Nery Veloso

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Nery Veloso
Personal information
Full name Nery Alexis Veloso Espinoza
Date of birth (1987-03-01) March 1, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Los Ángeles, Chile
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Santiago Wanderers
Number 12
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2015 Huachipato 90 (0)
2010 Colo-Colo (loan) 2 (0)
2011 U. San Felipe (loan) 27 (0)
2014–2015 Audax Italiano (loan) 22 (0)
2015–2016 Unión Española 14 (0)
2016– Santiago Wanderers 1 (0)
National team
2009 Chile 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 January 2016.

Nery Alexis Veloso Espinoza (born March 1, 1987 in Los Ángeles, Chile) is a Chilean football goalkeeper who plays for Chilean Primera División club Santiago Wanderers.

Club career[edit]

Veloso made his way through the youth ranks of Huachipato until he was finally called up to the adult side in 2006 and finally making his debut as a professional in 2007 against Melipilla. In the Clausura 2008 tournament in Chile, Veloso took over as Huachipato's first-choice goalkeeper and led the team to the quarterfinals of the playoffs losing to Colo-Colo. The ANFP awarded Veloso Best Goalkeeper Award at the end of the season. Veloso has since been linked to moves to either Universidad de Chile or Colo-Colo.[1] Finally, it was loaned to Colo-Colo for the 2010 season.

On January 2011, Huachipato loaned Veloso to Unión San Felipe for 1 year.[2]

International career[edit]

Veloso was named the back up goalkeeper for Chile at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Veloso did not participate in any of the games of the tournament but Chile won third place at the tournament. Marcelo Bielsa called Veloso up to the adult side for a friendly versus Honduras in January 2009 but Veloso did not play. In May 2009 Bielsa once again named Veloso as back up goalkeeper for the Kirin Cup in Japan.[3] Due to injuries to regular third string goalkeeper for Chile Christopher Toselli, Veloso was called up again for two 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June 2009. He made his debut with the Chile national football team in a friendly against Paraguay in Talcahuano winning 2-1.