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Cristian Daniel Ledesma
Ledesma Lazio Fiorentina.JPG
Personal information
Full name Cristian Daniel Ledesma
Date of birth September 24, 1982 (1982-09-24) (age 27)
Place of birth    Moron, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current club Lazio
Number 24
Youth career
1997-2001 Boca Juniors
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2001-2006
2006-
Lecce
Lazio
126 (4)
99 (7)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 1 June 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Cristian Ledesma (born 24 September 1982 in Puerto Madryn) is an Argentine football midfielder

Ledesma is a deep lying central midfielder with a powerful shot with either foot, and occasionally scores goals from long range. His most famous goal from distance, coming in the Derby della Capitale of December 2006, which gave Lazio the lead over Roma.

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Career

He spent his childhood in Puerto Madryn, in the province of Chubut, Argentina. He joined the youth system of top Argentine club Boca Juniors.

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Lecce

In 2001 he was noticed by Lecce, whose sports director Pantaleo Corvino decided to bring Ledesma to Salento, where he immediately became a regular in the team. At Lecce, despite being young, he was captain until November 2005.

Lazio

In July 2006, Roman club Lazio signed Ledesma, after Lecce were relegated to Serie B. With Lazio, Ledesma signed a contract that worth 450,000 euro per season until 2011.

Ledesma's first year in the capital, the 2006-07 season, saw him establish himself as a key player despite a difficult start. His first moment of magic, came in the Derby, when he scored a rocket of a strike from 25 metres out. He continued this good form until the end of the season, by which time Lazio had qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

Statistics

Season Club League National cups Continental cups Total
Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Comp Apps Goals Apps Goals
sett 2001 Italy Lecce A 1 0 CI 1 0 - - - 2 0
2002-03 B 29 1 CI 1 0 - - - 30 1
2003-04 A 30 1 CI 1 0 - - - 31 1
2004-05 A 33 0 CI 4 2 - - - 37 2
2005-06 A 33 2 CI 1 0 - - - 34 2
Total Lecce 126 4 8 2 134 6
2006-07 Italy Lazio A 33 2 CI 3 0 - - - 36 2
2007-08 A 32 3 CI 4 0 CL 7 0 43 3
2008-09 A 34 2 CI 7 1 - - - 41 3
Total Lazio 99 7 14 1 7 0 120 8
Total Serie A 196 10

Honours

Lazio

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