Facundo Affranchino was born on February 9 in Paraná, Entre Ríos. He made his absolute debut in the First Division in the Biggest on November 10, 2007 at just 17 years of age in the defeat of River against Huracán by 2 to 1. His position was that of the classic eight, the right-hand midfielder performed by the entire band. With the arrival of Diego Simeone to the technical direction, the midfielder had little participation and although he was part of the squad that won the Clausura 2008, he did not play a single game. Without much filming, he remained at the Millionaire until 2011 when he went on loan to San Martín de San Juan.
After a brief stint at Santo Sanjuanino he returned to the Biggest in 2012 but he didn’t add many minutes either, He barely played seven games and again went on loan to San Martín (SJ). His career continued in Belgrano and he was in the 2013/14 season, in that year he returned to Núñez but did not add even a minute and his destination was in Mexico, more precisely in Lobos BUAP de Puebla, who at that time was active in the Second Division of the Aztec country. After playing just 6 games in the Mexican team, he returned to Argentina where in principle played in Union –Barely 10 encounters- and then found the regularity that he lacked in his career at Ferro, a club in which he was between 2016 and 2018 and in which he had 59 appearances and scored 4 goals.
The new challenge in the steering wheel race: Olympus. (Photo: @ facu.affranchino).
The 2018/19 season found him at Instituto de Córdoba, there he played 21 games and scored a goal, a year later he went to Villa Dálmine, a club that was active in the First National League, played only nine matches there. In 2020 he had his second experience abroad in Olmedo in Ecuador, but due to the pandemic he could not play. In that same year he closed his transfer to Olimpo de Bahía Blanca, which is currently in the Federal Tournament A, so far he has played four games with the aurinegro.
The balance of his passage through River
Unfortunately, expectations were not met, Facundo Affranchino emerged and was a contemporary of one of the great right-wing midfielders that River had in recent years, such as Augusto Fernández, then he competed against Carlos Sánchez and in 2014 he had no place in a team which was very well structured. In total, he wore the Sacred Mantle 39 times, scored 2 goals and was part of the squad that won the Clausura 2008.
Affranchino playing for River against Arsenal. (Photo: @ facu.affranchino).
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