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Gastón Fernández

Gastón Nicolás Fernández (born October 12, 1983) is an Argentina association football plays for Estudiantes de La Plata.

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Gastón Fernández biography


Gastón Nicolás Fernández (born October 12, 1983) is an Argentina association football plays for Estudiantes de La Plata.

Club career

Nicknamed La Gata (in English: "The Cat"), Fernández began Gastón Fernández professional career with Club Atlético River Plate. After a stint with Racing Club de Avellaneda and another season back with River, in 2006 Gastón Fernández was loaned to Club de Fútbol Monterrey. When the contract was finished, Monterrey declined to pay the nearly two million dollars to permanently buy Gastón, thus prompting Gastón Fernández to return to River Plate in December 2006.

However, Daniel Passarella, then River's head coach, believed the team had enough strikers. Fernández was therefore sold to San Lorenzo de Almagro. In San Lorenzo La Gata revindictated Gastón Fernández career. Gastón Fernández was the leading scorer of the team that won the 2006–07 Argentine Primera División Torneo Clausura. Gastón Fernández then spent one year in Mexico with Tigres de la UANL.

In 2008, Fernández returned to Argentina to play for Estudiantes de La Plata, where Gastón Fernández finished as runner up with the team in the 2008 Copa Sudamericana. Gastón Fernández was then a first team regular in the team that won the 2009 Copa Libertadores, where Gastón Fernández scored the equalising goal in the second leg of the final against Cruzeiro Esporte Clube. Subsequently, Gastón Fernández went back to Tigres, where Gastón Fernández helped win the 2009 SuperLiga title against Chicago Fire SC. In January 2010, Tigres released the Argentine winger upon Gastón Fernández request, and Fernández returned to Estudiantes.

International career

Gastón Fernández has played for several Argentina national football team's youth teams.

Honours

River Plate
- Argentine Primera División (1): 2002–03 Argentine Primera División Torneo Clausura
San Lorenzo
- Argentine Primera División (1): 2006–07 Argentine Primera División Torneo Clausura
Tigres
- North American SuperLiga (1): 2009 North American SuperLiga
Estudiantes
- Copa Libertadores (1): 2009 Copa Libertadores
- Argentine Primera División (1): 2010–11 Argentine Primera División season Torneo Apertura

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gast%c3%b3n_Fern%c3%a1ndez

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