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Christian Rodrigo Zurita

Christian Rodrigo Zurita (born July 24, 1979 in Salta) is an Argentine football midfielder. He currently plays as captain for Mersin İdman Yurdu of the Spor Toto Super League in Turkey.

Christian Zurita
Personal information
Full name Christian Rodrigo Zurita
Date of birth (1979-07-24) 24 July 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Salta, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Gimnasia y Tiro 53 (5)
1999–2003 San Lorenzo 53 (1)
2003–2005 Independiente 52 (2)
2005–2006 Colón 35 (1)
2006–2011 Gaziantepspor 138 (4)
2011–2012 Mersin İdman Yurdu 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2010

Zurita started his career at his local club Gimnasia y Tiro de Salta in the Primera Division Argentina in 1997, at the end of the 1997–1998 season the club were relegated to the Argentine 2nd division and Zurita decided to stay with the club.

When Gimnasia y Tiro failed to secure promotion back to the primera, Zurita moved to San Lorenzo, the club with which he has had the most success to date.

In 2003 Zurita was sold to Club Atlético Independiente and 2 seasons later he joined Colón de Santa Fe and during the summer of 2006 Zurita joined Gaziantepspor in Turkey and in 2009 he became the team captain.


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