Fabricio Coloccini is an Argentina international footballer who currently features for the English Premier League club Newcastle United. He is considered one of the best centre-backs in the world.

Coloccini began his career at the youth team of Argentinios Juniors and made his professional debut with Argentine powerhouse Boca Juniors in 1998. After one season he moved to Europe and to AC Milan.

But after one season, he was loaned to Argentine side San Lorenzo and won the Clausura championship in 2001. Coloccini was loaned out to Spanish club Deportivo Alaves for the 2001-2002 season, then Atletico Madrid for the 2002-2003 campaign and to Villarreal for 2003-2004.

Position Defender
Height / weight 1.83 m / 76 kg
Born 22 Jan 1982
Nationality Argentina Argentina
Number 2
Team History
Club Atletico San Lorenzo de Almagro Club Atletico San Lorenzo de Almagro 2016 - 2021
Club Atlético Aldosivi Club Atlético Aldosivi 2021
89 newcastle united fc Newcastle 2008 - 2016
141 deportivo de la coruna Deportivo 2004 - 2008
138 villarreal cf Villarreal 2003 - 2004 (loan)
37 ac milan AC Milan 1999 - 2004
133 atletico madrid Atletico 2002 - 2003 (loan)
386 deportivo alaves Alaves 2001 - 2002 (loan)
Club Atletico San Lorenzo de Almagro Club Atletico San Lorenzo de Almagro 2000 - 2001 (loan)
375 boca juniors Boca Juniors 1998 - 1999

Coloccini was impressive in all of those short stints and Deportivo la Coruna eventually signed him from Milan on a permanent deal in the summer of 2004. He made over 100 appearances for Depor and became one of the best central defenders in Spanish footballer, before joining Newcastle for £10.3 million.

The Argentine central defender was initially criticised for his performances in the Premier League, but he soon regained the confidence of the fans and his critics, and was made the team’s captain. To date, Coloccini has made over 150 league appearances for Newcastle.

Coloccini won the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championships with Argentina and made his debut for the senior side in 2003. Coloccini played in the 2005 Confederations Cup and in the 2006 Germany World Cup.

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