Ignacio Lores Varela

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Ignacio Lores
Personal information
Full name Ignacio Lores Varela[1]
Date of birth (1991-04-26) 26 April 1991 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Montevideo,[1] Uruguay
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2007–2009 Defensor Sporting
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Defensor Sporting 10 (0)
2011–2015 Palermo 12 (0)
2012 Botev Vratsa (loan) 8 (0)
2013 CSKA Sofia (loan) 13 (1)
2014 Bari (loan) 8 (0)
2014–2015 Vicenza (loan) 15 (1)
2015 Varese (loan) 5 (0)
2015–2017 Pisa 53 (8)
2017– Ascoli 0 (0)
National team
2011 Uruguay U20 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:57, 28 December 2016 (UTC).

Ignacio Lores Varela (born 26 April 1991) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a Winger for Ascoli. He is a former Uruguay U20 international. Lores also holds Spanish passport.[2]


Lores started his football career with Defensor Sporting, making his debut in the Uruguayan Primera División during the 2009–10 season. He made a total of 10 league appearances with the Montevideo-based club.


On 9 July 2011, Lores signed with Italian side Palermo on a five-year deal for a fee of €2.8 million.[3][4] He was given the number 26 jersey. Lores made his Serie A debut in a 3–1 home win against Bologna on 5 November, coming on as a first-half substitute, replacing the injured Abel Hernández early in the first half.[5] Ignacio started his first Serie A match for Palermo in a 0–0 draw against Parma at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on 4 December.

Loans to Botev Vratsa and CSKA Sofia[edit]

On 29 August 2012 he moved on loan to Bulgarian A PFG team Botev Vratsa. After 8 appearances, On 1 February 2013, Lores was loaned out to another A PFG club CSKA Sofia for one-and-a-half year.[6] On 31 March, in a 3–0 home victory over Minyor Pernik, Lores assisted Martin Kamburov for the first goal in a game and later netted his first goal, scoring CSKA's second.[7] He finished the season with 20 appearances and one goal in the league, scored in the 19th day, and two appearances in the domestic cup.

Return to Palermo and Serie B loans[edit]

He returned to Palermo for the 2013–14 season, and played his first game of the season on 11 August 2013 on the occasion of the match in the second round of the Italian Cup won 2–1 on Cremonese.

However, in the January 2014 he moved on loan to Serie B side Bari, making eight appearances in total. On 12 September 2014, he was sent out on loan to another Serie B club, Vicenza, for the full 2014–15 season.[8][9]

He then signed for Pisa, winning a promotion to Serie B from Lega Pro under coach Gennaro Ivan Gattuso. He left Pisa after two seasons to join another Serie B club, Ascoli, in July 2017.

International career[edit]

He has been capped by the Uruguay national under-20 football team at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

In May 2011 he won the Suwon Cup with Uruguay's National Under-20, playing all three games and scoring one goal – the first in the National – in the second game against Nigeria ended 2–2


  1. ^ a b c d "IGNACIO LORES VARELA". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Il Palermo gioca d'anticipo ed ecco Ignacio Lores Varela". la Repubblica (in Italian). 9 July 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Official: Palermo sign Lores". football-italia.net. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Football transfers 2011: details of all the big moves in Europe". worldsoccer.com. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Palermo 3–1 Bologna". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  6. ^ "Варела подписа с ЦСКА" (in Bulgarian). novsport.com. 2013-02-01. 
  7. ^ "CSKA 3–0 Minyor" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 2013-03-31. 
  8. ^ "LORES IN PRESTITO AL VICENZA" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ignacio Lores Varela in biancorosso" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.