Ariel Ortega

Date of birth04 March 1974
Place of birthSan Martin
NationalityArgentine
Weight64 kg
Height1.70 m
PositionForward

Ortega began his career with local club Atletico Ledesma before spending five seasons with River Plate where he was a member of the team that won the Copa Libertadores in 1996. He subsequently moved to Valencia in February 1997 and also played in Serie A with Sampdoria and Parma before returning to River Plate. A versatile striker, he won his first cap in 1993 and has appeared over 75 times for his country. One of the stars of France '98, Ortega will be taking his part in his third World Cup in Japan and South Korea and is likely to line-up on the right side of Argentina's attacking three. Afterwards he will be returning to European football having provisionally agreed a £5million move to Fenerbahce.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Parma UEFA Champions League 2
2000-01 Rest of the World Representative 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Aug 1999 Rangers v Parma L 2-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
25 Aug 1999 Parma v Rangers W 1-0
Agg: 1-2
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Argentina FIFA World Cup 1
2
1993-94 Argentina International Friendly
5
1994-95 Argentina Copa America 2
2
1994-95 Argentina Copa Mercosur 1
1
1994-95 Argentina FIFA Confederations Cup 3
1
1994-95 Argentina International Friendly 6
1
1
1994-95 Argentina Panamerican Games 6
2
1995-96 Argentina FIFA World Cup 2
2
1995-96 Argentina International Friendly 2
3
1
1995-96 Argentina Olympics 6
1
1996-97 Argentina FIFA World Cup 8
1
2
1996-97 Argentina International Friendly 1
1996-97 Argentina Olympics 6
2
1997-98 Argentina FIFA World Cup 8
1
2
2
1
1997-98 Argentina International Friendly 7
1
3
1998-99 Argentina Copa America 1
1
1998-99 Argentina International Friendly 2
1999-00 Argentina FIFA World Cup 4
2
1999-00 Argentina International Friendly 5
2
2000-01 Argentina FIFA World Cup 6
1
1
2000-01 Argentina International Friendly 1
2001-02 Argentina FIFA World Cup 6
2
2002-03 Argentina International Friendly 2
2009-10 Argentina International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Dec 1993 Argentina v Germany W 2-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 1994 Brazil v Argentina L 2-0 International Friendly
20 Apr 1994 Argentina v Morocco W 3-1 International Friendly
31 May 1994 Israel v Argentina W 0-3 International Friendly
04 Jun 1994 Croatia v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
21 Jun 1994 Argentina v Greece W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
30 Jun 1994 Argentina v Bulgaria L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
03 Jul 1994 Romania v Argentina L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
16 Nov 1994 Chile v Argentina W 0-3 International Friendly
23 Dec 1994 Argentina v Romania W 1-0 International Friendly
27 Dec 1994 Argentina v Yugoslavia W 1-0 International Friendly
08 Jan 1995 Argentina v Japan W 5-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
10 Jan 1995 Nigeria v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
13 Jan 1995 Argentina v Denmark L 0-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
14 Feb 1995 Argentina v Bulgaria W 4-1 International Friendly
02 Mar 1995 Argentina v Paraguay W 3-0 Copa Mercosur
12 Mar 1995 Argentina v USA W 3-0 Panamerican Games Group A
14 Mar 1995 Argentina v Honduras D 2-2 Panamerican Games Group A
16 Mar 1995 Argentina v Paraguay W 1-0 Panamerican Games Group A
18 Mar 1995 Argentina v Chile W 1-0 Panamerican Games Quarter-final
21 Mar 1995 Argentina v Honduras W 3-2 Panamerican Games Semi-final
24 Mar 1995 Argentina v Mexico W 0-0 (5-4) Panamerican Games Final
13 May 1995 South Africa v Argentina D 1-1 International Friendly
31 May 1995 Argentina v Peru W 1-0 International Friendly
22 Jun 1995 Argentina v Slovakia W 6-0 International Friendly
30 Jun 1995 Argentina v Australia W 2-0 International Friendly
08 Jul 1995 Argentina v Bolivia W 2-1 Copa America Group C
11 Jul 1995 Argentina v Chile W 4-0 Copa America Group C
14 Jul 1995 Argentina v USA L 0-3 Copa America Group C
17 Jul 1995 Brazil v Argentina D 2-2 Copa America Quarter-final
20 Sep 1995 Spain v Argentina L 2-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 1995 Argentina v Colombia D 0-0 International Friendly
08 Nov 1995 Argentina v Brazil L 0-1 International Friendly
21 Dec 1995 Argentina v Venezuela W 6-0 International Friendly
18 Feb 1996 Argentina v Ecuador W 6-0 Olympics South America group B
20 Feb 1996 Argentina v Chile W 2-1 Olympics South America group B
22 Feb 1996 Argentina v Venezuela W 3-0 Olympics South America group B
01 Mar 1996 Argentina v Uruguay W 2-0 Olympics South America final round
03 Mar 1996 Argentina v Venezuela W 2-0 Olympics South America final round
06 Mar 1996 Argentina v Brazil D 2-2 Olympics South America final round
24 Apr 1996 Argentina v Bolivia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
