Leonel Núñez

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Leonel Núñez
Personal information
Full name Leonel Jorge Núñez
Date of birth (1984-10-13) 13 October 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 19
Youth career
Argentinos Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Argentinos Juniors 63 (17)
2007–2008 Olympiacos 18 (2)
2008–2010 Independiente 55 (18)
2010 Bursaspor 13 (6)
2011–2012 Independiente 22 (4)
2012–2013 Argentinos Juniors 18 (2)
2013–2014 Johor Darul Ta'zim 17 (11)
2014 OFI Crete 15 (7)
2015–2017 Mushuc Runa 44 (20)
2017– PS TNI 4 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2017.

Leonel Jorge Núñez (born 13 October 1984) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a forward for Indonesian club side, PS TNI in the Liga 1.


Argentinos Juniors[edit]

From 2004 to 2007 Núñez played for Argentinos Juniors in the Argentine Primera División. He finished the 2006 Apertura tournament with 8 goals, and was in the top ten goalscorers. During the Clausura tournament 2007 he scored one of the goals of the season from his own half against Belgrano de Córdoba. His goals helped Argentinos Juniors move away from the bottom four in the Primera División relegation table for the first time in nearly three years. The young striker attracted a lot of attention from many big European clubs during his time in Argentina due to his prolific goal-scoring ratio.


In June 2007, Núñez signed for Greek club Olympiacos, for a fee reported to be €3 million. He agreed personal terms for a four-year contract worth €500,000 a season.[1]

Núñez scored his first goal for Olympiacos in a pre-season friendly against Turkish club Ankaragücü. On 16 January 2008, Núñez scored his first official goal for Olympiacos CFP. It was a brilliant scissor kick to make it 4-0 in the Greek cup derby match against Panathinaikos. Núñez recorded his first league goal, essentially a decider, shortly afterwards in the game against OFI Crete. With Olympiacos he won the Greek Super League, the Greek Cup as well as the Greek Super Cup.

Club Atlético Independiente[edit]

In 2008, Núñez was signed by Independiente. His terrific displays and his contribution of seven goals in his first tournament were not enough to prevent Independiente from finishing in 18th place, however. On May 9, 2010, Nuñez scored a goal directly from the corner against his former team Argentinos Juniors.


On 1 August 2010 he signed with Turkish champions Bursaspor on a 2+1 one-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Johor Darul Takzim[edit]

He made his debut against Selangor FA by replacing Nurul Azwan Roya when Johor Darul Takzim trailed by 1-0 in the second leg of Malaysia FA Cup quarter-final and subsequently helped Johor DT by scoring 2 goals to complete the comeback to bring the match to a penalty shootout. He was one of the penalty kickers and succeeded, which brought Johor DT to the Malaysia FA Cup semi-final against Pahang FA with a 4-2 win against Selangor FA through the penalty shootout. His third goal for Johor Darul Takzim was scored when Johor Darul Takzim won against Pahang 1-0 in a subsequent league match.

OFI Crete[edit]

On 12 February 2014 he signed a contract with OFI Crete.


  1. ^ "Núñez signs on for Olympiacos". UEFA. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 

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