Ignacio Piatti

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Ignacio Piatti
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Piatti playing for Montreal Impact in 2015
Personal information
Full name Ignacio Piatti
Date of birth (1985-02-04) 4 February 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth General Baldissera, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Montreal Impact
Number 10
Youth career
2000 Club Mitre de General Baldissera
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Chacarita Juniors 50 (11)
2006 Saint-Étienne 4 (0)
2007–2009 Gimnasia LP 81 (10)
2009–2010 Independiente 35 (8)
2010–2012 Lecce 36 (3)
2012–2014 San Lorenzo 63 (19)
2014– Montreal Impact 92 (47)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:37, 29 October 2017 (UTC).

Ignacio Nacho Piatti (born 4 February 1985) is an Argentine professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for the Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer. He is a technically skilled dribbler, who is capable of both creating and scoring goals, and usually plays on the left side of midfield, and has played for top division clubs in South America, Europe and North America. Although he is capable of playing in the centre, behind another striker, his favorite position is on the left wing, as it enables him to cut into the centre and shoot on goal with his stronger foot; regarding his preference for this position, he has stated, “I played on the left for a long time, in Argentina, for example...I’d rather play on the left. I’m comfortable there.”[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Piatti has played professional football in Europe with Saint-Étienne and Lecce. In his native Argentina, he has played for Chacarita Juniors, Gimnasia LP, and Independiente.

On 17 August 2012 Piatti signed for the Argentine club San Lorenzo de Almagro for a reported fee of €1 million. He debuted against Colon de Santa Fe in the sixth match of Torneo Inicial 2012, Ignacio was the player of the match.[3]

On 2 July 2014, Piatti signed a transfer agreement with the Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer. However, he remained with San Lorenzo until the team completed their Copa Libertadores campaign. He reported to Montreal on 13 August 2014,[4] and debuted for Montreal against the Chicago Fire on 16 August [5] When Piatti joined the Impact, it was an instantaneous success scoring 4 goals in 6 games. He started all six games in the CONCACAF Champions League Championship Stage and helped the team reach the final against Mexican giant Club América, recording three goals and two assists in 526 minutes played. He is the all-time top goalscorer of the Montreal Impact and second all-time assist leader.[citation needed]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

San Lorenzo
Montréal Impact

Individual[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Pedro, the grandfather and first coach of Piatti, died in March 2015. Piatti paid tribute to him by lifting his jersey to reveal the message ‘Abuelo te amo’ on a couple of occasions, most notably at Estadio Azteca after he scored the opener in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Finals.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Molinaro (26 August 2017). "TFC's Vazquez vs. Impact's Piatti a battle of MLS's finest". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Olivier Tremblay (6 November 2015). "After enduring a tough year off the field, Montreal Impact's Ignacio Piatti looks to close 2015 on high". MLSSoccer.com. Retrieved 2 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Max Bentley (17 August 2012). Ignacio Piatti signs for San Lorenzo. goal.com
  4. ^ Graham Neysmith (12 August 2014). Ignacio Piatti Arrives in Montreal lametropolesports.com
  5. ^ Graham Neysmith (17 August 2014). Montreal Impact top Chicago Fire lametropolesports.com
  6. ^ "Impact's CONCACAF Champions League trophy chances dashed after home defeat". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 

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