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Nicolás Burdisso

Nicolás Andrés Burdisso (born 12 April 1981) is an Argentina professional Association footballer who plays as a Defender (association football) Centre back or Defender (association football) Full back for A.S. Roma. Nicolás Burdisso also holds European Union nationality. However, Nicolás Burdisso missed almost all of the 2004–05 season with Inter helping Nicolás Burdisso daughter to fight leukemia. Returning to the squad in mid-2005, Nicolás Burdisso won the 2006 Coppa Italia. On 31 August 2006, Nicolás Burdisso extended Nicolás Burdisso contract until 2009. During 2006, when Giacinto Facchetti died, Burdisso was given the number 16 jersey for the retirement of Facchetti's beloved number 3 jersey. In spite of being a defender, Nicolás Burdisso has scored a number of goals, including two goals scored with headers on 29 November 2006 in the 4–0 victory against FC Messina. Nicolás Burdisso again scored twice on 24 January 2007, in the 3–0 victory against U.C. Sampdoria. Nicolás Burdisso has scored many goals from headers off of corner-kicks.

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Nicolás Burdisso biography


Nicolás Andrés Burdisso (born 12 April 1981) is an Argentina professional Association footballer who plays as a Defender (association football) Centre back or Defender (association football) Full back for A.S. Roma. Nicolás Burdisso also holds European Union nationality. However, Nicolás Burdisso missed almost all of the 2004–05 season with Inter helping Nicolás Burdisso daughter to fight leukemia. Returning to the squad in mid-2005, Nicolás Burdisso won the 2006 Coppa Italia. On 31 August 2006, Nicolás Burdisso extended Nicolás Burdisso contract until 2009. During 2006, when Giacinto Facchetti died, Burdisso was given the number 16 jersey for the retirement of Facchetti's beloved number 3 jersey. In spite of being a defender, Nicolás Burdisso has scored a number of goals, including two goals scored with headers on 29 November 2006 in the 4–0 victory against FC Messina. Nicolás Burdisso again scored twice on 24 January 2007, in the 3–0 victory against U.C. Sampdoria. Nicolás Burdisso has scored many goals from headers off of corner-kicks.

During the UEFA Champions League tie between Valencia CF and Inter on 5 March 2007, a fracas broke out between players of the two teams. Burdisso suffered a broken nose from a punch in the face from Valencia defender David Navarro (footballer). As punishment for Nicolás Burdisso part in the brawl, Burdisso was handed a six match ban from all European club competitions with an additional two match suspension. Navarro was sentenced to a seven month ban from domestic, European, and international matches. Nicolás Burdisso returned to duty on 12 March 2008 in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League match against Liverpool F.C. but was sent off in the 60th minute after receiving Nicolás Burdisso second yellow card (sports) of the game. With Internazionale, Nicolás Burdisso played left and right back and central defender as a key member of the squad in three different competitions.

In 2009, Burdisso won Nicolás Burdisso fourth consecutive Serie A title with Inter, making Nicolás Burdisso personal title tally 19. This makes Nicolás Burdisso the second-leading Argentine behind Alfredo di Stéfano, who has 21.

AS Roma

On 22 August 2009, Burdisso was signed by A.S. Roma on loan, which offered Nicolás Burdisso €3 million salary per year. Nicolás Burdisso played the opening match of the league on 23 August. Burdisso scored Nicolás Burdisso first goal for Roma on 20 December 2009, opening the scoring in a 2–0 win over Parma FC.

Nicolás Burdisso was then signed by A.S. Roma on 28 August 2010 for a €8 million transfer fee. Nicolás Burdisso signed a four-year contract, in which Nicolás Burdisso would earn €3.8 million Nicolás Burdisso first year, increasing to €4.5 million in the next 3 years.

In 2007, Burdisso expressed Nicolás Burdisso desire to finish Nicolás Burdisso career at Boca Juniors.

Nicolás Burdisso scored Nicolás Burdisso fifth goal (first in season 2011–12) for Roma against AC Milan on 29 October. Roma lost that game 3–2.On 15 November 2011 Nicolás Burdisso had serious injury of Nicolás Burdisso left knee, that will force Nicolás Burdisso to stay out of the field for six months.

International career

Burdisso starred in the Argentina national under-20 football team team with Javier Saviola and Maxi Rodríguez. They won the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship together.

On 15 May 2006, Nicolás Burdisso was named as a squad member for the 2006 FIFA World Cup by Nicolás Burdisso youth U-20 coach José Pekerman and went on to play in all three group matches. Nicolás Burdisso also played for Argentina in the Copa América 2007.

On 4 June 2008, Burdisso scored Nicolás Burdisso second goal for Argentina during a friendly against Mexico national football team in San Diego, California. Burdisso was selected to the Argentina squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup by manager Diego Maradona.

On 15 November 2011, Burdisso injured Nicolás Burdisso left knee during a World Cup Qualifying match against Colombia. During a disputed ball with Colombian James Rodriguez, Burdisso partially tore Nicolás Burdisso left knee ligaments and initially assessments predicted a recovering period of six to eight months.

National team statistics


, is also a professional footballer who previously played for AS Roma.

Honours

Boca Juniors
- Argentine Primera División (2): 2000–01 Argentine Primera División Torneo Apertura, 2003–04 Argentine Primera División Torneo Apertura
- Copa Libertadores (3): 2000 Copa Libertadores, 2001 Copa Libertadores, 2003 Copa Libertadores
- Intercontinental Cup (football) (2): 2000 Intercontinental Cup, 2003 Intercontinental Cup

Internazionale
- Coppa Italia (2): 2004–05 Coppa Italia, 2005–06 Coppa Italia
- Supercoppa Italiana (4): 2005 Supercoppa Italiana, 2006 Supercoppa Italiana, 2008 Supercoppa Italiana, 2010 Supercoppa Italiana
- Serie A (4): 2005-06 Serie A, 2006-07 Serie A, 2007-08 Serie A, 2008–09 Serie A

Argentina national team
- FIFA U-20 World Cup (1): 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship
- CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic Tournament (1): 2004 CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic Tournament
- Gold Medal at the Football at the Summer Olympics (1): Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolás_Burdisso

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