Puch at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
|Full name||Edson Raúl Puch Cortez|
|Date of birth||9 April 1986|
|Place of birth||Iquique, Chile|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Attacking midfielder|
|2009–2011||Universidad de Chile||65||(17)|
|2012–2013||→ Dep. Iquique (loan)||26||(2)|
|2018–||→ Querétaro (loan)||7||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 February 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 July 2017
Edson Raúl Puch Cortez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeθson ˈputʃ], born 9 April 1986) is a Chilean footballer who plays as a forward for Liga MX club Querétaro, on loan from Pachuca, and the Chile national team.
In 2008, after two years playing in Talcahuano based–side, he returned to his homeland to play for Iquique where he 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.
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. There Puch was coached by Diego Maradona but only scored one goal in six league games.
Iquique, UAE & Latin America
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. After a season at Parque Patricios-based side, he moved to Ecuadorian giants L.D.U. Quito, led by Claudio Borghi who usually called-up him during their period at Chilean national team (2011–2012).
After an impressive 2016 Copa América Centenario he joined Liga MX club Necaxa. Helped Nexaca stay in Liga MX after recently being promoted from 2015–16 Ascenso MX season.  He scored nine goals in his first season in Mexico.
On 13 December 2017, Querétaro signed Puch on loan from Pachuca, with an option to purchase.
In 2009, Puch received a call-up from Marcelo Bielsa to play the Kirin Cup, debuting in a 4–0 loss against 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 scored two goals in the seven-goal match against Mexico in the Copa América Centenario. 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.
- As of 30 January 2018
|Universidad de Chile||2009||11||3||1||0||6||0||18||3|
|→ Deportes Iquique (loan)||2012||15||2||0||0||–||–||15||2|
|Chile national team|
|1.||18 June 2016||Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, United States||Mexico||1–0||7–0||Copa América Centenario|
- Universidad de Chile
- Edson Puch
- "Edson Puch fue presentado en sociedad como nuevo refuerzo de la U". Radio Cooperativa. 2009-01-07.
- "Al Wasl signs Chilean midfielder Edson Puch". Gulf Daily News. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- "La 'U' busca a Hernández ante la partida de Puch". Prensa Fútbol. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- "Deportes Iquique consiguió una importante igualdad ante León en su debut por la Libertadores". Cooperativa.cl. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
- "Edson Puch se convirtió en refuerzo de Huracán". Emol. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
- "Claudio Borghi presenta a Edson Puch como su nuevo refuerzo en Liga Deportiva Universitaria". Emol. 10 January 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
- "Edson Puch fue anunciado como refuerzo del Necaxa". Cooperativa.cl. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
- "Edson Puch se convierte en refuerzo de los Tuzos del Pachuca". www.univision.com. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
- "Soccer-Chile's Puch out of Copa America, replaced by Silva". sports.yahoo.com. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
- "Chile v México; Copa América live". Retrieved 19 June 2016.
- Edson Puch at Soccerway. Retrieved 30 January 2018.