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Ariel Ortega

Personal information
Full nameAriel Ortega
Date of birth27 March 1974(age 42)
Place of birthLedesma, Jujuy, Argentina
Height1.70 m
Playing positionAttacking midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current clubDefensores de Belgrano

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Arnaldo Ariel Ortega (born 4 March 1974) is an Argentine football attacking midfielder. His nickname is "El Burrito" ("The Little Donkey"), thus he is called "Burrito Ortega".

Ortega's previous clubs include Fenerbahçe, Parma, Sampdoria, Valencia, and Newell's Old Boys. Ortega played for his country in the 1994, 1998, and 2002 World Cups. He was also a member of the team that won the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.


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