Joaquín Velázquez

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Joaquín Velazquez
Personal information
Full name Oscar Joaquín Velázquez Elvira
Date of birth (1975-09-11) 11 September 1975 (age 40)
Place of birth Veracruz, Mexico
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1992–1994 Puebla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2010 Puebla 230 (5)
1997 Santos Laguna (loan) 14 (0)
2004–2005 BUAP (loan) 65 (3)
2007–2010 Veracruz (loan) 20 (1)
2013 Chivas USA 12 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2013.

† Appearances (goals)

Oscar Joaquín Velazquez Elvira (born 11 September 1975) is a Mexican professional footballer.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Veracruz, Mexico on 8 November 1975, his father Joaquín Velázquez senior was a massage therapist, for Veracruz. He would join Veracruz youth system as a child and would later go on to join the Puebla FC youth system in 1992 where he finished his development.

Career[edit]

He made his professional debut with Puebla on 27 August 1995 in a 2-1 loss against Toros Neza. He spent two years with the club before being sent out on loan to Santos Laguna where he played 14 games before returning to Puebla where he played from 1998-2004. In 1999 with Puebla he experienced relegation for the first time and is still remembered by the clubs' fans for an emotional moment right after the referee ended the match that sealed the clubs' first relegation in more than 60 years. In 2004 he was sent on loan to the club's second division side BUAP where he played 65 games and scored three goals. In 2006 after Puebla's second relegation he rejoined the club and was key in helping the club return to the first division. In 2008 in a match against Pachuca he suffered a nose injury after smashing his face into an opponents' head right after scoring a goal. In 2010 after internal problems with the new owners he was sent on paid leave and wouldn't return to the club.

On 26 February 2013, Major League Soccer club Chivas USA announced they had signed Velázquez along with Peruvian defender Walter Vílchez, reuniting with their former coach at Puebla FC José Luis Sánchez Solá.[1]

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