45 - Emmanuel Ledesma

Position:   Midfielder
Birthdate:   5/24/1988
Hometown:   Quilmes, Argentina
Height:   6'0"
Weight:   161
Twitter:   @LedeManu18

BIO

PROFESSIONAL

  • Joins FCC after spending the 2017 season with the New York Cosmos of the NASL
  • Prior to his time in New York, Ledesma played for Greek Super League side Panetolikos in 2016
  • Spent three years at English Championship club Middleborough FC from 2012-2015
  • While at Middleborough, he made 56 appearances and scored eight goals
  • Earned a Championship Team of the Week nomination during the 2012 season
  • A successful stint at Walsall FC in the English League 1 helped him earn a contract at Middleborough
  • Signed his first professional contract with Italian Seria A club Genoa in 2008
  • Played on loan for Queens Park Rangers (England), U.S. Salernitana (Italy) and F.C. Crotone (Italy) over parts of the 2009 and 2010 seasons

YOUTH

  • Signed with the Genoa CFC academy in 2006, rising through the ranks before signing a pro contract in 2008
  • Moved to Italy from Argentinian club Defensa y Justicia, where Ledesma got his start in football from 2005-2006