|Full name||Gonzalo Pineda Reyes|
|Date of birth||October 19, 1982|
|Place of birth||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|Seattle Sounders FC|
|2010||→ San Luis (loan)||14||(1)|
|2010–2011||→ Cruz Azul (loan)||35||(1)|
|2011–2012||→ Puebla (loan)||31||(1)|
|2012–2013||→ Querétaro (loan)||27||(1)|
|2014–||Seattle Sounders FC||53||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 31, 2015.
Pineda made his professional debut in the Mexican Division in 2002-2003 season playing for UNAM Pumas in a 0-1 defeat against Morelia. Gonzalo is known as an excellent marker and for his powerful left foot. He helped UNAM to the Clausura and Apertura titles in 2004.
In the 2005-2006 Season, Pineda was transferred to Chivas de Guadalajara. Pineda was a notable starter in his first season with Chivas. However, in Apertura 2006 he had a difficult season, starting as a substitute for Juan Pablo Rodriguez and rumors rose that he might walk out of Chivas after the season since he wasn't playing. He was quoted by the press saying that he had not enough level to be playing for Chivas. Eventually, after bad performances by Rodriguez, Pineda made it to the starting lineup again and proved that he was worthy of the starting team. He played well the remainder of the games and eventually became champion for the third time in his career. Gonzalo's solid skills in the midfield and his consistent performances had earned him an indisputable spot with Chivas.
After the Clausura 2008, Chivas put Pineda in their summer transfer list. As of June 17, 2008 Pineda was due to play the Apertura 2008 with Atlante F.C.; however, he made it clear that he would not leave Chivas and remained with the team. Gonzalo was sent on a 6-month loan with San Luis for the Torneo Bicentenario in 2010. In his debut for San Luis he got a red card in the 39th minute and was suspended for three games.
On May 24, 2010, the press revealed that Pineda would play for Cruz Azul in The Centenario 2010 Tournament,which was confirmed by Sport Director Alberto Quintano. In one season at the club Pineda made 35 appearances and scored one goal. Pineda played two seasons with Puebla F.C. on loan in 2011 and in 2012 went on loan to Queretaro F.C.. In 2013, after his loan deal expired, he went into free agency after not finding a new club.
He played mainly as a substitute in ten of Mexico's qualification matches for the 2006 World Cup and played five games in the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup in Germany, where he converted a "panenka" penalty kick against Argentina. In June 2006, He was selected by coach Ricardo Lavolpe, to be part of the 23 man Mexican squad to play in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Tournament in Germany. He started in Mexico's first three World Cup games.
|1.||July 17, 2005||Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States||Colombia||1–1||1–2||2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
- Seattle Sounders FC
- "Depth charge: Seattle Sounders add Mexico World Cup veteran Gonzalo Pineda". MLSsoccer.com. March 5, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
- Seattle Sounders FC (30 June 2015). "Interview: Garth Lagerwey on signing Erik Friberg and possibility of new MLS rule". youtube.com. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
- MLS player profile
- Gonzalo Pineda Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
- Gonzalo Pineda at National-Football-Teams.com