Cristian Nuñez

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Cristian Nuñez
Personal information
Full name Cristian Adolfo Nuñez López
Date of birth (1988-07-07) July 7, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Montreal, Quebec
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2005 NTC Ontario
2006 Montreal Concordia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Lyn Oslo 0 (0)
2007 Toronto FC 0 (0)
2008–2009 Montreal Impact 1 (0)
2008 Trois-Rivières Attak (loan) 12 (2)
2009–2010 Carabins 11 (0)
2012-2013 AS Blainville
National team
2005–2008 U-20 Canada 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Cristian Adolfo Nuñez López (born 7 July 1988) is a Canadian professional footballer.


Nuñez played AAA minor soccer with Montreal-Concordia from U13 to U18 where he received the Ballon d’Or Trophy from the Quebec Elite Soccer League. While playing for NTC Ontario Nuñez won the silver medal at the Canadian U15 selection championships in 2003. In the following season he won the gold medal.

Nuñez signed his first professional contract with FC Lyn Oslo in July 2006. Hee didn't feature in a single match due to visa issues.[1] Which resulted in him remaining four months with the club. In 2007 Nuñez signed with newly expansion Toronto FC where he didn't play a single match in the regular season.[2] He played 13 games for the Toronto FC reserve team, where he tallied one assist against the New England Revolution reserve squad.[3]

The following season Nuñez was released from Toronto FC and signed with the Montreal Impact of the USL First Division.[4][5] Soon after he was loaned to Montreal's farm team Trois-Rivières Attak in the Canadian Soccer League. He made his debut on May 31, 2008 against St. Catharines Wolves.[6]Nuñez helped the Attak claim the club's first National Division title, and reached the final of the CSL Cup, where they were defeated by Serbian White Eagles by a score of 2-1 in a penalty shootout.[7]

During February 2009, Nuñez had a trial with Bohemian F.C. of Dublin.[8] In 2009, he played with Montreal Carabins.[9]In 2012, he signed with AS Blainville in the newly formed Première Ligue de soccer du Québec.[10][11]

International career[edit]

Nuñez was part of the Canada U-20 men's national soccer team, which took part in the 2007 FIFA World Youth Championship.[12] Played the first two games against Chile and Austria. He played futsal by the QCSL World Cup 2010.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Nuñez was born to an Argentine father and a Nicaraguan mother[14] and studied Arts and Sciences at the Université de Montréal.[15]


  1. ^ Charles-André Marchand. "Canoe - Nouvelles - Surprenant et Nunez sous contrat". Retrieved 2017-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Cristian Nunez Midfielder". 
  3. ^ "Christian Nunez |". Retrieved 2017-05-24. 
  4. ^ Vallée, Patrick. "Young Quebec prospects Alex Surprenant and Cristian Nunez join the Impact". 
  5. ^ "L'Impact ajoute deux autres joueurs". (in French). Retrieved 2017-05-24. 
  6. ^ "Attak FC". 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2017-05-24. 
  7. ^ "October 26, 2008 CSL Final Trois-Rivieres Attak vs Serbian White Eagles (from CSL media release)". Retrieved 2017-05-24. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ Une nulle crève-coeur pour les Carabins He now plays in la Première Ligue de Soccer du Québec, who was launched in 2012, for the AS Blainville.
  10. ^ (, iClic. "Soccer : l'AS Blainville compte s'imposer dans la Première ligue | L'Écho de la Rive-Nord". L'Écho de la Rive-Nord (in French). Retrieved 2017-05-24. 
  11. ^ Frédérick Jean-François,. "QPSL is born: AS Blainville is thinking big". Retrieved 2017-05-24. 
  12. ^ "Canada Soccer". Retrieved 2017-05-24. 
  13. ^ QCSL World Cup Profile
  14. ^ Cristian Nuñez profile on the official website of the Canadian Soccer Association
  15. ^ Nouvelles - Carabins - Université de Montréal