Ortigoza, when he played for Argentinos Juniors
|Full name||Néstor Ezequiel Ortigoza|
|Date of birth||7 October 1984|
|Place of birth||San Antonio de Padua, Argentina|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Central Midfielder|
|2005||→ Nueva Chicago (loan)||13||(0)|
|2012–2013||→ Emirates Club (loan)||30||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2015.
Néstor Ezequiel Ortigoza (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnestoɾ ortiˈɣosa]; born 7 October 1984) is a Paraguayan Argentine football Central midfielder, who plays for San Lorenzo in the Argentine Primera División.
Ortigoza started his career in 2004, playing for Argentinos Juniors. In 2005 he had a brief loan spell with Nueva Chicago before returning to Argentinos. In 2007 he began to establish himself as an important member of the first team squad and in 2009 he became a near permanent fixture in the first team squad after the appointment of Claudio Borghi as the manager of Argentinos Juniors.
Ortigoza was an important member of the Argentinos Juniors team that won the Clausura 2010 championship. He played in 17 of the clubs 19 games and scored 3 goals during their championship winning campaign been their captain and was selected Footballer of the Year in Argentina.
Ortigoza's father is Paraguayan, meaning that the Paraguay national football team's coach Gerardo Martino had the interest of Ortigoza playing for the Paraguay national team due to Ortigoza is entitled to request Paraguayan citizenship. .
Ortigoza was called to the Paraguay national football team for the Qualification matches against Venezuela and Colombia. He played in the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. On 14 October 2014, he scored his first goal in a 1–2 friendly away defeat against China.
- Scores and results list Paraguay's goal tally first.
|1||14 October 2014||Helong Stadium, Changsha||China PR||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
- Argentinos Juniors
- San Lorenzo
- "Emirates sign a contract with Paraguay pro. Nestor Ortigoza". UAE Pro League (official website). 24 July 2012.
- Ortigoza consiguió su nacionalización at La Nacion (Spanish)
- Néstor Ortigoza – FIFA competition record
- Football lineups player profile
- Néstor Ortigoza at National-Football-Teams.com
- (Spanish) Argentine Primera statistics