Edson Puch

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Puch and the second or maternal family name is Cortés.
Edson Puch
Personal information
Full name Edson Raúl Puch Cortés
Date of birth (1986-04-09) 9 April 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Iquique, Chile
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
2001–2003 Deportes Iquique
2003–2004 Huachipato
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Huachipato 16 (0)
2007–2009 Deportes Iquique 64 (22)
2009–2011 Universidad de Chile 65 (17)
2011–2012 Al-Wasl 6 (1)
2012 Deportes Iquique (loan) 15 (2)
2013 Deportes Iquique 11 (0)
2014– Al-Wasl 10 (1)
National team
2009– Chile 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2012

Edson Raúl Puch Cortés (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeθson ˈputʃ], born 9 April 1986) is a Chilean footballer that plays as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Deportes Iquique[edit]

After of two seasons in Huachipato, he return to Deportes Iquique in January 2007, now as professional, when the club was in the Primera B, the second tier of the Chilean football. In 2008, he helped to the team in the promotion to the Chilean Primera Division.

In 2009, with the arrival of the paraguayan striker Cristian Bogado and the experienced player Fernando Martel, he made an offensive trio with the players and they realized a notable performance. He made his Primera Division debut against Everton. The first goal of Puch in Primera División was against Ñublense in a 2–1 defeat. On 2 May, he scored a hat-trick in a 5–2 victory against Cobresal at Estadio El Cobre. His good performances in The Celestial Dragons made that San Lorenzo de Almagro and several clubs of Europe were interested on him, however he was called up by Marcelo Bielsa for play with Chile the Kirin Cup in Japan. He finish as one of goalscorers of the team with 6 goals.

Universidad de Chile[edit]

Puch moved to Universidad de Chile on 1 July 2009, costing the club $850.000 and signing a four-year contract.[1] In his presentation at the university club during a press conference, he affirmed that: "I'm very happy. The dream of any player is reach to a champion team, although also this have pression".

He marked his Universidad de Chile début with an assist to a Ángel Rojas goal away at Coquimbo, in the 3–1 club's win to Universidad de Concepción for the Copa Sudamericana playoffs. Puch's first goal for the club came in the 2–1 win home to Unión Española in the Torneo Apertura regular fase on 1 August 2009.

His first official goal in the season 2010 was against Huachipato in a 3–0 win at the 60th minute, after of avoid to several players of the steeler club and a masterly definition over the keeper Cristián Muñoz. Puch's first international goal on 9 March, during the university derby against Universidad Católica, scoring the equalizer goal in a 2–2 draw at the 92nd minute, after an impressive header, despite of his short height. After of this goal, he was named the man of the match.

Al-Wasl[edit]

On 14 May 2011, it was reported that Puch will join the Emirati club Al-Wasl, in where by managed by the former coach of Argentina Diego Maradona, terminated the Chile league tournament, in June of this year, before the 2011 Copa América,[2] and for this event, the university club began to look a player in his replacement.[3]

Return to Iquique[edit]

In February 2012, was confirmed the return of Puch to Deportes Iquique on loan from Al Wasl for play the Torneo de Apertura. Despite of his desires of stay at blue dragons, was supposed that would returned to Middle West, but decide rescind and return to Iquique in 2013 after six months as a free agent.

International career[edit]

Because his notable performance in Municipal Iquique during the Torneo de Apertura 2009, during May the coach Marcelo Bielsa called up to Puch for play the Kirin Cup 2009 with Chile. He debuted for the national team in a 4–0 defeat against Japan as a 46th minute substitute for Jorge Valdivia. After of his participation in the Kirin Cup, he was nominated for play against Slovakia on 17 November 2009.

On 20 January 2010, he once was nominated for the national team for play a friendly match against Panama, he started the match as titular for after be replaced in the 82nd minute by Eduardo Vargas. Puch played the full 90 minutes in the last match of Marcelo Bielsa in Chile against United States on 22 January 2011.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Huachipato 2005 9 0 9 0
2006 9 0 0 0 9 0
Total 18 0 0 0 18 0
Deportes Iquique 2007 38 6 38 6
2008 19 10 3 1 23 11
2009 17 6 17 6
Total 64 22 67 23
Universidad de Chile 2009 10 3 1 0 6 0 17 3
2010 28 5 2 0 12 1 42 6
2011 19 8 19 8
Total 57 16 68 17
Al Wasl 2011–12 6 1 6 0 12 1
Total 6 1 6 0 12 1
Deportes Iquique 2012 15 2 0 0 15 2
2013 11 0 0 0 7 0 11 0
Total 26 2 0 0 7 0 33 2
Career total 121 33 8 0 25 1 154 34
Chile national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 3 0
2010 1 0
2011 1 0
Total 5 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Universidad de Chile

International[edit]

References[edit]

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