Enzo Roco

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Enzo Roco
Personal information
Full name Enzo Pablo Roco Roco[1]
Date of birth (1992-08-16) 16 August 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Ovalle, Chile
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Cruz Azul
Number 26
Youth career
2000–2011 Universidad Católica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Universidad Católica 92 (8)
2014–2015 Elche 32 (1)
2015–2016 Espanyol 33 (2)
2016– Cruz Azul 13 (1)
National team
2009 Chile U17
2012– Chile 11 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 October 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2016

Enzo Pablo Roco Roco (born 16 August 1992) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Mexican club Cruz Azul in the Liga MX.[2]

Club career[edit]

Born in Ovalle, Roco joined Universidad Católica's youth setup in 2000, aged eight. He was definitely promoted to the first-team in 2011, and played his first match as a professional on 8 May 2011, starting and being sent off in a 0–0 home draw against Unión Española.

On 24 September Roco scored his first professional goal, but in a 2–3 loss at Santiago Morning.[3] He established himself as a starter in the following campaigns, being an ever-present figure during the club's Primera División and Copa Chile titles.

On 31 July 2014 Roco joined La Liga side Elche CF on loan with a buyout clause.[4] He made his debut in the competition on 31 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 home draw against Granada CF.[5]

On 31 July 2015 Roco moved to fellow league club RCD Espanyol, on loan from O'Higgins for one year with an option to buy.[6][7]

On 28 June 2016, Eduardo de la Torre announced the arrival of Enzo along with Chilean teammate Francisco Silva.[8]

International career[edit]

After appearing with the under-17 squad in 2009, Roco made his debut with the main squad on 15 February 2012, starting and playing the full 90 minutes of a 0–2 loss against Paraguay.[9] He scored his first international goal on 22 March, netting his side's second of a 3–1 home win against Peru.[10]

On 13 May 2014 Roco was named in Jorge Sampaoli's 30-man list for 2014 FIFA World Cup,[11] but was one of the seven players cut from the final list.

International goals[edit]

Personal life[edit]

On 8 July 2014 Roco changed his surname Andía to Roco, honoring his mother and grandfather.[12]



Universidad Católica




  1. ^ a b "Jugadores Primera: Enzo Pablo Roco Roco". Sitio oficial de Cruz Azul Fútbol Club A.C. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  2. ^ http://mexico.as.com/mexico/2016/06/28/futbol/1467129226_086229.html
  3. ^ "Santiago Morning aplicó duro cachetazo 3-2 a U. Católica en Santa Laura" [Santiago Morning gives hard shock, 3–2 in U. Católica at Santa Laura] (in Spanish). El Dínamo. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "El Elche C.F. cierra la cesión de Enzo Roco" [Elche C.F. completes loan of Enzo Roco] (in Spanish). Elche's official website. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Elche snatch last-gasp equalsier". ESPN FC. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Enzo Roco, quart fitxage" [Enzo Roco, fourth signing] (in Catalan). Espanyol's official website. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Declaración pública O'Higgins FC
  8. ^ http://mexico.as.com/mexico/2016/06/28/futbol/1467129226_086229.html
  9. ^ "Un irregular Chile cayó por 2-0 en duelo amistoso ante Paraguay" [An irregular Chile lost 2–0 in a friendly match against Paraguay] (in Spanish). Emol. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Peru loses to Chile 3–1". Peru This Week. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sampaoli names provisional Chile squad". FIFA.com. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Enzo Andía se cambió el apellido y ahora es Enzo Roco" [Enzo Andía changed his nickname an now is Enzo Roco] (in Spanish). Triunfo. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

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