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San Lorenzo defender Fabrizio Coloccini is in his second spell at the Argentine top division club. His first spell was a loan deal around two decades ago. Fabrizio Coloccini was sent out on loan to San Lorenzo in his native Argentina while he was on the books of Italian Serie A giants AC Milan.

Fabrizio Coloccini spent the whole of the 2000/01 campaign on loan at San Lorenzo from AC Milan while he was still a teenager. He had earlier started his youth career at Argentinos Juniors in Argentina before signing for another Argentine club Boca Juniors where he made his professional bow. He spent two years at Boca Juniors before seven-time European champions AC Milan snapped him upfrom Boca Juniors after one season with the club.

Coloccini was at the centre of the controversy between Boca Juniors and Milan following his transfer to the Italian club.His father was the party who negotiated with Milan and not Boca Juniors as he exercised his parental rights to remove his son from the Argentine club football giants. This led to the controversy between Boca Juniors and Milan prompting world football’s governing body FIFA to ask Milan to payBoca compensation.

In his first spell with San Lorenzo, Coloccini helped the club to win the 2001 Clausura tournament. He scored three goals in 19 league appearances for San Lorenzo during his one season on loan at the Argentine club. Milan further sent him on loan to clubs like Alaves, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal in the Spanish La Liga before he finally left the club to join another Spanish team, Deportivo La Coruna.

Fabrizio Coloccini joined San Lorenzo for his second spell at the club from Newcastle United in the summer of 2016. He joined San Lorenzo on a free transfer after he left the Magpies on a mutual consent. His return to San Lorenzo was announced on the same day his Newcastle United deal was cancelled. Fabrizio Coloccini, 39, has been at San Lorenzo since 2016.