Federico Nicolás Cartabia (born 20 January 1993) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Emirati club Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC on loan from Deportivo de La Coruña as a winger or attacking midfielder.
|Full name||Federico Nicolás Cartabia|
|Date of birth||20 January 1993|
|Place of birth||Rosario, Argentina|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
(on loan from Deportivo La Coruña)
|2014–2015||→ Córdoba (loan)||30||(4)|
|2015–2016||→ Deportivo La Coruña (loan)||26||(3)|
|2017–||Deportivo La Coruña||50||(4)|
|2017||→ Braga (loan)||11||(3)|
|2019–||→ Shabab Al-Ahli (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2019|
Born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Cartabia moved to Spain and Valencia CF at the age of 13, going on to represent several of its youth sides. He made his senior debut in the 2012–13 season, with the reserves in the third division.
Cartabia started playing with the first team in the 2013 pre-season, after impressing manager Miroslav Đukić. He renewed his contract in late July, with the new link running until June 2017 and having a buyout clause of €20 million.
Cartabia made his debut in La Liga on 17 August 2013, starting and playing 65 minutes in a 1–0 home win against Málaga CF. He scored his first goal(s) for the Che on 24 October, netting a brace in a 5–1 victory over FC St. Gallen for the campaign's UEFA Europa League.
On 11 July 2014, Cartabia was loaned out to newly promoted Córdoba CF in a season-long deal with a buyout clause. He made his debut for the Andalusians on 25 August, coming on as a substitute for Daniel Pinillos in a 0–2 loss at Real Madrid; his first goal in the top division arrived five days later, as he scored his team's in a 1–1 home draw to RC Celta de Vigo.
On 30 July 2015, Cartabia was loaned to another club in the top division, Deportivo de La Coruña, for one year. In January 2017 he cut ties with Valencia and agreed to a permanent five-year contract at the Galicians, being then loaned to S.C. Braga of the Portuguese Primeira Liga for five months.
- Argentina quiere llevarse a Fede (Argentina wants to take Fede); Super Deporte, 23 August 2012 (in Spanish)
- Fede Cartabia renueva hasta 2017 (Fede Cartabia renews until 2017); Vavel, 31 July 2013 (in Spanish)
- Valencia edge victory; ESPN FC, 17 August 2013
- Rampant Valencia make light work of St Gallen; UEFA, 24 October 2013
- Fede Cartabia, nuevo jugador del Córdoba CF (Fede Cartabia, new player of Córdoba CF) Archived 13 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine; Córdoba CF, 12 July 2014 (in Spanish)
- Slow start from Real Madrid; ESPN FC, 25 August 2014
- Cordoba 1–1 Celta Vigo; ESPN FC, 30 August 2014
- Principio de acuerdo entre Deportivo y Valencia para la cesión de Fede Cartabia (Agreement in principle between Deportivo and Valencia for the loan of Fede Cartabia); Deportivo La Coruña, 30 July 2015 (in Spanish)
- Fede Cartabia jugará en el Dépor a partir de junio (Fede Cartabia will play in Dépor from June); Marca, 31 January 2017 (in Spanish)
- "F. Cartabia". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- Federico Cartabia at ESPN FC