Mariano Andres Pernia Molina is a naturalized Spanish footballer who currently plays for Atletico Madrid in the Spanish first division, as a left defender.
Pernia came through the ranks at Club Atletico San Lorenzo de Almagro, but never achieved a first-team presence. He got his first chance of professional football when he moved to Club Atletico Independiente, but found himself moving in and out of the first team. He made a total of 57 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring two goals.
In January 2003, Pernia moved to Spain first division's Recreativo de Huelva, where he made somewhat of an impact. He started in the Spanish Cup final loss to RCD Mallorca, but the Andalusian outfit was also relegated that season. He played in 40 league matches during the following campaign's second level.
Pernia replaces injured Del Horno
Pernia goes to the World Cup for Spain
Pernia stable following car crash
Stats at Liga de Futbol Profesional
National team data
Argentine league statistics
FootballDatabase profile and stats
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