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Nicolas Burdisso

Nicolas Andres Burdisso (born 12 April 1981 in Altos de Chipion) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a defender for A.S. Roma on loan from Inter Milan.

Burdisso is the product of Argentine team Boca Juniors's youth system and began his professional career with them in 1999 at age 18. With Boca Juniors, he won two Argentine Championships (2000 Apertura and 2003 Apertura), three Copa Libertadores , and two Intercontinental Cups .

During the Champions League tie between Valencia CF and Inter on 5 March 2007, during the fracas between players of the two teams, Burdisso suffered a broken nose following a punch in the face from Valencia defender David Navarro. As punishment for his part in the brawl, Burdisso was handed a six match ban for all European club competitions, with additional two match suspended sentence, while Navarro was sentenced to a seven month ban from domestic, European, and international matches. He returned to duty on 12 March 2008 in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League match against Liverpool, but was sent off in the 60th minute after receiving his second yellow card of the game. With Internazionale, he played each position including left and right back and central defender, as one of the key member to share first choice role for three difference competition.

Related websites

Inter website

"Quiero retirarme en Boca"

Stats and profile (footballdatabase.com)

inter.it profile

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