Omar Merlo

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Omar Merlo
Personal information
Full name Omar Jesús Merlo
Date of birth (1987-06-12) 12 June 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Santa Fe, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sporting Cristal
Number 5
Youth career
2001–2007 Colón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Colón 25 (1)
2008 River Plate (loan) 2 (1)
2010 Platense 5 (0)
2011 Unión San Felipe 36 (2)
2012–2017 Huachipato 163 (6)
2018– Sporting Cristal 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 January 2018

Omar Jesús Merlo (Spanish pronunciation: [oˈmar ˈmerlo], born 12 June 1987) is an Argentine footballer that currently plays for Peruvian club Sporting Cristal as a centre back.

Merlo made his first team debut for Colón in 2006, and quickly established himself as a regular member of the first team squad. In February 2008, he signed up with powerhouse team River Plate, in where won the Torneo Clausura. Seasons later, Merlo was a key player at the squad of Primera División club Huachipato that earned 2012 Torneo Clausura, scoring the winning penalty in the final.



River Plate

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