Irven Ávila

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Irven Ávila
Personal information
Full name Irven Beybe Ávila Acero
Date of birth (1990-07-02) 2 July 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Huánuco, Peru
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Striker/Winger
Club information
Current team
Sporting Cristal
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Universitario de Deportes 7 (0)
2009 Sport Huancayo (loan) 43 (13)
2010–2011 Sport Huancayo 71 (31)
2012– Sporting Cristal 83 (53)
National team
2007 Peru U-17 10 (0)
2009– Peru 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 July 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2012
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ávila and the second or maternal family name is Acero.

Irven Ávila (born 2 July 1990 in Huánuco) is a Peruvian footballer who currently plays for Sporting Cristal in the Torneo Descentralizado, as a striker. He is represented by FIFA agents Marcelo Houseman and Narciso Algamis. He is considered one of the best talents in the Peruvian league at present.

Club career[edit]

Universitario de Deportes[edit]

Ávila made his Descentralizado league debut while with Universitario de Deportes in the 2008 season on 20 February 2008, at the age of 17. His debut took place in Chimbote against José Gálvez FBC in an away match, which finished 1–0 in favor of Universitario.[1]

Sport Huancayo[edit]

In January 2009 Ávila was loaned out to newly promoted club Sport Huancayo for the start of the 2009 Torneo Descentralizado season in order to gain more first team experience.[2] He made his league debut for Sport Huancayo on 15 February 2009 away to Alianza Lima for Round 1 of the season. Manager José Ramírez Cubas allowed him to start the match from the beginning and was later substituted in the 67th minute, as the match finished 2–1 to Alianza Lima.[3] Five games later, Ávila scored his first professional goal on 22 March 2009 in a league match at home against Cienciano del Cuzco. His goal was scored in the 74th minute and helped secure the 2–0 win for his team.[4]

Before the start of the 2010 season there were rumors linking Irvin back to his parent club, but instead he chose to stay with Sport Huancayo as he was now a regular starter for the Rojo Matador.[5]

Ávila played one of his best matches of the 2011 Torneo Descentralizado season in round 28 away to league leaders, at the time, Alianza Lima. He scored in the 59th minute the second goal in the 2–0 win to Sport Huancayo in Matute.[6]

International career[edit]

He played for Peru at the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the Republic of Korea,[7] and he also played for Peru at the U-20 level.

Ávila made his full senior debut for the Peruvian national team on 5 September 2009, in a 2010 World Cup Qualifying match at home against Uruguay, at the age of 19. He was substituted in for Daniel Chavez in the 59th mintute. His debut match was played in the Monumental and finished 1–0 in favor of Peru.[8] His second game for Peru was a friendly match against Honduras that was played on 19 November 2009, which finished in a 2–1 win for Peru.

On 28 August 2011, Ávila was called up to the Peruvian national team by Sergio Markarian to take part in two friendly matches against Bolivia.[9]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sporting Cristal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jose-Galvez.Universitario-Lima". footballdatabase.eu. 20 February 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Irven Ávila: "A la 'U' no quiero volver"" (in Spanish). depor.pe. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Match: Alianza Lima vs Sport Huancayo". footballdatabase.eu. 15 February 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Match: Sport Huancayo vs Cienciano". footballdatabase.eu. 22 March 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Irven Ávila se quedará en el Sport Huancayo" (in Spanish). depor.pe. 17 December 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Match: Alianza Lima vs Sport Huancayo". footballdatabase.eu. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Irven ÁvilaFIFA competition record
  8. ^ "Peru1:0Uruguay". fifa.com. 5 September 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Conoce la lista que presentó Sergio Markarián para enfrentar a Bolivia" (in Spanish). libero.pe. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 

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