Rudis Corrales

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Corrales and the second or maternal family name is Rivera.
Rudis Corrales
Personal information
Full name Rudis Alberto Corrales Rivera
Date of birth (1979-11-06) November 6, 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Sociedad, El Salvador
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Aguiluchos USA
Youth career
1986–1997 Municipal Limeño
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2003 Municipal Limeño (77)
2004–2010 Águila (50)
2011 Alianza 11 (4)
2012-2013 Dragón 9 (0)
2013- Aguiluchos USA
National team
1998 El Salvador U-20
1998–2001 El Salvador U-23
2001–2011 El Salvador 77 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 21, 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 7, 2011

Rudis Alberto Corrales Rivera (born November 6, 1979 in Sociedad, Morazan, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran footballer.

Club career[edit]

Corrales' professional career began in 1997, when he signed a contract with Municipal Limeño. He officially made his debut that same year on November 29, in a league match against Dragón.

On September 9, 2007 in a league match against Alianza F.C. Corrales became only the seventh person is Salvadoran league history to score 100 goals, a feat which has only been matched by Salvadoran greats Raúl Díaz Arce, Williams Reyes, Emiliano Pedrozo, Adonai Martínez, Hugo Coria and David Arnoldo Cabrera.[1]

On December 19, 2010, it was announced that he signed a two year contract with Alianza. In January 2012, Corrales joined Dragón.[2] In April 2012 he suffered a stroke which partially paralyzed his face.[3]

He now plays with CD Aguiluchos USA in Oakland, CA. He scored on a free kick in the 90th minute 15.03.14 to win the match an US Open Cup Qualifier.

International career[edit]

Corrales made his debut for El Salvador in a May 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Nicaragua and has, as of December 2010, earned a total of 71 caps, scoring 16 goals. He has represented his country in 20 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[4] and played at the 2001,[5] 2003,[6] 2005[7] and 2009 UNCAF Nations Cups[8] as well as at the 2002,[9] 2003[10] and 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[11]

On February 6, 2008 in a FIFA World Cup qualification match against Anguilla, Corrales became the first player in Salvadoran history to score five goals in a World Cup qualifier. The previous record was held by legendary Salvadoran striker Raúl Díaz Arce, who had scored four goals against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the 2002 World Cup qualifiers. He made his most memorable goal on a FIFA World Cup qualification match against Costa Rica on September 9, 2009. Scoring a goal at the 90th minute that gave life back to El Salvador in this Qualification Stage.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 25 May 2001 Estadio Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 1-0 2-1 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
2 9 February 2003 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Panama 2-1 2-1 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup
3 13 February 2003 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Nicaragua 3-0 1-0 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup
4 6 July 2003 The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States  Mexico 2-0 2-1 Friendly match
5 6 February 2008 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Anguilla 3-0 12-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 6 February 2008 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Anguilla 4-0 12-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 6 February 2008 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Anguilla 6-0 12-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 6 February 2008 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Anguilla 7-0 12-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
9 6 February 2008 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Anguilla 8-0 12-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 26 March 2008 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States  Anguilla 2-0 4-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 23 April 2008 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  China PR 1-0 2-2 Friendly match
12 23 April 2008 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  China PR 2-0 2-2 Friendly match
13 19 November 2008 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Costa Rica 1-0 1-3 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
14 27 May 2009 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Ecuador 2-1 3-1 Friendly match
15 9 September 2009 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Costa Rica 1-0 1-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
16 24 February 2010 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, United States  United States 1-0 1-2 Friendly match
17 29 May 2011 Robertson Stadium, Houston, United States  Honduras 2-2 2-2 Friendly match

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