A football defender, Marcos Angeleri began his professional football career with his current club Estudiantes de La Plata in 2002. A top division club, the Argentinean was a part of the championship decider for the Apertura 2006 title. Following this, Angeleri was called up for the Argentinean football team, by national coach Diego Maradona.
Known in particular for his solid transition play along the right flank, Angeleri mostly adopts an aggressive defense. Having also played as libero under coach Diego Simeone, Angeleri gained the notice of Maradona, as well as prominent South American journalists after Leonardo Astrada took over the helm from Diego Simeone. Angeleri was also voted into the top ten for the 2008 South American Footballer of the Year award. The upcoming season is rumored to hold many offers from European clubs for this talented player.
Angeleri’s original nickname, Mambru, was considered inappropriate by former Estudiantes coach Carlos Bilardo, and some other nicknames such as ‘Comondante’ and ‘Cacique’ or Chief were suggested. But eventually it was Gordo, or Fat Guy, which won the honor, a name Angeleri was called when he was baby.