Marcelo Estigarribia

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Marcelo Estigarribia
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Estigarribia in 2013
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Alejandro Estigarribia Balmori
Date of birth (1987-09-21) 21 September 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left Winger
Club information
Current team
Colón de Santa Fe
Number 28
Youth career
Unión Pacífico
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Sport Colombia 10 (0)
2006–2008 Cerro Porteño 45 (6)
2008–2011 Le Mans 12 (0)
2010–2011Newell's Old Boys (loan) 45 (0)
2011– Deportivo Maldonado 0 (0)
2011–2012Juventus (loan) 14 (1)
2012–2013Sampdoria (loan) 34 (2)
2013–2014Chievo Verona (loan) 16 (0)
2014–2015Atalanta (loan) 25 (2)
2016–2017Cerro Porteño (loan) 22 (1)
2017Chiapas (loan) 6 (1)
2017–Colón (loan) 6 (1)
National team
2007 Paraguay U20
2008– Paraguay 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 October 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 July 2013

Marcelo Alejandro Estigarribia Balmori (born 21 September 1987 in Fernando de la Mora) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays as a left winger for Colón de Santa Fe on loan from Deportivo Maldonado.

Estigarribia has been known since youth as Chelo,[1] as a diminutive of his name Marcelo.[2] He also has an Italian passport by way of his mother.[3] At club level, Estigarribia has played for teams in Paraguay, France, Uruguay, Argentina, Italy, and Mexico. At international level, he has represented the Paraguay national football team, and was member of the squad that finished second at the 2011 Copa América.

Biography[edit]

He was born and raised in Fernando de la Mora, one kilometer away from the Paraguayan capital Asunción.[2] He comes from a strongly Catholic family.[2]

Club career[edit]

Club Unión Pacífico[edit]

Estigarribia started his career in the youth divisions of Club Unión Pacífico before moving to Sport Colombia where he made his professional debut at the age of 17.[4]

Le Mans[edit]

In 2006, he moved to Paraguayan side Cerro Porteño, and in August 2008 he was transferred to Le Mans of the Ligue 1.[5]

Newell's Old Boys[edit]

On 27 December 2009, Newell's Old Boys signed the versatile Paraguayan midfielder on loan from French side Le Mans UC for 18 months.[6] In June 2011, it was reported by the Daily Record that Scottish Premier League club Rangers were chasing Estigarribia when their boss Ally McCoist spent a week scouting in Argentina.[7]

Juventus[edit]

On 28 August 2011, Estigarribia moved to Juventus F.C. on a season loan for a 0.5 million euro fee, with an option of making the transfer permanent for 5 million euros at the end of the season, from a proxy club Deportivo Maldonado.[8][9] He made his debut as a substitute against Chievo and got his first start against Genoa. He scored his first goal for Juventus against Napoli where the match ended in a 3–3 tie.

Sampdoria[edit]

On 4 August 2012, Estigarribia moved to U.C. Sampdoria on a season-long loan for a €700,000 fee, with the option of making his stay with Sampdoria permanent for €5 million at the end of the season.[10][11] He made his debut with Blucerchiati against A.C. Milan, winning 0–1.

Chiapas[edit]

On 25 January 2017 Estigarribia joined Liga MX side Chiapas on loan from Deportivo Maldonado.[citation needed]

Colón[edit]

On 22 August 2017 Estigarribia joined Argentine club Club Atlético Colón.[12]

International career[edit]

Estigarribia received his first senior international cap for Paraguay in a friendly match against Côte d'Ivoire on 22 May 2008. He scored his first international goal in a friendly match against South Africa on 31 March 2010. His performances in the 2011 Copa América, where Paraguay went on to reach the final of the tournament, only to lose out 3–0 to Uruguay,[13] prompted Italian giants Juventus to make a move for him.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 31 January 2014[15][16]
Team League Season League Cup Europe Other Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Juventus Serie A 2011–12 14 1 4 0 - - - - 18 1
Juventus Total 14 1 4 0 - - - - 18 1
Sampdoria Serie A 2012–13 34 2 1 0 - - - - 35 3
Sampdoria Total 34 2 1 0 - - - - 35 2
Chievo Serie A 2013–14 16 0 1 0 - - - - 17 0
Chievo Total 16 0 1 0 - - - - 17 0
Career Total 64 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 70 3

International goals[edit]

Honours[edit]

Juventus[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Il violoncello" suona per la Juve". Juventus Football Club. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Enrico Zambruno (December 2011). "Estigarribia: "Qui realizzerò il mio sueño"" (PDF). Hurrà Juventus. pp. 10–11. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Andrea Bonino (25 August 2011). "Juve, esterni ok: ecco Estigarribia". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Fútbol paraguayo: Marcelo Estigarribia se sumará al Le Mans". Espanol.upi.com. 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  5. ^ ""Chelo" se hace francés". Abc.com.py. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  6. ^ "El volante paraguayo Marcelo Estigarribia podría ir a Newells". Paraguay.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  7. ^ "Rangers want Paraguay star Marcelo Estigarribia and Crystal Palace ace Neil Danns". Daily Record. 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  8. ^ "Agreement with Deportivo Maldonado for the temporary acquisition of the player Marcelo Estigarribia" (PDF). Juventus FC. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Transferts – ETE Saison 2011/2012". LFP (France) (in French). Archived from the original on 15 October 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  10. ^ Futbol Italia Staff (4 August 2012). "Estigarribia from Juve to Samp?". Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Estigarribia resta in Italia: è ormai fatta con la Sampdoria, si limano i dettagli". breakingnews. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Marcelo Estigarribia llega a Colón" (Press release) (in Spanish). Santa Fe, Santa Fe Province: Club Atlético Colón. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 
  13. ^ "Uruguay goleó a Paraguay y ganó la Copa América" (in Spanish). ESPN FC. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  14. ^ "Estigarribia flies in for Juve". Football Italia. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  15. ^ "Kwadwo Asamoah Bio, Stats, News". ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "M. Estigarribia". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 

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