Birth date 12 Oct 1983 (34 years)
Nationality Argentina Argentina
Position Forward
Team history
Club Universidad de Chile 2016 - present
Estudiantes de La Plata 2015 - 2016
Portland Timbers 2 2015 (loan)
Portland Timbers 2014 - 2015
Estudiantes de La Plata 2010 - 2014
Tigres de la UANL 2008 - 2010
Estudiantes de La Plata 2008 - 2009 (loan)
Club Atletico San Lorenzo de Almagro 2007
C.F. Monterrey 2006 (loan)
Club Atletico River Plate 2002 - 2006
Racing Club de Avellaneda 2003 - 2004 (loan)

An Argentine football striker, Gaston Fernandez, also known as ‘La Gata’ or ‘The Cat’, began playing professional football with River Plate, joining up from their youth club in 2002. He remained with the club for only one season, making 6 league appearances with no goals to his credit. Fernandez then enjoyed a brief stint with Racing Club, for one season, before returning to River Plate. He scored 5 goals with the team, in 43 league appearances.

Fernandez only remained with the club for one season, after which he was loaned to Monterrey CF in 2006, for a huge sum. At the end of the season, Monterrey was required to cough up 2 million dollars to permanently buy Fernandez, but after eight goals in 30 league appearances, the club was not impressed.

He returned to River Plate at the end of 2006, but at this point there was no place at River Plate for strikers. Fernandez was promptly sold to San Lorenzo de Almagro. Le Gata re-established his skill by becoming the leading scorer of the team, which eventually went on to win the Clausura 2007 championship title. After his successful season, Fernandez was all set to return to Monterrey, but San Lorenzo refused to let go of him.

Eventually, in 2008, Fernandez moved to Mexican club, UANL Tigres, the club where he scored his first goal, in their youth team, against San Luis. Fernandez is currently on loan to Estudiantes de La Plata, and is definitely a player to watch out for. His two Primera Division title wins include the Clausura 2003, with River Plate and Clausura 2007 with San Lorenzo.