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Marcelo Saralegui Arregín (born May 18, 1971 in Montevideo) is a former Uruguayan football midfielder who played 33 times for the Uruguay national team between 1992 and 1997.[1] In 1995 he was part of the Uruguay squad that won the Copa América.

Marcelo Saralegui
Personal information
Full name Marcelo Saralegui Arregín
Date of birth (1971-05-18) May 18, 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1984–1988 Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Nacional 37 (4)
1990 Atlético Madrileño 3 (0)
1992–1994 Torino 2 (5)
1994–1995 Racing Club 33 (29)
1995–1999 Colón de Santa Fe 105 (1)
1999–2000 Independiente 14 (0)
2000–2001 Racing Club 12 (1)
2001–2002 Nacional 12 (2)
2002–2003 Fénix 16 (?)
2004 Uruguay Montevideo ?
National team
1992–1997 Uruguay 33 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 2008

Saralegui started his professional playing career in 1989 with Nacional, in 1992 he played a part in the clubs championship winning season. Later that year he joined Torino of Italy but he did not have much success there and returned to South America to play in Argentina.

His first club in Argentina was Racing Club de Avellaneda where he played one season before joining Colón de Santa Fe. He played over 100 games for Colón between 1995 and 1999.

In 1999, he joined Independiente, fierce rivals of Racing Club. In 2000, he rejoined Racing Club.

In 2001, he returned to Uruguay to play for Nacional again, and in 2001 he won his second Uruguayan championship. In the final years of his career he played for Fénix and Uruguay Montevideo.


International careerEdit

He made his debut for Uruguay in a friendly match against Australia (2-0 win) on June 21, 1992 in the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo under coach Luis Alberto Cubilla.[2]



  1. ^ Uruguay record internationalfootballers Archived 2011-06-28 at the Wayback Machine at rsssf
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2013-06-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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