Sebastián Guenzatti

Sebastián Ignacio Guenzatti Varela (born July 8, 1991) is a Uruguayan-American soccer player who currently plays for Tampa Bay Rowdies in the USL Championship.

Sebastián Guenzatti
Personal information
Full name Sebastián Ignacio Guenzatti Varela
Date of birth (1991-07-08) July 8, 1991
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward, Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Number 13
Youth career
2003–2010 Brooklyn Knights
2010–2013 Peñarol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Huracán 9 (1)
2013–2016 New York Cosmos 85 (10)
2017– Tampa Bay Rowdies 67 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 October 2019


Guenzatti was born in Uruguay before moving to the United States at 12. He graduated from Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows, New York City.[1] Professional aspirations took Guenzatti back to his homeland, where he played with Peñarol's under-19 team, before moving to Huracán in 2013.

Guenzatti moved back to the United States on July 5, 2013 when he signed for NASL club New York Cosmos.[2] Guenzatti made his debut for the Cosmos on August 10, 2013 in a 0-0 draw against Tampa Bay.[3] He scored the game-winning goal in the team's 1-0 win over Minnesota United FC on September 14, 2013 and earned NASL Team of the Week honors for his performance.[4] The Uruguayan scored one goal and recorded one assist in ten matches for the Cosmos during the 2013 season and played 86 minutes during the team's 2013 NASL Soccer Bowl championship game 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Silverbacks.[5]

On January 3, 2014, the Cosmos announced that they had signed Guenzatti to a contract extension.[5]

During the 2014 Spring season, Guenzatti was tied for second on the team in scoring, recording two goals and two assists in seven matches as the team posted a 6-2-1 (W-L-D) record and finished in second place in the NASL Spring Standings.[6] He earned NASL Team of the Week honors for his Week 7 goal in the team's 1-1 draw with Indy Eleven.[7]

He finished the regular season tied for second on the team in scoring with four goals and three assists in 22 appearances (19 starts). He scored the game-winning goal in the team's 1-0 victory over Ottawa Fury FC on July 20, 2014 which earned him NASL Team of the Week honors and he combined with fellow Queens native David Diosa to score in the team's 3-2 win over the Atlanta Silverbacks on September 13, 2014.[8][9]

In 2015, Guenzatti scored four times in 23 appearances, which included 10 starts. Guenzatti opened the scoring in back-to-back 3-0 wins over the Atlanta Silverbacks (Oct. 7) and FC Edmonton (Oct. 11) He racked up 986 minutes on the field in NASL play.

On July 31, 2017, Guenzetti signed with United Soccer League side Tampa Bay Rowdies.[10]


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