When Monchi arrived In Rome this summer a lot of people didn’t know what to expect but he is proven time and again the brilliance this man possesses. His intent has not changed since he arrived he desires something will all do to make Roma a champion. This summer he lost some key players and assembled a group of signings that have potential to been massive players for the club and have seen several players that have made massive impacts on the team this season. Monchi also held on to Radja Nainggolan, Kevin Strootman despite amid interest from some big clubs as well as hanging on the club legend Danielle De Rossi. Not to mention hiring the best possible coach for Roma who has the potential to take Roma the distance. He has done so much for the club allready and last week was another example of it. As Monchi gave a contract extension to yet another player as Federico Fazio commits his future to Roma signing a new deal that spans until 2020. The 30-Year old was elated about the new deal as he spoke about his affection for the club.“This was an easy decision for me to make,” Fazio said. “Ever since I arrived here I’ve got on really well with all my team-mates, the staff and everyone who works here at Roma. “I love the city and I’m really happy here. It’s great news that I’m going to be here until 2020.” Said the Argentine who is affectionately known as Il Comandante’. Fazio joined on a initial loan deal that was made permeant this summer. His Roma moved resurrected his career He had a very strong first season with the club making 48 appearances last season scoring four goals as he became one of the best center backs in Europe last season. Monchi spoken on the recent deal with very positive things to say about the Argentine. With this extension, we are retaining one of the most important pillars of this team,” said the club’s sporting director Monchi. “Personally speaking, I am also extremely happy – as I have always thought that Fede is a dominant central defender. Fazio has continued his excellent play this season playing a big part in Roma’s #1 defense in Serie A. He may be 30 years old but he is a player that fits Roma and has several seasons in him yet he has shown the world what he could of been at spurs. Roma bought him for 3.2 Million Federico Fazio has redefined the word bargain with his performances
Fazio made a name for himself at Sevilla winning the Europa League on Two Occasions
Fazio prior to coming to Italy played for a fair few clubs to eventually earning this move. Federico Fazio started his career in his homeland of Argentina for Ferro Carril Oeste who were in the second tier of Argentina football. Fazio made 17 appearances for them before a European club came in for him in January. Sevilla signed Fazio in January of 2007 Sevilla’s Sporting Director was Former Roma Sporting director Monchi. Fazio and Monchi would work together for the first time as Monchi played a massive role in Sevilla signing him. The then 20-year old was in a need city a different country and a different style of football he started with Sevilla’s reserves playing 20 games for them before getting promoted to Sevilla’s first team. He would begin his journey with the first team a club where he developed into quite a player as he would make a name for himself. In that first season he would make 24 appearances scoring thee goals in La Liga as he Helped Sevilla to 5th in La Liga getting into the UEFFA Cup. He suffered some injures over his next two seasons with Sevilla played just 35 games over those two years. Sevilla finished 3rd over the 2008-2009 season despite having been sidelined throughout the season that season also that season Sevilla brought in current Roma teammate Diego Perotti. The following season Sevilla made the round of 16 in the champions league (Beaten by CSAKA Moscow) also well as winning the Copa Del Rey beating league champions Barcelona on the way to the trophy. He was out of a lot of games but this marked Fazio’s first trophy with the club despite just scoring one goal in 13 appearances. The following season Sevilla dropped to 5th in the league after several manager changes however Fazio but together a pretty good season playing 25 games scoring one goal he really started to improve his skills as he got further into his Sevilla career. The following two seasons he became a consistent starter no longer had injury issues making 66 appearances and scoring 6 over those two seasons he really started to develop into the final article the league was taking notice. However club hit a very low point finishing 9th in back to back seasons. Fazio finished off his final season with Sevilla in 2013-2014 season in a bask of glory. In his last season Sevilla got back to the top half of the table finishing 5th in the league but even more importantly would thrive in the Europa league. Sevilla finished top of their group then took out Maribor in the round of 32 Real Betis in the Round of 16 FC Porto in the quarterfinals and Valencia in the Semis. As they made the Europa league final as they took on Benfica in the Europa League Final at Juventus stadium Sevilla would win in a shootout after 0-0 after 120 minutes. That would be his fair well performance for the Spaniards as a premier league move was innimint. In 7 seven season he made 192 appearances scoring 14 goals.
Fazio failed to deliver at Spurs before finding a home in the Italian Capital at Roma
In 2014 After developing into a superb defender in La Liga Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur Agreed to terms for Fazio in a 8 Million deal on a four year contract. Things in England didn’t go as planned he got off to horrid start getting s straight red in his debut. He didn’t seem to get better he felt lost like is playing career was on the verge of being diminished. He only played 20 games in the league 31 in total the premier league just was not working Spurs finished 5th in the league that season but Fazio didn’t play much of a part in the season. A year earlier he was one of the key players is Sevilla’s Europa league title he went from that to not even being able to get into the team. The next season he wasn’t part of the plans for Spurs so the London club sent him back to Sevilla on loan. Back at Sevilla he started picking himself up during his loan Sevilla finished 7th and helped Sevilla go back to back as they won the Europa league again beating Liverpool. When he retuned to Spurs he knew his career in England was over. He would be sent out on loan once again as the move that saved his career was coming.
Fazio was loaned to A.S. Roma with the Italians having the possibility of making the deal permanent at the end of the campaign for €3.2 million he was reunited with former teammate Diego Perotti at Roma as he was a surprise signing for Roma but his underdog story began. He came in not sure what to expect he turned out to be a major piece to Lucaino Spalletti’s side. He was the anchor in the back for Roma in his first season in Serie A he became one of the leagues best players he bounced back from adversity to become a key player as he was named to team of the week several times. He was a part of arguably one the best Roma teams in recent time despite not winning anything they were one of the best teams in Italy last season. Roma’s attack was lethal they scored 123 goals in all competitions. He fit Italian football very well his size an stretch gave Roma a real asset epsically on corners and set pieces his 6’5 frame made him very difficult to defend. He made 48 appearances last season for Roma scoring 4 goals equally his career high. Despite Roma’s recording breaking season Roma finished 2nd thanks to a 90th minute goal by Perotti on Roma legend Francesco Totti’s last ever game for Roma. Fazio used his size to get a header into the box off a cross from Nainggolan. His header led to Dzeko header and the eventually winner from Perotti as they beat out Napoli to second after a relentless battle. In the summer Spalletti left for Inter Milan Roma also lost Salah and Rudiger to Liverpool and Chelsea Respectively. Fazio’s friend Monchi came to Roma to be their Sporting director made loads of signings spending a good amount of money and appointing former player Eusebio Di Francesco. Fazio was purchased by permeant for 3.2Million from Spurs. This season he has continued to do well and has played nearly every game often as a starter and has played a big part in Roma’s #1 defense that has only conceded 9 goals in total with 9 shutouts in Serie A. His performance have earned him a contract extension to keep him in Rome until 2020 he has found a home in Rome hopefully Argentina will come calling more frequently now.
Fazio Has found a home in Rome as He has Developed Into of the Leagues Best Players
Federico Fazio Appearances 55 Goals: 4
Argentina: 7 Appearances Goals: 1