Julián Velázquez

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Julián Velázquez
Personal information
Full name Julián Alberto Velázquez
Date of birth (1990-10-23) 23 October 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Corrientes, Argentina
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre back / Right back
Club information
Current team
Cruz Azul
Number 6
Youth career
2004–2005 Boca Unidos
2005–2009 Independiente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Independiente 113 (3)
2015– Palermo 0 (0)
2015 Gaz Metan Mediaș (loan) 14 (0)
2015–2016 Hajduk Split (loan) 17 (0)
2016– Cruz Azul (loan) 26 (0)
National team
2011– Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:11, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Julián Alberto Velázquez (born 23 October 1990) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Cruz Azul as a centre back on loan from Palermo.


Velázquez debuted with Independiente aged 19 in a 1–0 home win over Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, for the 13th fixture of the 2009 Apertura.[1] Under Américo Gallego's coaching, he started the game as a left back replacing Lucas Mareque (who was suspended).[2]

In 2010, he was a regular for Independiente in their Copa Sudamericana winning campaign, scoring two goals in the competition (one in the final against Goiás).[3]

In July 2012 he was about to join Italian club Genoa.[4] However, as the club had spent a non-EU signing quota from aboard on Anselmo de Moraes, the deal collapsed.

In January 2015, Velázquez signed with Italian Serie A club Palermo. He immediately went out on loan to Romanian club Gaz Metan Mediaș.

On the 12th of August 2015, Julian Velazquez was confirmed to be the newest signing of 1. HNL giants HNK Hajduk Split, signing a one-year deal.[5] He was the first Argentinian to play for the Croatian club.[6] He proved to be a great player for Hajduk and became instantly a first team regular but injuries prevented him from playing even more. On 7 June 2016, his loan at Hajduk Split ended.[7]

International career[edit]

He made his debut with the national team on April 20, 2011 on the occasion of the friendly match against Ecuador equalized 2-2.



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