Christian Bassedas

Date of birth16 February 1973
Place of birthBuenos Aires
NationalityArgentine
Weight73 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

An accomplished left-sided midfielder, Christian was a four-times Championship winner with Velez Sarsfield in Argentina.

Christian signed for Newcastle United in July 2000 but his Premiership debut was delayed until November after he broke a bone in his foot during the club's pre-season tour of the USA. He eventually began to settle into the midfield, scoring his first goal against Chelsea at the end of January. A neat and undemonstrative midfield player with a sure touch and good technique he is able to play anywhere across the line, but is probably more comfortable on the left-hand side.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Vélez Sarsfield 06 Jul 2000
Newcastle United 06 Jul 2000 07 Mar 2003
Tenerife 03 Jan 2002 30 Jun 2002 L
Newell's Old Boys 07 Mar 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Newcastle United Premier League 17
5
1
5
2001-02 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Newcastle United Premier League 1
1
2001-02 Newcastle United UEFA Intertoto Cup 3
1
1
2001-02 Tenerife Primera Liga 9
5
5


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
01 Nov 2000 Newcastle United v Bradford City W 4-3 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town W 2-1 Premier League
11 Nov 2000 Leicester City v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
18 Nov 2000 Newcastle United v Sunderland L 1-2 Premier League
26 Nov 2000 Newcastle United v Liverpool W 2-1 Premier League
29 Nov 2000 Birmingham City v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Cup 4th round
16 Dec 2000 Newcastle United v Bradford City W 2-1 Premier League
23 Dec 2000 Derby County v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2000 Newcastle United v Leeds United W 2-1 Premier League
30 Dec 2000 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
02 Jan 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 4-2 Premier League
07 Jan 2001 Newcastle United v Aston Villa D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 3-1 Premier League
17 Jan 2001 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
20 Jan 2001 Leeds United v Newcastle United W 1-3 Premier League
31 Jan 2001 Chelsea v Newcastle United L 3-1 Premier League
11 Feb 2001 Charlton Athletic v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League
03 Mar 2001 Everton v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
31 Mar 2001 Bradford City v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
16 Apr 2001 Newcastle United v West Ham United W 2-1 Premier League
21 Apr 2001 Sunderland v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
28 Apr 2001 Newcastle United v Leicester City W 1-0 Premier League
01 May 2001 Newcastle United v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
05 May 2001 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 3-0 Premier League
15 May 2001 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
19 May 2001 Newcastle United v Aston Villa W 3-0 Premier League
14 Jul 2001 Lokeren v Newcastle United W 0-4 Intertoto Cup 3rd round 1st leg
21 Jul 2001 Newcastle United v Lokeren W 1-0
Agg: 5-0
Intertoto Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
25 Jul 2001 TSV 1860 München v Newcastle United W 2-3 Intertoto Cup Semi-final 1st leg
07 Aug 2001 Troyes v Newcastle United D 0-0 Intertoto Cup Final 1st leg
19 Aug 2001 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
12 Sep 2001 Newcastle United v Brentford W 4-1 League Cup 2nd round
21 Oct 2001 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 Premier League


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
1990-91 Argentina World Youth Cup 2
1994-95 Argentina Copa Mercosur 1
1994-95 Argentina FIFA Confederations Cup 3
1994-95 Argentina International Friendly 6
2
1
1994-95 Argentina Panamerican Games 6
1995-96 Argentina International Friendly
2
1995-96 Argentina Olympics 6
1996-97 Argentina Copa America 3
1996-97 Argentina FIFA World Cup 2
2
1996-97 Argentina Olympics 3
1
1998-99 Argentina International Friendly 2


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
17 Jun 1991 Portugal v Argentina L 3-0 World Youth Cup Group A
20 Jun 1991 Republic of Ireland v Argentina D 2-2 World Youth Cup Group A
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
14 Jun 1995 Argentina v Paraguay W 2-1 International Friendly
22 Jun 1995 Argentina v Slovakia W 6-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 1995 Argentina v Colombia D 0-0 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
26 Feb 1996 Argentina v Colombia W 4-0 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
20 Jun 1996 Argentina v Poland W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Jul 1996 Peru v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
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
12 Jan 1997 Uruguay v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Jun 1997 Argentina v Peru W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Jun 1997 Argentina v Chile W 2-0 Copa America Group A
17 Jun 1997 Argentina v Paraguay D 1-1 Copa America Group A
21 Jun 1997 Peru v Argentina L 2-1 Copa America Quarter-final
04 Feb 1999 Venezuela v Argentina W 0-2 International Friendly
10 Feb 1999 Argentina v Mexico W 1-0 International Friendly


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