|Full name||José Gustavo Sand|
|Date of birth||17 July 1980|
|Place of birth||Bella Vista, Argentina|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2002–2003||Defensores de Belgrano||47||(20)|
|2011||→ Deportivo La Coruña (loan)||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 January 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
José Gustavo Sand (born 17 July 1980; in Bella Vista, Corrientes), commonly known as José Sand and nicknamed Pepe, is an Argentine footballer striker who currently plays for Club Atlético Tigre in the Argentine Primera División.
Sand started his professional career with River Plate in 1998. He then had his first spell with Colón between 1999 and 2000. In 2000 he dropped down a division to play for Independiente Rivadavia of the Argentine 2nd Division. In 2000 he joined Brazilian side Vitória. In 2002 Sand returned to Argentina to play for Defensores de Belgrano, he then had a second spell with River Plate between 2004 and 2005. Between 2005 and 2006 he played for Banfield, he then returned to Colón in 2006 before joining Lanús in 2007.
Sand started his Lanús career by getting sent off on his league debut in a 5-3 defeat to Independiente. He then went on to score 10 goals in his next 9 league games. His good scoring record of 15 goals in 15 games his first tournament with Lanús, established himself as a favourite amongst the fans. In 2007 he was part of the squad that won the Apertura 2007 tournament, Lanús' first ever top flight league title. Sand became top scorer in the Primera División Argentina for the first time in the Apertura 2008 championship with 15 goals in 19 games. In Clausura 2009 he became the first player to become top scorer in consecutive tournaments since Diego Maradona in 1980. Overall he scored 50 goals in 67 league matches and 6 in 12 Copa Libertadores matches.
Al Ain S.C.C.
On 7 August 2009, he was sold to the Al Ain S.C.C. of Abu Dhabi at $10 million, and presented in Valencia, Spain before media from all over Spain, Argentina and the UAE. He was given the number 9, previously worn by teammate Faisal Ali. On his first match with Al Ain, he score his first goal on 9 August in a 2–1 lose against Villarreal B. Sand started this season in great form, and score 33 goal in all competitions and scored 3 hattricks in the league against Al Ahli, Al Shabab, Emirates. Sand awarded the 2009–10 Al Hadath Golden Boot, after scoring 24 goals in 20 league matches, average of 1.2 per match.
Deportivo La Coruña
On 31 January 2011, Deportivo La Coruña announced on their official website that they had acquired the services of Sand for €500,000 on loan for six-months, with Deportivo will also have a buyout option from Al Ain for €3 million, which could be fulfilled during the summer.
In light of his excellent club form, Sand received his first-ever international call up from Alfio Basile to replace the suspended Carlos Tévez in the national squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifier with Chile in Santiago on 15 October 2008. He made his second appearance for Argentina in a friendly match against Panama on 20 May 2009.
|Deportivo de La Coruña||2010–11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
1Includes other competitive competitions, including the Al Ain International Championship, Friendly Match.
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- "Jose Sand Close To Join Deportivo". Deportivo-La-Coruna.com. 2011-01-31. Retrieved 2011-01-31.
- "Jose Sand Close To Join Tijuana". Club-Tijuana.com. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
- "Jose Sand Career Stats". uaefootballleague.com. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
- "José Gustavo Sand". soccerway.com. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
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