Gonzalo Fierro

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Gonzalo Fierro
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Personal information
Full name Gonzalo Antonio Fierro Caniullán
Date of birth (1983-03-21) 21 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right back / Winger
Club information
Current team
Colo-Colo
Number 11
Youth career
Colo-Colo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Colo-Colo 213 (61)
2008–2011 Flamengo 47 (1)
2012– Colo-Colo 136 (27)
National team
2006–2015 Chile 23 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 January 2015

Gonzalo Antonio Fierro Caniullán (born 21 March 1983) is a Chilean footballer who plays for Colo-Colo as right back.

Club career[edit]

Fierro began his career at Chilean giants Colo-Colo, being promoted to first-adult team in 2002. Along the seasons, he break into the first team and then he became an undisputed player with Claudio Borghi with whom won four league titles and reached a 2006 Copa Sudamericana runner-up, all of active way.

On 26 August 2008, Fierro joined Brazilian powerhouse Flamengo becoming the first Chilean player on join the club.[1][2] Nevertheless, he only completed eight league games in his debut season. In 2009, Fierro had a more active role in the team after being chosen to replace Ibson who left the club on loan,[3] playing 24 games and scoring one goal against 2008 Série A defending champions São Paulo in a 1–1 away draw.[4][5][6] That season he helped Flamengo to win the Brasileirão.

On 15 July 2010, was reported that Fierro joined Boca Juniors in an alleged request of Claudio Borghi to the club board.[7] However a serious injury stopped his incorporation and on 17 August it was confirmed that he left the club for return to Rio de Janeiro with Flamengo and start his recuperation.[8]

In 2012, Fierro returned to Colo-Colo. Following Pablo Contreras departure, he became the club’s captain and in 2014 he was part of the Torneo Clausura team champion, where he was an undisputed player.

International career[edit]

In 2006, he received his first international cap and debuted against Colombia on 16 August. The following year he was included in Chile’s squad for the 2007 Copa América. On 30 January 2008, he scored his first international goal during a game against South Korea where scored the only one goal of the game in a 1–0 win over the Asians.

Frequently called up by Marcelo Bielsa for the 2010 World Cup qualification, he was chosen into Chile’s list of 23 to face South Africa’s World Cup. On 9 June, prior Group H opening game against Honduras, Chile played an unofficial friendly against New Zealand where Fierro scored the second goal of his country’s 2–0 victory.

International goals[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup International Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colo-Colo 2002 16 2 16 2
2003 37 5 4 0 42 5
2004 30 6 6 0 36 6
2005 28 13 0 0 28 13
2006 38 12 10 2 48 13
2007 37 17 12 4 49 24
2008 27 6 6 1 33 7
Total 213 61 38 7 238 68
Flamengo 2008 8 0 8 0
2009 24 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 30 1
2010 4 0 0 0 6 0 12 1 22 1
2011 11 0 0 0 2 0 12 0 25 0
Total 47 1 0 0 9 0 29 1 85 2
Colo-Colo 2012 26 7 3 1 29 8
2013 14 4 14 4
2013–14 28 7 6 4 4 0 38 11
2014–15 30 3 5 1 6 0 41 4
2015–16 20 4 7 3 0 0 18 6
Total 118 25 21 9 10 0 140 33
Career total 369 86 21 9 57 7 29 1 463 103

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Colo-Colo
Flamengo

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flamengo contrata atacante chileno Fierro" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2008. 
  2. ^ Estrangeiros do Flamengo (in Portuguese). Flapédia
  3. ^ "Motivado por telefonema especial, Fierro teme comparação com Ibson" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Fla-Flu decidido no fim garante novo confronto entre os rivais nas semifinais" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Cuca aposta no chileno Fierro no Flamengo contra o São Paulo (in Portuguese) espn.com.br.
  6. ^ Na volta do Imperador ao Morumbi, São Paulo reage e empata com o Flamengo (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com.
  7. ^ "Gonzalo Fierro, la sexta incorporación de Boca" (in Spanish). La Nación (Argentina). 15 July 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Definitivamente Gonzalo Fierro no será jugador de Boca Juniors". Emol.com (in Spanish). 17 August 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 

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