Aldo Corzo

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Aldo Corzo
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Corzo training with Peru at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Aldo Sebastián Corzo Chávez
Date of birth (1989-05-20) 20 May 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Number 29
Youth career
1999–2007 Regatas Lima
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Alianza Lima 47 (1)
2010–2015 Universidad San Martín 157 (5)
2016 Deportivo Municipal 35 (5)
2017– Universitario 75 (9)
National team
2008 Peru U-20 4 (0)
2009– Peru 29 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2019

Aldo Sebastián Corzo Chávez (born 20 May 1989) is a Peruvian footballer who plays as right back. He currently plays for Club Universitario de Deportes and the Peru national team.

Playing style[edit]

Corzo mainly plays at right back and is naturally right-footed, but he can also play at left back. He is known for his great stamina, his strong willingness to help in the attack, and his aggressive style of defending. He also has good speed and control of the ball.[2]

Club career[edit]

Alianza Lima[edit]

Corzo got to Alianza Lima after playing for Club de Regatas Lima when Jaime Duarte saw him. He was promoted to the first team in 2008 by Richard Páez. He made his official debut against Sport Boys in Matute.[3] After that match Corzo was a regular in the initial 11, being an important key and saving Alianza from playing in the second division.

Universidad San Martin[edit]

On 7 January 2010 signed a two years contract for Universidad San Martín de Porres.[4]

International career[edit]

He was part of the Peru U-20 team in the 2009 South American Youth Championship, being eliminated quickly by losing 4 games.

On 2 February 2009, he was called to the senior team by the then current coach Jose 'Chemo' del Solar to play a friendly against El Salvador losing 1–0.[5]

In June 2011 the new Peruvian national team coach Sergio Markarian decided to give Corzo a chance to play in a friendly against Senegal. The friendly took place on 28 June 2011 in Lima, and it was the last friendly before the start of the Copa América. Corzo played the entire match against Senegal which finished in a 1-0 victory in favor of Peru.[6]

2011 Copa America[edit]

His consistent performances convinced Markarian to include him in Peru's squad for the 2011 Copa América.[7] He made his Copa America debut by starting against Chile in the group stage. Despite the loss, Corzo put in a strong performance at left back by not allowing Chile, with Alexis Sanchez, to score.[8] His second game in the Copa America was against Venezuela in the third-place match. Corzo again played from the start of the match and gave another solid performance this time at right back. In the end, he helped Peru claim the Bronze medal by winning the match 4-1. This is (coupled with the 2015 Copa América) Peru's best result in the Copa America since they last won Gold in 1975.

2018 World Cup[edit]

In May 2018 he was named in Peru’s provisional 24 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[9]

Career statistics[edit]


Statistics accurate as of match played 16 June 2018.[10]
Year Apps Goals
2009 3 0
2010 0 0
2011 4 0
2012 1 0
2013 0 0
2014 0 0
2015 0 0
2016 8 0
2017 6 0
2018 3 0
Total 25 0



Universidad San Martín


Peru national team


Personal life[edit]

Corzo studies currently Administration in Business at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola.[12]


  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "GDT, DAL PERU' ARRIVA CORZO: IL TERZINO TUTTO PEPE PRONTO PER IL SIENA" (in Italian). 7 January 2011. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  3. ^ Alianza tuvo un día color de rosa[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Aldo Corzo se confiesa: "Quiero salir campeón con Deportivo San Martín"
  5. ^ "Selección peruana de fútbol fue vencida 0–1 frente a El Salvador". Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Match: Friendlies 2011". 28 June 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Peru announces list of 23 players for the 2011 Copa America". 29 June 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  8. ^ "UNO POR UNO" (in Spanish). 12 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  9. ^
  10. ^ "Aldo Corzo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Perú: Raúl Fernández es el "Balón de Oro 2009"" (in Spanish). 20 December 2009. Archived from the original on 1 December 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  12. ^ Aldo Corzo: "Cuando llegué a Matute me quisieron agarrar de punto" Archived 17 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine

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