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Andrés Scotti

Andrés Scotti Ponce de León (born 14 December 1975) is a Uruguayan footballer that currently plays for Club Nacional de Football and the Uruguayan national football team as centre back and very rarely as left back.

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Andrés Scotti biography


Andrés Scotti Ponce de León (born 14 December 1975) is a Uruguayan footballer that currently plays for Club Nacional de Football and the Uruguayan national football team as centre back and very rarely as left back.

Scotti is an offensive player despite of Andrés Scotti position, it has a very good air game, cold temper and high concentration when defending, a great physical condition, and a good defensive quality in the challenges with other players among Andrés Scotti virtues of footballer. Also Andrés Scotti is specialist in free kicks.

Club career

Early career

Scotti was born in Montevideo, but grew up in Trinidad, Uruguay, capital of Flores Department. Andrés Scotti started Andrés Scotti career playing football for the local village team Independiente in 1993, when Andrés Scotti was between 17 and 18 years old. Scotti won the regional tournament title in Andrés Scotti second season with Independiente in 1994. After three seasons in Independiente, in 1997 Andrés Scotti joined to Central Español on trial. Andrés Scotti spent only three months there before leaving for Montevideo Wanderers F.C.. In that club, Scotti played 12 games and scored one goal for the club during the Uruguayan Primera División tournament of that year.

In 1998, Scotti played for Andrés Scotti first international club, the Chilean Primera División team C.D. Huachipato, in where Scotti had a good spell, for example, having much continuity, scoring goals and being elected the best player of the tournament in Andrés Scotti position. Andrés Scotti remained until the next season, because Andrés Scotti was transferred to the Mexican club Club Necaxa. There, Andrés Scotti achieved the third place FIFA Club World Championship 2000, after of beat 4–3 on penalties to Real Madrid C.F..
In 2001 Andrés Scotti returned to Uruguay to play again for Montevideo Wanderers.
In 2002 Andrés Scotti was transferred to Club Nacional de Football, winning the Torneo Apertura and the 2002 Uruguayan Primera División, scoring a goal in the second final game.

Russia & Argentina

Andrés Scotti then moved to Russia in 2003 where Andrés Scotti played for FC Rubin Kazan in the Russian Premier League until December 2006.
In January 2007, Scotti joined Argentine Primera División side Argentinos Juniors, on request of the team's coach Ricardo Caruso Lombardi.

Colo-Colo

On 31 December 2009, it was announced that Scotti had come to verbal agreements with Colo-Colo for an undisclosed fee. Andrés Scotti put pen to paper on a one-year deal, and joined the Santiago de Chile club before New Year's Day, along with Argentine left back Matías Quiroga. Shortly days after, Scotti was officially presented with the number 19 during a press conference. Andrés Scotti made Andrés Scotti debut on 15 January 2010, in a friendly match against CD Olimpia which Colo-Colo draw 3–3 after a free kick goal of Nelson Cuevas. Andrés Scotti league debut came on 23 January, in a 3–2 loss against Unión San Felipe and Andrés Scotti first goal for the club was in a 3–0 win over CD Palestino after an excellent free kick. Some weeks later, on 8 May, Scotti proved again to be in good shape in a 5–2 victory against Cobresal, where Andrés Scotti scored Andrés Scotti second goal in Chile, being Andrés Scotti goal elected the best of the week, according to Canal del Fútbol (Chile). After of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, in where Scotti was member of Andrés Scotti national team that achieved the fourth place in the tournament, Andrés Scotti very slowly began to lose Andrés Scotti good performance and usually was replaced by Miguel Riffo in Andrés Scotti position. On 7 November, in a 2–2 away draw in the Chilean derby with CF Universidad de Chile, Scotti received Andrés Scotti first red card for the club - having already been booked in the first half, it was shown a second yellow following a challenge with Universidad de Chile's Carlos Bueno in the second half. Scotti was harshly criticized for goals that Colo-Colo received in the tournament that lost to the Universidad Católica in second place. The popular team had a lead of seven points over that team, but after many irregularities were two points that separated to Colo-Colo of Católica in the first place of the table.

Personal life

Andrés was raised in Trinidad, Uruguay, the capital of Flores Department, Andrés Scotti is the oldest son of María Cecilia Ponce de León and Carlos Scotti. Andrés Scotti has one younger brother, Diego Scotti, that is also a footballer and plays Unión Española in Chile Primera División. Andrés Scotti has other two sisters, one lives in Luxembourg and the other in Uruguay.

International career

Scotti played for Uruguay national football team in Copa América 2007 and in the FIFA World Cup 2010 where Andrés Scotti scored a penalty in the shoot-out against Ghana national football team.
In 2011 Andrés Scotti won the 2011 Copa América, tournament were Andrés Scotti scored a penalty in the shoot-out against Argentina national football team in quarterfinals.

On 27 July 2010, Andrés Scotti was reserved to play a friendly match against Angola national football team in Lisboa.

International goals

(1): 2002 Uruguayan Primera División

International

Uruguay:
- Copa América: 1
- - 2011 Copa América

- FIFA World Cup: 1
- - 2010 FIFA World Cup (Fourth place)

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%c3%a9s_Scotti

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