Augusto Fernández

Augusto Matías Fernández (American Spanish: [awˈɣusto maˈti.as feɾˈnandes]; born 10 April 1986) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Cádiz CF as a central midfielder.[3]

Augusto Fernández
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Fernández playing for Celta in 2013
Personal information
Full name Augusto Matías Fernández[1]
Date of birth (1986-04-10) 10 April 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Pergamino, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cádiz
Number 17
Youth career
2005 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 River Plate 46 (3)
2009–2010 Saint-Étienne 12 (1)
2010–2012 Vélez Sarsfield 58 (11)
2012–2015 Celta 114 (10)
2016–2017 Atlético Madrid 21 (0)
2018–2020 Beijing Renhe 33 (3)
2020– Cádiz 4 (0)
National team
2011– Argentina 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:07, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2016

Club careerEdit

River PlateEdit

Born in Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Fernández was a River Plate youth graduate. He made his first team debut on 29 January 2006, coming on as a substitute for Jonathan Santana in a 5–0 away routing of Tiro Federal.

Fernández scored his first professional goal on 8 April 2007, netting the equalizer in a 1–1 home draw against Belgrano. With River he won the 2008 Clausura under Diego Simeone's coaching, playing on 15 of the 19 games (9 starts).[4]

Saint-EtienneEdit

On 28 August 2009, after fellow Argentine Gonzalo Bergessio joined AS Saint-Étienne, Fernández arrived to the aforementioned French club.[5] He was loaned to the French club by a third-party owner of his rights, Israeli businessman Pinhas Zahavi.

Fernández made his Ligue 1 debut on 13 September 2009, starting in a 0–1 loss at Stade Rennais, and scored his first goal in the category roughly a month later in a 3–1 home win against FC Girondins de Bordeaux. However, he only appeared in 12 matches during the campaign, as his side narrowly avoided relegation.

Vélez SarsfieldEdit

On 9 July 2010, Fernández signed a three-year deal with Argentine Primera División side Vélez Sarsfield, who bought 100% of his rights from Pinhas Zahavi for a fee of US$ 1.5 million.[6][7] On his first tournament with his new club – 2010 Apertura – he played 12 games (all as a starter) on Vélez' runner-up campaign.[8]

Fernández totalled 17 games (over 19) and 4 goals in his team's league winning campaign (2011 Clausura),[9] and 10 games (over 12) and 4 goals on their Copa Libertadores semi-finalist campaign. During the semester, he scored in 57 days twice as many goals as he had during his entire professional career: 3 on the Copa Libertadores and another 3 on the Argentine league.[10][11] Against L.D.U. Quito for the Copa Libertadores round of 16, he also scored his first double.[12]

CeltaEdit

On 8 August 2012, Fernández joined newly promoted La Liga club Celta de Vigo on a four-year deal.[13] He made his debut in the category ten days later, starting in a 0–1 home loss against Málaga CF.

Fernández scored his first goal in the main category of Spanish football on 22 September 2012, netting the first in a 2–1 home success over Getafe CF. He finished the season as an ever-present figure for the Galicians, appearing in 36 matches and scoring six goals as his side narrowly avoided relegation.

Fernández was still a first-choice in the following campaigns, with the side now finishing in mid-table positions. On 3 October 2014, he was appointed captain of the club, replacing Borja Oubiña.[14]

Atlético MadridEdit

On 1 January 2016, Fernández joined Atlético Madrid on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee, mainly as a cover to the injured Tiago.[15] He made his debut 5 days later, playing 57 minutes of a Copa del Rey draw away to Rayo Vallecano before being replaced by Luciano Vietto; he made his first league appearance for the club on the 11th of January, against Celta, his former team.

