Juan Forlín

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Juan Forlín
Juan Forlin.jpg
Forlín in action for Espanyol in 2012
Personal information
Full name Juan Daniel Forlín
Date of birth (1988-01-10) 10 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Reconquista, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Querétaro
Number 6
Youth career
Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Boca Juniors 37 (3)
2007 Real Madrid B (loan) 0 (0)
2009–2013 Espanyol 106 (2)
2013–2015 Al Rayyan 8 (0)
2014 Boca Juniors (loan) 23 (1)
2015– Querétaro 37 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2017.

Juan Daniel Forlín (born 10 January 1988) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Mexican club Querétaro FC. Mainly a central defender, he can also operate as a defensive midfielder.

He started out at Boca Juniors, then spent four years in La Liga with Espanyol, appearing in 118 official games and scoring two goals.

Club career[edit]

Born in Reconquista, Santa Fe, Forlín made his Primera División debut on 19 April 2008, as his team Boca Juniors won 2–1 against Newell's Old Boys. In his first full season, he was an undisputed starter as the Buenos Aires-based side conquered the 2008 Apertura.

On 25 August 2009, Forlín was signed by RCD Espanyol from Spain – alongside Boca teammate Facundo Roncaglia – on a five-year deal, with the Catalans paying a fee of 4 million for 70% of his rights.[1] He made his La Liga debut on 12 September in a 0–3 home loss against Real Madrid,[2] and scored in his next appearance, a 3–2 win at Deportivo de La Coruña,[3] finishing his first season with 24 games, receiving 11 yellow cards and being sent off once.

During his spell with the Pericos, Forlín was regularly used by compatriot Mauricio Pochettino as both a central defender and a defensive midfielder. The same befell him under Javier Aguirre, who was appointed in November 2012.[4][5]

On 21 July 2013, Forlín moved to Al Rayyan SC in Qatar, for an undisclosed fee.[6] He was released by the club in July 2015.[7]

Honours[edit]

Boca Juniors
Querétaro

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Espanyol confirma el fichaje de Juan Forlín" [Espanyol confirm Juan Forlín's signing]. Marca (in Spanish). 25 August 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Madrid maintain perfect start". ESPN Soccernet. 12 September 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Espanyol win at Depor". ESPN Soccernet. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Forlín: "Intento adaptarme a la posición de mediocentro"" [Forlín: "I try to adapt to the central midfielder position"]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 18 October 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Forlín vuelve a sus orígenes: será central" [Forlín returns to his origins: he will be a stopper]. Marca (in Spanish). 25 April 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  6. ^ رسميًا | مدافع إسبانيول يدافع عن ألوان الريان القطري Archived 2014-05-02 at the Wayback Machine.; Goal.com, 21 July 2013 (in Arabic)
  7. ^ "Al Rayyan terminates contract of Argentinean defender Juan Forlín". Qatar Stars League. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 

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