Édgar Lugo

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Édgar Gerardo Lugo
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Personal information
Full name Édgar Gerardo Lugo Aranda
Date of birth (1984-12-31) 31 December 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tigres UANL
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Cruz Azul 85 (13)
2010–2011 Puebla (loan) 33 (5)
2011–2012 Morelia (loan) 39 (9)
2012–2013 Santos Laguna 25 (0)
2013– Tigres UANL 44 (5)
National team
2012– Mexico 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 August 2012

Édgar Gerardo Lugo Aranda (December 31, 1984) is a Mexican footballer who plays for Liga MX club Tigres UANL.

A creative midfielder, Lugo is usually deployed as a deep-lying playmaker but can also play as a winger or attacking midfielder. His key attributes are his ball control and passing ability. Lugo is known for his ability to assist and score goals. Before joining Tigres, he played for Cruz Azul, Puebla, Morelia and Santos Laguna.[1]

Career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

He started his career with Cruz Azul Hidalgo and in 2006 he joined the first team Cruz Azul. On January 27, 2007 he made his official debut in the maximum circuit, the Primera División ((First Division), now Liga MX, against Atlante in a 1-0 loss. He scored his first goal on October 14, 2007, at the Estadio Cuauhtémoc against Puebla FC.

In the Clausura 2008, under command of Sergio Markarian, Lugo had more opportunities to play. Cruz Azul was the runner-up of the Clausura 2008 tournament and Lugo scored four goals in that season. On 2010, he went on loan to Puebla. He scored for Puebla in their match against Atlante in the Apertura 2010.[2] He also played for Puebla in their 2010 North American SuperLiga semi-final defeat to New England Revolution.[3] He scored five goals with Puebla.

On 2011, he was transferred to Monarcas Morelia, on loan again from Cruz Azul. In Morelia, under the command of Tomás Boy, Lugo became a regular starter. In the 2012 draft held in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Lugo was sold to Santos Laguna. On 2013, Lugo was transferred to Tigres UANL, where under the command of the experienced coach Ricardo Ferretti, he has regained the good level he showed in Morelia.

National team[edit]

After gaining momentum in Morelia, Lugo was called to play with Mexico by head coach José Manuel de la Torre. Gerardo's debut with the national team came on February 29, 2012, in a friendly match against Colombia held in Miami.

Personal[edit]

Lugo is married and has two children. His father Gerardo Lugo Gómez, was also a professional footballer who played as a midfielder.[4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Tigres UANL

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edgar Lugo stats at Soccerway
  2. ^ "Mexican Apertura Sunday review". espnstar.com. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "REVOLUTION TOP PUEBLA ON PENALTY KICKS". footballindia.com. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Presentan a Lugo; portará el 7" [Lugo presented, will wear number 7] (in Spanish). El Sol de la Laguna. 23 June 2012. 

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