Miku (footballer)

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Miku
Nicolás Fedor, alias "Miku".jpg
Miku (middle) in action for Getafe
Personal information
Full name Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores
Date of birth (1985-08-19) 19 August 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Caracas, Venezuela
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Al-Gharafa
Number 20
Youth career
1989–2001 Santo Tomás de Villanueva
2001–2004 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Valencia 2 (0)
2004–2005 Alcoyano (loan) 21 (5)
2005–2006 Salamanca (loan) 36 (18)
2006 Ciudad Murcia (loan) 8 (0)
2007 Valencia B 15 (1)
2007–2008 Gimnàstic (loan) 29 (2)
2008–2009 Salamanca (loan) 37 (15)
2010–2013 Getafe 92 (26)
2012–2013 Celtic (loan) 11 (2)
2013– Al-Gharafa 22 (5)
National team
2006– Venezuela 46 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2014

Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores (born 19 August 1985), commonly known as Miku, is a Venezuelan professional footballer who plays for Qatari club Al-Gharafa Sports Club as a striker.

He spent most of his career in Spain, having played for a host of clubs and starting with Valencia. In La Liga, he also represented Getafe.

Miku represented Venezuela at the 2011 Copa América.

Early years[edit]

The son of an Hungarian father and a Venezuelan mother, Miku was born in Caracas and received his nickname after Miklós, a stem from his first name in the Hungarian language.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Valencia[edit]

Having arrived in Valencia CF's youth system in 2001, Miku turned professional three years later, going on to serve five consecutive loans afterwards, in both the second and third divisions.[3][4]

On 27 August 2009, having returned to the Che after a strong season with UD Salamanca (finishing as joint-fifth in the goal charts), he scored a hat-trick in a UEFA Europa League 4–1 home win against Stabæk Fotball.[5]

Getafe[edit]

However, clearly deemed surplus to requirements at Valencia – only third or fourth-choice striker – Miku was sold in January 2010 to Getafe CF, signing a four 1/2-year deal. He scored on his debut, a 2–1 win at RCD Mallorca in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, as a second-half substitute.[6]

Benefitting from the absence of first-choice Roberto Soldado due to injury, Miku began appearing regularly as a starter: on 28 March 2010 he netted twice in a 3–1 win at Deportivo de La Coruña,[7] adding another brace three rounds later, in a 3–0 home success against Villarreal CF, also in La Liga.[8]

Miku started the 2011–12 season as first-choice, over veteran Daniel Güiza and Adrián Colunga. He scored three goals in his first two league games, against Levante UD (1–1 home draw)[9] and Real Madrid (2–4 away loss),[10] and ended the campaign with 12 goals, best in the squad.

On 31 August 2012, the last day of the summer transfer window, Miku moved on loan to Celtic.[11] He appeared in only 14 official contests during the season, netting twice.[12]

Al-Gharafa[edit]

On 30 September 2013, Miku joined Qatar Stars League side Al-Gharafa Sports Club for an undisclosed fee.[13][14]

International career[edit]

Miku made his debut with Venezuela on 16 August 2006, in a 0–0 friendly with Honduras. Later, he was an important member of the squads that competed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, scoring in a 2–0 home triumph against Colombia on 31 March 2009.

On 9 September 2009, Miku netted twice in a 3–1 home victory over Peru; this brought Venezuela closer to its first-ever FIFA World Cup qualification, which eventually did not happen. He represented the nation at the 2011 Copa América, scoring in a 3–3 draw against Paraguay, helping his team to the second place in the group stage[15] and an eventual fourth-place finish.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 March 2007 José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela  New Zealand 4–0 5–0 Friendly
2. 27 August 2007 Antonio Oddone Sarubbi, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay  Paraguay 1–1 1–1 Friendly
3. 3 March 2009 Polideportivo Cachamay, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela  Colombia 1–0 2–0 2010 World Cup qualification
4. 9 September 2009 José Antonio Anzoátegui, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela  Peru 1–0 3–1 2010 World Cup qualification
5. 9 September 2009 José Antonio Anzoátegui, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela  Peru 2–1 3–1 2010 World Cup qualification
6. 8 September 2010 Metropolitano de Lara, Barquisimeto, Venezuela  Ecuador 1–0 1–0 Friendly
7. 25 March 2011 Sports Complex, Montego Bay, Jamaica  Jamaica 0–1 0–2 Friendly
8. 1 June 2011 Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala  Guatemala 0–1 0–2 Friendly
9. 13 July 2011 Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta, Argentina  Paraguay 2–3 3–3 2011 Copa América
10. 15 August 2012 Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan  Japan 1–1 1–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Celtic

Club statistics[edit]

As of 29 November 2013[16]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Alcoyano 2004–05 21 5 21 5
Total 21 5 21 5
Salamanca 2005–06 36 18 36 18
Total 36 18 36 18
Ciudad de Murcia 2006–07 8 0 1 0 9 0
Total 8 0 1 0 9 0
Valencia B 2006–07 15 1 15 1
Total 15 1 15 1
Gimnàstic 2007–08 29 2 29 2
Total 29 2 29 2
Salamanca 2008–09 37 15 2 1 39 16
Total 37 15 2 1 39 16
Valencia 2009–10 2 0 2 0 3 3 7 3
Total 2 0 2 0 3 3 7 3
Getafe 2009–10 16 5 4 1 20 6
2010–11 31 7 3 1 7 0 41 8
2011–12 38 12 2 0 40 12
2012–13 2 0 0 0 2 0
2013–14 5 2 0 0 5 2
Total 92 26 9 2 7 0 108 28
Celtic 2012–13 11 2 1 0 2 0 14 2
Total 11 2 1 0 2 0 14 2
Al-Gharafa 2013–14 7 5 0 0 0 0 7 5
Total 7 5 0 0 0 0 7 5
Career Total 257 74 15 3 12 3 284 80

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