Jhon Pírez

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Jhon Pírez
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Personal information
Full name Jhon Alexander Pírez Araújo
Date of birth (1993-02-20) 20 February 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2004–2008 Defensor Sporting
2008–2010 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Chelsea 0 (0)
2010–2011 Defensor Sporting (loan) 2 (1)
2012–2014 Leganés (loan) 29 (3)
2014–2015 Getafe B 22 (0)
2015–2016 Defensor Sporting 3 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Uruguay U17
2010 Uruguay U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 June 2016.

Jhon Alexander Pírez Araújo (born 20 February 1993) age 23, is an Uruguayan footballer who last played for Defensor Sporting as a striker.

Career[edit]

Born in Montevideo, Pírez joined hometown Defensor Sporting's youth categories in 2004, aged 11.[1] On 4 August 2008 he was invited to a trial period at Chelsea F.C., and after impressing during his stay he was granted a scholarship deal with the club.[2]

However, due to FIFA regulations, Pírez was not allowed to play in England before his eighteenth birthday. He subsequently returned to Defensor, now in a loan deal.[3]

In 2010 summer Pírez was promoted to Defensor's first team, but due to appendicitis, missed half of the season. On 5 February 2011, he made his professional debut, against River Plate, replacing David Texeira in the 76th minute and netting a last-minute goal of a 4–1 home routing.[4]

Pírez made his second appearance on 17 April, against Fénix.[5] However, he suffered a knee injury in May.[6]

On 9 July 2012, Pírez joined CE Sabadell FC in a one-month loan deal, mainly to regain match fitness.[7] In late August he was loaned out to CD Leganés, in a season-long deal.[8]

On 10 August 2013, Pírez extended his loan stay at CD Leganés loan with the Madrid side for another campaign,[9] which ended in promotion, with the player appearing in 19 matches, mainly as a substitute. On 23 May 2014 he was released by Chelsea.[10][11]

On 16 July 2014 Pírez joined Getafe CF, being assigned to the reserves also in the third level.[12]

On 10 August 2015, Pírez re-joined Defensor Sporting on a free transfer after failing to impress in Spain with Getafe.[13]

International career[edit]

Pírez was capped by Uruguay national under-20 football team for the preliminary squad for the 2011 South American Youth Championship.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 11 September 2011 Estadio Nacional, Santiago  Chile 2–2 2–2 Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 5 June 2016.[14]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Defensor Sporting (loan) 2010–11 Primera División 2 1 0 0 2 1
Leganés (loan) 2012–13 2ª B – Group 1 10 2 0 0 10 2
2013–14 2ª B – Group 2 19 1 0 0 19 1
Total 29 3 0 0 29 3
Getafe B 2014–15 2ª B – Group 2 22 0 22 0
Defensor Sporting 2015–16 Primera División 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 56 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Los violetas están tranquilos porque siguen teniendo joyitas" [The violetas are relaxed because they keep having little pearls] (in Spanish). Ovación. 12 February 2011. Archived from the original on February 20, 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Introducing the new Academy scholars; CFCnet, 16 July 2009
  3. ^ The Loan Report: February 1-6; TheChels.net, 6 February 2011
  4. ^ DEFENSOR SPORTING VS. RIVER PLATE 4 - 1; Global Sports Media, 5 February 2011
  5. ^ FÉNIX VS. DEFENSOR SPORTING 0 - 1; Global Sports Media, 17 April 2011
  6. ^ Defensor Sp.: Pirez operado de tendón rotuliano (Defensor Sp.: Pírez operated from a knee tendon); Tenfieldigital.com, 25 May 2011 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Jhon Pírez hará la pretemporada con el CE Sabadell (Jhon Pírez will make the preseason with CE Sabadell); Sabadell's official website, 9 July 2012 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ «Es decisión del entrenador, pero mi ilusión es debutar el domingo» ("It is manager's decision, but my dream is debuting in Sunday"); La Voz de Avilés, 5 September 2012 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ "LEGANES RETURN FOR CHELSEA STRIKER JHON PIREZ". tribalfootball.com. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Clubs submit retained and released lists". premierleague.com. 23 May 2014. Archived from the original on 4 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "HUTCHISON, PIREZ RELEASED BY CHELSEA". tribalfootball.com. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Jhon Pírez, nuevo jugador del Getafe B" [Jhon Pírez, new player of Getafe B] (in Spanish). Vavel. 16 July 2014. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Uruguay - J. Pírez". Soccerway. 10 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "J. Pírez". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 

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