Ignacio Pussetto

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Ignacio Pussetto
Personal information
Full name Ignacio Pussetto[1]
Date of birth (1995-12-21) 21 December 1995 (age 25)
Place of birth Cañada Rosquín, Santa Fe, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Winger, forward
Club information
Current team
Udinese
(on loan from Watford)
Number 23
Youth career
Juventud Unida
2011–2013 Atlético de Rafaela
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Atlético de Rafaela 44 (4)
2016–2018 Huracán 42 (11)
2018–2020 Udinese 47 (5)
2020– Watford 8 (0)
2020–Udinese (loan) 11 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 January 2021

Ignacio Pussetto (born 21 December 1995) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a winger for Serie A club Udinese, on loan from Championship club Watford.

Club career[edit]

Atlético de Rafaela[edit]

Born in Cañada Rosquín, Santa Fe, Pussetto began his career in the youth ranks of local club Juventud Unida before joining Atlético de Rafaela in 2011. In 2013, Pussetto made his professional debut for Atlético de Rafaela in the Argentine Primera División. On 1 June 2015, Pussetto scored his first goal with Rafaela in a 3–2 loss to Huracán.[2] On 30 August 2015, Pussetto scored the lone goal for Rafaela in a 1–0 victory over Sarmiento de Junin.[3]

Huracán[edit]

On 18 July 2016, Pussetto was sold to Huracán for $1.4 million, after rejecting offers from Vélez and Unión.[4] On 29 October 2016, Pussetto scored his first goal for Huracán in a 1–1 draw with Rosario Central.[5] On 11 September 2017, Pussetto led his club to a 1–0 victory over Newell's Old Boys, scoring the loan goal of the match.[6] The following week, on 18 September, Pussetto scored two goals for Huracán in a 3–1 victory over Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata at Estadio Juan Carmelo Zerillo, the first victory for Huracán in that venue in 31 years.[7]

Udinese[edit]

On 17 July 2018, Pussetto signed with Serie A club Udinese for a fee of around €8 million.[8]

Watford[edit]

On 14 January 2020, Pussetto signed a four-and-a-half year deal with Watford for £7 million.[9]

On 5 October 2020, Pussetto returned to Udinese on a season-long loan.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Pussetto's older brother, Alfredo, is also a professional footballer.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 December 2020[12]
Club Season League Domestic Cup[nb 1] International[nb 2] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético de Rafaela 2012–13 Primera División - - 1 0 - - 1 0
2013–14 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2014 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2015 19 2 2 0 0 0 21 2
2016 11 2 1 0 0 0 12 2
Total 44 4 4 0 - - 48 4
Huracán 2016–17 Primera División 15 2 3 0 3 0 21 2
2017–18 27 9 1 0 0 0 28 9
Total 42 11 4 0 3 0 49 11
Udinese 2018–19 Serie A 35 4 1 0 0 0 36 4
2019–20 12 1 2 0 0 0 14 1
Total 47 5 3 0 0 0 50 5
Watford 2019–20 Premier League 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2020–21 Championship 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Udinese (loan) 2020–21 Serie A 7 3 2 1 0 0 9 4
Career total 148 23 14 1 3 0 165 24
Notes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs publish 2019/20 retained lists". Premier League. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Primera División: Huracán le ganó a Rafaela en un festival de goles". lanacion.com.ar (in Spanish). 1 June 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Atlético de Rafaela le ganó como visitante a Sarmiento, que suma 12 partidos sin triunfos". lanacion.com.ar (in Spanish). 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Pusetto dejó Atlético y jugará en Huracán". lanacion.com.ar (in Spanish). 18 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Huracán-Rosario Central: un empate que no le sirve a ninguno". lanacion.com.ar (in Spanish). 29 October 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Huracán le ganó a Newell's en el Ducó y se recuperó". diariopopular.com.ar (in Spanish). 11 September 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Un triunfo histórico de Huracán". lacapitalmdp.com (in Spanish). 18 September 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Pussetto signed with Udinese". Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Official: Pussetto Pens Permanent Deal". Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Ignacio Pussetto: Watford winger returns to Udinese on loan". Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Vuelve Pussetto a la Crema". Diario La Opinión. 11 July 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  12. ^ "I. Pussetto". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 January 2020.

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