Sebastián Domínguez

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Sebastián Domínguez
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Personal information
Full name Sebastián Enrique Domínguez
Date of birth (1980-07-29) July 29, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Newell's Old Boys
Number 6
Youth career
Newell's Old Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004 Newell's Old Boys 79 (2)
2005–2006 Corinthians 24 (1)
2007 Estudiantes LP 29 (1)
2008 América 22 (1)
2009–2015 Vélez Sársfield 192 (6)
2015–2016 Estudiantes de La Plata 18 (1)
2016– Newell's Old Boys 0 (0)
National team
2009– Argentina 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 January 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 06:15, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Sebastián Enrique Domínguez (born July 29, 1980) is an Argentine football centre back who plays for Newell's Old Boys.

Domínguez has played more than 10 years of professional football in teams of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, winning titles with all but one.

Early life[edit]

Domínguez was born in Buenos Aires and moved to Rosario at an early age with the relocation of his parents'. There, he played in the youth system of Newell's Old Boys. His father coached Lionel Messi in the club's youth divisions.[1]

Club career[edit]

Domínguez made his professional debut for Newell's Old Boys in 1998, at 18 years. At an early age he was purchased by a third-party and loaned to Talleres de Córdoba along with his teammate Maxi Rodríguez, but he was never authorized to play for the club and returned to Newell's shortly after.[1] He played as a defensive midfielder until 2004, when he was moved to centre back by coach Américo Gallego and he captained the team that won the 2004 Apertura tournament, thus breaking the club's 12-year title drought. The central defender played 18 games (out of 19) during the tournament, all of them as a starter.[2]

After winning the league championship with Newell's, Domínguez was purchased by third-party Media Sports Investment for $2.5 million (US),[3] that loaned him along with fellow Argentine players Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to Brazilian side SC Corinthians. With his new club, he won the 2005 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

During the 2007 January transfer window, Domínguez returned to Argentina to play for Estudiantes de La Plata, under Diego Simeone's coaching. He played with the team the whole year, after which he was signed by Mexico side América in January 2008. Although he helped the team to win the 2008 InterLiga and scored in the derby against Chivas de Guadalajara,[1] he was released from his contract at year-end.

On 27 January 2009, Vélez Sársfield signed the defender on a free transfer. He immediately established himself as a starter as center back playing along Nicolás Otamendi. Domínguez featured in all 19 games of his first tournament in Vélez, the 2009 Clausura,[4] helping the team to claim the national championship. He was also a regular along Fernando Ortiz as centre back in Vélez' 2011 Clausura winning campaign (playing 16 games),[5] as well as the team's 2011 Copa Libertadores semi-finalist campaign (playing all 12 games and scoring one goal). Domínguez also helped Vélez to win the 2012 Inicial, starting 18 games and scoring two goals.[6] In that year he was also selected by the fans of Vélez on an online poll as the club's best player of the year.[7]

In 2013, the defender obtained two further titles with Vélez: the 2012–13 Superfinal (defeating his former team Newell's Old Boys) and the 2013 Supercopa Argentina (defeating Arsenal de Sarandí), in both of which he was a starter for his team. During that year Domínguez also played his 200th official game with the club in a 1–1 draw with All Boys.[8]

International career[edit]

On 31 August 2009 Domínguez was called by coach Diego Maradona for the Argentine national team, along fellow Vélez Sársfield teammates Nicolás Otamendi and Emiliano Papa.[9] With Argentina, the defender started the World Cup qualifier games against Brazil and Paraguay (both defeats for Argentina).

Domínguez was later called by coach Alejandro Sabella for the 2011 and 2012 editions of the friendly competition Superclásico de las Américas, in which he captained the national team.[10][11] He was also called by Sabella for 2014 World Cup qualifying matches, including the last two against Peru and Uruguay.[12] However, he did not take part of the squad for the World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Domínguez studied architecture, but did not get far in his career.[1] He plays guitar and harmonica and enjoys Argentine and British rock.[1][13]

In 2014, Domínguez graduated as a football coach in Argentina.[14]


Newell's Old Boys
Vélez Sársfield


  1. ^ a b c d e Diego Borinsky (2014-09-01). "Sebastián Domínguez, 100x100: 'el fútbol premia más al que se pone el casete que al que dice la verdad'". El Gráfico (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Opening '04 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Parceria MSI/Corinthians será remetida ao MP Federal" (in Portuguese). Conjur. 14 April 2005. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Closing '09 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  5. ^ "Closing '11 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  6. ^ "Initial '12 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  7. ^ "Tu voto decide" (in Spanish). Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield. 2014-12-21. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  8. ^ "Seba x 200". Olé (in Spanish). 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  9. ^ "Maradona citó a Salvio y Sebastián Domínguez". Perfil (in Spanish). 2009-08-31. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  10. ^ Oscar Barnade (2011-09-28). "Domínguez - Canteros Presente y futuro". Clarín (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  11. ^ "Messi le presta la cinta a Seba Domínguez". TN (in Spanish). 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  12. ^ "Ahora sí: desde AFA confirman a los seis convocados del medio local". TN (in Spanish). 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  13. ^ "¡Música, defensor!". Olé (in Spanish). 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  14. ^ "Con diploma en mano". Olé (in Spanish). 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 

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