Elías Ricardo Figueroa

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For the Chilean international footballer, see Elías Figueroa.
Elías Figueroa
Personal information
Full name Elías Ricardo Figueroa Silva
Date of birth (1988-01-26) January 26, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Paysandú, Uruguay
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Huachipato
Number 19
Youth career
–2005 Liverpool Montevideo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2012 Liverpool Montevideo 56 (19[1])
2013- Huachipato 3 (0)
National team
2005 Uruguay U-17 10 (8)
2007 Uruguay U-20 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Elías Ricardo Figueroa Silva (born January 26, 1988 in Paysandú, Uruguay) is an Uruguayan footballer who last played for Liverpool de Montevideo.[2]

Career[edit]

Elías began his career in 2005 with Liverpool de Montevideo. Figueroa played for the Uruguay Sub-17 team at the 2005 South American Under 17 Football Championship held in Venezuela, he scored 6 goals finishing as the second leading goal scorer in the tournament. Uruguay went on to qualify for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Peru and Figueroa was selected for the squad to play in the tournament. Uruguay finished bottom of their group with 0 points, Elías played in all three of the matches, scoring one goal against Turkey and Australia. Two years later, he played for the Uruguay Sub-20 team at the 2007 South American Youth Championship, Uruguay qualified for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Figueroa was selected for the tournament, Uruguay finished in third place in their group and progressed to the knock out stages; however, Figueroa only played in the final group stage game and was substituted off the field after 21 minutes of the game. Uruguay played against the USA in the Round of 16 and would end up losing 2-1 in extra time, Figueroa was substituted on to the field in the 108th minute. He featured in the 2009 Copa Sudamericana. It has been rumored that the Australian club Sydney FC are interested in signing the striker for the 2010-11 A-League season.[3] According to Uruguayan news, he signed for Sydney FC on June 21, 2010.[4] However, this was denied by Sydney FC, admitting they had been looking at Figueroa as a possible signing, but had not signed him.[5] He signed in August 2013 for Chilean side CD Huachipato after his contract terminated with his previous club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://au.soccerway.com/players/elias--ricardo--figueroa/65961/
  2. ^ http://au.soccerway.com/teams/uruguay/liverpool-futbol-club/
  3. ^ Ormond, Aidan (23 June 2010). "Sydney FC's Latin Links". FourFourTwo Australia. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "He left the pass" (in Uruguayan (English translation)). quenonino.com.uy. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Sydney Quell Striker Stories". Australian FourFourTwo. June 30, 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 

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