Fernando Gago
Footballer
Fernando Gago
Fernando Rubén Gago is an Argentine footballer who plays for La Liga club Valencia CF and the Argentine national team. His Real Madrid profile describes Gago as a "very dynamic footballer who predicates his game on ball movement. He is also capable of reaching the opponent's box, possesses tremendous vision for the game, can cover lots of ground and knows how to protect the ball.
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Messi absence a blow but chance to test options: Sabella
Yahoo News - over 3 years
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Lionel Messi's injury absence is a psychological blow to Argentina and requires a solution so rivals cannot take advantage, coach Alejandro Sabella said on Wednesday. Argentina will also be without Gonzalo Higuain, Fernando Gago and Javier Mascherano against Peru at home on Friday and for their last qualifier in Uruguay next Tuesday. Sabella, whose team secured their place in next year's World Cup in Brazil last month, will use the last two matches to try fringe players as he looks to settle on a final squad of 23. ...
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Messi absence a blow but chance to test options - Sabella
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Lionel Messi's injury absence is a psychological blow to Argentina and requires a solution so rivals cannot take advantage, coach Alejandro Sabella said on Wednesday. Argentina will also be without Gonzalo Higuain, Fernando Gago and Javier Mascherano against Peru at home on Friday and for their last qualifier in Uruguay next Tuesday. Sabella, whose team secured their place in next year's World Cup in Brazil last month, will use the last two matches to try fringe players as he looks to settle on a final squad of 23. ...
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Gago joins Messi and Higuain as Argentina absentees
Yahoo News - over 3 years
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Midfielder Fernando Gago was absent on Tuesday from Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella's revised squad for their last two World Cup qualifiers because of a thigh muscle injury. Gago, Sabella's first choice on the right of midfield, tore a right leg muscle during Boca Juniors' 1-0 win over River Plate in the "superclasico" derby on Sunday, his club said. Argentina will also be without captain Lionel Messi, striker Gonzalo Higuain and holding midfielder Javier Mascherano, who are all nursing injuries. ...
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Gago Return Inspires Boca to 2-0 Win Over Racing
NYTimes - over 3 years
Playmaker Fernando Gago revived Boca Juniors after missing their defeat at Olimpo last weekend by inspiring them to a 2-0 win over Racing Club at La Bombonera on Sunday.     
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Peru's Carrillo Diaz challenges Argentina's Gago during their 2014 WC qualifying soccer match in Lima
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Peru's Andre Martin Carrillo Diaz (L) challenges Argentina's Fernando Gago during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Lima September 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo
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Gago makes good Boca comeback, named in Argentina squad
Yahoo News - over 3 years
(Reuters) - Midfielder Fernando Gago has been added to Argentina's squad for their World Cup qualifier against Paraguay next week after coming through Boca Juniors' weekend league match in good form. Gago, who returned to his first club Boca from Valencia via a loan spell at Velez Sarsfield last season, is a key member of coach Alejandro Sabella's Argentina side and Lionel Messi's main provider from midfield. Argentina, who lead the South American group, have a bye on Friday but could secure their berth at the 2014 finals in Brazil with a victory in Asuncion on September 10. ...
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Argentina Midfielder Gago Returns to His Roots at Boca
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Argentina midfielder Fernando Gago completed his transfer back to Boca Juniors from Valencia by passing a medical and signing a three-year contract on Monday.     
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Soccer-Midfielder Gago added to Argentina squad for qualifiers
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BUENOS AIRES, June 2 (Reuters) - Fernando Gago was one of three domestically-based players added to the Argentina squad on Sunday for World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Ecuador. The former Valencia and As Roma midfielder, his Velez Sarsfield team mate Gino Peruzzi and Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion were named on the Argentine FA website (www.afa.org.ar). Playmaker Gago is a key member of coach Alejandro Sabella's squad, leaders in the South American group, who face Colombia at home on Friday and visit Ecuador four days later. Argentina top the group with 24 points from 11 ...
