Ezequiel Garay

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Ezequiel Garay
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Garay playing for Zenit in 2015
Personal information
Full name Ezequiel Marcelo Garay González[1]
Date of birth (1986-10-10) 10 October 1986 (age 33)[2]
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[3]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Valencia
Number 24
Youth career
Newell's Old Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Newell's Old Boys 14 (1)
2005–2008 Racing Santander 60 (12)
2008–2011 Real Madrid 25 (1)
2008–2009Racing Santander (loan) 24 (2)
2011–2014 Benfica 78 (9)
2014–2016 Zenit Saint Petersburg 50 (3)
2016– Valencia 92 (6)
National team
2003 Argentina U17 6 (2)
2008 Argentina U23 9 (0)
2007– Argentina 32 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 February 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 05:53, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Ezequiel Marcelo Garay González (Spanish pronunciation: [eseˈkjel ɣaˈɾai]; born 10 October 1986) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Spanish club Valencia CF.

Garay represented Argentina at the 2014 World Cup, and two Copa América tournaments.

On 15 March 2020, Garay became the first La Liga player to test positive for COVID-19.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Acta del partido celebrado el 12 de mayo de 2019, en Valencia" [Minutes of the match held on 12 May 2019, in Valencia] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. 12 May 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  2. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players: Argentina" (PDF). FIFA. 14 July 2014. p. 2. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  3. "Эсекиэль Гарай" [Ezequiel Garay] (in Russian). FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  4. Rathborn, Jack (15 March 2020). "Coronavirus: First La Liga player tests positive for virus as Spain prepares to go into lockdown". The Independent. Retrieved 15 March 2020.