Felipe Pardo

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Felipe Pardo
Personal information
Full name Édgar Felipe Pardo Castro
Date of birth (1990-08-17) August 17, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Quibdó, Colombia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger/Forward
Club information
Current team
Olympiacos
Number 90
Youth career
2006–2008 Deportivo Cali
2008–2009 Atlético Huila
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Independiente Medellín 116 (11)
2013–2015 Sporting Braga 56 (14)
2015– Olympiacos 31 (4)
2017 Nantes (loan) 13 (1)
National team
2007 Colombia U17 4 (1)
2015– Colombia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 September 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 November 2015

Édgar Felipe "Pipe"[1] Pardo Castro (born 17 August 1990) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a winger for Olympiacos[2].

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Pardo started his career with Atlético Huila before moving to Deportivo Cali for the second half of the 2008-2009 season. He scored his first goal with Deportivo Cali against Independiente Medellín in a 3-1 win for Copa Mustang 2009.[3]

Braga[edit]

Next summer Pardo joined Braga for an approximated €600,000 transfer fee signing a four-year contract.[4][5][6] He completed his first season in Portugal's top flight, the Primeira Liga, with 9 goals and 5 assists in 41 appearances, establishing himself as a dependable option on the right flank of the attack.[7] He finished the 2014–15 season 34 appearances, scoring 10 goals and making 9 assists.

Olympiacos[edit]

Various clubs made an attempt to sign him, but Olympiacos's offer and the opportunity to play in the Champions League brought him at Karaiskaki Stadium. Marco Silva, his ex-coach and the new coach of Olympiacos is a big admirer of Pardo.[8][9] On 17 July 2015, after two years of exceptional football in Portuguese Primeira Liga, he signed for Olympiacos for a fee of €4.5 million.[10] The transfer was announced on the Greek giants' website on July 18.[11]

On 16 September 2015, Pardo made his debut in Champions League playing in a 3–0 home defeat against Bayern Munich.[12] On 29 September 2015, he contributed to a 3–2 away win against Arsenal for the Champions League scoring the opener and assisting Alfreð Finnbogason to seal the win.[13] On 4 November 2015, Olympiacos were on the verge of reaching the Champions League round of 16 after he came off the bench to inspire a comeback victory against Dinamo Zagreb in Piraeus scoring twice with the second goal coming in the 90th minute.[14][15] His performance earned him a place among the Champions League team of the week.[16] Pardo played the full 90 minutes as Arsenal beat Olympiacos 3–0 progressing in the Champions League instead of the Greek club.[17] On 3 January 2016, he scored his first goal in Greek Super League, coming on as a substitute in the second half and giving an assist to his teammate Brown Ideye for the winning goal, helping his club to a 3–1 away win against Panionios. He was named "Man of the Match".[18]

Nantes (loan)[edit]

On 11 January 2017, Pardo joined Nantes on loan for the second half of the season.[19]

Back to Olympiacos[edit]

In the summer of 2017 Pardo returned to Olympiacos. On 12 September 2017, he scored twice having come on as a substitute in a 3–2 Champions League Group stage loss against Sporting Lisbon at the Karaiskakis Stadium,[20] became only the fourth player in the history of Champions League who scores twice at the same match, coming from the bench.[21]

International career[edit]

On 7 November 2015 Pardo's performances for Olympiacos led to his first call up to the Colombian national team for the qualifying games for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.[22][23]

Personal life[edit]

Pardo is known by the nickname Pipe, which is short for Felipe, or Pipetardo for his strong shot.[24][25]

Honours[edit]

Independiente Medellín
Braga
Olympiacos

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.futbolred.com/seleccion-colombia/felipe-pipe-pardo-equipos+galeria+16423431
  2. ^ As of 2017 September 13
  3. ^ ""Medellín fue un gran rival": Felipe Pardo". www.colombia.com. 16 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "¡Al Braga por 4 años! Felipe Pardo jugará en Portugal". Golcaracol. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  5. ^ "Felipe Pardo se va al Sporting Braga". www.foxsportsla.com. 16 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Confirmada la venta de Felipe Pardo al Sporting Braga". www.vavel.com. 18 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Φελίπε Πάρντο: Το ταξίδι της ζωής του!". www.sdna.gr. 16 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Στην Ελλάδα για τον Ολυμπιακό ο Πάρντο". www.contra.gr. 17 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ο Ολυμπιακός προχωράει στην απόκτηση του Πάρντο από τη Μπράγκα". sports.in.gr. 16 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Υπέγραψε ο Πάρντο". www.sport24.gr. 17 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Παίκτης του Θρύλου ο Φελίπε Πάρντο!". olympiakos.org. 18 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Olympiakos 0 Bayern Mun 3". www.bbc.com. 16 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Arsenal 2-3 Olympiacos". www.sportsmole.co.uk. 29 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "Pardo the hero as Olympiacos down Dinamo". www.uefa.com. 4 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "Felipe Pardo brace gives Olympiakos win over Dinamo Zagreb". www.espnfc.com. 4 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "UEFA Champions League team of the week". www.uefa.com. 5 November 2015. 
  17. ^ Higginson, Marc (9 December 2015). "Olympiakos 0-3 Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "Φεστιβάλ γκολ στην επανάληψη, 3-1 ο Ολυμπιακός τον Πανιώνιο". www.sport24.gr. 3 January 2016. 
  19. ^ "Nantes sign Felipe Pardo from Olympiacos". Eurosport. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  20. ^ "Ολυμπιακός - Σπόρτινγκ 2-3". www.olympiacos.org. 12 September 2017. 
  21. ^ "Felipe Pardo's impressive record at Champions League". www.sdna.gr. 14 September 2017. 
  22. ^ "Pardo called up to the Colombian National Team". www.sdna.gr. 7 November 2015. 
  23. ^ "Pekerman impressed with Pardo". www.sdna.gr. 9 November 2015. 
  24. ^ "Jogarei no Braga para saltar para um grande europeu". Sapo (in Portuguese). 17 April 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  25. ^ Martins, Cláudia (16 April 2013). "Felipe Pardo perto do SC Braga". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 January 2016. 

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