Germán Montoya

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Germán Montoya
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Germán Montoya
Date of birth (1983-01-23) 23 January 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Córdoba, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Belgrano
Number 25
Youth career
Belgrano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 Belgrano 76 (0)
2007–2013 Vélez Sársfield 106 (0)
2013–2014 Colón 38 (0)
2014–2016 Independiente 0 (0)
2016 Atletico Rafaela 8 (0)
2016– Belgrano 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:00, 20 April 2017 (UTC).

Marcelo Germán Montoya (born 23 January 1983) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Argentine Primera División side Belgrano.[1]

Club career[edit]

Montoya started his professional career with Belgrano in the 2000 Apertura of the Primera División.[2] He became a starter for Belgrano during the 2006 Clausura of the Primera B Nacional (second division), relegating Colombian international Robinson Zapata to the bench. Belgrano was promoted at the end of the season and Montoya played his first full season in the first division in the 2006–07. However, his team was relegated at the end of the season.

After Belgrano's relegation, Montoya stayed in the first division, being transferred to Vélez Sársfield. At first, he was a substitute for Sebastián Peratta, but became a starter from the 12th fixture onwards due to a knee injury suffered by Peratta.[3] During the 2008 Apertura, Montoya was originally a starter, but was relegated by Marcelo Barovero by the end of the tournament.[4] Subsequently, when Ricardo Gareca replaced Hugo Tocalli as the team's coach for the 2009 Clausura, Montoya regained his position as a starter. Vélez won the tournament and Montoya had the lowest goals-to-games ratio, therefore being awarded the Ubaldo Fillol Award.[5]

During the 2010 Apertura, Montoya lost his place again to Barovero, and played only when the new starter was injured.[6] He was later an un-used substitute in Vélez' 2011 Clausura winning campaign.

In 2016, Montoya signed for Atletico Rafaela.[7] Six months later, he rejoined former club Belgrano.[1]

Honours[edit]

Vélez Sársfield[1]
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Germán Montoya profile". Soccerway. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Opening '00 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Opening '07 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  4. ^ "Opening '08 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  5. ^ Ubaldo Fillol (2009). "Germán Montoya: ganador del Premio Fillol del Clausura 2009" (in Spanish). UbaldoFillol.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  6. ^ "Opening '10 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  7. ^ "I have not doubt in coming here"
  8. ^ "Germán Montoya se convirtió en nuevo refuerzo de Atlético de Rafaela"

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