Gianfranco Gazzaniga Farías (born 22 November 1993) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish club Racing de Ferrol as a goalkeeper. Despite being born in Ecuador, he also holds Argentine nationality.

Gianfranco Gazzaniga
Gazzaniga with Racing Ferrol in 2023
Personal information
Full name Gianfranco Gazzaniga Farías
Date of birth (1993-11-22) 22 November 1993 (age 30)
Place of birth Cuenca, Ecuador
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Team information
Current team
Racing Ferrol
Number 1
Youth career
2007–2011 Almería
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2017 Almería B 100 (0)
2017–2018 El Ejido 16 (0)
2018–2021 Ponferradina 23 (0)
2021– Racing Ferrol 71 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 27 May 2023

Club career edit

Born in Sucre as his father was representing Deportivo Cuenca, Gazzaniga moved to Spain in 2007,[1] joining UD Almería's youth setup.[2] He made his senior debut with the reserves on 9 October 2011, starting in a 2–1 Segunda División B away win against CD Badajoz.

Gazzaniga subsequently became a regular starter for Almería's B-side before leaving the club on 21 June 2017 and signing for fellow third division side CD El Ejido.[3] On 9 July of the following year, he moved to SD Ponferradina in the same category.[4]

Gazzaniga contributed with 20 appearances during the 2018–19 season, as his side returned to Segunda División after three years. On 15 July 2019, he renewed his contract with Ponfe.[5] Initially a third-choice behind José Antonio Caro and Manu García, he made his professional debut on 14 January 2020 by starting in a 0–1 away loss against Málaga CF.[6]

On 15 June 2021, free agent Gazzaniga signed for Primera División RFEF side Racing de Ferrol.[7]

Personal life edit

Gazzaniga comes from a family of goalkeepers: his father Daniel played professionally in Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia,[8] while his older brother Paulo built his career in England.[1][2]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Familia de arqueros" [Family of goalkeepers] (in Spanish). Diario Uno. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Los Gazzaniga, puro ADN de arqueros" [The Gazzanigas, pure goalkeeper DNA] (in Spanish). Diario de Almería. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Gianfranco firma por el CD Ejido" [Gianfranco signs for CD Ejido] (in Spanish). Diario de Almería. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  4. ^ "La SD Ponferradina ficha al portero Gianfranco Gazzaniga" [SD Ponferradina sign the goalkeeper Gianfranco Gazzaniga] (in Spanish). SD Ponferradina. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  5. ^ "El portero Gianfranco Gazzaniga continuará en la SD Ponferradina" [The goalkeeper Gianfranco Gazzaniga will remain at SD Ponferradina] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Antoñín alegra al malaguismo" [Antoñín cheers up the malaguismo] (in Spanish). Marca. 14 January 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  7. ^ "¡Nuevo Fichaje! GIANFRANCO GAZZANIGA" [New signing! GIANFRANCO GAZZANIGA] (in Spanish). Racing Ferrol. 15 June 2021. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Daniel Gazzaniga". BDFA (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 September 2019.

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