Andrés Túñez

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Andrés Túñez
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Personal information
Full name Andrés José Túñez Arceo
Date of birth (1987-03-15) 15 March 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Caracas, Venezuela
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Buriram United
Number 27
Youth career
1997–2002 Rosalia de Castro
2002–2004 Compostela
2004–2006 Celta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Celta B 73 (0)
2010–2014 Celta 82 (3)
2013–2014 Beitar Jerusalem (loan) 23 (0)
2014– Buriram United 13 (2)
National team
2011– Venezuela 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2013
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Túñez and the second or maternal family name is Arceo.

Andrés José Túñez Arceo (born 15 March 1987) is a Venezuelan professional footballer who plays for Buriram United F.C. in the Thai Premier League, as a central defender.

Early years[edit]

Túñez was born in Caracas, Venezuela to José "Pepe" Túñez and Margarita Arceo, a family of Spanish immigrants from Galicia.[1] Aged 7, his family would return to their hometown of Bertamirans, Ames.

Club career[edit]

Túñez began playing football at Colegio La Salle primary school, in the nearby city of Santiago de Compostela. Three years later he continued his development by joining a football school – Escuela de Fútbol de Rosalia de Castro – where he would play in their youth teams for the following five years. After another youth spell at SD Compostela, he joined neighbours Celta de Vigo's Juvenil side.

In February 2010, following Jordi's transfer to FC Rubin Kazan, Túñez was promoted to the first team. He had spent nearly four seasons with the reserves in Segunda División B, and finished that campaign with 16 league appearances with the main squad, which competed in Segunda División.

Túñez contributed with 29 games (all starts) in 2011–12 as Celta returned to La Liga after an absence of five years. He scored his only goal of the season on 28 January 2012, in a 1–0 away win against Girona FC.[2]

Túñez played his first match in the Spanish top flight on 18 August 2012, starting in a 0–1 home loss to Málaga CF.[3]

International career[edit]

On 24 February 2010, it was reported in the local papers that the Venezuelan national team had approached Túñez's agent with an offer for the player to represent the nation.[4] He made his international debut in September of the following year, playing injury time in a 0–1 friendly defeat with Argentina.[5]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 11 June 2014[6]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celta B 2006–07 9 0 9 0
2007–08 23 0 23 0
2008–09 25 0 25 0
2009–10 16 0 16 0
Total 73 0 73 0
Celta 2009–10 16 1 6 0 22 1
2010–11 7 1 0 0 7 1
2011–12 29 1 0 0 29 1
2012–13 30 0 3 0 33 0
Total 82 3 9 0 91 3
Beitar Jerusalem 2013–14 23 0 2 0 25 0
Total 23 0 2 0 25 0
Buriram United 2014 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 1 0
Career total 178 3 12 0 190 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Túñez, una zurda de oro para un Celta de ¿Primera? (Túñez, a golden left foot for a topflight Celta?); El Correo Gallego, 11 December 2009 (Spanish)
  2. ^ "Túñez, tres puntos de cabeza para el Celta en Girona" [Túñez, three points with a header to Celta in Girona] (in Spanish). La Voz de Galicia. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Olinga makes history". ESPN FC. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Venezuela quiere convocar Túñez" [Venezuela wants to call up Túñez] (in Spanish). Faro de Vigo. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Túñez debutó con Venezuela en el tiempo de descuento" [Túñez made Venezuela debut in injury time] (in Spanish). La Voz de Galicia. 3 September 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "A. Túñez". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 

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