Beijing RenheEdit

On 31 January 2018, Fernández signed with Chinese Super League club Beijing Renhe on an undisclosed fee.[16]

CádizEdit

On 23 June 2020, Fernández returned to Spain and joined Segunda División side Cádiz CF for the remainder of the season.[17]

Club statisticsEdit

As of 28 August 2020
Club Season League Cup International Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
River Plate 2006–07 Argentine Primera División 10 2 0 0 0 0 10 2
2007–08 Argentine Primera División 17 1 0 0 5 0 22 1
2008–09 Argentine Primera División 18 0 0 0 5 0 23 0
2009–10 Argentine Primera División 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 46 3 0 0 10 0 56 3
Saint-Étienne 2009–10 Ligue 1 12 1 2 0 0 0 14 1
Vélez Sarsfield 2010–11 Argentine Primera División 29 4 0 0 11 4 40 8
2011–12 Argentine Primera División 29 7 0 0 17 3 46 10
Total 58 11 0 0 28 7 86 18
Celta de Vigo 2012–13 La Liga 36 6 3 0 0 0 39 3
2013–14 La Liga 33 2 0 0 0 0 33 2
2014–15 La Liga 30 1 4 0 0 0 34 1
2015–16 La Liga 15 1 1 0 0 0 16 1
Total 114 10 8 0 0 0 122 10
Atlético Madrid 2015–16 La Liga 13 0 2 0 6 0 21 0
2016–17 La Liga 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2017–18 La Liga 5 0 4 0 1 0 10 0
Total 21 0 6 0 7 0 34 0
Beijing Renhe 2018 Chinese Super League 22 2 1 0 0 0 23 2
2019 Chinese Super League 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
Total 33 3 1 0 0 0 34 3
Cádiz 2019-20 Segunda División 4 0 0 0 4 0
Career Total 288 28 17 0 45 7 350 35

International careerEdit

Fernández made his full international debut for Argentina on 15 September 2011, starting in a 0–0 Superclásico de las Américas home draw against Brazil. On 2 June 2014 he was included in Alejandro Sabella's final 23-man squad for the year's FIFA World Cup,[18] but was only an unused substitute during the whole tournament. In May 2016, he was included in Gerardo Martino's 23-man Argentina squad for the Copa América Centenario, being a starter for most of the tournament before missing the final after getting injured in the semifinal match.[19]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 June 2013 Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala   Guatemala
2–0
4–0
Friendly

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

River Plate

Vélez Sársfield

Atletico Madrid

InternationalEdit

Argentina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of players: Argentina" (PDF). FIFA. 14 July 2014. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ http://en.atleticodemadrid.com/jugadores/augusto-fernandez-2016-2017-2
  3. ^ https://www.whoscored.com/Players/25956/Show/Augusto-Fernndez
  4. ^ "Closing '08 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Augusto Fernandez en Vert" (in French). AS Saint-Étienne website. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Vine para ser campeón" [I came to become a champion] (in Spanish). Olé. 11 July 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2010.
  7. ^ Gabriel Martínez (9 July 2010). "El Primer Refuerzo" (in Spanish). Vélez Sársfield official website. Archived from the original on 11 July 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
  8. ^ "Opening '10 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Closing '11 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  10. ^ "El mágico presente de Augusto Fernández". La Nación (in Spanish). 27 April 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Match report". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  12. ^ Guillermo Tagliaferri (27 April 2011). "Augusto Fernández fue el goleador menos pensado". Clarín (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  13. ^ "Augusto Fernández ficha por el Celta" [Augusto Fernández signs for Celta] (in Spanish). Marca. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Augusto sucede a Oubiña como primer capitán del equipo" [Augusto succeeds Oubiña as the first captain of the team] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  15. ^ "Augusto Fernández ya es rojiblanco" [Augusto Fernández already is rojiblanco] (in Spanish). Atlético's official website. 1 January 2016. Archived from the original on 2 January 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Atletico Madrid sell Augusto Fernandez to CSL's Beijing Renhe". ESPN. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Augusto Fernández refuerza al equipo en el tramo final" [Augusto Fernández bolsters the team in the final rounds] (in Spanish). Cádiz CF. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  18. ^ "World Cup 2014: Ever Banega excluded from Argentina squad". BBC Sport. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  19. ^ "Carlos Tevez, Paulo Dybala left off Argentina's Copa America squad". ESPN FC. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.

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