Alan Pulido

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Alan Pulido
Personal information
Full name Alan Pulido Izaguirre[1]
Date of birth (1991-03-08) 8 March 1991 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico[1]
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Levadiakos
Number 71
Youth career
2008–2010 UANL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 UANL 105 (23)
2015– Levadiakos 6 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Mexico U20 10 (3)
2011–2012 Mexico U23 12 (11)
2014– Mexico 6 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2014

Alan Pulido Izaguirre (born 8 March 1991) is a Mexican professional footballer, who plays as a striker for Greek club Levadiakos and the Mexico national team.

Club career[edit]

Tigres UANL[edit]

Alan Pulido made his debut in an official competition in 2009, playing in that years edition of the SuperLiga tournament. He played all 90 minutes against American side Chivas USA on 20 June. Tigres would go on to win the match 2–1. Tigres would advance to the Final against Chicago Fire, going on to win the match in a penalty shoot-out after a 1–1 draw after 90 minutes and extra time.

On 27 February 2010, Pulido made his debut in the Primera División coming on as a substitute after the half-time break in the 0–3 defeat to Monarcas Morelia.[2] He scored his first league goal on 13 April 2011 in the 4–2 win over Pachuca at the Estadio Universitario.[3]

Pulido scored the third goal in the 3–1 second-leg victory of the 2011 Apertura Final against Santos Laguna on 11 December, winning his first league title and helping secure the club's third league title, the first in over thirty years.[4] Throughout the tournament, Pulido was subdued to a substitute role, behind first-choice striker Héctor Mancilla, and received limited playing time.

Transfer dispute[edit]

After participating with the Mexico national football team at the 2014 World Cup, Pulido was meant to rejoin Tigres to prepare for the upcoming 2014 Apertura tournament. After alleged interest from several European clubs, among them Greek side Olympiacos,[5] Pulido stated that his contract with Tigres had ended and was thus a free agent, though club personnel claimed Pulido had signed a contract extension that would keep him with the club until June 2016.[6][7][8] Pulido did not attend any of the club's pre-season training sessions and was separated from the first team and sent to train with the reserves as a result,[9] with Pulido also failing to appear at the training sessions. He subsequently did not participate in the Apertura tournament.

In November of that year, Pulido and his representative started a legal dispute against Tigres via the Mexican Football Federation (Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación), claiming the signature on the addendum of the contract was falsified.[10] The Federation ultimately ruled in favor of Tigres, though another complaint was filed with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).[11]

On 29 January 2015, it was reported that Pulido had signed a one-and-a-half year contract with Greek club Levadiakos, with the deal being confirmed by both Pulido - who announced the transfer via his Twitter account - and by the club.[12][13] However that same day, Tigres issued a press release declaring that CAS had ruled in their favor and would reject the transfer, with the court stating that ‘there is not a risk of irreparable damage to the player, because such damage, if exists, is caused by the player himself who decided not to re-join Tigres’.[14] Pulido's request for a provisional transfer had also been denied by CAS,[15] though another request had been submitted to FIFA.[16] On 2 February, Pulido participated in his first training session with Levadiakos.[16] On 27 February, a provisional transfer was granted to Pulido by FIFA's Player's Status Committee, thus allowing him to play for Levadiakos while the legal dispute continues.[17]

Levadiakos[edit]

On 9 March 2015, Pulido scored on his official league debut with Levadiakos in the 3–1 win against Platanias, and was named man of the match.[18]

International career[edit]

Mexico U20[edit]

Pulido scored three goals in the group stage of the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Guatemala and helped Mexico win the tournament and qualify to the under-20 World Cup in Colombia held that same year.

Mexico U23[edit]

In 2011 he was called up to join Mexico's squad for Copa América in Argentina, but did not play a part in any of the three group stage matches.

On 23 March 2012, Pulido scored the opening goal in Mexico's 7–1 win over Trinidad and Tobago in the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament held in the United States. Two days later, he scored a hat-trick in Mexico's 3–0 victory over Honduras. His fifth goal came in the semi-final match against Canada, making him joint-top-scorer, along with teammate Marco Fabián.

In the summer of that year Mexico won the Toulon Tournament, with Pulido scoring his only goal in the competition in the 3–0 win over Turkey in the Final.[19]

Mexico national team[edit]

On 23 January 2014, Pulido received his first call-up to the Mexico national team by coach Miguel Herrera. He scored a hat-trick on his debut appearance against South Korea on 29 January, with Mexico going on to win the match 4–0.[20] On 2 April, he scored the second goal in the 2–2 draw against the United States in a friendly match at the University of Phoenix Stadium.[21]

On 2 June 2014, Pulido was named in Mexico's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.[22] He did not appear in any match.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 10 May 2015[23]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mexico League Cup North America Total
2009–10 UANL Primera División 4 0 3 1 7 1
2010–11 16 3 0 0 16 3
2011–12 28 2 2 2 30 4
2012–13 22 4 0 0 8 6 30 10
2013–14 31 14 9 10 40 24
Total Mexico 101 23 9 10 13 9 123 42
Greece League Cup Europe Total
2014–15 Levadiakos Superleague 6 1 6 1
Total Greece 6 1 6 1

International[edit]

As of 28 June 2014
Mexico national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 6 4
Total 6 4

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 29 January 2014 Alamodome, San Antonio, United States  South Korea 2–0 4–0 Friendly
2. 3–0
3. 4–0
4. 2 April 2014 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, United States  United States 2–2 2–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

UANL

International[edit]

Mexico U23

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Alan Pulido Izaguirre" (in Spanish). Tigres official website. 
  2. ^ "Morelia gana 3-0 a Tigres en el Universitario" (in Spanish). Terra. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Méndez, Jessika. "Tigres 4-2 Pachuca... Tigres con pie en Liguilla" (in Spanish). Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Velázquez, Óscar Adrían. "Tigres (4)3–1 Santos... Los felinos tocan el cielo" (in Spanish). Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Marshall, Tom. "Report: Mexico striker Pulido nearing Olympiakos". Goal.com. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Alan Pulido claims to be a free agent, files complaint against Tigres UANL". Soccerly. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Marshall, Tom. "Pulido declares himself free from Tigres". Goal.com. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  8. ^ McCauly, Kevin (29 July 2014). "Alan Pulido claims he has illegal contract, trying to leave Tigres". SB Nation. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Alan Pulido separated from Tigres' squad". Soccerly. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Luna, Édgar. "Caso Alan Pulido sigue en Femexfut" (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Pulido recurrirá al TAS tras resolución de Femexfut a favor de Tigres" (in Spanish). Economía Hoy. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  12. ^ Marshall, Tom. "Pulido announces he'll play for Levadiakos". Goal.com. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Alan Pulido volverá a jugar, lo hará con el Levadiakos de Grecia" (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  14. ^ Price, Daniel. "(Tweet) Mexican Transfer Dispute Rumbles On". caughtoffside. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "TAS niega permiso provisional a Alan Pulido; el caso legal continúa" (in Spanish). Vanguardia. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Alan Pulido entrenó con el Levadiakos de Grecia" (in Spanish). Goal.com. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "FIFA otorga pase provisional de Alan Pulido y podrá jugar en Grecia" (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "Pulido anota en su debut con el Levadiakos"" (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "Mexico take spoils at Toulon". FIFA.com. FIFA. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  20. ^ "Pulido Dream Debut". voxxi.com. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Julian Green makes debut as USA let two-goal lead slip to draw with Mexico". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  22. ^ "Mexico World Cup squads". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "Alan Pulido". ESPN. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  24. ^ http://trireport.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/mexico-wins-olympic-qualifying-tournament/

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