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Fabricio Coloccini | Defensemen

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185

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Fabricio Coloccini added to Newcastle's difficult start to the season with an own goal as Newcastle dropped a decision at home to Arsenal in Week 4 action.
Aleksandar Mitrovic was the player who really got the action going when he was shown a straight red card in the 16th minute. The call might have been a bit harsh but the player has already carved out a reputation for himself in English football after picking up yellow cards by the bunch early in his Magpies career. After the dismissal, Steve McClaren's men had trouble mounting any danger and mostly contented themselves with keeping Arsenal out. When Coloccini's deflection ruined that plan it was always going to end with an Arsenal win. Aug 29 - 9:51 AM

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Despite missing the preseason entirely, Fabricio Coloccini has not taken long to show why he is the club captain, sharing the current league lead in blocked shots.

An important stat for any center back, Coloccini has a reputation for sacrificing his body to keep shots from making their way through on target, part of his natural intensity at the position and a main reason why he wears the armband. It was a disaster day for the Magpies over the weekend as they were down to 10 men before the half, and they still look a poor bet for clean sheets, but in fantasy leagues that reward for other contributions, Coloccini should be a steady producer.
Source: Fantrax
Aug 17 - 8:55 AM

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, Fabricio Coloccini has signed a one-year extension to his contract with an option for an additional year.

It was thought during the summer that Coloccini was on the outs. He had been missing from action all of preseason and Steve McClaren didn't offer up any sound bytes to suppress the growing speculation, but two days before the season begins, the dust has settled. Without any preseason time, it is unclear just how fit the club captain is, making him a doubt for the season opener. Eventually, he and Chancel Mbemba will form the center back partnership. FPL players looking at the 4.0 priced Steven Taylor may get use from him for the first week or two, but is no longer in line to make a spot in the XI his.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has not played a single minute of pre-season under new boss Steve McClaren, fueling speculation that his is about to leave for Crystal Palace…

Fabricio Coloccini’s captain’s armband has been shared by Jack Colback and Daryl Janmaat this summer – two (perhaps the only two) who performed anything like their potential last season. Although Coloccini is carrying an Achilles injury, his total absence throughout the pre-season tour and the imminent arrival Anderlecht center-back Chancel Mbemba looks to many as the end of the road for the Argentine. He has just a year on his current contract, so the club would looking to get a fee of around £2m for him and Crystal Palace have already enquired. A move to the capital, first team football and linking up with former boss Pardew and team-mate Yohan Cabaye might prove a tempting cocktail. Particular compared to the bench at Newcastle.
Jul 27 - 6:38 AM

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has confirmed that club captain Fabricio Coloccini has been missing from the [two] opening pre-season matches because of injury.

Coloccini is said to be struggling with a minor Achilles issue and with limited defensive options decided not to risk the 33 year-old for the opener against Gateshead and Tuesdays’ loss to Club Atlas. However things are improving and the treatment room is beginning to clear with Steven Taylor expected to feature on Saturday for the first time in 7-months following an Achilles tendon rupture while Curtis Good is approaching full fitness after hip surgery ended his World Cup dreams back in April 2014. McClaren also confirmed that Sylvain Marveaux will miss the start of the new campaign after undergoing surgery to address a hernia problem.
Jul 15 - 12:16 PM

Newcastle United have appointed Steve McClaren as the new head coach, giving him a three year contract.

It didn't take long for the Magpies to bring in John Carver's replacement. McClaren has a solid resume in his 20 years of management experience. He won the league title with FC Twente in the Eredivise and earned a trophy while managing Middlesbrough in the previous decade. Hopefully, McClaren takes pleasure in fixing things because he is taking over a right mess at Newcastle, who barely dodged relegation this past season. The brass expect a top eight finish from the new boss, but two consecutive positive results would be the first order of business.
Jun 11 - 11:01 AM

With Daryl Janmaaat and Mike Williamson both suspended for their next match, expect another patchwork defensive unit named by John Carver as Newcastle host West Brom this weekend.

