Carlos Lobatón

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Carlos Lobatón
Personal information
Full name Carlos Augusto Lobatón Espejo
Date of birth (1980-02-06) February 6, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Center midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting Cristal
Number 27
Youth career
1987–???? Academia Cantolao
Sporting Cristal
Sport Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Sport Boys 53 (8)
2002 Estudiantes de Medicina 13 (4)
2002 Universitario de Deportes 9 (2)
2003 Unión Huaral 17 (1)
2003–2005 Cienciano 63 (12)
2005–present Sporting Cristal 292 (46)
National team
2005–present Peru 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 12, 2011

Carlos Lobaton (born February 6, 1980 in Lima, Peru) is a Peruvian footballer who currently plays as a center midfielder for Torneo Descentralizado club Sporting Cristal and the Peru national team.

Club career[edit]

Lobatón first developed as footballer in the popular Academia Cantolao along with his brother Abel Lobatón, at the age of 7.[1] There he had as his first coach Víctor "El Chino" Rivera.[2] Lobatón later joined the renowned youth system of Sporting Cristal. At the age of 18, he was loaned to Sport Boys. In 1998, he made his professional debut wearing their famous pink jersey. Later he played for various clubs in the Peruvian league until arriving at Cienciano. There he would find both national and international success. In 2003 he helped Cienciano win the Copa Sudamericana beating River Plate in the final. In the following year he also won the Recopa Sudamericana this time defeating Boca Juniors. Then in 2005 he won the Peruvian Torneo Apertura with Cienciano. Later in the second half of the 2005 season he returned to Sporting Cristal and helped them win the 2005 Torneo Clausura.[3] In 2007 he suffered burns on the soles of his feet after playing on artificial turf or artificial pitch in the blazing sun.[4]

International career[edit]

In 2003 Lobatón made his first national team appearance for Peru. Throughout much of his international career his appearances were sporadic. However on November 12, 2010, after a three year absence, the new Peruvian national team coach Sergio Markarián called him up to play in a friendly against Colombia.[5] He started in the 1–1 draw versus Colombia, which was Peru's final game of 2010.[6] On June 29, 2011 current coach Sergio Markarián included Lobatón in his squad to participate in the 2011 Copa America.[7] On July 16, 2011, in the quarterfinal match of the Copa America versus Colombia, he scored the winning goal in extra time that sent Peru to the semifinals.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 31 December 2013.[8][9]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Peru Descentralizado Copa Inca CONMEBOL1 Total
Sport Boys 1998 ? ? ? ?
1999 ? ? ? ?
2000 24 5 24 5
2001 29 3 29 3
Sport Boys Total 53 8 0 0 0 0 53 8
Estudiantes de Medicina 2002 13 4 13 4
Est. de Medicina Total 13 4 0 0 0 0 13 4
Universitario 2002 9 2 9 2
Universitario Total 9 2 0 0 0 0 9 2
Unión Huaral 2003 17 1 17 1
Unión Huaral Total 17 1 0 0 0 0 17 1
Cienciano 2003 10 2 1 0 11 2
2004 40 10 10 3 50 13
2005 13 0 2 1 15 1
Cienciano Total 63 12 0 0 13 4 76 16
Sporting Cristal 2005 18 2 18 2
2006 32 5 3 0 35 5
2007 35 5 2 0 37 5
2008 47 13 47 13
2009 40 8 2 0 42 8
2010 34 3 34 3
2011 25 2 0 0 25 2
2012 35 5 35 5
2013 32 6 6 3 38 9
Sporting Cristal Total 298 76 0 0 13 3 311 52
Career Total 453 67 0 0 26 7 479 74

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Cienciano
Sporting Cristal

Country[edit]

Peru national team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lobatón: "Cristal es una gran institución, creo que es uno de los mejores del medio"" (in Spanish). SportingCristal.org. 5 September 2009. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Víctor Rivera y una promesa: "Cristal jugará bien al fútbol para lograr el título"" (in Spanish). elcomercio.pe. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mi historia:Carlos Lobatón" (in Spanish). carloslobaton.com. July 10, 2011. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ Six Peruvian players suffer burns from artificial turf sportsillustrated.cnn.com
  5. ^ "Carlos Lobatón sobre los tres años que no estuvo en la selección" (in Spanish). elcomercio.pe. November 12, 2010. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Por un ‘Cachito’: Perú cerró el año con un empate 1–1 ante Colombia" (in Spanish). elcomercio.pe. November 17, 2010. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Peru announces list of 23 players for the 2011 Copa America". ca2011.com. June 29, 2011. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ Carlos Lobatón at National-Football-Teams.com
  9. ^ "Carlos Lobatón – Player Profile". footballdatabase.eu.