Juan Barrera

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Juan Barrera
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Personal information
Full name Juan Ramón Barrera Pérez
Date of birth (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989 (age 33)
Place of birth Ocotal, Nicaragua
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Winger, Attacking midfielder[1]
Club information
Current team
Guastatoya
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Real Estelí
2006–2007 Villa Austria
2008–2011 Walter Ferretti (22)
2011 Tauro 8 (1)
2012 Real Estelí 4 (1)
2013Deportivo Petare (loan) 10 (1)
2013–2015 Real Estelí 72 (25)
2015–2016 Rheindorf Altach 2 (0)
2015–2016 Rheindorf Altach II 4 (0)
2016–2018 Comunicaciones 76 (9)
2018 Metropolitanos 9 (1)
2018 Boyacá Chicó 8 (0)
2019 Municipal 15 (1)
2019–2021 Real Estelí 52 (26)
2021–2022 Xelajú 28 (5)
2022– Guastatoya 0 (0)
National team
2009– Nicaragua 72 (23)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:48, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21 June 2022

Juan Ramón Barrera Pérez (born 2 May 1989) is a Nicaraguan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Liga Nacional club Guastatoya and the Nicaragua national team.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed el Iluminado, he started his professional career at Real Estelí, then had a couple of seasons at Walter Ferretti. In summer 2011 he moved abroad to play for Panamanian outfit Tauro[2] for whom he would play 8 league matches.[3] In February 2012, he rejoined Estelí from Tauro.[4]

In 2013, he became the second Nicaraguan footballer to play in a CONMEBOL First Division, when he was sent out on loan to Deportivo Petare of the Venezuelan Primera División for a six-month stint. He rejoined Estelí in summer 2013.[5]

In early March it was announced that Barrera had signed with Austrian first division team SC Rheindorf Altach becoming the first Nicaraguan to play in Europe [6]

Comunicaciones F.C[edit]

On December 23, 2015, Barrera joined Communicaciones F.C of the Guatemalan first division.[7]

Barrera was a part of Comunicaciones F.C until December 1, 2017, in which he announced his farewell from the club through his social media. Barrera appeared 76 matches, scoring 9 goals.

Metropolitanos F.C[edit]

On January 15, 2018, Barrera announced his new club through social media to be Metropolitanos F.C of the Venezuelan first division. This marks his second stint in the Venezuelan first division, his first being with Deportivo Petare F.C in 2013.

He was a part of Metropolitanos F.C for approximately 5 months.

Boyacá Chicó F.C[edit]

On June 20, 2018, Barrera announced he signed with Boyacá Chicó F.C of the Colombian league first division.

On July 22, 2018, Barrera got his first start in a 2–2 draw when Boyacá Chicó F.C played their first match of the season against Millionarios F.C.

Barrera got his first win with the team on August 18, 2018, when Boyacá Chicó defeated Atlético Junior 2–1, with Barrera assisting the winning goal in the 87th minute of the game.

International career[edit]

Barrera made his debut for Nicaragua in a January 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup match against El Salvador and has, as of June 2021, earned a total of 62 caps, scoring 21 goals. He has represented his country in 12 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[8] and played at the 2009[9] and 2011 UNCAF Nations Cups[10] as well as at the 2009,[11] 2017,[12] and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[13]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Nicaragua's goal tally first.[14]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 January 2009 Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Belize 1–1 1–1 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup
2. 1 June 2012 Bayamón Soccer Complex, Bayamón, Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico 1–3 1–3 Friendly
3. 23 March 2015 Nicaragua National Football Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua  Anguilla 3–0 5–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 29 March 2015 Ronald Webster Park, The Valley, Anguilla 2–0 3–0
5. 8 December 2015 Nicaragua National Football Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua  Cuba 1–0 5–0 Friendly
6. 4–0
7. 20 January 2017 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Belize 1–1 3–1 2017 Copa Centroamericana
8. 28 March 2017 Nicaragua National Football Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua  Haiti 1–0 3–0 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification
9. 2–0
10. 3–0
11. 22 March 2018  Cuba 3–1 3–1 Friendly
12. 25 March 2018 1–0 3–3
13. 8 September 2018 Arnos Vale Stadium, Arnos Vale, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2–0 2–0 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualification
14. 14 October 2018 Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero, Heredia, Costa Rica  Anguilla 3–0 6–0
15. 4–0
16. 6–0
17. 24 March 2019 Wildey Turf, Wildey, Barbados  Barbados 1–0 1–0
18. 7 June 2019 Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, Argentina  Argentina 1–5 1–5 Friendly
19. 27 March 2021 Estadio Panamericano, San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic  Turks and Caicos Islands 1–0 7–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
20. 5–0
21. 4 June 2021 Nicaragua National Football Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua  Belize 3–0 3–0
22. 29 January 2022 2–0 4–0 Friendly
23. 13 June 2022 Nicaragua National Football Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua  Bahamas 1–0 4–0 2022–23 Nations League

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juan Barrera at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ Barrera al Tauro FC Archived 2013-12-15 at the Wayback Machine – Pinolero Sports (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Barrera gustó en el Tauro FC – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Juan Barrera al Estelí – El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Juan Barrera Regresa al Estelí – Real Esteli (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Diario, El Nuevo. "El Nuevo Diario". El Nuevo Diario.
  7. ^ Comunicaciones contrata a nicaragüense Juan Ramón Barrera – Don Balon (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Juan BarreraFIFA competition record (archived)
  9. ^ UNCAF (Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup) 2009 – Details Archived 5 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine – RSSSF
  10. ^ Copa Centroamericana 2011 (UNCAF Nations Cup) Archived 5 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine – RSSSF
  11. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 – Full Details Archived 26 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine – RSSSF
  12. ^ Roca, Gustavo. "Nicaragua presenta convocatoria provisional para la Copa Oro 2017".
  13. ^ "2019 Gold Cup ultimate preview: Can anyone topple Mexico or the U.S. this summer?". June 11, 2019.
  14. ^ "Barrera, Juan". National Football Teams. Retrieved 23 March 2018.

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