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Valencia's Gago joins Velez Sarsfield on loan
Fox News - about 4 years
Argentina's Velez Sarsfield has agreed to sign Fernando Gago of Valencia on a six-month loan deal, it was announced Thursday.The 26-year-old joined Valencia last summer from Real Madrid after spending the 2011-12 season on loan at Roma
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Valencia acquires Gago from Real Madrid
Fox News - over 4 years
Valencia acquired midfielder Fernando Gago from Real Madrid on Friday and signed him to a four-year deal.The 26-year-old Argentinean left Boca Juniors for Real in 2007 and remained at the club, with the exception of a loan to Roma last season, until his transfer this summer
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Valencia Close on Real's Argentine Midfielder Gago
NYTimes - over 4 years
Valencia moved closer to securing the signature of Real Madrid's Argentine midfielder Fernando Gago on Thursday after an outline deal was agreed between the three parties.
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Fernando Gago & Ezequiel Lavezzi back in Argentina squad for World Cup 2014 qualifying
Yahoo News - over 5 years
Argentina coach <a class="fplink fp-309848" href="/alejandro+sabella">Alejandro Sabella</a> has picked 21 players for the upcoming CONMEBOL World Cup 2014 qualifying matches against Bolivia and Colombia. His list includes Napoli's <a class="fplink fp-428527" href="/ezequiel+lavezzi">Ezequiel Lavezzi</a> and Roma's <a class="fplink fp-431624" href="/fernando+gago">Fernando Gago</a> who return to the squad after missing the previous qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela. <a class="fplink fp-632468" href="/pablo+guinazu">Pablo Guiñazú</a> is the surprise inclusion to the squad and there is also room for <a class="fplink fp-574772" href="/luciano+fabian+monzon">Luciano Fabián Monzón</a>. Usual suspects <a class="fplink fp-174944" href="/lionel+messi">Lionel Messi</a>, Javier Mascherano, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria are all included. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Fernando Gago
    TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 27
    Gago was named in Argentina's 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
    More Details Hide Details He made his World Cup debut in Argentina's 2–1 defeat of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Estádio do Maracanã, coming on as a half time substitute for Hugo Campagnaro. He was named in the starting line-up for the team's second match, a 1–0 win over Iran in Belo Horizonte, and remained a starter until being replaced by Lucas Biglia in the quarter-finals. Gago replaced Enzo Pérez after 86 minutes of the final, which Argentina lost 0–1 to Germany after extra time.
  • 2013
    Age 26
    Gago is married to professional tennis player Gisela Dulko with whom he has a son, Mateo, born on 9 June 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Boca Juniors Real Madrid Vélez Sarsfield
    In 2013, it was officially confirmed that Gago's old club Boca Juniors had bought 50% of his playing rights from Valencia for a fee of €1.7 million.
    More Details Hide Details Gago scored three goals since his return, against Godoy Cruz in 2014 and Olimpo and Belgrano in 2015.
  • 2012
    Age 25
    Nonetheless, he did manage to win a title during his six-month stay in the club, helping Vélez defeat Newell's Old Boys in the 2012–13 Superfinal.
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    On 19 July 2012, shortly after returning from loan to Real Madrid, Valencia announced it had purchased Gago for a reported fee in the region of €3.5 million.
    More Details Hide Details He made his official debut for Valencia on 19 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 away draw against former club Real Madrid. In 2013, Vélez Sársfield secured Gago's loan to replace injured Ariel Cabral for the team's league and Copa Libertadores campaign. However, the midfielder was mostly injured during his time with the club, playing only four league games and four Copa Libertadores games (scoring once against Deportes Iquique).
  • 2011
    Age 24
    On 31 August 2011, Gago moved on loan to Italian Serie A side Roma, with a view to a permanent move, until the end of the 2011–12 season, having amassed a 100 appearances for Real Madrid in La Liga during his four-and-a-half years at the club.
    More Details Hide Details His number 5 jersey was conferred to the recently signed Nuri Şahin, formerly of Borussia Dortmund. Gago scored his first goal for Roma against Lecce on 20 November, an eventual 2–1 Roma victory. At the conclusion of the season, Roma did not use the option to buy Gago, and he returned to Real Madrid.
  • 2008
    Age 21
    In beginning of the 2008–09 season, Gago only played two games due to an injury he picked up during the Champions League match against BATE Borisov.
