Felipe Núñez

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Felipe Núñez
Personal information
Full name Felipe Alejandro Núñez Becerra
Date of birth (1979-02-25) 25 February 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Caracas, Venezuela
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Deportivo La Guaira
Number --
Youth career
1994–1999 Colo-Colo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Fernandez Vial 32 (1)
2002–2004 Potros Neza 13 (0)
2004–2014 Palestino 230 (0)
2015–2016 Huachipato 14 (0)
2016– Deportivo La Guaira 0 (0)
National team
1999 Chile U20 0 (0)
2000 Chile U23 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 February 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 February 2011

Felipe Alejandro Núñez Becerra (born 25 February 1979) is a Venezuelan–born Chilean football goalkeeper that currently plays for Primera División club Deportivo La Guaira.

Early life[edit]

Núñez was born in Caracas, Venezuela, to Chilean parents. During his stay at Caribbean country he played tournaments for his school team under the coaching of Lino Alonso, historic football-man in the Venezuelan football history. He lived there until 1991 when he moved to his homeland and settled in his grandfather’s house at Santiago commune of Estación Central after his parents divorce.[1]

Club career[edit]

He started his career at Colo-Colo youth set-up aged fifteen. After the club’s bankruptcy he left the club and joined second-tier side Arturo Fernandez Vial in 2000.[1] In Concepción–based side, Núñez was first-choice keeper, playing 32 games during his spell and even scoring one goal, after netting a free kick score in a 4–1 home win over Unión San Felipe.[2]

In mid-2002, he went to Mexico along Sebastián González who completed his move to top-level team Atlante. However Chamagol recommended him to play at the club’s filial Potros Neza, which Núñez successfully joined.[1]

In 2004 Núñez returned to his country and joined Palestino. He was an undisputed started and captain during his ten-year spell in the Arab Palestine community club. There he reached the 2008 Torneo Clausura runner-up (where was red carded in the first leg final) and was included in the league’s team of the tournament by football magazine El Gráfico.[3] On 5 September 2014, he resigned from Palestino after differences with the coach Pablo Guede.[4]

On 22 January 2015, Núñez signed for Huachipato, after reaching a 18-month contract.[5]

International career[edit]

Núñez was second-choice for the Chilean under-20 team that played the 1999 South American U-20 Championship and the under-23 team that reached the 2000 Summer Olympics. However, he didn’t play any game at youth level and it wasn’t considered in the Olympic team.

In 2012, he received an offer from the Venezuelan Football Federation to play for its national team, but this however didn’t thrived.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Entrevista con Felipe Nuñez, el "1" de la constancia". El Gráfico. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "10 inolvidables goles de arqueros". Radio Cooperativa. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Felipe Núñez presentó su renuncia a Palestino tras perder la titularidad en el equipo". Emol.com. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Audax Italiano triunfó en los Premios El Gráfico". Audax Italiano web site. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Felipe Núñez continuará su carrera en Huachipato". La Tercera. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Felipe Núñez: "No me siento menos que nadie"". La Nación. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 

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