimo Rulli
Date of birth (1992-05-20) 20 May 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth La Plata, Argentina
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Montpellier
(on loan from Real Sociedad)
Number 1
Youth career
2009–2011 Estudiantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Estudiantes 50 (0)
2014–2016 Deportivo Maldonado 0 (0)
2014–2016Real Sociedad (loan) 58 (0)
2016–2017 Manchester City 0 (0)
2016–2017Real Sociedad (loan) 16 (0)
2017– Real Sociedad 75 (0)
2019–Montpellier (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2016 Argentina Olympic 6 (0)
2018– Argentina 2 (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.

Club career[edit]

Estudiantes[edit]

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.[1]

Rulli appeared in further 11 matches during the campaign, and established a record of 588 minutes without suffering a goal.[2] He appeared in all league matches in 2013–14, overtaking Silva in the pecking order.

Real Sociedad[edit]

On 24 July 2014 Rulli was loaned to La Liga's Real Sociedad for one year from Deportivo Maldonado,[3] which bought the player's rights a month earlier.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

On 4 July 2015, Rulli's loan was extended for a further year.[8]

On 19 July 2016, Rulli was signed by Premier League side Manchester City for £4 million.[9] He was shortly afterwards loaned back to Real Sociedad, before moving permanently in January 2017.[10]

On 14 August 2019, Rulli joined Ligue 1 club Montpellier on a season-long loan with the option to make the transfer permanent.[11]

International career[edit]

On 20 March 2015, Rulli was called up to the Argentina national team for the matches against El Salvador and Ecuador,[12] 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.[13]

After Jorge Sampaoli took charge in May 2017, Rulli had consistently been called up to Argentina's senior squad, however had yet to secure his first cap.[14][15]

Under Lionel Scaloni, Rulli made his first team debut against Guatemala on 8 September 2018.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 15 June 2019[16]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Estudiantes 2011–12 Primera División 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2013–14 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 0
Subtotal 50 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 53 0
Real Sociedad 2014–15 La Liga 22 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 26 0
2015–16 36 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
2016–17 38 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 44 0
2017–18 26 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 34 0
2018–19 27 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
Subtotal 149 0 12 0 9 0 0 0 170 0
Career total 199 0 15 0 9 0 0 0 223 0

International[edit]

As of 20 November 2018
Argentina
Year Apps Goals
2018 2 0
Total 2 0

Honours[edit]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arsenal lo ganó sobre el final" [Arsenal wins it in the end] (in Spanish). Cuatro Cuatro Dos. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Rulli, ¿el sustituto de Courtois?" [Rulli, Courtois' replacement?] (in Spanish). Marca. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Gerónimo Rulli joins on a one-year loan". Real Sociedad's official website. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Triángulo por Rulli: de Estudiantes a Real Sociedad, vía Maldonado" [Triangle for Rulli: from Estudiantes to Real Sociedad, via Maldonado] (in Spanish). Toda Pasion. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  5. ^ "La Real Sociedad se olvida del fútbol y de Europa" [Real Sociedad forgets their football and Europe] (in Spanish). Marca. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Moyes denied at the death". ESPN FC. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Barcelona lose away to Real Sociedad for third straight time". ESPN FC. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Official Statement: Agreement reached on Gerónimo Rulli loan". Real Sociedad's official website. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  9. ^ Aarons, Ed (19 July 2016). "Manchester City agree £4m deal for goalkeeper Gerónimo Rulli". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Gero Rulli is now officially a Real Sociedad player". Real Sociedad's official website. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "Argentina recalls Tevez for initial Copa America squad". goal.com. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  14. ^ "La primera lista de convocados de Sampaoli en Argentina - Goal.com". www.goal.com.
  15. ^ "Eliminatorias: Pinola, Bustos, Benedetto y Acosta, convocados del fútbol local". www.lanacion.com.ar. 27 August 2017.
  16. ^ Gerónimo Rulli at Soccerway. Retrieved 27 January 2015.

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