Edson Puch

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Puch and the second or maternal family name is Cortés.
Edson Puch
Personal information
Full name Edson Raúl Puch Cortés
Date of birth (1986-09-04) 4 September 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Iquique, Chile
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Winger
Club information
Current team
Necaxa
Number 22
Youth career
2000–2003 Sportiva Italiana
2003–2005 Huachipato
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Huachipato 18 (0)
2007–2009 Deportes Iquique 74 (22)
2009–2011 Universidad de Chile 65 (17)
2011–2014 Al-Wasl 16 (2)
2012–2013 Dep. Iquique (loan) 26 (2)
2015 Huracán 6 (0)
2016 LDU Quito 15 (3)
2016– Necaxa 0 (0)
National team
2009– Chile 13 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 June 2016

Edson Raúl Puch Cortés (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeθson ˈputʃ], born 9 April 1986) is a Chilean footballer who plays for Mexican club Necaxa.

Club career[edit]

Born in Iquique, Puch began his career at hometown Deportes Iquique youth ranks, then moving to Huachipato reserve team in 2003.

In 2008, after two years playing in Talcahuano based–side, he returned to his homeland for play for Iquique where achieved a third-tier title that season as well as the first-tier promotion the following year. After an impressive season during the 2009 Torneo Apertura being a key player alongside Cristian Bogado, on mid-year, Puch reached a four-year deal with Chilean powerhouse Universidad de Chile which invested US$850,000 for his rights.[1]

He quickly settled as starter playing for The Owls where celebrated a league title in 2011 with Jorge Sampaoli as head coach. However, on 14 May, he accepted an offer from Emirati club Al-Wasl FC for a US$4 million fee.[2][3] There Puch was coached by Diego Maradona but only scored one goal in six league games.

In 2012 he returned to Deportes Iquique on loan. After completing the six-month loan spell in June, he didn't feature in any game during the second half of the year. After he initially returned to Al-Wasl, he was loaned back to Iquique, but the team didn't register him in time. He officially re-joined Iquique in January 2013 after training that period with the team, reappearing in a 1–1 away draw with León for the Copa Libertadores first stage.

In June 2013 he returned to Al-Wasl. This time Puch scored one goal in ten UAE Arabian Gulf League games. In August 2014, he ended his contract with Emirati club and then signed for Argentina's Huracán as a free agent in January 2015.

International career[edit]

In 2009, Puch received a call-up from Marcelo Bielsa for play the Kirin Cup, debuting in a 4–0 loss with Japan as a 46th-minute substitute for Jorge Valdivia. After his first international participation, he was recalled in November for a game with Slovakia at Bratislava. In 2011, during Bielsa's last match as national team coach against United States he played his first full international game during a 1–1 draw.

Puch was named in the 2015 Copa America squad but had to withdraw through injury being replaced by Francisco Silva.[4]

Puch scored two goals in the seven-goal match against Mexico in the Copa América Centenario.[5] Later, in the tournament he was part of the Chilean team that ran to the final. He was subbed in the 80th minute of the final against Argentina, which Chile won 4–2 on penalties.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Huachipato 2005 9 0 9 0
2006 9 0 0 0 9 0
Total 18 0 0 0 18 0
Deportes Iquique 2007 38 6 38 6
2008 19 10 3 1 22 11
2009 17 6 17 6
Total 74 22 3 1 77 23
Universidad de Chile 2009 11 3 1 0 6 0 18 3
2010 32 6 2 0 12 1 46 7
2011 22 8 22 8
Total 65 17 3 0 18 1 86 18
Al Wasl 2011–12 6 1 6 0 12 1
2013–14 10 1 1 0 11 1
Total 16 2 7 0 23 2
Deportes Iquique (loan) 2012 15 2 0 0 15 2
2013 11 0 0 0 7 0 18 0
Total 26 2 0 0 7 0 33 2
Huracán 2015 6 0 1 1 3 0 10 1
Total 6 0 1 1 3 0 10 1
LDU Quito 2016 15 3 0 0 5 1 20 4
Total 15 3 0 0 5 1 20 4
Career total 220 46 14 2 33 2 267 50
Chile national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 3 0
2010 1 0
2011 1 0
2012 1 0
2016 7 2
Total 13 2

International goals

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Universidad de Chile
Huracán

International[edit]

Chile

References[edit]

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