Nicolás Tagliafico

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Nicolás Tagliafico
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Personal information
Full name Nicolás Alejandro Tagliafico
Date of birth (1992-08-31) 31 August 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Rafael Calzada, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Independiente
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Banfield 90 (2)
2012–2013 Murcia (loan) 27 (0)
2015– Independiente 76 (2)
National team
2007 Argentina U15
2009 Argentina U17 5 (0)
2011 Argentina U20 12 (1)
2017 Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2017.

Nicolás Alejandro Tagliafico (born 31 August 1992) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a left back for Club Atlético Independiente. Because of his "lung-busting stamina, excellent technique and continuous enterprise",as well as his playing position and club, he has been compared to the Internazionale and Argentina left-sided player Javier Zanetti, formerly also of Banfield.[1]

Club career[edit]

Tagliafico made his professional debut for Banfield on a 2–1 away victory against Tigre for the fifth fixture of the 2011 Clausura, coming on as a substitute on the 72nd minute.[2] Due to Marcelo Bustamante's ban, he was a starter the following game, a 2–2 draw with Huracán.[2] In 2012, Tagliafico signed a one-year loan deal with Spanish club Real Murcia.

In 2015, he made the move to Independiente for an undisclosed transfer fee and made his professional debut for the club during a 3-2 away win at Newell's Old Boys.

International career[edit]

Tagliafico has played in all the youth categories of the Argentine national team: under-15, under-17 and under-20. Tagliafico impressed for the Argentina national under-20 football team at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia; however, he missed Argentina's final kick in the quarter-final penalty shoot-out against Portugal, meaning Argentina exited that competition 5-4 on penalties (Cartagena, 13 August 2011).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicolás Tagliafico: the New Javier Zanetti?". Mediolana. 14 August 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Closing '11 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 

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