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Agustin Marchesin


ABOUT

Full NameAgustín Federico Marchesín

BornMarch 16, 1988

Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)

NationalityArgentine

RoleGoalkeeper

ABOUT

Agustin Federico Marchesin is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Club America in the Liga MX and the Argentine national team. He was born on 16th March 1988 and hails from San Cayetano. He plays as a goalkeeper and is a right-footed player.


An all-around solid goalkeeper, he has endeared himself to the Club America faithful with his top-notch performances for the Mexican club. Boasting great reflexes, he is quick to react to shots and more often than not, deflections. He prefers parrying the ball to safety, rather than catching the crosses.


Background


He started out with his hometown club, Club Sportivo San Cayetano, playing youth football for the team. He then got the chance to play with the U20 team of Huracan de Tres Arroyos. With his talent brimming, he got an offer from Lanus. Initially, he played reserves team but was soon promoted to the senior side.


He also played for the Argentina U21 national football team and featured as a starting goalkeeper in the 2009 Toulon Tournament, where the team finished third.


Debut


Having played at the youth ranks of the national team, he got his first call-up to the senior side as early as August 2010, for a friendly against Spain. But he had to wait until 16th March 2011, to get his first international match as he came on as a half-time substitute in a friendly match against Venezuela.


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He had a decent debut performance, in a weakened but dominant second string Argentina side which won 4-1. However, with huge competition in the Albiceleste, he did not make another appearance for the national team for three years.


Rise to Glory


Augustin achieved some success with Lanus in 2013, when they won the Copa Sudamericana. Marchesin started in both the legs of the final against Ponte Preta of Brazil. However, he really shot into national fame when he won the 2015 Clausura and 2015 Campeon de Campeones Cup in his debut season with Santos Laguna, where he moved from Lanus in December 2014.


He got an offer from Club America after just one season at Santos, moving to the Las Aguilas in a swap deal.


He again gained a lot of interest when he pulled off an incredible last ditch save in the CONCACAF Champions League tie against Tauro FC. Marchesin went out of his box to deliver a pass to his teammate but his pass was deflected and went straight to an opponent who immediately unleashed a lobbed effort, leaving Marchesin in a very bad position. However, not one to be deterred, the goalie rushed back to his goal to pull off what might be one of the best saves ever.


Achievements


The Argentine has won the Ubaldo Fillol Award at Lanus in 2012, which goes to the goalkeeper with the lowest goals-to-game ratio. He also won the Balon de Oro: Best Goalkeeper Award in Liga MX for the 2015-16 season. He was also named in the Liga MX Best XI: Apertura 2017.

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