Nicolás Bertolo

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Nicolás Bertolo
Personal information
Full name Nicolás Santiago Bertolo
Date of birth (1986-01-02) 2 January 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Córdoba, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
River Plate
Number TBA
Youth career
Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Boca Juniors 10 (1)
2008 Nacional (loan) 15 (3)
2008–2009 Banfield 35 (8)
2009–2012 Palermo 56 (3)
2010–2011 Real Zaragoza (loan) 36 (5)
2012–2013 Cruz Azul 20 (2)
2013–2015 Banfield 64 (13)
2015– River Plate 7 (0)
National team
2011– Argentina 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2015.

† Appearances (goals)

Nicolás Santiago Bertolo (born 2 January 1986 in Córdoba) is an Argentine football midfielder who is currently under contract with Argentinian club River Plate. His nickname is El Cordobes.


Bertolo came through the Boca Juniors youth system to make his professional debut on January 10, 2006 in a 3–2 win over Velez Sarsfield. In 2007 he was part of the Boca Juniors squad that won Copa Libertadores.

In 2008 Bertolo was loaned to Uruguayan club Nacional where he scored 3 goals in 15 appearances and in July 2008 he joined Banfield.

As a child Bertolo was a supporter of local side Instituto Atlético Central Córdoba but opted to join Boca Juniors instead. On 20 July 2009 Palermo acquired the Argentine midfielder from Banfield.[1]

After a season as a backup player behind regulars Fabio Liverani, Antonio Nocerino and Giulio Migliaccio, Bertolo was sent on loan to Real Zaragoza of La Liga on August 2010, with an option for the Spanish club to sign him permanently at the end of the season.[2] He ended the season with 36 appearances and 5 goals, but Zaragoza ultimately opted not to acquire the player, leading him to a return to Palermo. Scored his first goal in rosanero on 21 September 2011 against Cagliari, in a Serie A match.

On December 29, 2012 he moved to the Mexican club Cruz Azul.[3]

On August 8, 2013 he returned to Banfield.

International career

He made his International debut on 1 June 2011 against Nigeria in a 4-1 defeat. Played against Poland four days from the first minute.


Season Team Title
2007 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
Clausura 2013 Mexico Cruz Azul Copa MX


  1. "Bertolo: "Soy un agradecido a Banfield"" (in Spanish). Club Atlético Banfield. 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2009-07-11. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Presentación de Bertolo, quinto fichaje" (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2010-08-06. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "BERTOLO CEDUTO AL CRUZ AZUL" (in Italian). US Palermo. 2012-12-29. Retrieved 2012-12-29. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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