Hugo Colace (footballer)

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Hugo Colace
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Colace playing for Barnsley in 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-01-06) January 6, 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bangor City (manager)
Youth career
–2001 Argentinos Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Argentinos Juniors 36 (0)
2005–2008 Newell's Old Boys 32 (1)
2007Estudiantes (loan) 5 (0)
2007–2008Flamengo (loan) 5 (0)
2008–2011 Barnsley 101 (8)
2011–2012 Estudiantes Tecos 21 (1)
2012 Auxerre 3 (0)
2014–2015 All Boys 2 (0)
2015–2016 Olimpo 0 (0)
2016 Deportivo Capiatá 5 (1)
2016–2017 Mons Calpe 20 (5)
2017–2018 Atlético dos Arcos
2018 Paceco 1976 14 (3)
2018 Città di Siderno
2018–2019 Orietana
2019 Mons Calpe 7 (1)
2019–2020 Bangor City
National team
2001 Argentina U17 5 (2)
2003 Argentina U20 7 (0)
Teams managed
2020– Bangor City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 October 2019

Hugo Roberto Colace (born January 6, 1984) is an Argentine football manager and former professional footballer who is currently manager of Bangor City in the Cymru North.

He previously played for French side AJ Auxerre, Série A club Flamengo and Argentine top level clubs.

He left Barnsley on June 30, 2010. After a lot of deliberation he turned down Crystal Palace to return to Barnsley on July 20 as he decided against moving to London. At the end of the 2010–11 Championship season, he was released from Barnsley.

Club career[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Colace joined Flamengo on August 30, 2007,[1] and on September 23, 2007,[2] he played his first match as a Flamengo player, a Campeonato Brasileiro match against Juventude at Estádio Alfredo Jaconi, in which he came as a substitute for Cristian.[3] He joined English club Barnsley on a three-year deal on June 27, 2008.[4] During the 2009-10 season, Colace scored 8 goals in all competitions. He received Barnsley's player of the season and player's player of the season award on April 21, 2010, but was not keen on signing a new contract. He finally agreed to return to Oakwell on July 20, 2010, signing a two-year contract.

Listed for loan due to a loss in form with Barnsley, on May 31, 2011 Colace signed with Mexican club Estudiantes Tecos. Tecos was relegated in the 2011-12 season and he joined Ligue 2 side AJ Auxerre in September 2012.[5]

On 6 November 2015 it was announced that Colace would be spending some time on trial at his former club, Barnsley, in the hope of earning a contract.

On 2 January 2020, Colace signed with Welsh club Bangor City F.C. [6]

International career[edit]

Colace represented the Argentina national under-20 football team in the FIFA World Youth Championship in 2003, when his country finished in the fourth position. He captained the side which included players such as Carlos Tevez,[7] Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi.

Club career statistics[edit]

(correct as of July 19, 2010)
Club Season League Cup[8] Europe Play-Offs Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Argentinos 2001–2002 8 0 ? - - - - - - - - - 8 0 ?
Argentinos 2002–03 17 0 ? - - - - - - - - - 17 0 ?
Argentinos 2003–04 7 0 ? - - - - - - - - - 7 0 ?
Argentinos 2004–05 4 0 ? - - - - - - - - - 4 0 ?
Total 2001–2005 36 0 ? - - - - - - - - - 36 0 ?
Newell's Old Boys 2005–06 19 1 0 - - - - - - - - - 19 1 0
Newell's Old Boys 2006–07 13 0 3 - - - - - - - - - 13 0 3
Total 2005-200 32 1 3 - - - - - - - - - 32 1 3
Estudiantes (loan) 2007–08 4 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 4 0 0
Flamengo (loan) 2007–08 3 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 3 0 0
Barnsley 2008–09 34 0 0 1 0 0 - - - - - - 35 0 0
Barnsley 2009–10 42 7 5 4 1 0 - - - - - - 46 8 5
Total 2008–2010 76 7 5 5 1 0 - - - - - - 81 8 5
Career totals 151 8 8 5 1 0 - - - - - - 156 9 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hugo Roberto Colace" (in Portuguese). CBF. Retrieved October 11, 2007.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Sob forte chuva, Ju e Fla empatam" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. September 23, 2007. Retrieved October 11, 2007.
  3. ^ "Estréia de Colace dura um minuto" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. September 23, 2007. Retrieved October 11, 2007.
  4. ^ "Transfer News and Speculation: 28 June". Belfast Telegraph. June 28, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2008.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "AJA : Colace pour un an". L'Équipe (in French). August 30, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "Bangor City: Ex-Barnsley midfielder Hugo Colace joins with Alex Boss". clwbpeldroed. January 2, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  7. ^ "Argentina" (in Portuguese). FIFA. Archived from the original on October 18, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-11.
  8. ^ Includes FA Cup, League Cup and FA Community Shield

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