Iván Bella

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Iván Bella
Personal information
Full name Iván Gonzalo Bella
Date of birth (1989-09-13) September 13, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Vélez Sársfield
Number 11
Youth career
Vélez Sársfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Vélez Sársfield 99 (7)
2013–2015 Chiapas 1 (0)
2014 Puebla (loan) 5 (0)
2014 Lanús (loan) 6 (0)
2015 Godoy Cruz (loan) 9 (0)
2015– Vélez Sársfield 12 (0)
National team
2009 Argentina U-20 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:24, 9 October 2016 (UTC).

Iván Gonzalo Bella (born 13 September 1989) is an Argentine football winger who plays for Vélez Sársfield in the Argentine Primera División.

Club career[edit]

Bella made his league debut for Vélez Sársfield on a 0–0 draw against Independiente on 8 June 2008, during the penultimate fixture of that year's Clausura tournament.[1] In 2009, the Argentine winger won with Vélez the 2009 Clausura, although only playing one game (a 1–1 draw against River Plate on the sixth fixture).[2]

Bella played 13 games in Vélez' 2010 Apertura runner-up campaign,[3] mainly replacing Augusto Fernández on the right wing when the former was injured. However, coach Ricardo Gareca also used him as a left back to replace injured Emiliano Papa on the last fixtures of the tournament. Bella improved his goal-scoring ability in the first semester of 2012, scoring five times in 18 games between the 2012 Clausura and Copa Libertadores.

Upon Augusto Fernández's departure from Vélez, Bella became a regular starter for Vélez and played 15 games (scoring once) in the team's 2012 Inicial title-winning campaign.[4] In 2013, the winger suffered an epilepsy seizure on the field,[5] but quickly recovered and started for Vélez in the 2012–13 Superfinal victory against Newell's Old Boys.

In July 2013, Bella moved to Mexican club Chiapas F.C., that purchased 50% of his transfer rights from Vélez for a fee of approximately US$ 2 million.[6] After a six-month period, he joined Puebla F.C. on loan.

In July 2014, Bella returned to Argentina for Lanús, signed a one-and-a-half year deal.[7] However, the midfielder left the club after only six months, joining Godoy Cruz for the 2015 Argentine Primera División.

After another 6-month period with Godoy Cruz, the winger returned to his first team, Vélez Sarsfield, signing a two-year contract.[8][9] In Vélez' first team he joined his brother Rodrigo.

International career[edit]

In January 2009, Bella played the South American Youth Championship with the Argentine under-20 national team. In 2012, Bella was called by coach Alejandro Sabella for a senior national team formed solely by local league players, although he did not play any games.


Vélez Sársfield


  1. ^ "Closing '08 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Closing '09 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Opening '10 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Inicial '12 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  5. ^ "'Ojalá pueda estar en la revancha'". Olé (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  6. ^ "Jaguares de chiapas anuncia contratacion de ivan bella". Yahoo Noticias (in Spanish). 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  7. ^ "Iván Bella, cuarto refuerzo del Granate (Iván Bella, fourth reinforcement of Granate)" (in Spanish). Club Lanus. 2014-07-06. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  8. ^ "La vida es Bella". Olé (in Spanish). 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  9. ^ "Iván Bella es nuevo jugador de Velez tras su paso por Godoy Cruz". TyC Sports (in Spanish). 2015-06-27. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 

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