Adrián Luna

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Adrián Luna
Personal information
Full name Adrián Nicolás Luna Retamar
Date of birth (1992-04-12) 12 April 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Tacuarembó, Uruguay
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
Veracruz
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Defensor Sporting 38 (4)
2011–2013 Espanyol 0 (0)
2011–2012 Gimnàstic (loan) 18 (2)
2012 Sabadell (loan) 12 (1)
2012–2013 Nacional (loan) 20 (3)
2013–2015 Defensor Sporting 28 (7)
2015–2016 Venados 23 (5)
2016– Veracruz 19 (1)
National team
2009 Uruguay U17 5 (1)
2011 Uruguay U20 14 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 November 2013, (4 February 2017, Liga MX).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 August 2011

Adrián Nicolás Luna Retamar (born 12 April 1992) is an Uruguayan footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Defensor Sporting.

Club career[edit]

Born in Tacuarembó, Luna made his first team debuts with Defensor Sporting, on 6 February 2010, against Club Nacional de Football.[1] In the 2010–11 season Luna was a regular starter for Defensor. He played 41 matches for Uruguayan club, and scored 6 goals. On 23 May 2011, Luna signed a contract with La Liga club RCD Espanyol, with a €1 million fee.[2]

On 17 August 2011, Luna was loaned to Segunda División club Gimnàstic de Tarragona[3] However, in January 2012, Luna returned to Espanyol and signed a contract with CE Sabadell FC, in a six-month loan.[4] In August 2012, Luna was loaned to Club Nacional de Football, returned to his country. On 2 September 2013, his contract with Espanyol was rescinded.

On 28 May 2016, Veracruz signed Luna from Venados.

International career[edit]

He has been capped by the Uruguay national under-17 football team for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and by the Uruguay national under-20 football team for the 2011 South American Youth Championship and for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

U20 International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 September 2010 Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, Nigeria Nigeria  Spain 1–0 3–3 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup
2. 30 September 2010 Estadio Campeones Olímpicos, Florida, Uruguay Uruguay  Chile 1–0 5–0 Friendly
3. 22 January 2011 Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi, Arequipa, Peru Peru  Chile 0–3 0–4 2011 South American Youth Championship
4. 31 January 2011 Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi, Arequipa, Peru Peru  Colombia 1–0 1–0 2011 South American Youth Championship
5. 6 February 2011 Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi, Arequipa, Peru Peru  Chile 1–0 1–0 2011 South American Youth Championship
6. 11 July 2011 Complejo Uruguay Celeste, Canelones, Uruguay Uruguay  Guatemala 2–0 7–0 Friendly
7. 4–0
8. 2 August 2011 Estadio Pascual Guerrero, Cali, Colombia Colombia  New Zealand 1–1 1–1 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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