Alejandro Cichero

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Alejandro Cíchero
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Personal information
Full name Alejandro Enrique Cíchero Konarek
Date of birth (1977-04-20) April 20, 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Caracas, Venezuela
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1988–1995 Trujillanos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Trujillanos 48 (0)
1998–1999 Cagliari 13 (0)
1999–2000 Oliveira do Bairro 26 (0)
2000–2001 Benfica B 10 (1)
2001–2002 Deportivo Italchacao 26 (5)
2002 Central Español 5 (0)
2003 Atlético Cerro 20 (2)
2004 Nacional Montevideo 12 (1)
2004–2008 Litex Lovech 62 (5)
2008–2009 Shandong Luneng 58 (5)
2009–2010 Caracas 7 (0)
2010–2011 Millonarios 46 (5)
2013–2014 Deportivo Anzoátegui 24 (1)
Total 357 (25)
National team
2002–2012 Venezuela[1] 47 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alejandro Enrique Cíchero Konarek (born April 20, 1977) is a Venezuelan footballer who plays as a defender.

Career[edit]

Born in Caracas, Cichero joined the youth system of Trujillanos Fútbol Club in 1988, being promoted to the first team in 1996 and helping them reach the Copa CONMEBOL Playoff in his second season.

In 1998, he moved to Europe, joining Cagliari Calcio in the Serie A, playing thirteen matches over the course of the 1998-99 season. He then spent two seasons in the Portuguese Second Division — the third tier of Portuguese football. First in 1999-00 at Oliveira do Bairro S.C. and then at Benfica's reserve team, where he made one bench appearance on the first team in a 2-1 win against Porto.[2]

In 2002, he returned home, playing the 2001-02 season at Deportivo Italchacao, before spending an 18-month span in the Uruguayan Primera División, in three different clubs. In 2004, he returned to Europe, joining PFC Litex Lovech in the Bulgarian league,[3] where he would stay until 2008, helping the team finish third in 2005-06, as well progressing to the Round of 32 in the UEFA Cup.

The 31-year-old then joined Chinese team, Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C., immediately conquering his first title, the 2008 Chinese Super League. After two seasons, he returned to his native hometown, to play for Caracas FC. In July 2010, the Venezuelan international, moved to Colombia, reuniting with former national team manager, Richard Páez at Millonarios.[4]

In 2013, the 36-year-old, came out of retirement to play one more season, joining Deportivo Anzoátegui.[5]

International career[edit]

He played in the 2004 and 2007 editions of Copa America.[6] He has made over 40 appearances for the Venezuela national team since 2002.[7]

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. June 1, 2007 José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo,Venezuela  Canada 1–1 2-2 Friendly
2. June 30, 2007 Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela  Peru 1–0 2-0 2007 Copa América

Personal life[edit]

His brother Gabriel is also a defender and plays for Sion in the Swiss Super League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alejandro Cichero at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Flops Benfiquistas 2000/01 - Alejandro Enrique Cichero - 0J 0G". flopsdobenfica.blogspot.pt. 4 July 2007. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Lelyov, Momchil (2005-07-08). "45 чужденци заляха пазара ни. Чакат се още, “отличници” са ЦСКА, Литекс и Берое" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. Retrieved 2015-08-30. 
  4. ^ "Cichero sueña con ser campeón" [Cichero dreams of being Champion]. espndeportes.espn.go.com. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Alejandro Cíchero nuevo jugador del Deportivo Anzoátegui". visionnoventa.com/. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  6. ^ rsssf: Venezuela record international footballers
  7. ^ International career statistics at rsssf

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