- Born: 20/10/1987
- Birthplace: Rafaela, Argentina
- Nationality: Argentinian
- Apps/ Goals: 10 (18) / 3
Everton secured the signature of Denis Stracqualarsi on transfer deadline day in August 2011.
The striker arrived on a season-long loan from Argentinian top-flight outfit Tigres where he had been top scorer the previous season.
Stracquarlursi, a 6ft 3in frontman, is renowned in his homeland for his muscular forward play and aerial prowess.
In the second part of the 2010/11 season he scored 11 times in 19 games and had subsequently become a target for champions Velez Sarsfield before David Moyes swooped.
Stracqualursi arrived with the rare feat of having notched a hat-trick against heavyweight Boca Juniors to his name – an achievement he recorded in April 2011.
Nicknamed El Traca – the firecracker - he has also played for Gimnasia La Plate in his homeland and boasted an overall record of 27 goals in 84 appearances during his tenure in South America.
Stracqualursi made his debut for Everton in the 3-1 win over Wigan in September 2011, the striker set-up Royston Drenthe within minutes of coming on late in the second half.
He would have to wait until late January for his first Blues goal however - heading home a vital goal against Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round tie at Goodison.
That would be followed by strikes in successive 2-0 wins over Chelsea and Blackpool, leading to the cult hero subsequently picking up the Club's Player of the Month award for February.
After three goals in 28 appearances, Stracqualursi's loan spell on Merseyside came to an end as the curtains came down on the 2011/12 season.