Walter Iglesias

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Walter Iglesias
Personal information
Full name Walter Matías Iglesias
Date of birth (1985-04-18) April 18, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Mendoza, Argentina
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Asteras Tripoli
Number 17
Youth career
2002–2003 Andes Talleres Sport Club
2004–2007 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Atlético Madrid B 12 (0)
2005–2006 Toledo (loan) 5 (0)
2007–2012 AEL 80 (2)
2012–2014 Atromitos 62 (9)
2014–2015 Changchun Yatai 15 (2)
2015– Asteras Tripoli 56 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2017.

Walter Matías Iglesias (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwalteɾ maˈti.as iˈɣlesjas]; born April 18, 1985) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Asteras Tripoli in the Superleague Greece, as a Defensive Midfielder.

Career[edit]

Born in Mendoza (Argentina), Iglesias started his football career in Argentina with Andes Talleres Sport Club. Iglesias was transferred to Atlético Madrid being a part of the U21 team. He played three years in Spain. On August 2007 AEL signs Iglesias by buying 50% of his playing rights from Atlético Madrid. In January 2012 he signed with Athens club Atromitos F.C. as a free agent, where he would meet again his former AEL coach, Giorgos Donis. During the 2-and-a-half seasons he managed to play 73 games (11 goals, 3 assists) both in local competitions and UEFA Europa League.

On 25 February 2014, after a good season at Atromitos, Iglesias was signed for Changchun Yatai F.C., who had beaten AEK and Spanish club Levante by higher price (€450,000).[1] His contract will be for one (plus one) year. On 19 January 2015, Iglesias signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with Greek Super League club Asteras Tripoli for an undisclosed fee.[2]

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