Emanuel Cecchini

Rodrigo Emanuel Cecchini (born 24 December 1996) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Seattle Sounders FC on loan from Málaga CF.

Emanuel Cecchini
Personal information
Full name Rodrigo Emanuel Cecchini
Date of birth (1996-12-24) 24 December 1996
Place of birth Ingeniero Huergo, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Seattle Sounders
(on loan from Málaga)
Number 15
Youth career
CSyD Huergo
2010–2015 Banfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Banfield 31 (4)
2017– Málaga 2 (0)
2018León (loan) 1 (0)
2018–2019Banfield (loan) 13 (0)
2019–Seattle Sounders (loan) 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 July 2018

Club career


Born in Ingeniero Luis A. Huergo, Río Negro Province, Cecchini joined Banfield's youth setup in 2010, from CSyD Huergo.[1] On 14 June 2013, he made his first team debut at the age of 16, coming on as a late substitute in a 4–2 away win against Defensa y Justicia for the Primera B Nacional championship.

Cecchini subsequently returned to the youth setup, only appearing once on the bench during the 2013–14 season as his side achieved promotion to Primera División. He made his debut in the category on 21 February 2015, replacing Nicolás Bertolo in a 4–1 routing of Atlético de Rafaela.

Cecchini became a regular starter under Julio César Falcioni during the 2016–17 campaign, and scored his first goal on 2 October 2016 by netting the winner in a 3–2 home success over San Martín de San Juan.[2]


On 27 July 2017, Cecchini signed a five-year deal with La Liga side Málaga CF.[3] He made his debut for the club on 15 October, replacing Paul Baysse late into a 0–2 home loss against CD Leganés.

On 28 December 2017, Cecchini was loaned to Mexican Club León for the next six months without a buying option.[4] After appearing in only 63 minutes for the club, he returned to Banfield the following 25 June, also in a temporary deal.[5]

Loan to Seattle Sounders FC

On 8 August 2019, Cecchini was loaned to Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer (MLS) on the last day of the league's summer transfer window.[6]


Seattle Sounders FC


  1. "Emanuel Cecchini". Mondo Fútbol. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  2. "Banfield se despertó a tiempo y derrotó a San Martín de San Juan" [Banfield woke up in time and defeated San Martín de San Juan] (in Spanish). El Intransigente. 2 October 2016. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  3. "El centro del campo ya tiene nombre, Emanuel Cecchini" [The centre of the midfield already has a name, Emanuel Cecchini] (in Spanish). Málaga CF. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  4. "León oficializa contratación del Argentino Cecchini" [León makes official that the Argentine Cecchini joins the team] (in Spanish). Mediotiempo. 28 December 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  5. "Cecchini loaned out to Banfield". Málaga CF. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  6. "Sounders FC adds Emanuel Cecchini and Luis Silva as summer transfer window closes" (Press release). Seattle Sounders FC. August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
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