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Renato Civelli (born 14 October 1983 in Pehuajó) is an Argentine football defender who currently plays for Banfield.

Renato Civelli
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Personal information
Full name Renato Civelli
Date of birth (1983-10-14) October 14, 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Pehuajó, Argentina
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Banfield 62 (2)
2006–2009 Marseille 36 (6)
2007–2008Gimnasia LP (loan) 29 (1)
2009–2010 San Lorenzo 11 (1)
2010–2013 Nice 116 (13)
2013–2015 Bursaspor 52 (4)
2015–2017 Lille 38 (1)
2017– Banfield 28 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 March 2018



Civelli started his career at Banfield in the Primera Division Argentina. After 2 years with the club he was signed by Marseille in January 2006, during the European winter transfer window. He returned to Argentina on a one-year loan contract after the 2006–07 season, joining Gimnasia at the start of the 2007 Apertura. From Feb 2009, due to the Julien Rodriguez's injury, he played as central defender for several matches gaining respect from both manager and supporters.[citation needed]

Without a place in the team and after becoming Free Agent, Renato returned to Argentina to play in San Lorenzo de Almagro during the 2009–2010 league after refusing several offers made by English, German, Spanish, Italian and Belgian teams. On January 13, 2010, the Argentine agreed a contract with OGC Nice.[1]

On 15 July 2013, Civelli joined Turkish Süper Lig for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-year contract.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

His younger brother Luciano is also a professional footballer, currently playing for Banfield in the Argentine Primera División.


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