Matías Aguirregaray

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Aguirregaray and the second or maternal family name is Guruceaga.
Matías Aguirregaray
Personal information
Full name Matías Aguirregaray Guruceaga
Date of birth (1989-04-01) 1 April 1989
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right wing back
Club information
Current team
Estudiantes de La Plata
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Peñarol 66 (2)
2011–2012Palermo (loan) 12 (0)
2012CFR Cluj (loan) 8 (1)
2013 Peñarol 14 (1)
2013– Estudiantes de La Plata 34 (3)
2015-2016Peñarol (loan) 29 (5)
National team
2009 Uruguay U-20 9 (1)
2012 Uruguay Olympic 4 (0)
2012– Uruguay 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 June 2013.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:06, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Matías Aguirregaray Guruceaga (born 1 April 1989, in Porto Alegre) is an Uruguayan football player who is currently playing for Estudiantes de La Plata. His nickname is "El Vasquito". He also holds a Spanish passport, allowing him to be counted as an EU player.[1]

Club career

Aguirregaray made his professional debut in 2007 with a Peñarol shirt, and spent four full seasons with the club.

In October 2010 he joined Tercera División club Terrassa FC, in order to help him gain a Spanish passport to ease a potential move to a higher-rank team within Europe. He never played a single game with the Catalans.[2][3]

On 24 August 2011, Serie A club Palermo confirmed to have signed Aguirregaray on loan from Montevideo Wanderers F.C., with an option to fully acquire the player's transfer right by the end of the season.[4] He made his debut as a second-half substitute for Nicolás Bertolo in a Serie A home game against Cagliari, ended in a 3–2 win for his side.

In July 2013 he signed a contract with Argentinian club Estudiantes de La Plata.

International career

Aguirregaray took part at the 2009 South American Youth Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup as part of the Uruguayan under-20 team.

In September 2012, he was called up to the Uruguayan senior side for two World Cup qualifying matches against Colombia and Ecuador, but failed to make debut.[5] He finally made his debut to the senior squad in February 2013 in a 3–1 friendly loss against Spain, coming on as a substitute.

Personal life

Matias is the son of Penarol's former player, Óscar Aguirregaray.[6]


  1. "Aguirregaray alla Lazio? Ne sto parlando con Lotito". Corriere dello Sport – Stadio (in Italian). 13 June 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  2. "Aguirregaray arriba al Terrassa FC, de moment, per entrenar" [Aguirregaray arrivers to Terrassa, at the moment only for training purposes] (in Catalan). 22 October 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  3. "Aguirregaray fa escala a Terrassa" [Aguirregaray arrives to Terrassa] (in Catalan). El Punt Avui. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  4. "ALTRO ACQUISTO AGUIRREGARAY ROSANERO" [Another acquisition, Aguirregaray is a Rosanero] (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  5. "Matias Aguirregaray a fost convocat la echipa națională!" (in Romanian). Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  6. Peñarol: Aguirregaray no se va @ Tenfield
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