This is the player profile of Felipe Contepomi the professional rugby union player from Argentina.
Player Profile – Felipe Contepomi
Basic Details about Felipe Contepomi
Full Name: Felipe Contepomi
Date of Birth: 20th August, 1977
Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 6ft (1.84 m)
Weight: 92 kg (14 st 7 lb)
Professional Details about Felipe Contepomi
Position: Fly Half, Centre
Clubs: Bristol (2001 – 2003) | Leinster (2003 – 2009) | Toulon (2009 – 2011) | Stade Francais (2011 – 2013) | Club Newman (Since 2013)
National Team: Argentina
More about Felipe Contempomi
Felipe Contempomi is one of the most important rugby union players of the Argentina Rugby Union team, not only because he has been there for 15 years but also because of his position in the team as a fly half or centre. Felipe Contempomi’s twin brother Manuel Contempomi was also an Argentine Rugby union player but was not as successful as Felipe is.
Felipe Contempomi was born in Buenos Aires and started playing rugby since he was in the secondary school called Clegio Cardenal Newman. After the school he started to play for the Club Newman in his home city Buenos Aires. In 2003 Felipe Contempomi joined the Leinster club from Bristol with a four year contract after the club was relegated during the 2002-03 Zurich Premiership of Rugby.
After giving a major role to the Leinster’s good run in the 2005-2006 Heineken Cup, Felipe Contempomi also became the top scorer in the Celtic League same year. In 2006 after getting the news that his girlfriend Paula has given to a baby girl few hours later Felipe Contempomi scored 22 points in a game against Border Reivers in the Magners League match.
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin conferred Felipe Contempomi with the medical degrees of MB BCh BAO (NUI) LRCP&SI and then he worked with Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. In 2007 Contempomi also won the Rugby writers of Ireland Player of the year Award.
Felipe Contempomi is one of the international stars without doubt and he also became the captain of the Argentina Rugby Union team in the year 2008. Felipe Contempomi was also part of the 1999 IRB Rugby Union World Cup team of Argentina which made to the quarter finals for the first time.
But the best moment came in the professional life of Felipe Contempomi was in the 2007 IRB Rugby Union World Cup when Argentina team for the first time won 7 matches and Contempomi was one of the key players who made possible for Argentina to gain 3rd position overall in the same tournament.