Hernán Pellerano

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Hernán Pellerano
Hernan Pellerano 2011.jpg
Pellerano playing for Almería in 2011
Personal information
Full name Hernán Darío Pellerano
Date of birth (1984-06-04) 4 June 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Vélez Sarsfield 117 (2)
2008–2013 Almería 95 (2)
2011–2012 Newell's Old Boys (loan) 33 (1)
2014 Tijuana 30 (0)
2015 Vélez Sarsfield 13 (0)
2015–2016 Independiente 34 (0)
2017– Olimpia 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 June 2017.

Hernán Darío Pellerano (born 4 June 1984) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Club Olimpia from Paraguay as a central defender.

Club career[edit]


Born in Buenos Aires, Pellerano made his senior debut in 2003 for Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, going on to quickly establish as an important first-team element: in 2005 he was part of the squad that won the Clausura, even though he was a substitute for Fabricio Fuentes and Maximiliano Pellegrino (he played only one game as a starter).[1] After the former's departure he became a regular, appearing in 15 matches in the 2005 Apertura tournament.[2]

Pellerano challenging Koke in a match against Atlético Madrid in September 2013.


In the 2008–09 season, Pellerano moved abroad, joining UD Almería for a fee of around 3 million.[3] He scored on his official debut for the Andalusians, a 3–1 La Liga win at Athletic Bilbao on 31 August 2008,[4] and was a regular fixture in his first campaign.

Pellerano struggled heavily with injury in the following years,[5][6] only appearing in eight league matches in 2010–11 as Almería eventually ranked 20th and last. He returned to his country for the following season, joining Newell's Old Boys on loan.

Tijuana / Return to Argentina[edit]

In 2014, Pellerano joined Club Tijuana in the Liga MX, where he shared teams with his brother Cristian. After one year in Mexico, he returned to Vélez for the 2015 campaign.[7]

On 11 July 2015, Pellerano transferred to Club Atlético Independiente.

International career[edit]

In 2006, Pellerano was part of an Argentina-based national squad picked by Alfio Basile to train for the 2007 Copa América. However, he was not finally called for the tournament's final stages.

Personal life[edit]

Pellerano's older brother, Cristian, is also a professional footballer. They were teammates at Club Tijuana.


Vélez Sarsfield


  1. ^ "Closing '05 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Opening '05". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  3. ^ La definición de un pase eterno (Closure to an eternal negotiation); Olé, 7 July 2008 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Athletic Bilbao 1–3 Almeria; ESPN Soccernet, 31 August 2008
  5. ^ "Pellerano dice adiós a la temporada" [Pellerano says goodbye to season] (in Spanish). UEFA.com. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Pellerano recibe el alta médica ocho meses y medio después de su lesión en Riazor" [Pellerano receives medical release eight-and-a-half months after injury at Riazor] (in Spanish). La Voz de Galicia. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Vélez cerró tres refuerzos: incorporó a Mariano Pavone, Leandro Somoza y Hernán Pellerano" [Vélez closed three deals: Mariano Pavone, Leandro Somoza and Hernán Pellerano added] (in Spanish). Cancha Llena. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 

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