02 Jun 1996 Ecuador v Argentina L 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Jul 1996 Peru v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
20 Jul 1996 USA v Argentina W 1-3 Olympics Finals Group A
22 Jul 1996 Argentina v Portugal D 1-1 Olympics Finals Group A
24 Jul 1996 Argentina v Tunisia D 1-1 Olympics Finals Group A
27 Jul 1996 Argentina v Spain W 4-0 Olympics Quarter-final
30 Jul 1996 Argentina v Portugal W 2-0 Olympics Semi-final
03 Aug 1996 Nigeria v Argentina L 3-2 Olympics Final
01 Sep 1996 Argentina v Paraguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
09 Oct 1996 Venezuela v Argentina W 2-5 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
15 Dec 1996 Argentina v Chile D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
28 Dec 1996 Argentina v Yugoslavia L 2-3 International Friendly
12 Jan 1997 Uruguay v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Feb 1997 Colombia v Argentina W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
02 Apr 1997 Bolivia v Argentina L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
30 Apr 1997 Argentina v Ecuador W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Jun 1997 Argentina v Peru W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
20 Jul 1997 Argentina v Venezuela W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
10 Sep 1997 Chile v Argentina W 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Oct 1997 Argentina v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
16 Nov 1997 Argentina v Colombia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
19 Feb 1998 Argentina v Romania W 2-1 International Friendly
24 Feb 1998 Argentina v Yugoslavia W 3-1 International Friendly
15 Apr 1998 Israel v Argentina L 2-1 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Republic of Ireland v Argentina W 0-2 International Friendly
29 Apr 1998 Brazil v Argentina W 0-1 International Friendly
14 May 1998 Argentina v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 5-0 International Friendly
19 May 1998 Argentina v Chile W 1-0 International Friendly
25 May 1998 Argentina v South Africa W 2-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 1998 Argentina v Japan W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
21 Jun 1998 Argentina v Jamaica W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
26 Jun 1998 Argentina v Croatia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
30 Jun 1998 Argentina v England W 2-2 (4-3) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
04 Jul 1998 Netherlands v Argentina L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
31 Mar 1999 Netherlands v Argentina D 1-1 International Friendly
20 Jun 1999 Argentina v Lithuania D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Jul 1999 Brazil v Argentina L 2-1 Copa America Quarter-final
04 Sep 1999 Argentina v Brazil W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 1999 Brazil v Argentina L 4-2 International Friendly
13 Oct 1999 Argentina v Colombia W 2-1 International Friendly
17 Nov 1999 Spain v Argentina W 0-2 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 England v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Argentina v Chile W 4-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
26 Apr 2000 Venezuela v Argentina W 0-4 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
04 Jun 2000 Argentina v Bolivia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
29 Jun 2000 Colombia v Argentina W 1-3 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
19 Jul 2000 Argentina v Ecuador W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
26 Jul 2000 Brazil v Argentina L 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
16 Aug 2000 Argentina v Paraguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
03 Sep 2000 Peru v Argentina W 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
15 Nov 2000 Chile v Argentina W 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
20 Dec 2000 Argentina v Mexico W 2-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Argentina v Venezuela W 5-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
25 Apr 2001 Bolivia v Argentina D 3-3 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Aug 2001 Ecuador v Argentina W 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
05 Sep 2001 Argentina v Brazil W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
06 Oct 2001 Paraguay v Argentina D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Nov 2001 Argentina v Peru W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Nov 2001 Uruguay v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
02 Jun 2002 Argentina v Nigeria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
07 Jun 2002 Argentina v England L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
12 Jun 2002 Sweden v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
20 Nov 2002 Japan v Argentina W 0-2 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Netherlands v Argentina L 1-0 International Friendly
05 May 2010 Argentina v Haiti W 4-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.