Alan Pulido

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Alan Pulido
Personal information
Full name Alan Pulido Izaguirre
Date of birth (1991-03-08) 8 March 1991 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
UANL
Number 17
Youth career
2008–2010 UANL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 UANL 105 (23)
2014- Olympiakos F.C.
National team
2010–2011 Mexico U20 10 (3)
2011–2014 Mexico U23 12 (11)
2014– Mexico 6 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alan Pulido Izaguirre (8 March 1991) is a Mexican footballer who currently plays for Liga MX club Tigres UANL and the Mexico national team.

Mainly a striker, he can also operate as an attacking midfielder or winger.

Club career[edit]

UANL[edit]

Alan Pulido made his first appearance in a Liga MX game coming on as a substitute after the half-time break in a 0–3 home defeat against Morelia on 27 February 2010. His first participation in an international competition was in the SuperLiga 2009, playing 90 minutes against American side Chivas USA on 20 June 2009. He scored his first goal in the League in a 4–2 home win over Pachuca on 13 April 2011.

Pulido scored a goal in the second-leg of the Apertura 2011 final against Santos Laguna on 11 December 2011, winning his first league title and helping secure the club's third league title. Throughout the tournament, Pulido was subdued to a substitute role, behind striker Héctor Mancilla, and received limited playing time. He is currently the starting striker of Tigres.

Olympiakos FC

In July 1, 2014 Alan Pulido was released from his current team Tigres and went to sign for Greece Top team Olympiakos F.C as their first squad forward.

International career[edit]

Mexico U20[edit]

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

Mexico U23[edit]

In the summer of 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 games.

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 against Canada, making him joint top scorer along with teammate Marco Fabián.

In the summer of 2012 Mexico won the Toulon Tournament held in France, with Pulido scoring a goal in the 3–0 win over Turkey in the final.

Mexico national team[edit]

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

On 2 June 2014, he was named in Mexico's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 07 April 2014[4]
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 0 7 0
2010–11 15 3 - - 0 0 15 3
2011–12 28 2 - - 2 2 30 4
2012–13 14 3 - - 5 4 19 7
2013–14 33 13 13 11 - - 46 24
Total Mexico 94 21 13 11 10 6 117 38

International[edit]

As of 02 April 2014
Mexico national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 3 4
Total 3 4

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile". Televisadeportes.com. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pulido Dream Debut". VOXXI. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Mexico World Cup squads". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Alan Pulido". ESPN. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  5. ^ http://trireport.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/mexico-wins-olympic-qualifying-tournament/

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