Julio Hernán Rossi

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Julio Rossi
Personal information
Full name Julio Hernán Rossi
Date of birth (1977-02-22) 22 February 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 River Plate 11 (1)
1997 Avispa Fukuoka (loan) 11 (0)
1998–2002 Lugano 108 (59)
2002–2005 Basel 112 (36)
2006–2007 Nantes 36 (4)
2007–2010 Neuchâtel Xamax 51 (12)
2010 Neuchâtel Xamax U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2008.

Julio Hernan Rossi (born 22 February 1977 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentinian football striker. He most recently played for Neuchâtel Xamax.

Football career[edit]

Julio Hernán Rossi began his professional career at Argentinian giants Club Atlético River Plate in 1995. During his time there he had a short and unsuccessful loan spell at J1 League side Avispa Fukuoka. He moved to the Swiss Super League with FC Lugano in 1998 where he quickly became a fans' favourie because of his skill, pace and goalscoring ability. His blood proved to be too rich for Lugano, though, as he signed for Swiss Champions FC Basel in 2002. At Basel he formed an effective striking partnership with fellow Argentine Christian Eduardo Giménez during the UEFA Champions League 2002-03 where they scored eleven goals between them. In 2006, he moved to France's Ligue 1 to play for FC Nantes Atlantique, but when the club were relegated in 2007, he was released on a free transfer. Ahead of the 2007/08 season he returned to Switzerland with Neuchâtel Xamax.

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Argentina League
1995/96 River Plate Primera División 8 1
1996/97 0 0
Japan League
1997 Avispa Fukuoka J1 League 11 0
Argentina League
1997/98 River Plate Primera División 3 0
Switzerland League
1998/99 Lugano Nationalliga A 22 15
1999/00 29 12
2000/01 24 11
2001/02 33 21
2002/03 Basel Nationalliga A 32 19
2003/04 Super League 31 8
2004/05 31 6
2005/06 18 3
France League
2005/06 Nantes Atlantique Ligue 1 12 1
2006/07 24 3
Switzerland League
2007/08 Neuchâtel Xamax Super League
2008/09
2009/10
Country Argentina 11 1
Japan 11 0
Switzerland 220 95
France 36 4
Total 278 100

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