Gustavo Canales

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Canales.
Gustavo Canales
Gustavo Javier Canales Bustos.jpg
Personal information
Full name Gustavo Javier Canales Bustos
Date of birth (1982-03-30) 30 March 1982 (age 33)
Place of birth General Roca, Argentina
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Universidad de Chile
Number 19
Youth career
Deportivo Roca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Deportivo Roca ? (?)
2004–2006 Cipolletti 25 (10)
2005 Aldosivi (loan) 5 (0)
2006 Guillermo Brown 12 (3)
2007–2008 La Serena 29 (21)
2007–2008 Once Caldas (loan) 33 (4)
2009 Unión Española 33 (21)
2010 River Plate 14 (2)
2010 Unión Española 17 (14)
2011 Universidad de Chile 29 (16)
2012 Dalian Aerbin 13 (6)
2012 Arsenal de Sarandí 7 (0)
2013–2014 Unión Española 29 (18)
2014– Universidad de Chile 25 (18)
National team
2011 Chile 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 April 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 2011

Gustavo Javier Canales Bustos (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡusˈtaβo kaˈnales], born 30 March 1982) is an Argentine-born Chilean footballer that currently plays for Universidad de Chile. He plays as a striker.

Club career[edit]

In January 2010 River Plate signed the striker from Unión Española on a 70% to 30% joint ownership deal for around $1 million until 2013.[1] After a poor season with los millonarios, Canales returned to Chile to play for Unión Española.

Canales joined Chinese Super League side Dalian Aerbin on 11 February 2012 for a fee of US$2.6 million and signing a three-year deal.[2] Canales scored four goals in his first five league games with Dalian Aerbin.

In 2013 Canales was suspended for 3 months after he failed a drug test.[3]

International career[edit]

On 3 November 2011, was reported that Chilean national team coach Claudio Borghi dispensed with Mauricio Pinilla due to knee injury, so he called Canales to play the 2014 World Cup qualification games with Uruguay and Paraguay[4] amid a difficult environment that lived the team marked by showbiz scandals.[5]

He internationally debuted on 11 November during the Uruguayan 4–0 thrash over Chile[6] coming on as a 73rd minute substitute.

In 2014, received a call up from now manager Jorge Sampaoli (who coached him at Universidad de Chile) to play against Costa Rica at Coquimbo on 22 January, related to final nominees preparation to 23-man World Cup squad.[7] However it was reported on 18 January that he would missed the game due to injury.[8] Months later Canales was considered in the 30-provisional man squad because his good shape shown at Unión Española despite missing the previous friendly matches.

Career Statistics[edit]

Season Club League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
La Serena 2007–A 13 11 13 11
2008–C 16 10 16 10
Total 29 21 29 21
Once Caldas (loan) 2007–F 19 3 19 3
2008–A 14 1 14 1
Total 33 4 33 4
Unión Española 2009–A 21 13 21 13
2009–C 12 8 2 3 4 3 18 14
2010 17 14 1 0 4 5 21 19
Total 50 35 3 3 4 3 4 5 61 46
River Plate (loan) 2010–C 14 2 14 2
Total 14 2 14 2
Universidad de Chile 2011–A 20 11 20 11
2011–C 8 5 8 3 1 1 17 9
Total 28 16 8 3 1 1 37 20
Dalian Aerbin 2012 13 6 1 0 14 6
Total 13 6 1 0 14 6
Arsenal de Sarandí 2012–A 7 0 1 0 8 0
Total 7 0 1 0 8 0
Unión Española 2013–T 9 6 9 6
2013–A 9 3 1 0 1 1 11 4
2014–C 11 9 7 4 18 13
Total 29 18 1 0 7 4 1 1 38 23
Universidad de Chile 2014–A 15 10 15 10
2014–C 10 9 5 2 15 11
2015–A 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 25 19 5 2 0 0 30 21
Total 228 119 5 3 24 12 7 6 264 140

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Universidad de Chile
Arsenal de Sarandí
Unión Española

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