Jonas Gutierrez is changing clubs once again.

The Newcastle United cult hero is returning to Defensa y Justicia.

When heading back to Argentina in 2016, Jonas helped the club finish 10th in the league in 2016/17, making 26 appearances (in the league).

Moving to Independiente for last season, he helped them finish 6th in 2017/18, Defensa y Justicia ending in 9th.

Jonas Gutierrez (pictured above when he first signed for Defensa y Justicia in 2016) turned 35 eight days ago and is now looking forward to playing for Defensa y Justicia again, the Argentine domestic league kicking off on 10 August.

Defensa y Justicia Official Announcement:

Greyhound, welcome again to the Falcon (Defensa y Justicia nickname is the Falcons/Hawks).

Defensa y Justicia is still armed.

Now, we are proud to inform that Jonas Gutierrez, the “Greyhound”, puts on the Verdeamarilla again. Jonás arrives at Defensa after rescinding his link with Independiente, the club where he played last season.

This will be the second stage of the Greyhound in Varela, having participated in 29 matches during the 2016/17 season, where he was one of the leaders of a squad that, under the orders of Sebastián Beccacece, put Defense on everyone’s lips.

He will return to a squad to play with Alexander Barboza, Mariano Bareiro, Leonel Miranda, Nico Fernandez, among other players who have remained since the season 16/17.

Throughout his career, Jonah participated in almost 500 official matches wearing the shirts of Velez, Defense and Justice and Independiente in this country; Mallorca and Deportivo La Coruña (Spain), Newcastle and Norwich City (England). He also represented our country wearing the national shirt in the World Cup in South Africa 2010.

Just as at the time we were grateful to have Jonah on his return to the country, now we are very happy to be able to count on him as a reference for a team that in the coming months will face a triple competition.

Greyhound, welcome again to the Falcon!



  • TheNutJob

    Good luck to Jonas saved us from relegation with an inspired game against
    West Ham

    • Leicester Mag

      Amen to that. one of several players who perhaps weren’t the greatest but deserve a place in every fans heart, David Kelly / Paul Goddard to name 2 others, there because the gave their all

    • Peaky

      Yes I was at that game….Big/Little Vern also played a blinder…..best of luck Jonas a real inspiration.

  • Paul Patterson

    Good luck Jonas in whatever you do. You were the perfect professional, even if the club wasn’t..

  • Megatron1505

    ❤️ Jonas

  • Soldier

    I was at the West Ham match and for me Jonas was Newcastle United that day
    he`s a great guy & i`ll always remember that game

    • Martin Rooney

      he was absolutely awesome……..that day

  • benton mag

    Ooh gutierrez

  • Graham Chapman

    Always put a shift in, top player

    • Martin Rooney

      Not true

  • Graham Chapman

    Jonas was a hard worker, loyal and committed. To think that we’re trying to offload Richie to bring back sulky Townsend makes no sense.

  • ghostrider

    I have to admit, Jonas will always be remembered with respect for his loyalty to the cause. Good luck to him in anything he does. Top man who was dealt with in a cowardly way by Newcastle.

  • Mirandinha9

    Jonás was another stalwart who was crapped on by Cashley’s regime. Disgraceful way he was treated.

  • Rich Lawson

    Good luck to you pal,just glad to see your still playing,hope you get to wear the Spider Man mask again this season.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    FairPlay to still being able to play at that age in Argentina, it’s brtual over their

  • Martin Rooney

    Good luck Jonas hopefully you can play for them like you did for Newcastle……in your last game, if you can let me know why you didn’t in the others I’d be really grateful.