Kily González’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro
Argentine footballer

Is

Athlete Football player Association football player

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Argentina

Type

Sports

Gender
male

Birth

4 August 1974, Rosario

Age:
46 years

Cristian Alberto ‘Kily’ González Peret (born 4 August 1974) is an Argentine retired footballer who played mainly as a left winger.He started his career with Rosario Central which he would represent in three different spells, moving to Spain in 1996 where he appeared for Zaragoza and Valencia, amassing La Liga totals of 182 games and 23 goals over the course of seven seasons and winning the national championship with the latter. He also spent three years in Italy with Inter Milan.González’s spell in the Argentine national team lasted for ten years, in which he was selected for the 2002 World Cup and two Copa América tournaments, for a total of 56 caps.

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Club careerEarly yearsSpainInterReturn homeInternational careerStyle of playStatisticsClubInternationalHonoursClubCountryIndividual
Club career
Early years
Born in Rosario, Santa Fe, González started playing with local Rosario Central, making his Argentine Primera División debut on 18 December 1993 in a 0–2 away loss against Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata.
After two years he moved to Boca Juniors, spending the 1995–96 season with the club and playing alongside Diego Maradona.
Spain
In 1996 González transferred to Real Zaragoza. He appeared in his first game in La Liga on 8 September by playing 19 minutes in a 2–1 win at Sevilla FC and, during his three-year spell in Aragon, shared teams with countryman Gustavo López who was also a winger.
Subsequently González joined fellow league club Valencia CF for 1.300.000 pesetas, being teammate to also Argentines Pablo Aimar and Roberto Ayala for several seasons and contributing with 31 matches and two goals in the 2001–02 campaign as his team won the league title after a 31-year wait. Following the emergence of younger Vicente he became surplus to requirements – only 13 appearances and 546 minutes of action in his last year, which also included a run-in with manager Rafael Benítez– and left the Che as a free agent; additionally, he amassed UEFA Champions League combined totals of 31 games and five goals as the side reached the final in 2000 and 2001, and was granted Spanish nationality in early January 2001.
Inter
In the 2003 summer, González followed Valencia coach Héctor Cuper to F.C. Internazionale Milano, and again shared teams with several compatriots.
He was used mainly as a substitute during his tenure, playing 75 official contests and failing to find the net.
Return home
Aged 32, González returned to his country and Rosario Central, going on to still be an important first-team member during three top flight seasons. On 4 August 2009, he joined San Lorenzo de Almagro who was managed by former national teammate Diego Simeone; however, after the former’s relegation, he decided to rejoin for a third spell and help in the Primera B Nacional campaign, following which he retired at 37.

International career
An Argentine international since 1995, González made his debut on 8 November in a 0–1 home defeat to Brazil. He was selected by manager Marcelo Bielsa for his 1999 Copa América squad, scoring one of his nine goals in the nation’s 2–0 group stage win against Uruguay as the former went on to reach the quarter finals only to be eliminated by eventual champions Brazil. He went on to become a regular member of the starting eleven under that coach, and also participated in the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea, starting against England (and being replaced) and also appearing against Nigeria and Sweden in an eventual group stage exit.
Two years later, again under Bielsa, González was selected for the 2004 Summer Olympics tournament as one of three overaged players. He featured in all games and scored in the opener against Serbia (6–0), helping the Albiceleste win gold in Athens.
González also took part in the 2004 Copa América, netting three times in the tournament: his first two came in the group stage, in Argentina’s victories against Ecuador and Uruguay, and his last was a penalty in regulation time in the final against Brazil, which eventually ended in a shootout loss with the player again converting his attempt.

Style of play
González was a quick and versatile midfielder, who was capable of playing both as a winger and as an attacking midfielder. His main attributes were his technical ability, his powerful and accurate striking ability from distance and his determination.

Statistics
Club

Club performance
League
Cup
Continental
Total

Season
Club
League
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals

Argentina
League
Cup
South America
Total

1993–94
Rosario Central
Primera División
21
2

1994–95
30
5

1995–96
Boca Juniors
Primera División
36
3

1996–97
1
0

Spain
League
Copa del Rey
Europe
Total

1996–97
Zaragoza
La Liga
30
3
4
1


34
4

1997–98
33
6
7
1


40
7

1998–99
29
6
1
0


30
6

1999–00
Valencia
La Liga
31
2
2
0
16
3
49
5

2000–01
22
3
0
0
14
2
36
5

2001–02
26
3
0
0
6
0
32
3

2002–03
13
0
1
0
6
1
20
1

Italy
League
Coppa Italia
Europe
Total

2003–04
Inter
Serie A
21
0
4
0
7
0
31
0

2004–05
14
0
5
0
2
0
21
0

2005–06
16
0
4
0
2
0
22
0

Argentina
League
Cup
South America
Total

2006–07
Rosario Central
Primera División
31
4

2007–08
24
4

2008–09
21
2

2009–10
San Lorenzo
Primera División
32
0

2010–11
Rosario Central
Primera B Nacional

Country
Argentina
196
20

Spain
182
23
15
2
42
6
241
31

Italy
51
0
13
0
11
0
74
0

Total
429
43

International

Argentina

Year
Apps
Goals

1995
1
0

1996
0
0

1997
0
0

1998
0
0

1999
10
2

2000
10
0

2001
7
2

2002
7
0

2003
5
1

2004
12
4

2005
4
0

Total
56
9

Honours
Club

Valencia

La Liga: 2001–02
Supercopa de España: 1999
UEFA Champions League: Runner-up 1999–2000, 2000–01

Inter

Serie A: 2005–06
Coppa Italia: 2004–05, 2005–06
Supercoppa Italiana: 2005

Country

Summer Olympic Games: 2004
Copa América: 2004 (Runner-up)

Individual

UEFA Team of the Year: 2001

^ “Kily González”. Eurosport. Retrieved 2 December 2015.

^ “González”. Soccerway. Retrieved 2 December 2015.

“UEFA Team of the Year 2001”. UEFA.com. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2015.

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