Fabrizio Tavano Set to Leave New Zealand for Mexican Return With Tigres

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Mexican defender Fabrizio Tavano, a former player of Auckland City in New Zealand, will be joining Tigres in the coming days.

Tavano, who has Italian ancestry but also has a New Zealand passport, moved to New Zealand to play with Central United in 2014 before transferring to Auckland City later that year.

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“I am very pleased obviously, but first there are a few things pending that we still need to do like the medical tests. But I am very happy to join a big club like Tigres and work with an important and respected manager like Ricardo Ferretti” he said.

He started his career at Mexican side Santos Laguna. He played with their Under-20s for two years, accumulating 40 appearances across 21 starts and scoring two goals.

After his contract with Santos ended, he moved to New Zealand where he spent most of his teenage years. He was a regular in the starting eleven for Auckland City, and won his first title league title against Amicale late last year. He also featured heavily in Auckland’s surprise third place finish in the latest FIFA Club World Cup.

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