Facundo Roncaglia

Facundo Roncaglia
Personal information
Full name Facundo Sebastian Roncaglia
Nickname (s) The bull.
Nacimiento Chajari, Entre Rios
February 10, 1987 (34 years)
Country Argentina
Nationality (s) Argentina
Height 1,79 m (5 ′ 10 ″)
Weight 77 kg (169 lb)
Sports race
Sport Soccer
Professional club
Sports debut 21th October 2007
(Flag of Argentina.svg Boca Juniors)
Club Osasuna Athletic Club
Liga LaLiga Santander
Position Defense
Dorsal (s) 12
Goals in clubs 16
National selection
Selection ARGFlag of Argentina.svg Argentina
Go. (goals) 14 (0)
  • Boca Juniors (2007 - 2012)
  • → RCD Espanyol (2009 - 2010)
  • → Students (2010 - 2011)
  • ACF Fiorentina (2012 - 2016)
  • Genoa CFC (2014 - 2015)
  • Celta Vigo (2016 - 2019)
  • Valencia CF (2019)
  • CA Osasuna (2019-)

Facundo Roncaglia (Chajarí, Entre Ríos, Argentina, February 10, 1987) is an Argentine soccer player. He plays as a defender and his current team is Club Atlético Osasuna from LaLiga Santander.

His brother Alejandro Roncaglia is also a footballer and works in Ferro de Liga de Fútbol de Chajarí (ER).


It began in the Railway of the city of Chajarí (Entre Ríos). He made his lower divisions at Club Atlético Ferrocarril and made his professional debut under the command of coach Miguel Ángel Russo at Club Atlético Boca Juniors on October 21, 2007, being the starter in his team's draw 1 to 1 against Estudiantes de La Plata, in a match valid for the fourteenth date of the 2007 Opening Tournament. This would be the only match that Roncaglia played in the tournament, where Boca Juniors was located in fourth place with 31 points. In addition, he was not included in the teams that played international competitions such as the 2007 South American Cup and the Club World Cup in Japan where Boca Juniors lost the final with AC Milan.
In Boca he used shirt number 13 and on his return to Boca he used number 23.

He is a young central defender who has excelled at Boca Juniors. After making his debut, he became an essential piece in the back of the Xeneize team, which was proclaimed champion of the 2008 Apertura.

In July 2009, he was loaned to RCD Espanyol in exchange for US $ 250.000 for a year with a purchase option, where he was led by his compatriot Mauricio Pochettino and shared the rear with the Argentines Juan Forlín, Nicolás Pareja and Iván Pillud. Once the loan was finalized, the RCD Espanyol club decided not to make use of the purchase option, so the player returned to Argentina, already playing on loan for Estudiantes de la Plata.

In 2011, after said loan ended, Roncaglia returned to the Boca Juniors Club, which is managed by Julio César Falcioni, returning to play on July 27, 2011 in a pre-season friendly match against RCD Espanyol, in which the Xeneize team would end up losing 3 goals to 1. The coach has passed him as a right back and has adapted perfectly to the position. He played all the games in the Apertura 2011, showing a great level and solidity, and becoming an immovable piece of the team that would turn out to be champion.
So far, he has played 69 games in Boca, scoring 5 goals, and with his solid level, he has won the affection and admiration of all xeneizes fans.

On March 11, 2012 against Independiente in the historic defeat of his team 5-4 marked his first double in the first division.

On June 4, 2012 his transfer for 500.000 euros to Fiorentina was confirmed while the pass was in his possession.

On June 27, 2012 he scored Boca's goal in the first leg of the 2012 Copa Libertadores Final, then as his contract ended on the 30th of this month, Facundo signs an extension to be able to play the final of the Cup, but the leadership by not paying him an insurance for injury (since they offer him one that was a "loaded" because it was life insurance) makes the player lose the chance to play the final, because by not having signed a contract with another club and the pass in his possession if he was injured (as happened to Orion), nobody took over and he could be unemployed for a few months and without a club.
After these untidiness, the president of Boca declares Facundo's representative, Claudio Curti, a person not pleasant and later hires a player (Oscar Ustari) represented by him.

