Enzo Roco

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Enzo Roco
Personal information
Full name Enzo Pablo Roco Roco
Date of birth (1992-08-16) 16 August 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Elche
Number 3
Youth career
2000–2011 Universidad Católica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Universidad Católica 92 (8)
2014– Elche 12 (0)
National team
2009 Chile U17
2012– Chile 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 January 2014

Enzo Pablo Roco Roco (born 16 August 1992) is a Chilean footballer who plays for Elche, on loan from Universidad Católica, as central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Ovalle, Roco joined Universidad Católica's youth setup in 2000, aged eight. He was definitely promoted to the first-team in 2011, and played his first match as a professional on 8 May 2011, starting and being sent off in a 0–0 home draw against Unión Española.

On 24 September Roco scored his first professional goal, but in a 2–3 loss at Santiago Morning.[1] He established himself as a starter in the following campaigns, being an ever-present figure during the club's Primera División and Copa Chile titles.

On 31 July 2014 Roco joined La Liga side Elche CF on loan with a buyout clause.[2]

International career[edit]

After appearing with the under-17 squad in 2009, Roco made his debut with the main squad on 15 February 2012, starting and playing the full 90 minutes of a 0–2 loss against Paraguay.[3] He scored his first international goal on 22 March, netting his side's second of a 3–1 home win against Peru.[4]

On 13 May 2014 Roco was named in Jorge Sampaoli's 30-man list for 2014 FIFA World Cup,[5] but was one of the seven players cut from the final list.

International goals[edit]

Personal life[edit]

On 8 July 2014 Roco changed his surname Andia to Roco, honoring his mother and grandfather.[6]

Honours[edit]

Club

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santiago Morning aplicó duro cachetazo 3-2 a U. Católica en Santa Laura" [Santiago Morning gives hard shock, 3–2 in U. Católica at Santa Laura] (in Spanish). El Dínamo. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "El Elche C.F. cierra la cesión de Enzo Roco" [Elche C.F. completes loan of Enzo Roco] (in Spanish). Elche's official website. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Un irregular Chile cayó por 2-0 en duelo amistoso ante Paraguay" [An irregular Chile lost 2–0 in a friendly match against Paraguay] (in Spanish). Emol. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Peru loses to Chile 3–1". Peru This Week. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sampaoli names provisional Chile squad". FIFA.com. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Enzo Andía se cambió el apellido y ahora es Enzo Roco" [Enzo Andía changed his nickname an now is Enzo Roco] (in Spanish). Triunfo. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

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