What ever happened to? Fernando Pasquinelli

Pasquinelli playing for Aberdeen.
In 2000 Leicester City signed a young Argentine striker called Fernando Pasquinelli from Argentine giants Boca Juniors. He never played for the Leicester City first team and when manager Martin O'Neill left the club later that year to take over at Celtic, Pasquinelli was one of the first players cleared out by new manager Peter Taylor.

Pasquinelli returned to Boca Juniors but was immediately loaned out to Argentine 3rd division side San Telmo where he actually made his league debut, never having taken to the field for Boca or Leicester. In 2002 he joined Temperley in the same division.

Pasquinelli got his chance to return to the UK when he was signed by Scottish Premier league side Livingston in 2003, where he played 35 games in all competitions, scoring 5 goals. At the end of the season he joined Aberdeen where he made another 10 appearances, scoring 3 goals before tearing a muscle in December 2004. This spell in Scotland can be considered the most successful part of his career, but it came to an end in 2005 when he was released by Aberdeen because of the injury that had kept him out of action for over 3 months.

Pasquinelli playing for Sarmiento
in the Argentine 3rd division.
Upon his return to Argentina he signed for Talleres in the national 2nd division for a season, the highest level he ever played at in Argentina. In 2007 he returned to Temperley for another stint but was released after six months, which is not surprising considering  this miss. His next club was Platense back in the 2nd division for a short stint towards the end of 2007.

In 2008 he played for LDU Portoviejo in Ecuador for a few months before joining Sarmiento back in the Argentine 3rd division where he spent the longest stint he has managed at any of his clubs to date, netting 19 league goals over two seasons.

In 2010 he was signed by yet another Argentine 3rd division side, this time Tristán Suárez, where he currently plays.



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