Roncaglia arrives at Fiorentina on July 11, 2012 and signs his contract and is officially presented on July 12 and in addition to being presented, he played his first match (friendly) where he scored a goal and won his team 3-2.
His official debut was on July 18, 2012 against Novara for the Italian Cup, with a 2-0 victory.

He is loaned for the entire 2014/2015 season to Genoa CFC to play the Serie A. In the European Summer of 2015 he returns to Fiorentina.

Celta Vigo

In mid-2016 he is made official as a reinforcement of Celta de Vigo until June 30, 2020 where he will face the 2016-17 UEFA Europa League where he will meet his compatriots, defender Gustavo Cabral and his coach Eduardo Berizzo, in the presentation he They delivered the number 24.


On January 31, 2019, Valencia made his arrival official on loan until the end of the season.

He made his debut with Valencia on February 10, 2019 and, immediately, became one of the starting centrals of the team led by Marcelino.

National selection

He received his first call-up on October 8, 2013 due to the injuries of Hugo Campagnaro and Cristian Ansaldi to face the last two games of the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers against Peru and Uruguay. However, he could not respond to the call. due to muscle fatigue. On November 1 he was called up again by coach Alejandro Sabella, this time for the friendly matches against Ecuador and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He made his debut for the national team on November 15 against Ecuador, whose match ended tied at 0.

After not being summoned to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where his team got second place, in October 2014 he was summoned by new coach Gerardo Martino to replace Mateo Musacchio to face the friendly matches against Brazil and Hong Kong. Roncaglia started against to the Asians, where Argentina won widely 0-7.

After playing in several friendlies, on May 25, 2015 he was included in the list of 23 players to play the 2015 Copa América in Chile. His only participation in the tournament was on June 13 in the first match that ended tied at 2 with Paraguay, where he was placed as a starter as a right back replacing Pablo Zabaleta Argentina managed to advance to the final, where they lost to Chile on penalties 4-1.

After the Copa América, Roncaglia continued to be called up regularly by Gerardo Martino for the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers in Russia. On October 8 he made his debut in qualifying matches, starting against Ecuador for the first date, but the match ended in loss 0-2.

In May 2016, Gerardo Martino included Roncaglia in the list of 23 players for the Copa América Centenario. He made his debut in the competition on June 14 as a starter as a right back against Bolivia for the third game of the group stage, whose match ended in a 3-0 win for AlbicelesteAs in the previous year, Argentina reached the final, where they were defeated by Chile again in a penalty shootout by two goals to four after drawing without goals in regulation time.

Participations in Copa América

Crown Venue Result Matches goals
Copa America 2015 ChileFlag of Chile.svg Chile runner-up 1 0
Centennial America's Cup Flag of the United States.svg United States runner-up 1 0

Participations in World Cup Qualifiers

Eliminatory Country Result Position Matches goals
Russia 2018 Qualifiers RussiaFlag of Russia.svg Russia Round of XNUMX 0 0

International parties

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Updated as of January 27, 2021

Club Country Liga Year Matches goals
CA Boca Juniors Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina ª 1 2007–2009 42 2
RCD Espanyol (on loan) SpainFlag of Spain.svg Spain ª 1 2009–2010 23 0
Students (on loan) Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina ª 1 2010–2011 34 0
CA Boca Juniors Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina ª 1 2011–2012 46 4
AFC Fiorentina ItalyFlag of Italy.svg Italy ª 1 2012–2016 84 4
Genoa CFC (on loan) ItalyFlag of Italy.svg Italy ª 1 2014–2015 32 0
Celta Vigo SpainFlag of Spain.svg Spain ª 1 2016–2018 83 3
Valencia CF (given) SpainFlag of Spain.svg Spain ª 1 2019 11 0
CA Osasuna SpainFlag of Spain.svg Spain ª 1 2019- 38 3


National championships

Degree: Club Country Year
Opening Tournament Boca Juniors, Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 2008
Opening Tournament Estudiantes de La Plata Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 2010
cscr-featured Opening Tournament Boca Juniors, Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 2011
Argentine Cup Boca Juniors, Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 2011-12
Cup Valencia SpainFlag of Spain.svg Spain 2018-19

International championships

Degree: Club Country Year
Recopa Sudamericana Boca Juniors, Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 2008