Nereo Champagne

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Nereo Champagne
Personal information
Full name Nereo Champagne
Date of birth (1985-01-20) 20 January 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Salto, Argentina
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Leganés
(on loan from Olimpo)
Number 1
Youth career
Sports Salto
2001–2007 San Lorenzo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 San Lorenzo 17 (0)
2010–2011 Ferro Carril Oeste (loan) 37 (0)
2012– Olimpo 158 (0)
2017– Leganés (loan) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 January 2017.

Nereo Champagne (born 20 January 1985) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Spanish club CD Leganés, on loan from Club Olimpo.

Club career[edit]

Born in Salto, Buenos Aires, Champagne joined San Lorenzo's youth setup in 2001 from hometown side Club Sport Salto. On 9 December 2007 he made his first team – and Primera División – debut, starting in a 4–1 home routing of Gimnasia Jujuy.[1] A backup to Agustín Orion, he only contributed with three appearances during the campaign.

After mainly featuring with the reserves in the following years, Champagne was loaned to Primera B Nacional club Ferro Carril Oeste on 1 July 2010.[2] An undisputed starter for the side, he only missed only one league match during the season.

Returning to Ciclón in 2011, Champagne was initially a backup to Pablo Migliore, but started to feature more regularly after the latter's injury. On 11 July 2012 he moved to Club Olimpo, with Matías Ibáñez moving in the opposite direction on loan.[3]

Champagne immediately became a first-choice for the club, achieving a top tier promotion in his first season. He featured in 158 matches during his five-year spell.[4]

On 3 January 2017, Champagne was loaned to La Liga side CD Leganés until the end of the season.[5] He made his debut in the category five days later, starting in a 0–2 away loss against Real Betis.[6]

International career[edit]

Champagne was a part of the Argentina under-20 squad for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, but acted as misunderstudy to Óscar Ustari.

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Argentina U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Lorenzo 4 Gimnasia de Jujuy 1" (in Spanish). Futbol Pasión. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Firmó Nereo Champagne, el segundo refuerzo" [Signed Nereo Champagne, the second addition] (in Spanish). Ferro Carril Oeste. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Ibáñez es el primer refuerzo" (in Spanish). Diario Olé. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Malas noticias para Olimpo: ahora el que se va es Champagne" [Bad news for Olimpo: now the one who leaves is Champagne] (in Spanish). La Brújula 24. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "El argentino Nereo Champagne refuerza la portería del Leganés hasta final de temporada" [Argentine Nereo Champagne bolsters the goal of Leganés until the end of the season] (in Spanish). CD Leganés. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "El Betis descorcha a un Leganés sin gas" [Betis uncork a Leganés out of gas] (in Spanish). Marca. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 

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