Ismael Sosa

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Ismael Sosa
Personal information
Full name Victor Ismael Sosa
Date of birth (1987-01-18) January 18, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth San Martín, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
UNAM
Number 18
Youth career
1998–2004 Independiente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Independiente 80 (13)
2006 San Martín (loan) 8 (1)
2009–2010 Argentinos Juniors 34 (12)
2010–2012 Gaziantepspor 74 (8)
2013–2014 Universidad Católica 33 (17)
2014– UNAM 77 (43)
National team
2007 Argentina U-20 17 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 09, 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 06, 2016

Víctor Ismael Sosa (born 18 January 1987 in San Martín, Buenos Aires), nicknamed Chuco, Termohead, is an Argentine football striker who plays for UNAM of the Liga MX.

Club career[edit]

Independiente[edit]

Sosa began his playing career in 2005 with Independiente. He made his league debut on 20 March 2005 in a 2–1 away defeat to Boca Juniors. In 2006 he had a loan spell with San Martín de San Juan but returned to the Independiente where he played until 2009 making 80 league appearances and scoring 13 goals.

During the 2009 winter transfer window he joined Argentinos Juniors under new manager Claudio Borghi where he started well with 3 goals in his first 6 games for the club. His good form in the Apertura 2009 helped the club to a creditable 6th-place finish and in the Clausura 2010 he was the top scorer for the club with 9 goals in 17 appearances helping the club to win the Primera División for the first time since 1985.

Gaziantepspor[edit]

Sosa was given the number 18 shirt at Kamil Ocak Stadium. He made his first Süper Lig appearance on 13 July 2010, in Gaziantepspor's fourth game of the season, in the match away to Kasımpaşa.Sosa scored his first league goal for Gaziantepspor against Bucaspor.

Universidad Católica[edit]

On 7 January 2013, Sosa joined Universidad Católica.

UNAM[edit]

On December 26, 2013, Sosa was transferred to Mexican club Club Universidad Nacional. Sosa had limited game time in his first tournament, scoring just 2 goals, but the return of Memo Vazquez saw an increase in opportunities resulting in an increased goal tally year on year. Sosa scored 5 goals in his second tournament with the club and found the net 7 times in his third tournament, the Clausera 2015. The Apertura 2015 saw Sosa become the star man for Pumas and became only the 5th pumas player to score 10 or more goals in the short tournament format, scoring 10 goals. Sosa also added 7 assists during the regular season and a further goal in the liguilla semi-finals against city rivals Club America. On December 9th 2015 Club Universidad Nacional tied Sosa down for another 3 years to the club.

For the Clausera 2016 tournament Sosa scored a brace in the first home game of the season in a 3-2 win over Deportivo Toluca.

International career[edit]

Sosa was picked to join the Argentina Under-20 squad for the 2007 South American Youth Championship in Paraguay.

Titles[edit]

Argentinos Juniors

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