Nelson Ibáñez

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Nelson Ibáñez
Personal information
Full name Nelson Martín Ibáñez
Date of birth (1981-11-13) November 13, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Mendoza, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Newell's Old Boys
Number 23
Youth career
2001–2004 Godoy Cruz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Alumni 16 (0)
2005–2013 Godoy Cruz 159 (0)
2013–2016 Racing Club 8 (0)
2016–2017 Tigre 18 (0)
2017– Newell's Old Boys 0 (0)
National team
2010 Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2017

Nelson Martín Ibáñez (born 13 November 1981) is an Argentine football goalkeeper who plays for Newell's Old Boys.


Club career[edit]

Ibáñez joined Godoy Cruz in 2001 and played for their reserve side. In 2004, he was loaned to Alumni de Villa María of the regionalised 4th division of Argentine football.

Ibáñez returned to Godoy Cruz in 2005 and gradually established himself as the first choice goalkeeper. He played for the club in the 2nd division and was part of the team that won the Apertura 2005 championship. Following the club's promotion to the Primera División, he made his top flight debut on 28 August 2006 in a 0-0 draw against Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy.

Godoy Cruz went down to the First National B after Closing 2007, but Ibáñez remained in the club. He returned to the top flight a year later, after finishing second in the championship behind San Martin de Tucuman.

On 14 April 2012, Ibáñez broke the streak of 19 penalty goals scored consecutively by Néstor Ortigoza, in a match in which Godoy Cruz fell 3-0 to San Lorenzo at La Bombonera, on the tenth day of Clausura 2012.

On 22 July 2013, Ibáñez became the new keeper of Racing Club, coming with the ball in his possession. He played his first game against Gimnasia de La Plata, which ended with 1-0. His second was to Argentinos Juniors, 1-0 victory, where he had a good performance; and his third game was a 2-0 loss to Atletico Rafaela. The December 14, obtained with Racing after 13 years the champion of First Division Championship 2014 (Argentina), having played 2 games.

In 2015 wins summer tournament, the city of Mar del Plata Cup (where he played one game against Velez Sarsfield in the vicoria 1-0) and the City of Avellaneda Cup. In the championship plays its first game against River Plate in the tie 0-0.

On 28 May, disputing the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores, playing Racing turned against Guarani, after his starting goalkeeper has been expelled, saved a criminal amazing for the academy, thus giving his team a chance to reverse Ida 0-1 in Paraguay, unfortunately, despite the enormous sacrifice of the players, the team of Diego Cocca did not reach.

International career[edit]

Ibáñez made his debut for the Argentina national team after being called up to join Diego Maradona's squad of Argentina-based players who beat Jamaica 2-1 on 10 February 2010.


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