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index 0 Former Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini has revealed that he would so much cherish the idea of being called back to the Argentina national team after a long time out of the setup. The former Premier League defender now plays for Argentine Primera Division side Aldosivi. After beginning his career in his home country with Boca Juniors, one of Argentina's best club teams, he started to attract interest from a number of clubs across Europe, including Italian Serie A giants AC Milan. He sealed a transfer to the San Siro from Boca Juniors but it was not a fairytale spell for him in Italy and was loaned to four different clubs afterward. He recently played for Newcastle in the English Premier League but he was yet again unlucky and could not replicate the form that saw him gain a lot of media attention at Boca Juniors. He could not cope with the intensity and the rush of the English League and after also battling against a lack of form and inconsistency, there was very little or nothing he could do to convince the Newcastle bosses that he still had what it takes to put his career back on track and from there it was agreed by mutual consent that the best decision would be to leave St James' Park.


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Argentine international defender FabricioColoccinisigned for Newcastle United from Spanish team Deportivo La Coruna in August 2008. Newcastle United paid £10.3m to secure his transfer and he went on to make his debut two days after joining the Northeast club. His first game was a Premier League encounter with Newcastle United which ended in a 1-1 draw at the start of the 2008/09 season. FabricioColoccini played the entire duration of the league clash with the reigning Premier League champions. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1200"][/caption] FabricioColoccini signed a five-year deal when he joined the Magpies from Deportivo La Coruna and he would later become one of the most consistent performers in the Newcastle United squad. He formed a centre back partnership with Frenchman Sebastien Bassong in his first season as a Newcastle United player.


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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.