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Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk talked about comparison with ex-Newcastle United player FabricioColoccini while he was a Celtic player. His interview while he was on the payroll at the Scottish Premiership giants was posted on popular media outlet Tribal Football. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1200"][/caption] Van Dijk talked about how he was likened to Arsenal defender David Luiz and ex-Newcastle United centre back FabricioColoccini. The Reds player went on to add that he mirrors his game on that of Brazilian player Ronaldinho.


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  FabricioColoccini enjoyed some measure of success with the Argentine national team. He spent over a decade playing for his country. Fabricio Coloccini made his international debut for the two-time world champions in 2003 during the friendly match with African nation Libya as Argentina saw off their hosts 3-1.FabrizioColoccini had earlier been part of the Argentina team that won the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship on home soil. The Argentines thrashed Ghana 3-0 in the final to win the tournament. The San Lorenzo defender was also part of the Argentina squad that won the football tournament of the 2004 Athens Olympics. FabricioColoccini and Argentina beat Paraguay 1-0 in the final of the tournament to win gold medal with Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez getting the only goal of the game. He enjoyed more success with the junior teams rather than the senior team.


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Newcastle fans on the 22nd of March went on Twitter to appreciate one of their greatest defender in the Premier League in Fabricio Coloccini. Signed from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna in 2008 the defender had endured lean spells at AC Milan Atletico Madrid and Villareal. At Newcastle, the bushy-haired Argentine would wow the Magpies for the next eight years of his stay. Blessed with good speed and excellent in the air Coloccini was the rock behind the fifth-placed finish alongside Steve Taylor in the early part of Alan Pardew’s tenure.