Tomás Rincón

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rincón and the second or maternal family name is Hernández.
Tomás Rincón
Tomás Rincón - Genoa.JPG
Rincón with Genoa in 2015.
Personal information
Full name Tomás Eduardo Rincón Hernández
Date of birth (1988-01-13) 13 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth San Cristobal, Venezuela
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Juventus
Number 28
Youth career
2003–2006 Maracaibo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Zamora 33 (1)
2008–2009 Deportivo Táchira 18 (0)
2009–2014 Hamburger SV 106 (0)
2014–2017 Genoa 78 (3)
2017– Juventus 9 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Venezuela U20 6 (3)
2008– Venezuela[2] 82 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:23, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Tomás Eduardo Rincón Hernández (born 13 January 1988) is a Venezuelan footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or right back currently playing for Italian Serie A club Juventus, and the Venezuela national team, which he captains.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Rincón began his career at UA Maracaibo. Then he joined Zamora in January 2007, playing 33 games and scoring one goal, up to July 2008.[3] In July 2008, Rincón joined Deportivo Táchira and signed a contract up to 2010.

Hamburger SV[edit]

The 22-year-old midfielder played on loan at German Bundesliga side Hamburger SV.[4] On 30 January 2009, he signed a contract until 31 December 2009. Rincón played his first match for Hamburg on 4 March 2009 against Wehen Wiesbaden in the DFB-Pokal.

He debuted in the Bundesliga on 4 April 2009 as a substitute in the 87th minute in a 1–0 win against 1899 Hoffenheim. On 10 December 2009, Hamburger SV purchased him from his former club Deportivo Táchira.[5] Rincón signed a contract until 30 June 2014.

Genoa and Juventus[edit]

In summer 2014, Rincón joined Serie A side Genoa on a free transfer.

In the middle of the 2016–17 season, he was a linked with a move to defending Serie A champions Juventus during the January transfer window; he ultimately signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Turin-based club on 3 January 2017 for a reported fee of 8 million, becoming the first Venezuelan ever to represent the Bianconeri, and was given the number 28 shirt.[6] He made his debut for the Turin side on 8 January, coming on as a substitute for Sami Khedira in a 3–0 home win over Bologna, in Serie A.[7] On 14 March, he made his UEFA Champions League debut with the club, coming on as a substitute for Paulo Dybala, in a 1–0 home win over Porto, in the second leg of the round of 16.[8]

International career[edit]

Rincón played for the Venezuela national under-20 team at Sudamericana sub-20, held in Paraguay. He played his first senior international game for Venezuela in 2008 in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier. On 22 July 2011, he was voted Adidas' Best Player at the 2011 Copa América, held in Argentina, receiving 65% of the total votes against ten candidates.[9] Venezuela finished the tournament in fourth place.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Deportivo Táchira

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TOMÁS RINCÓN". juventus.com. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "T. RINCÓN". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  3. ^ http://labarradeldeporte.com/portal/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1409&Itemid=1[dead link]
  4. ^ "VERTRAGSVERHANDLUNGEN: BLEIBT RINCON BEIM HSV?" (in German). hsv3000.de. Archived from the original on 15 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "HSV nimmt Tomás Rincón unter Vertrag" (in German). hsv.de. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Rincon signs for Juventus". Juventus F.C. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Juventus-Bologna, Rincon fa il suo esordio allo Stadium" (in Italian). Tutto Sport. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Antonio Parrotto (14 March 2017). "Rigorosamente Dybala: 1-0 al Porto e Juventus ai quarti di finale di Champions League" (in Italian). 90min.com. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Haedo, en el Top 10 del "mejor jugador" de la Copa" (in Spanish). paraguay.com. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 

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