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Gabriel Heinze

Gabriel Ivan Heinze is an Argentine football defender who plays for French club Marseille and internationally for Argentina.

Heinze began his career in his home country with Newell's Old Boys. Following attention from various European clubs, he then signed for Spanish La Liga outfit Real Valladolid, where he did not manage one single appearance in his first season. After that, Heinze was loaned to Sporting Clube de Portugal, going unnoticed throughout the season, after which he returned for a further two Valladolid years. At the close of the 2001 season, Heinze moved to Paris Saint-Germain, where he amassed over 100 overall appearances in three seasons, also helping the capital side to the 2004 French Cup.

In June 2004, Heinze joined Manchester United for a fee of 6.9 million. He marked his debut for United in September 2004 with a goal in a 2–2 draw against Bolton Wanderers, and immediately established himself as United's first choice left-back. Heinze's play was regularly lauded by United fans with the chant of "Ar-gen-tina!"

Related websites

Man Utd secure Heinze deal

Liverpool's Gabriel Heinze bid rejected

Real Madrid profile

Official Website

''L'Equipe'' stats

Stats at Liga de Futbol Profesional

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