Matías Vecino

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Matías Vecino
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Vecino with Uruguay in 2017
Personal information
Full name Matías Vecino Falero[1]
Date of birth (1991-08-24) 24 August 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Canelones, Uruguay
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Inter Milan
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Central Español 32 (2)
2011–2013 Nacional 18 (4)
2013–2017 Fiorentina 67 (5)
2014Cagliari (loan) 9 (2)
2014–2015Empoli (loan) 36 (2)
2017– Inter Milan 59 (6)
National team
2010–2011 Uruguay U20 14 (4)
2016– Uruguay 35 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:19, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:30, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Matías Vecino Falero (born 24 August 1991) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian club Inter Milan and Uruguayan national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Vecino started his professional career with Central Español in 2010, and switched to Nacional for the 2011–12 season.

Fiorentina[edit]

In January 2013, Vecino joined Serie A side Fiorentina by penning a four-year contract for a reported transfer fee of €2.5 million.[3] However, the transfer was delayed and became official in the next transfer window in August 2013.[4][5]

On 3 September 2013, he was not included by manager Vincenzo Montella in UEFA Europa League squad.[6]

Vecino made his competitive debut as well as his first Serie A one on 26 September 2013 in a 2–1 away defeat against Inter Milan.[7] He was used very scarcely during the first part of 2013–14 season, collecting only six appearances, only one as starter, leading the club to send him on loan at fellow Serie A side Cagliari until the end of the season, with an option to buy.[8][9][10]

Vecino spent the 2014–15 season on loan at Empoli F.C..[11][12]

In mid-2015, Vecino returned to Florence and became a member of the first team. He signed a new 5-year contract in 2016.[13][14]

Internazionale[edit]

On 31 July 2017, Fiorentina authorized Vecino to have a medical with Inter Milan,[15] in order to complete a reported €24 million transfer.[16] The transfer was made official on 2 August, with Vecino signing a contract until June 2021.[17]

He was given squad number 11, and made his competitive debut on 20 August in the opening Serie A matchday against his former side Fiorentina, featuring full-90 minutes as Inter won 3–0.[18] Vecino scored his maiden Inter goal six days later in the next match against Roma, netting the third goal in an eventual 1–3 away win, the first win at Stadio Olimpico over Roma after nine years.[19][20]

On 20 May 2018, Vecino scored the winning goal vs Lazio, in Inter's 2–3 win, a victory which allowed the club to return to the UEFA Champions League after a six year absence.[21] On 18 September 2018, he scored an injury-time winning goal vs Tottenham Hotspur, in Inter's 2–1 win in the UEFA Champions League.[22]

International career[edit]

Vecino was born in Canelones, Uruguay, to parents of Italian descent with roots in the city Campobasso, and was eligible for both national teams.[23] He has been capped by the Uruguay national under-20 football team for the 2011 South American Youth Championship and for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[24] He scored the goal to qualify Uruguay for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.[25] Vecino's debut for the Uruguay senior team came on 25 March 2016 against Brazil.[26]

In May 2018, he was named in Uruguay's provisional 26 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 26 May 2019[28]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Central Español 2009–10 Uruguayan Primera División 9 0 0 0 9 0
2010–11 23 2 0 0 23 3
Total 32 2 0 0 32 2
Nacional 2011–12 Uruguayan Primera División 13 3 0 0 2[a] 0 15 3
2012–13 5 1 0 0 3[b] 1 8 2
Total 18 4 0 0 5 1 23 5
Fiorentina 2013–14 Serie A 6 0 1 0 7 0
2015–16 30 2 1 0 7[c] 0 38 2
2016–17 31 3 2 0 7[c] 1 40 4
Total 67 5 4 0 14 1 85 6
Cagliari (loan) 2013–14 Serie A 9 2 0 0 9 2
Empoli (loan) 2014–15 Serie A 36 2 2 0 38 2
Inter Milan 2017–18 Serie A 29 3 2 0 31 3
2018–19 30 3 1 0 9 2 40 5
Total 59 6 3 0 9 2 71 8
Career total 221 21 9 0 28 4 258 25
  1. ^ All appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
  2. ^ All appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
  3. ^ a b All appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of 17 June 2019[29]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Uruguay 2016 9 1
2017 10 0
2018 12 1
2019 4 1
Total 35 3

International goals[edit]

As of match played 25 March 2019. Uruguay score listed first, score column indicates score after each Vecino goal.[28]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 27 May 2016 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay 3  Trinidad and Tobago 3–1 3–1 Friendly
2 12 October 2018 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 29  South Korea 1–1 1–2
3 25 March 2019 Guangxi Sports Center, Nanning, China 33  Thailand 1–0 4–0 2019 China Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Uruguay" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 32. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 18 June 2018. p. 32.
  3. ^ "Vecino è già in Italia: sarà tesserato a luglio ma si allenerà con i Viola" [Vecino is already in Italy: he will be registered in July but will train with the Violas] (in Italian). fiorentina.it. 23 January 2013. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Ufficiale Fiorentina-Vecino, c'è il transfert". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Milan: RCS MediaGroup. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Matias Vecino completes Fiorentina transfer". Viola Channel (Press release). ACF Fiorentina. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  6. ^ Mugnaini, Massimiliano (3 September 2013). "FIORENTINA, ECCO LA LISTA UEFA: FUORI REBIC E VECINO" [FIORENTINA, HERE'S THE UEFA LIST: REBIC AND VECINO OUT]. Firenze Post (in Italian). Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Internazionale vs. Fiorentina 2 – 1". Soccerway. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Vecino joins Cagliari on loan". Viola Channel (Press release). ACF Fiorentina. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Vecino al Cagliari" [Vecino to Cagliari] (Press release) (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Cagliari, ufficiale: arriva Vecino dalla Fiorentina". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Milan: RCS MediaGroup. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Empoli, ufficiali Laxalt e Vecino". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Milan: RCS MediaGroup. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Vecino all'Empoli". Viola Channel (Press release) (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  13. ^ Sullo Stesso Argomento (17 May 2016). Written at Florence. "Calciomercato Fiorentina, è ufficiale: Vecino resta fino al 2021". Corriere dello Sport – Stadio (in Italian). Rome. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Matias Vecino pens new five-year deal". Viola Channel (Press release). ACF Fiorentina. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Fiorentina authorise Matias Vecino to have Inter medical". Viola Channel (Press release). ACF Fiorentina. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Fiorentina: Vecino to Inter". Football Italia. Tiro Media. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  17. ^ "MATIAS VECINO IS NOW A NERAZZURRI PLAYER!" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  18. ^ "INTER 3-0 FIORENTINA" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 20 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  19. ^ "ROMA 1-3 INTER" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  20. ^ "ROMA - INTER: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW" (Press release). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  21. ^ "Inter Milan will play in the Champions League for the first time since 2012 after a dramatic win at Lazio". BBC. 20 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Spurs stunned by Matías Vecino's injury-time winner for Inter". The Guardian. 18 September 2018.
  23. ^ "Fiorentina". 13 April 2013. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013.
  24. ^ FIFA. "FIFA Player Statistics: Matias VECINO". Retrieved on 14 May 2013.
  25. ^ FIFA. "Uruguay end 84-year drought". 10 February 2011. Retrieved on 14 May 2013.
  26. ^ "Brazil vs. Uruguay 2 – 2". Soccerway. 25 March 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  27. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced? - Goal.com".
  28. ^ a b "Uruguay - M. Vecino - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  29. ^ "Matías Vecino". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 26 November 2017.

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