Miguel Trauco

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Miguel Trauco
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Trauco playing for Flamengo in 2018
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Trauco Saavedra
Date of birth (1992-08-25) 25 August 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Tarapoto, Peru
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Left back, left midfielder
Club information
Current team
Saint-Étienne
Number 13
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2016 Unión Comercio 162 (3)
2016–2017 Universitario 39 (1)
2017–2019 Flamengo 34 (1)
2019– Saint-Étienne 1 (0)
National team
2014– Peru 47 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 July 2019

Miguel Ángel Trauco Saavedra (born 25 August 1992)[2] is a Peruvian professional footballer who plays as a left back. He plays for Saint-Étienne and previously played for Flamengo, Universitario and Unión Comercio in his home country.[3] He is also a member of the Peru national team.

His polished technique, precise passing, and great dribbling skills have made him an asset in the attacking force of his team as well as a solid defender. With his great capabilities to unfold himself into the attacking and defending areas of the field, Trauco is a sharp contributor in any situation.

Early life[edit]

Trauco was born in Tarapoto; he is the son of Miguel Trauco Alvarado and Bessy Saavedra Armas.

Club career[edit]

Trauco started his career in the Copa Perú division with Unión Comercio in 2010.[3] He made 6 appearances in the National Stage that season including the two matches against Alianza Unicachi in the Final.[4] His side won on away goals and were promoted to the First Division the following season. In 2016, he signed for Universitario de Deportes.

On October 2016 Brazilian and Peruvian press reported rumors about Flamengo's possible interest for signing Trauco.[5] Shortly after, on 13 December 2016, Trauco gave an interview to Peruvian newspaper Libero confirming his transfer to Flamengo for the 2017 season.[6] However, the Brazilian club did not confirm any signing, saying they are still negotiating with Trauco.

Trauco was elected 2016 Peruvian Primera División best player with 39 appearances, one goal and 11 assists.[7]

Flamengo[edit]

After many rumors in the press Flamengo announced officially Traucos's signing, on 14 December 2016. The left back signed a three-year contract with the Brazilian club.[8] He debuted for his new club on 28 January 2017 scoring a goal and two assists against Boavista, in the opening match of the 2017 Rio de Janeiro State League.

After Flamengo signed Filipe Luís Trauco lost space and became the team's third left back. As he only had five more months under his contract the Brazilian club decided to accept a low offer from Saint-Étienne to avoid losing Trauco on a free transfer.[9]

Saint-Étienne[edit]

On 31 July 2019, Flamengo announced that they would accept a 600,000 offer for Trauco from Ligue 1 club Saint-Étienne.[10]

International career[edit]

Trauco playing for Peru in 2017

Trauco debuted for the Peru national team on 6 August 2014 as a substitute in a 3-0 win against Panama. He also appeared as a substitute in a match against Iran on 4 September 2014.

He returned to the national team in 2016 and has been a fixture at left-back ever since. He started in all thirteen of his appearances in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches between 2016 and 2017, including Peru's intercontinental playoff victory against New Zealand which qualified Peru for their first FIFA World Cup since 1982.

Copa América Centenario[edit]

On 17 May 2016, Trauco was named to the Peru national team squad for the Copa América Centenario in the United States.[11] He started all four matches for Peru as they won their group, but missed his penalty in a shootout loss to Colombia in the quarter-finals.[12]

2018 FIFA World Cup[edit]

On 14 May 2018, Trauco was named to the Peru national team squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[13][14] He started all three matches for the squad in the group stage.

2019 Copa América[edit]

On 30 May 2019, Trauco was named to the Peru national team squad for the 2019 Copa América in Brazil by manager Ricardo Gareca.[15] He started all six matches for Peru throughout the tournament, including the final on 7 July, which ended in a 3–1 defeat to hosts Brazil.[16] For his performances, Trauco was named to the Team of the Tournament by CONMEBOL.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 1 August 2019
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Unión Comercio
2011 Primera División 22 2 22 2
2012 43 0 2[a] 0 45 0
2013 40 0 40 0
2014 27 0 12 0 39 0
2015 30 1 8 1 2[a] 0 40 2
Total 162 3 20 1 4 0 0 0 186 4
Universitario 2016 Primera División 39 1 2[a] 0 41 1
Flamengo 2017 Série A 23 1 4 0 13[b] 2 13[c] 1 53 4
2018 6 0 1 0 0 0 3[d] 0 10 0
2019 5 0 0 0 2[e] 0 5[d] 0 12 0
Total 34 1 5 0 15 2 21 1 74 4
Saint-Étienne 2019–20 Ligue 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 235 5 25 1 21 2 16 1 301 9
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana.
  2. ^ Six appearances and two goals in Copa Libertadores, seven appearances in Copa Sudamericana.
  3. ^ 12 appearances and one goal in Rio de Janeiro State League, one appearance in Primeira Liga.
  4. ^ a b Appearances in Rio de Janeiro State League
  5. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores.

International[edit]

As of 8 July 2019[18]
Team Year Apps Goals
Peru 2014 2 0
2015 0 0
2016 10 0
2017 10 0
2018 13 0
2019 10 0
Total 45 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Unión Comercio
Universitario
Flamengo

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Miguel Trauco". fichajes.com.
  3. ^ a b "Player - Miguel Trauco". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Fixtures/Results for 2010". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Cobiça europeia a Jorge faz Fla observar 4 laterais; saiba quem são". globoesporte.com. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Miguel Trauco ya es del Flamengo: lateral de la selección peruana llegaría a Brasil el 2 de enero". Libero. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Miguel Trauco é eleito o melhor jogador do Torneio Descentralizado 2016". Flamengo.com.br. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Flamengo anuncia Miguel Trauco como primeiro reforço de 2017". globoesporte.com. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  9. ^ "A caminho do futebol francês, Trauco é liberado pelo Flamengo e se despede após classificação". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  10. ^ "St Étienne signing Miguel Trauco for just under €1m". getfootballnewsfrance.com. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Peru national soccer team named for Copa America Centenario". Perú Reports. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  12. ^ "HTML Center". estadisticas.conmebol.com. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Selección peruana: esta sería hoy la lista de los 25 convocados para Rusia 2018". La Republica. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 Squad - 23-Man & Preliminary Lists & When Will They Be Announced?". goal.com. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  15. ^ DT, Redacción (30 May 2019). "Selección peruana: la lista de 23 convocados para disputar la Copa América 2019". El Comercio (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  16. ^ Smyth, Rob (7 July 2019). "Brazil 3-1 Peru". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  17. ^ "El equipo ideal de la CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019". copaamerica.com. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  18. ^ "Miguel Trauco". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  19. ^ "Com nove jogadores de Fla e Flu, Ferj divulga seleção do Campeonato Carioca". Globoesporte.com. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  20. ^ "El equipo ideal de la CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 9 July 2019.

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