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Fabricio Coloccini

Fabricio Coloccini
Fabricio Coloccini playing for Newcastle United.
Personal information
Full nameFabricio Coloccini
Date of birth22 January 1982(age 34)
Place of birthCórdoba, Argentina
Height1.85 m
Playing positionCentre back
Club information
Current clubNewcastle United

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Fabricio Coloccini (-esfa'βrisjo kolo't∫ini; born 22 January 1982) is an Argentine football defender who currently captains Premier League club Newcastle United, and plays for the Argentine national team. At the age of 29, Coloccini has already represented numerous football clubs, however it was his successful spell at Deportivo La Coruña where he earned his reputation as a top-level defender. After beginning his career at Boca Juniors in his native Argentina, Coloccini attracted the attention of AC Milan. He failed to establish himself there however and subsequently went on loan to four different clubs. In July 2011, he was promoted to club captain of Newcastle United after proving himself as one of the Premier League's most reliable and strong central defenders.

Coloccini also holds an Italian passport due to his Italian ancestry.

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