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Argentinian
18

Federico Fernández

Position:
Defender
Date signed:
9th August 2018

Central defender who signed for Newcastle from Swansea City in 2018 and previously played under Rafa Benitez at Napoli.

Federico Fernández became Newcastle United's seventh signing of summer 2018 after arriving at St. James' Park in a deadline day move from Swansea City.

The 29-year-old Argentine - who played under Rafa Benítez at Napoli - has won 32 full caps for his country and put pen to paper on an initial two-year contract after the Magpies agreed an undisclosed fee with the Swans.

He began his career in his homeland with Estudiantes before moving to Napoli in 2011.

He won the Copa Italia with Gli Azzurri in 2014 as well as playing in the Champions League.

Fernández signed for Swansea in the summer of 2014 and made more than 100 Premier League appearances for the Welsh club.

Speaking about his arrival on Tyneside, Fernández said: "It was a long day but I’m really happy to be here.

"It’s a new challenge in my life and I’m very excited to meet all the players and staff here."

Manager Benítez added: "I know Federico well from our time together at Napoli and it was an easy decision to bring him here.

"He is experienced, a very good professional and he will add competition in defence."

Full Name:
Federico Fernández
Position:
Defender
Squad Number:
18
Nationality:
Argentinian
Date of birth:
21st February 1989
Place of birth:
Tres Algarrobos, Argentina
Height:
190
Weight:
83
Date signed:
9th August 2018
First Team Appearances:
7
Previous club:
Swansea City, Napoli, Estudiantes
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First Team Appearances This Season
7

Goals
0
Big Chances
1
Fouls
5
Tackles
6
Interceptions
13
Minutes Played
609
Tackles Won and lost
4 / 2
Duels Won and Lost
27 / 21
Aerial duels Won / Lost
48 / 14
Touches
309
Interceptions
13
Clearances
37
Fouls
5

Cards

1 0

Goals

Left Foot
0
Right Foot
0
Head
0
Penalty
0
Short Balls
159 %
Long Balls
53 %
Pass success rate
69.30
Total Passes
212
Key Passses
1
Crosses
4
Shots on Target
1
Shots off Target
1
Blocks
0

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