Player Details

Name

Nicolás Figal

Height

5' 11"

Weight

141 lbs

Date of Birth

4.3.1994 (27)

Birthplace

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre/Right

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Figal was signed by Inter Miami in January 2020. The center back was called up to the Argentine senior national team in 2019, receiving senior call-ups for matches against Chile and Mexico. 

He previously spent the majority of his career with Club Atlético Independiente, making his professional debut for the club at 19 years old. His first senior appearance came in a match against Club Atlético Gimnasia y Esgrima in 2014. He helped guide the club to promotion to the first division that season.

Figal went on to make over 100 total appearances for Independiente, leading the team to the prestigious 2017 Copa Sudamericana and the 2018 Suruga Bank Championship titles. While in Argentina, Figal faced Inter Miami teammates Julián Carranza and Matías Pellegrini. First, playing Pellegrini on February 9, 2018, with Pellegrini scoring in a 2-2 draw, and then on December 6, 2019, with Carranza’s Club Atlético Banfield earning a 0-1 victory.
 
The 2019-20 campaign was a productive one for Figal as he started in all 14 league matches he played in and tallied one goal and three assists despite his defensive positioning. His versatility also saw him feature as a right back for Independiente. 

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