Fernando Correa

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Fernando Correa
Personal information
Full name Fernando Edgardo Correa Ayala
Date of birth (1974-01-06) 6 January 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Pachuca (assistant)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 River Plate (Uruguay) 33 (13)
1995–2003 Atlético Madrid 141 (34)
1996–1998 Racing Santander (loan) 72 (27)
2003–2005 Mallorca 36 (8)
2005–2006 Valladolid 6 (1)
2006 River Plate (Uruguay) 10 (0)
2007 Shanghai Shenhua 4 (0)
2007–2009 Peñarol 25 (5)
2009–2011 River Plate (Uruguay) 35 (7)
Total 362 (95)
National team
1994–2004 Uruguay 4 (0)
Teams managed
2011–2012 Bella Vista (assistant)
2012–2013 Guaraní (assistant)
2013 Peñarol (assistant)
2014 Olimpia (assistant)
2014– Pachuca (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Correa and the second or maternal family name is Ayala.

Fernando Edgardo Correa Ayala (born 6 January 1974 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan retired footballer. A striker, he played mostly for Spain's Atlético Madrid.

Club career[edit]

After four seasons with Club Atlético River Plate (Montevideo), Correa moved abroad to Atlético Madrid, making his La Liga debut on 10 September 1995 against Racing de Santander. Incidentally, he would be loaned for two years to the Cantabrians, scoring 27 league goals in that period which was enough to earn a return to the Spanish capital. There, however, he would never be more than a decent attacking backup, at least in the top level; he did form an efficient offensive partnership with countryman Diego Alonso in 2001–02, as the Colchoneros returned to the top level after two years, combining for 35 league goals.[1]

After a two-year stint with RCD Mallorca and six further games for Real Valladolid (Segunda División), Correa returned to Uruguay and River Plate, signing for C.A. Peñarol after a short spell with China's Shanghai Shenhua FC. In 2009, the 35-year-old rejoined his first professional club.

International career[edit]

An intermittent Uruguayan full international (one match in 1994, another in 1998 and two in 2004), Correa previously represented the nation at the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship. He made his debut for the senior team on 19 October 1994 (aged 20), in a friendly match with Peru in the Estadio Nacional José Díaz in Lima, replacing Darío Silva in the 78th minute of the 1–0 win.[2]



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