Matías Alustiza

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Matías Alustiza
Personal information
Full name Gustavo Matías Alustiza
Date of birth (1984-05-31) May 31, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Azul, Argentina
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Atlas
Number 11
Youth career
2001–2003 Banfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Santamarina ? (?)
2006–2011 Chacarita Juniors 71 (36)
2008 Albacete (loan) 16 (2)
2010 Xerez (loan) 11 (1)
2010–2011 Arsenal (loan) 23 (3)
2011–2012 Deportivo Quito 31 (18)
2012–2014 Puebla 63 (18)
2014 Pachuca 14 (5)
2015–2016 Puebla 58 (27)
2017– Atlas 18 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 February 2017.

Gustavo Matías Alustiza (31 May 1984) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Liga MX side Atlas as a forward.

Nicknamed El Chavo (Mexican slang for boy), Alustiza holds Mexican citizenship since 2015.[1]

Career[edit]

Alustiza started his career in Deportivo Santamarina and then moved to Chacarita Juniors, where he won promotion to the Argentine Primera División. He played the first half of 2010 on loan for Spanish team Xerez CD.[2] After returning to a recently relegated Chacarita in June 2010, he was loaned out to Arsenal de Sarandí.

Deportivo Quito[edit]

2011 Season[edit]

With good performances and goals, Matías Alustiza helped Deportivo Quito reach the 2011 Ecuadorian Serie A finals. He played both finals matches against Emelec, scoring in the second leg, winning the game 1-0 in the final minutes, and helped Quito become 2011 league champions.

2012 Season[edit]

Alustiza had a great 2012 season with Deportivo Quito, most notably in the 2012 Copa Libertadores, becoming joint-top goal-scorer next to Santos FC's Neymar Da Silva, scoring 8 goals. His first goal in the Copa Libertadores campaign came against Chivas de Guadalajara in a 1-1 away draw. Next was a single penalty scored by Alustiza in a 3-0 home win against Velez Sarsfield. His most notable participation in the tournament came in a home win against Chivas, in an emphatic 5-0 win, with Matías scoring 4 goals. Alustiza was given the match-ball for his 4 goals by the referee. Alustiza scored his final goals against Universidad de Chile. Matías Alustiza was then sold to Mexican club Puebla FC.

Puebla FC[edit]

On June 28, 2012 Puebla FC announced via their official Facebook page that they had signed Matías Alustiza and will be taking part in the Apertura 2012 and the Copa Mexico Apertura 2012. In the Apertura 2012, Matias was the Matias scored his first goal in the third round against Santos Laguna where he scored twice. In the Clausura 2013 Copa MX Matias was runner up score leader with 7 goals in 6 games. On May 15, 2013 Puebla FC bought 50% of the players contract from Ecuadorian club Quito and signed a 2-year extension that kept him at Puebla until 2015.

CF Pachuca[edit]

In June 2014, it was announced that CF Pachuca bought Alustiza from Puebla. On July 19 he made his debut with a goal for the win against Cruz Azul. On August 23, he scored a hat-trick against Atlas. In 2015, he returned to Puebla FC.

Style of play[edit]

A creative forward, Alustiza has good vision, passing, shot, ball control, dribbling skills and speed. Despite his small size, he can finish goals with the head. His presence on the pitch have good effect on his team's general performance. While his favored position is that of a second striker, he can also play as a lone striker and attacking midfielder.

Honors[edit]

Deportivo Quito
Puebla

Individual[edit]

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