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Paulo Gazzaniga - Player profile

General information
Squad number:
21
 
First name:
Paulo
 
Middle name:
-
 
Last name:
Gazzaniga
 
Playing Position:
Goalkeeper
 
Nationality:
Argentina
 
Date of Birth:
Thursday, 02 January 1992
 
Place of Birth:
Murphy, Argentina
 
 
Player description
Fulham announced the signing of Paulo Gazzaniga on Saturday 24th July 2020 on a two year deal.

After leaving his native Argentina, goalkeeper Gazzaniga’s first port of call in Europe was Spanish side Valencia.

He spent four years at the Mestalla before moving to the UK, where he signed a contract with Gillingham ahead of the 2011/12 season.

Fulham Academy goalkeeper Ross Flitney began that campaign with the gloves, but the 20-year-old Gazzaniga soon won his place, featuring 20 times in the second half of the season as the Gills missed out on a League Two Play-Off spot by just two points.

His form had not gone unnoticed, and that summer newly promoted Southampton brought him in on a four-year deal, where he worked closely with Fulham legend Jim Stannard who was their goalkeeping coach at the time.

A Saints debut came in a 4-1 League Cup victory over Stevenage that August, with a Premier League bow following a month later as Aston Villa were beaten by the same scoreline at St Mary’s.

Gazzaniga got plenty of Premier League experience under his belt on the south coast, featuring 21 times in the top-flight before a loan move to Rayo Vallecano for the 2016/17 season.

He was first choice for the Spanish side, making 32 appearances.

That summer, Tottenham Hotspur signed him for an undisclosed fee, reuniting Gazzaniga with his former Southampton boss, Mauricio Pochettino.

He kept a clean sheet on his Premier League debut for Spurs, in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

The following campaign saw Gazzaniga feature more regularly, including in the Champions League, and his form was rewarded with a first call-up for the Argentina national squad, for whom he made his debut in a 2-0 victory over Mexico in November 2018.

The 2019/20 season was his busiest in North London, featuring 25 times across all competitions.

Gazzaniga was back in Spain at the start of the current calendar year, appearing eight times across the second half of the campaign to help Elche avoid relegation from La Liga.

He departed Tottenham with 37 first team appearances to his name.

Source: Fulham FC



Transfer information
Transferred in from:
Tottenham
 
Transferred in date:
Saturday, 24 July 2021
 
Transferred in value:
Free
 
Transferred out to:
-
 
Transferred out date:
-
 
Transferred out value:
-
 
 
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