Alfonso Blanco Antúnez

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Alfonso Blanco
Personal information
Full name Alfonso Blanco Antúnez
Date of birth (1987-07-31) 31 July 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Tamiahua, Veracruz, Mexico
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Pachuca
Number 13
Youth career
2005–2007 Pachuca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Indios 11 (0)
2008 Pachuca 0 (0)
2008–2009 Cruz Azul 9 (0)
2009 Irapuato 18 (0)
2010 América 0 (0)
2010 Necaxa 7 (0)
2011 León 28 (0)
2012– Pachuca 52 (0)
2013–2014Atlético San Luis (loan) 28 (0)
National team
2007 Mexico U-20 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2019

Alfonso Blanco Antunez (born 31 July 1987 in Tamiahua, Veracruz) is a Mexican footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for C.F. Pachuca.

Career[edit]

Blanco began in Pachuca's youth division teams and then was transferred on loan for Indios de Ciudad Juárez in the 2007 Season after having a good performance during the U-20 World Cup in Canada in 2006.[1]

Blanco arrived to Indios as one of the main bookings for the season but after 4 games and receiving 10 goals he was relegated to the bench for the rest of the season. Indios managed to qualify for the Liguilla in Apertura 2007 and due to an injury from the goalie Joel Barba, Blanco returned to the first team and helped the team get to the finals.

Though he did not make his debut in the Primera División with Pachuca, there were already offers for Blanco from European clubs from Spain, Greece and Holland but in the end, he settled with Cruz Azul.[2] After Óscar Pérez's controversial signing with Tigres, Cruz Azul brought Blanco, possibly, to be a substitute of Yosgart Gutiérrez, the Goalkeeper who took Perez's spot. He played the rest of Clausura 2009 as the Cruz Azul starter goalkeeper but the team finished in the last place of the table. On June 19, 2009, he was signed by Deportivo Irapuato. Later he joined Club León.

Before starting Clausura 2012, it was announced he would play for his original club, Pachuca.

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alfonso BlancoFIFA competition record
  2. ^ Alfonso Blanco AntúnezLiga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Pachuca's Blanco grasps SCCL Golden Glove". CONCACAF.com. April 27, 2017. Archived from the original on July 22, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2018.