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Daniel Montenegro

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Daniel Montenegro
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  • Sport: Soccer
  • Position: midfielder
  • Nationality: Argentina Argentina
  • Birth date: 1979-03-28 (35 years)
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Daniel Gaston Montenegro is a professional footballer from Argentina. In 1997, Montenegro began his playing career with Club Atletico Huracan. In two seasons with the club, he played almost 70 games, scoring 17 goals before joining Independiente for the first of his three runs with the team. His first stint saw him play about 17 games, scoring 9 times. In 2000, he moved to France where Olympique Marseille played him for just six games before loaning him out to Real Zaragoza.

He was a regular starter in Spain and at the end of the year, returned to Marseille only to be loaned out again, first to Osasuna in Spain, and then to Club Atletico Huracan in his home country. His performance at Huracan was astounding; with 11 goals in 18 games he caught the eye of Independiente who brought him in to bolster their squad. Playing an entire season with Independiente, he scored 7 times in almost 40 games, promising a lot more than he actually delivered. His performance was good enough for River Plate as they took him on in 2003. With 29 appearances for the team, scoring 5 times, Montenegro was on his way out again, this time to Russia with FC Saturn.

A disappointing season in the Moscow team meant that he was coming back home to Argentina in the very next year, and back he went to River Plate. His second stint with the team was slightly better as he scored 6 times in 28 games. In 2006, Independiente decided to bring Montenegro on for a third spell, this time it proved to be a smart move as he scored 27 goals in 70-odd appearances.

At the international level, Montenegro has won just one cap for his national side. In 2000, with Real Zaragoza, Montenegro won the Copa del Rey title whereas in 2002, he won the Apertura title with Independiente and the 2004 Clausura title with River Plate as well.

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