A midfielder born in Argentina, Nicolas Ruben Medina plays professional football at the top level in the country, and has also played for top clubs across South America and Europe. Medina began his career, in1997, at Argentinos Juniors playing almost 50 games for the team before moving to Sunderland in England, in 2001. Two years in England without first team action led Medina to CD Leganes in Spain. He spent one season at Leganes and one a Real Murcia before returning to Argentina to Rosario Central.
Medina just got three games with Rosario on his return and moved to Nueva Chicago in 2006. He got just one match in the entire year, before he decided to shift to Talleres. The situation improved, only marginally though, as he got 9 games and even scored once in those games. Midway through the season, Medina came to Gimnasia, and has been trying to get into the first team ever since.
Medina has won the gold medal with the Argentine squad at the 2004 Olympics, as well as the 2001 FIFA Youth World Cup title. He also holds the infamy of being the most expensive player bought by Sunderland, never to have played more than one game in the entire season. Reasons for this were numerous, but official statements by the coach referred to the fact that he was probably not good enough.