Player profiles: Fernando Forestieri

Personal information

Full name: Fernando Martin Forestieri

Date of birth: 15th January 1990 (27 years old)

Place of birth: Rosario, Argentina

Height: 5″8 (1.72m)

Playing position: Striker/Attacking midfielder

Youth Career

2003 Newell’s Old Boys

2003-2006 Boca Juniors

Senior Career(appearances)(goals) – loan

2006-2009 Genoa (1) (1)

2007-2009 Siena (19) (1)

2009 Vicenza (19) (5)

2009-2013 Udinese (0) (0)

2009-2010 Malaga (19) (1)

2011 Empoli (19) (3)

2011-2012 Bari (28) (2)

2012-2013 Watford (14) (3)

2013-2015 Watford (66) (17)

2015- Sheffield Wednesday (67) (26)

National Team(appearances)(goals)

2006-2007 Italy U17 (8) (5)

2007-2008 Italy U19 (14) (4)

2008-2010 Italy U20 (2) (0)

2011-2012 Italy U21 (2) (0)

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Fernando Forestieri while at Watford.

Forestieri. rejected the option to represent the Argentinian national team and instead chose Italy. The striker has gone on to describe the choice as a “bad” one.

His only honour came in March 2016 when he won the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month.

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Forestieri celebrating a goal against Nottingham Forest.

FACT: Forestieri’s hometown, Rosario, is also the hometown of Lionel Messi!

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