Marcelo Carrusca

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Marcelo Carrusca
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Adrián Carrusca
Date of birth (1983-09-01) 1 September 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Adelaide United
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Estudiantes 103 (12)
2006–2009 Galatasaray 15 (1)
2008–2009 Cruz Azul (loan) 11 (1)
2009–2011 Estudiantes 18 (2)
2010–2011 Banfield (loan) 23 (2)
2011–2012 San Martín de San Juan 23 (2)
2012– Adelaide United 95 (23)
National team
2003–2004 Argentina U20 16 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2016.

Marcelo Adrián Carrusca (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾθelo aðɾiˈan ˈkaruska]; born 1 September 1983 in La Plata, Argentina), is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Adelaide United in the A-League. He usually plays as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Carrusca is a product of Estudiantes de La Plata's youth divisions. He made his first appearance for the club in 2001, and played 103 league games (12 goals) for the team until 2006.

On 27 July 2006 he signed for Turkish club Galatasaray, opting for a 5-year contract worth around €1.8 Million. He played one year for the club, but on 25 July 2007 Galatasaray Manager Karl Heinz Feldkamp reported officially that he did not wish to keep Carrusca on the team and asked the board to sell him in order to open space for a new foreign transfer.

After lack of first team appearances in Galatasaray, he was loaned for 1 year to Mexican Primera División team Cruz Azul for 2008-09 football season. He then re-joined Estudiantes to play with the team during the 2009-10 Argentine Primera División season and the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup.

On July 8, 2010, Carrusca joined Banfield on loan from Estudiantes to replace recently transferred left winger James Rodríguez.[1]

Adelaide United[edit]

On 3 August 2012, it was announced Carrusca had agreed to sign with A-League club Adelaide United on an undisclosed two-year contract.[2]

Carrusca scored a goal and assisted a further two in a man of the match performance during Adelaide United's 4–2 home win over Melbourne Victory on 7 December 2012, in Round 10 of the A-League.

International career[edit]

Carrusca played as an U-20 Argentina international. He scored 2 goals in 16 appearances and was a member of the Argentina Under-20 team at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.






  1. ^ "Carrusca ya gambetea en el Sur". Clarín (in Spanish). 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Reds secure Argentine midfielder". Adelaide United FC. Football Federation Australia. 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 

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