    More Details Hide Details He managed to recover in time and was named in the starting eleven for 27 October La Liga clash against Athletic Bilbao. Madrid won 3–2 and Gago was praised for his match-winning performance in the midfield alongside Wesley Sneijder. Also in this season, Gago scored his first goal for Madrid, a header from an indirect free kick delivered by Guti against Sevilla to tie the game 3–3, though they went on to lose the game 3–4. Against Villarreal, he started in central midfield along with new signing Lassana Diarra. At the end of the season, Fabio Cannavaro returned to Juventus, leaving the number 5 shirt available, which Gago had initially wanted when he first signed for Madrid. He willingly offered his number 8 shirt to new arrival Kaká and took number 5, the same number he also wore for Argentina. Under new Madrid manager José Mourinho, Gago struggled to receive playing time due to both a lengthy injury spell and Mourinho's preference for the tandem of Xabi Alonso and Sami Khedira in defensive midfield.
  • 2007
    Age 20
    Before the start of the 2007–08 season, Gago changed his number from 16 to 8.
    More Details Hide Details In his second season at the club, he displayed his true ability with a series of top class performances in the centre of Madrid's La Liga-winning midfield. He managed to claim a first team spot in place of Mahamadou Diarra and was a key figure in the club's second successive league title. During the January transfer window, Gago was close to signing for Manchester City. He had agreed personal terms although an agreement worth about £15 million could not be agreed between both teams.
    On 20 May 2007, with the score tied at 2–2 against Recreativo de Huelva, Madrid looked set to return the lead back to rivals Barcelona until Gago provided a last minute assist to Roberto Carlos, who scored at the end of the match and the squad left Huelva with just three "finals" left to play.
    More Details Hide Details Real managed to beat Recreativo 3–2 at the Estadio Nuevo Colombino and went on to win the league title.
    Gago made his debut for Madrid in the 2–0 La Liga defeat against Deportivo de La Coruña on 7 January 2007.
    More Details Hide Details This promised to be an exciting start for the extremely talented midfielder. Due to the poor team performance, however, Gago was unable to display his talent, and after being at fault for the opening goal by breaking from the rest of the defensive wall at a free-kick, he was replaced by substitute Ronaldo. However, a week later against Real Zaragoza at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Gago's performance lifted along with that of his teammates. His defensive game picked up considerably as he fought hard in midfield, while also demonstrating vision by delivering several through balls to the attackers. Real Madrid defeated Zaragoza 1–0, with a goal from Ruud van Nistelrooy created by fellow new signing Gonzalo Higuaín.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2006
    Age 19
    Though he was not named in the squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, he made his debut a year later and played in the 2007 Copa América.
    More Details Hide Details Since then, he has been a regular squad member. He was part of the team which won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics. Under Diego Maradona he was often in the starting line-up but was not included in the squad for the 2010 World Cup, but returned to Argentina's squad for the 2011 Copa América.
    During the 2006 South American transfer saga, Gago's name was also linked with a move to Milan.
    More Details Hide Details Ariedo Braida, however, Milan's top transfer guru, was quoted as saying, "They and Higuaín only want to go to Madrid." The transfer was finally agreed on 19 December 2006 for €20.4 million. Following the move, he was impressive in the defensive midfield position, which led to comparisons to former Argentina "number 5" Fernando Redondo from Jorge Valdano and many other pundits.
    On 15 November 2006, Real Madrid President confirmed the signings of Gago, as well as compatriot Gonzalo Higuaín of River Plate, as part of his policy to sign younger players to gradually replace the older stars in the squad.
    More Details Hide Details However, news of Higuaín's departure to Madrid was premature, as River Plate rejected a €10 million bid for the striker, stating they would prefer him remain until at least June 2007.
  • 2005
    Age 18
    Gago, Sergio Agüero and Lionel Messi had all been teammates as children back in Argentina. Together, the three of them won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands.
    More Details Hide Details Fernando Gago is also a literature and art enthusiast. The first thing he did after landing in Spain was visit the Museo del Prado. He earned the nickname "El Pintita" (roughly meaning "the little one trying to look good" in English) ever since Ramón Maddoni scolded him for playing with his hair. Also, his Boca Juniors teammates would call him so because his youth squad coach would scold him "stop trying to look good and run!"
    Gago was part of the under-20 squad which won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship and was one of many touted "future stars" in the competition.
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  • 2004
    Age 17
    Gago came from the youth divisions of Boca Juniors, made his professional debut with Boca in the 1–0 victory over Quilmes on 5 December 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Despite his youth, he quickly became an essential part of the Boca midfield, attracting from European clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Born
    Born on April 10, 1986.
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