José del Solar
|Full name||José G. del Solar Alvarez-Calderón|
|Date of birth||28 November 1970|
|Place of birth||Lima, Peru|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Current club||Universitario (coach)|
|2005||Colón Santa Fe|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
During his playing career, spent in four different countries – namely in Spain, where he collected 148 La Liga appearances in six seasons – he was nicknamed Chemo.
Del Solar developed at the youth system of Universitario de Deportes, but played his first professional game with Club Deportivo San Agustín after he was loaned by Universitario to continue his development as a player. He won his first Peruvian championship with San Agustín, defeating Alianza Lima in December 1986.
Del Solar's last official club game was a 0–0 draw with traditional rivals Alianza Lima for the Apertura championship on 7 July 2002, playing for his first team, Universitario de Deportes, which won 1–0 in the first game, with 0–0 in Trujillo.
From 1992–98, del Solar played in Spain, always in La Liga. He started at CD Tenerife – where he partnered Argentine Fernando Redondo in central midfield, and also his compatriot Percy Olivares – helping the Canary Islands outfit rob Real Madrid of the league title in the last round in his first season, playing in 30 matches and scoring once (the club also qualified for the first time ever to the UEFA Cup); this dramatic league scenario also happened in the following year, but his presence was much more testimonial.
In 1996, after suffering relegation with UD Salamanca, del Solar started at Celta de Vigo but appeared rarely for Valencia CF, after which he left the country, resuming his career in Turkey and Belgium (one season apiece, interspersed with spells in his country), and finally retiring at his very club as a footballer, at the age of 34.
As a manager, del Solar began his career with Colón de Santa Fe, aided by former Tenerife teammate Juan Antonio Pizzi, without luck, as the pair was sacked after only three matches (three losses). Then, he was named coach of Sporting Cristal, leading the club the Peruvian Primera División in 2005.
Del Solar obtained 74 international caps for Peru, in which he scored nine goals. He made his national team debut on 28 January 1986 against China (1–3), playing his last international match on 8 November 2001 against Argentina (0–2), twenty days before his 34th birthday.
Del Solar was selected to no fewer than six Copa América tournaments, scoring three in four matches (twice through penalties) as the national team reached the quarterfinals in the 1993 edition, in Ecuador.
On 3 August 2007, del Solar replaced Julio César Uribe as manager of the national squad. He went on to be part of the disastrous 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, as the nation only won thrice and ranked last.
|1.||20 August 1989||La Paz, Bolivia||Bolivia||0–1||2–1||1990 World Cup qualification|
|2.||8 July 1991||Concepción, Chile||Chile||3–2||4–2||1991 Copa América|
|3.||12 July 1991||Concepción, Chile||Venezuela||4–1||5–1||1991 Copa América|
|4.||21 June 1993||Cuenca, Ecuador||Paraguay||1–1||1–1||1993 Copa América|
|5.||24 June 1993||Cuenca, Ecuador||Chile||1–0||1–0||1993 Copa América|
|6.||27 June 1993||Quito, Ecuador||Mexico||1–4||2–4||1993 Copa América|
|7.||15 August 1993||Asunción, Paraguay||Paraguay||2–1||2–1||1994 World Cup qualification|
|8.||19 February 2000||Miami, United States||Honduras||1–3||3–5||2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|9.||12 July 2001||Cali, Colombia||Paraguay||3–2||3–3||2001 Copa América|
As of 13 August 2012
|Sporting Cristal||January 2005||July 2006||87||43||25||19||49.43|
|Universidad Católica||January 2007||July 2007||20||14||4||2||70|
|Peru||July 2007||December 2009||23||5||5||13||21.74|
|Universitario de Deportes||August 2010||May 2012||53||19||22||12||35.85|
- San Agustín
- Universitario Deportes
- Universidad Católica
- Chilean Cup: 1991
- Sporting Cristal