Fabricio Coloccini will be at center back as per usual, otherwise Carver will have to move a few pieces around lest he wants to dip in to his youth squad. Expect Ryan Taylor to shift back to right back to fill in for Janmaat, Jack Colback to shift to left back from central midfield and Paul Dummett, who would normally be at left back, to push in to partner Coloccini. It would be difficult to imagine anything but a long day at the office for this unit, so despite not being known for attacking investment, the Baggies should be looked at for possible options there to potentially exploit the Toon.

Newcastle United could never get anything going at Goodison Park, as poor defending, a lack of Papiss Cisse and a red card given to Fabricio Coloccini all played a role in a forgettable 3-0 loss to Everton.

The Magpies may be suffering from "not enough to play for disease" as they will likely sputter their way to a mid table finish and avoid relegation. Everton took advantage and dominated the game in every way. The major damage though is likely the Coloccini red. He gave a rash tackle on Aaron Lennon and was sent off with a quickness. Now the club captain stands to miss the next three. It is truly the last area John Carver can afford to lose a player as there next center back option would likely be the extremely green Lubomir Satka. With Arsenal next up, all bets are off with Newcastle investment right now.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 15 - 2:07 PM

Newcastle will need to check on a number of their high profile stars ahead of Saturdays’ hugely daunting trip to Stamford Bridge after several of their players were rested as a precaution for last weekends’ FA Cup tie at the King Power Stadium.

Moussa Sissoko, Jack Colback, Daryl Janmaat and Fabricio Coloccini were all experiencing muscular discomfort following a heavy festive fixture period and temporary manager John Carver decided to take no risks despite the baying Geordie public desperate for cup success. The Newcastle squad are currently stretched to capacity with no fewer than seventeen [17] missing or at risk of dropping out which includes those on African Cup of Nations duty – Papiss Cisse and Mehdi Abeid – while Steven Taylor underwent surgery on Wednesday after rupturing his Achilles on New Years’ Day. The defender will be sidelines for between 6-9 months.
Jan 8 - 8:18 AM

Alan Pardew confirmed on Tuesday that Captain Fabricio Coloccini will miss the next three Premier League games after a scan on Tyneside confirmed the central defender had suffered a calf injury during the win at West Brom in game week eleven.

Coloccini limped off at the Hawthorns almost ten days ago but the Argentine defender flew straight home post-match and only returned to England this weekend. Tests revealed a minor strain – grade one – which is expected to keep him out until December with Pardew sweating on the fitness of a number of defenders. Steven Taylor [knee] was absent last time out although his knee injury is not thought to be serious – Mike Williamson has only just recovered from a muscular problem and is lacking fitness while Davide Santon is slightly behind schedule. Add Mehdi Abeid [broken toe] into the equation and again the international break has been unkind to United.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 04:54:00 PM

Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini made this week's Best XI after a fantastic performance in Newcastle's win over Leicester City.

Coloccini and the Newcastle defense did well in this match but this team has conceded 14 goals in 8 matches. We don't particularly like their chances of clean sheets going ahead and almost none of their defenders are worth owning, regardless of the matchup. The only exception here might be Daryl Janmaat, who gets some offensive stats to boost his average to eight fantasy points per game.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 09:50:00 PM

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini is back in Argentina after a family bereavement, and will miss their class with Hull City Tigers.

Newcastle is already facing a bit of an injury crisis, but losing their captain and star defender is another matter entirely. They were beaten by multiple goals per match in his most recent absence. Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson will most likely be Newcastle's center backs this weekend.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 01:00:00 AM

In dire need of a boost, Newcastle United could welcome back two of their more important players - Fabricio Coloccini and Cheik Tiote - against Aston Villa.

Both players are doubts, but their return would help steady a team that has shipped 10 goals in their last three matches.
Source: SkySports
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 12:31:00 AM

Newcastle captain, Fabricio Coloccini, faces another spell on the sidelines after damaging his knee's medial ligaments against West Brom.

Coloccini could miss six weeks, and is a huge loss for the Magpies. Steven Taylor, or more likely, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, will deputize alongside Mike Williamson.
Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:58:00 AM

Fabricio Coloccini could be available for selection this weekend, as Newcastle look to beat another London team, this time against Spurs at White Hart Lane.

Despite keeping a clean sheet against Chelsea last weekend, the Magpies would welcome their captain's return.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 11:09:00 AM