German Pezzella is an Argentine footballer born on the 27th of June, 1991 in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. He plays as a central defender for the Italian giants Florentina.
Pezzella started his footballing career in 2000 with Club Olimpo at the age of 9. He received his first major breakthrough when he was selected to play for the youth side of the Argentine giants River Plate.
He became a part of the reserve side that toured Canada to play pre season friendlies with Canadian football clubs.
Pezzella was a starter for the Argentine team that played in the U-20 World Cup in 2011. He even scored twice in the five games he played for the U-23 National side in the Pan American games.
His senior debut came in 2017 in a match played between Argentina and Nigeria which ended in a 2-4 defeat for the Argentine side. He has played 2 international games till date for the senior team.
Rise to Glory
Pezzella made his senior debut for River Plate in the December of 2011 and the match ended in a 1-0 for the side in the Copa America. He made a total of 69 first team appearances in his six year spell at River Plate.
Despite being a defender, he gained the reputation of scoring important goals in crucial circumstances in the early stages of his career as he scored equalisers after coming on as a substitute on two occasions.
After a six year long spell with River Plate Pezzella made his move to La Liga by signing for Real Beltis in 2015. This five year contract came soon after the side was promoted back to the top tier of the Spanish Football system. He made his debut for the club on 23 August, starting in a 1–1 home draw against Villarreal CF.
After a two year long spell, Pezzella made his move to Fiorentina. In his 9 official appearances he has scored once so far.