Federico Puppo

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Federico Puppo
Personal information
Full name Carlos Federico Puppo Gross
Date of birth (1986-12-06) 6 December 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Montevideo Wanderers 9 (0)
2006–2011 River Plate 57 (18)
2011 Danubio 10 (2)
2012–2014 Chicago Fire 12 (1)
2012 Defensor Sporting (loan) 12 (5)
2013 LDU Quito (loan) 13 (2)
2013 Defensor Sporting (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2011 Uruguay U-22 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 October 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 January 2013
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Puppo and the second or maternal family name is Gross.

Carlos Federico Puppo Gross (born 6 December 1986) is a Uruguayan footballer.

Club career[edit]

Federico Puppo began his career in the youth ranks of Montevideo Wanderers and made his first team debut in 2004. In 2006 he moved to Uruguayan Primera División rivals River Plate. While with River he made 57 league appearances and scored 17 goals. He helped River win the 2008 Clausura championship and was a key player in the clubs historic run to the Copa Sudamericana 2009 semifinals. In 2011 he joined Danubio, and made 10 appearances scoring 2 goals as the club finished second during the 2011 Apertura campaign.

On 11 January 2012 it was announced that Puppo had signed with Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer.[1]

Puppo struggled in his first season with Chicago, and was loaned out to Defensor Sporting on 23 July 2012 for the remainder of 2012.[2]

On 26 January 2013, Puppo was loaned out to LDU Quito for the 2013 season.[3]

On 24 February 2014 Chicago Fire and Puppo have mutually agreed to terminate the contract.[4]

International career[edit]

In 2011, Puppo was named to participate for the Uruguay national football team under-22 squad at the 2011 Pan American Games.


  1. ^ Greg Lalas (11 January 2012). "Fire sign Uruguayan Puppo". Mlssoccer.com. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fire Loan Federico Puppo to Defensor Sporting Club". Chicago Fire. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Crandall, Jeff (26 January 2013). "Chicago Fire Loan Federico Puppo". Chicago Fire. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Chicago Fire Soccer Club Terminates Contract of Federico Puppo". chicago-fire.com. February 24, 2014. 

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