A year after leaving Newcastle, FabricioColoccini was told to find a new club and he became available again that summer.
It was just a year ago that a mentally and physically exhausted FabricioColoccini told Rafa Benitez of his intentions to leave the club as Newcastle agreed to part ways amicably, leaving England to return to the club of his childhood, San Lorenzo.
It was, as he explained to the media during his press conference, the realisation of dream when he returned to San Lorenzo and signed a three-year contract to end his career playing in front of the terraces he had stood on as a boy.
The Argentine outfit are regarded to as more than a club by those who follow them. Formed in 1908 by a local priest, Lorenzo Massa, as a refuge for local boys after he witnessed a boy nearly hit by a tram.
When Argentina’s military government forced the club to sell their ground to a local supermarket, the fans campaigned and fund-raised to secure a new home. Coloccini, and his father Osvaldo, both gave money and time to the cause.