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Sebastian Coates


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Sebastián Coates Nion is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League side Liverpool and the Uruguay national team. Coates joined Nacional at 11 and worked his way up, captaining at each and every level. In 2009, he signed a contract and began playing for the first team. His first appearance came against Bella Vista, a performance for which he was named man of the match by El País. On 30 August 2011, he joined Liverpool on "a long-term contract" for an undisclosed fee. On 18 September, Coates made his debut for Liverpool against Tottenham Hotspur, replacing the injured Daniel Agger in the 27th minute, in a 4–0 defeat. Liverpool progressed through all stages to win the tournament resulting in Coates winning his first medal as a Liverpool player. He scored his first goal in Liverpool colours on 22 November for the reserve team against Sunderland in only two minutes of gameplay. On 21 March 2012, he scored his first goal for Liverpool against Queens Park Rangers with a magnificent scissor kick from the edge of the box. He made his full international debut against Chile in the 2011 Copa América. Coates went on to win the award for the Best Young Player at the end of the tournament   Sebastián Coates Nion is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League side Liverpool and the Uruguay national team. Coates joined Nacional at 11 and worked his way up, captaining at each and every level. In 2009, he signed a contract and began playing for the first team. His first appearance came against Bella Vista, a performance for which he was named man of the match by El País. On 30 August 2011, he joined Liverpool on "a long-term contract" for an undisclosed fee. On 18 September, Coates made his debut for Liverpool against Tottenham Hotspur, replacing the injured Daniel Agger in the 27th minute, in a 4–0 defeat. Liverpool progressed through all stages to win the tournament resulting in Coates winning his first medal as a Liverpool player. He scored his first goal in Liverpool colours on 22 November for the reserve team against Sunderland in only two minutes of gameplay. On 21 March 2012, he scored his first goal for Liverpool against Queens Park Rangers with a magnificent scissor kick from the edge of the box. He made his full international debut against Chile in the 2011 Copa América. Coates went on to win the award for the Best Young Player at the end of the tournament    
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