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Marcelo Saralegui

Marcelo Saralegui
Personal information
Full nameMarcelo Saralegui Arregín
Date of birth (1971-05-18) May 18, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birthMontevideo, Uruguay
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
1994-1995Racing Club33(5)
1995-1999Colón de Santa Fe105(29)
2000-2001Racing Club12(0)
2004Uruguay Montevideo?(?)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marcelo Saralegui Arregín (born May 18, 1971 in Montevideo) is a former Uruguayan football midfielder who played 33 times for the Uruguay national team between 1992 and 1997.[1] In 1995 he was part of the Uruguay squad that won the Copa América.

Saralegui started his professional playing career in 1989 with Nacional, in 1992 he played a part in the clubs championship winning season. Later that year he joined Torino of Italy but he did not have much success there and returned to South America to play in Argentina.

His first club in Argentina was Racing Club de Avellaneda where he played one season before joining Colón de Santa Fe. He played over 100 games for Colón between 1995 and 1999.

In 1999 he joined Independiente, fierce rivals of Racing Club. In 2000 he rejoined Racing Club.

In 2001 he returned to Uruguay to play for Nacional again, and in 2001 he won his second Uruguayan championship. In the final years of his career he played for Fénix and Uruguay Montevideo.

International career

He made his debut for Uruguay in a friendly match against Australia (2-0 win) on June 21, 1992 in the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo under coach Luis Alberto Cubilla.[2]


Season Team Title
1992 Uruguay Nacional Primera División Uruguaya
1995 Uruguay Uruguay Copa América
2001 Uruguay Nacional Primera División Uruguaya


External links

  • Marcelo Saralegui at
  • (Spanish) Tenfield
  • (Spanish) Argentine Primera statistics

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