Andrés Fleurquin

Andrés Fleurquin
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Fleurquin playing for Cádiz
Personal information
Full nameAndrés José Fleurquin Rubio
Date of birth(1975-02-08) 8 February 1975 (age 43)
Place of birthMontevideo, Uruguay
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1996–1999Defensor88(15)
1999–2001Sturm Graz46(2)
2002Galatasaray17(2)
2002–2003Rennes11(0)
2003–2004Córdoba27(1)
2004–2010Cádiz175(10)
2010–2015Defensor84(1)
Total448(31)
National team
1997–2002Uruguay11(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrés José Fleurquin Rubio (born 8 February 1975) is an Uruguayan retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Club career

Born in Montevideo, Fleurquin started playing football with local Defensor Sporting. In 1999 he moved abroad for the first time, joining SK Sturm Graz in Austria and being regularly used by the club during two-and-a-half Bundesliga seasons, with two runner-up league finishes.

In January 2002, Fleurquin signed for Galatasaray SK in Turkey, being a very important first-team unit as the side won another Süper Lig championship. After one year in France with Stade Rennais F.C. he moved to Spain, where he would remain for the following seven years.

Fleurquin started in Segunda División with Córdoba CF. For 2004–05 he continued in that level and Andalusia, but eventually attained La Liga promotion with Cádiz CF, being immediately relegated back with the player appearing in 30 games and scoring once – on 2 October 2005, in a 1–1 home draw against Celta de Vigo.[1]

From 2007 to 2010, Fleurquin obtained one second division promotion with Cádiz, but was also relegated twice from that tier while collecting 34 yellow cards combined. In July 2010, aged nearly 35, he returned to first club Defensor after 11 years.[2]