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Nahuel Guzman


ABOUT
Nahuel Guzman

Full NameNahuel Ignacio Guzmán Palomeque

BornFebruary 10, 1986

Height6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m)

NationalityArgentina

RoleGoalkeeper

Relation(s)Patricia Palomeque (Mother), Jorge Guzmán (Father)

ABOUT

Nahuel Guzman Biography


Nahuel Guzman is an Argentinian footballer, born on 10th February 1986 in Rosario, Argentina. Guzman is primarily a goalkeeper and prefers his right foot. He currently plays for Mexican football club, Tigres UANL.


Background


Before making his professional debut, Nahuel Guzman was a part of the Argentinian squad for the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Cup. However, he could not make a single appearance and watched all the matches from the bench as an understudy to the impressive Oscar Ustari who kept four clean sheets in five matches.


He played for the Independiente Rivadavia and appeared 30 times in the 2008-09 Prim B Nacional. His impressive performance caught the attention of a number of clubs. As a result, Newell’s Old Boys bought him.


Debut


Nahuel Guzman was selected in the Argentine squad to face Brazil and Hong Kong in a couple of international friendlies in 2014. He was called up by Argentinian manager Gerardo Martino who had been his manager at Newell’s Old Boys.


He made his debut in the friendly against Hong Kong on 14th October 2014 at the Hong Kong Stadium. The match finished 7-0 in favour of Argentina and Guzman played the first half before being replaced by Agustin Marchesin.


Rise to Glory


Guzman had a fantastic debut season with the Newell’s Old Boys as his team won the Superliga title. Guzman played an important role by appearing in 34 matches in the league.


After spending a couple of seasons in the junior squad, he made his professional debut in the 2012-13 season.


He had an impressive 2013-14 season for the Argentinian club which resulted in a move to Mexican Liga MX club Tigres for €1.98 million.


After finishing runners-up in the Supercopa MX in his debut season, he helped his team to the finals of the Copa Libertadores in 2015.


His impressive performances continued for his club which helped them lift the Liga MX twice in two seasons. Tigres won the tournament on penalties in the final of both the seasons and Guzman played an instrumental role. Guzman was also named as the best goalkeeper of the Apertura in 2016 after keeping nine clean sheets.


The club also reached the final of the CONCACAF Champions League in 2015-16 and 2016-17 but the title continued to elude them.


Low Points


The lowest point of Nahuel Guzman career is the final of the 2014-15 Liga MX. After winning the home leg of the tie 1-0 against Club America, Tigres lost the second leg 0-3 and finished the game with eight men. Guzman was one of the men sent off.


Club Career


Guzman made his professional football debut for Argentinian club Newell’s Old Boys. He joined Mexican club Tigres UANL in the summer of 2014.


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