Joshua Pérez

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Joshua Pérez
Personal information
Full name Joshua Giovanni Pérez
Date of birth (1998-01-21) January 21, 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Montebello, California, United States
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Phoenix Rising
(on loan from Los Angeles FC)
Youth career
2011–2013 Chivas USA
2013–2016 Fiorentina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Fiorentina 1 (0)
2017–2018Livorno (loan) 22 (0)
2018– Los Angeles FC 4 (0)
2018Phoenix Rising (loan) 1 (0)
2019–Phoenix Rising (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2014–2015 United States U17 22 (7)
2016 United States U19 2 (0)
2016 United States U20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 3, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 28, 2016

Joshua Pérez (born January 21, 1998) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Phoenix Rising FC in the USL Championship on loan from Los Angeles FC.

Club career[edit]

On February 4, 2016, Pérez signed with ACF Fiorentina, having trained with the club regularly since 2013.[1][2] On November 28, 2016, he made his debut against Inter Milan.[3] On August 31, 2017, Fiorentina announced that they would loan Pérez to Serie C club Livorno for the upcoming season.[4]

On August 8, 2018, Perez returned to the Los Angeles area, signing with Los Angeles FC on a free transfer.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Joshua Pérez was born in Montebello, California, son of Giovanni Pérez and Susana Figueroa Guandique. His father was born in Los Angeles, California to Salvadoran parents, while his mother was born and raised in El Salvador and immigrated to the United States. Giovanni played as a professional soccer player, where he spent time at California Emperors and also played for El Salvador's C.D. FAS, a club which Giovanni's father and Joshua's grandfather Hugo Antonio Pérez played.[6] Joshua is the nephew of former professional soccer player Hugo Pérez.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ KB, Nolan. "Fiorentina sign Joshua Perez".
  2. ^ "US youth international Josh Perez signs with Italian club Fiorentina". MLS Soccer. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Joshua Perez - Player Profile - Football". Eurosport. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "OFFICIAL: Joshua Pérez loaned to Livorno". Viola Nation. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "LAFC Signs U.S. Youth International Josh Pérez From Fiorentina". LAFC. August 8, 2018. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "Portada - Noticias de El Salvador". elsalvador.com.
  7. ^ "Joshua Pérez, sobrino de Hugo Pérez, fue suplente con Fiorentina ante Empoli". Archived from the original on November 30, 2016.

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