El Ogro retu… oh

Cristian Fabbiani has been without a club since having his contract terminated by River six months ago for being a fatso. During the current winter break, he’s returned to (ahem) ‘action’ with newly-promoted All Boys, and it hasn’t taken long for him to ensure he gets to put his feet up again. Six minutes into his first training session, El Ogro pulled up with a hamstring strain.

Not normally a career-threatening sort of injury, but in the case of a player who’s still woefully overweight and has barely kicked a ball in anger during 2010, it’s enough to through Fabbiani’s professional future into doubt. After being let go by River for not bothering to get down to a sensible weight or get match fit for a long time (as well as not being any good when he did play), Fabbiani has struggled to find a club so far this year, so getting injured just six minutes into his first training session with All Boys is hardly a great addition to his CV.

Fabbiani’s still only 26, but any hope he had of keeping a top flight career going will now surely be compromised. No-one in the Argentine Primera was willing to take a risk on him after his release from Núñez and after a flirtation with Tiburones Rojos of the Mexican second division the move to All Boys was supposed to be his chance to get back on track in his homeland. In sub-zero temperatures though (yep, it really is cold in Buenos Aires at present!) his physical state evidently wasn’t up to the job. It looks like the great 2008 he had with Newell’s Old Boys is long forgotten, and a man who was once tipped (briefly) to be a big star in Argentine football looks most likely to be remembered for simply being big.

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6 thoughts on “El Ogro retu… oh

  1. Is there a “bigger” joke in Argentine football than Fabbiani ? Like a very, very poor man’s John Daly, and even that description does a disservice to Daly.

  2. I can totally see his career devolving into an occasional starter for someone like Deportivo Santamarina or some fourth division side from the Interior.

  3. Sorry, I was just looking for an example of an obscure team. Guess there are not obscure teams anymore. How about Club Atlético Chaco For Ever? (yes, the spelling is correct)

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