Nicolás Canales

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Nicolás Canales
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Personal information
Full name Nicolás Sebastián Canales Calas
Date of birth (1985-06-27) 27 June 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Deportes Temuco
Number 27
Youth career
Universidad de Chile
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Universidad de Chile 10 (1)
2006 Benfica B 12 (3)
2006–2007 Gondomar 26 (8)
2007–2010 CFR Cluj 1 (0)
2008 Unión Española (loan) 18 (3)
2009 Cobresal (loan) 22 (13)
2010–2012 Palestino 74 (35)
2012–2013 Neftchi Baku 31 (26)
2013–2014 Colo-Colo 7 (3)
2014 Santiago Wanderers (loan) 12 (2)
2014–2015 Neftchi Baku 28 (11)
2015 Krylia Sovetov 0 (0)
2016 Neftchi Baku 7 (1)
2016 Okzhetpes 11 (2)
2017– Deportes Temuco 12 (1)
National team
2005 Chile U-20 13 (6)
2012– Chile 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 February 2013

Nicolás Sebastián Canales Calas (Spanish pronunciation: [nikoˈlas kaˈnales], born 27 June 1985) is a Chilean footballer that plays as a striker for Deportes Temuco.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Early career[edit]

Canales debuted with Universidad de Chile where he won the Apertura in 2004 and reached the final of the Clausura in 2005.

He scored five goals in nine matches in the Liga de Honra while playing for Benfica B.

On 1 August 2007 he signed with Romanian squad CFR Cluj by £450.000. However his time there was short, because at the beginning of 2008 Canales returned to Chile to play for Unión Española.

Palestino[edit]

In 2010, he was transferred to Palestino where he scored 34 times in 73 appearances. Their great performances give him the chance to play with the Chilean national football team.

Neftchi Baku[edit]

In June 2012, he signed for Neftchi Baku of the Azerbaijan Premier League in a one-year deal.[1] He played his first game for Neftchi in a friendly against Dinamo București. He made his competitive debut in a UEFA Champions League fixture against Zestafoni on 17 July. He scored the third goal of the 3–0 home victory. In the 2012–13 Azerbaijan Premier League edition, he played in 31 games and scored 26 goals, helping his team win the Azerbaijan Premier League and becoming the top goalscorer of the championship.He also won the Azerbaijan Cup in the 2012–13 edition playing five games and scoring one goal in the competition.

Colo-Colo[edit]

On 13 August 2013, he signed for Colo-Colo of the Chilean Primera División in a one-year deal.[2]

Neftchi Baku Return[edit]

On 14 August 2014, Canales resigned for Neftchi Baku on a one-year contract, with the option of a second year.[3]

Krylia Sovetov[edit]

In September 2015, Canales signed a one-year contract with FC Krylia Sovetov Samara of the Russian Premier League. After playing several games for the Under-21 squad and failing to make a single appearance in the Premier League, Canales has been released from his contract by Krylia Sovetov on 7 December 2015.[4]

Second Neftchi Baku Return[edit]

In February 2016 Canales returned to Neftçi Baku for a third stint at the club.[5] After six-months with Neftçi Baku, scoring once in nine games, Canales left Neftçi Baku in June 2016.[6]

Okzhetpes[edit]

On 5 July 2016, Canales signed with FC Okzhetpes until the end of the 2016 season.[7]

Deportes Temuco[edit]

On 11 January 2017, Canales signed for Deportes Temuco.[8]

International[edit]

Canales made his senior international debut in the 2–0 defeat by Paraguay on 15 February 2012.[9] He also participated in the U-20 2005 Sudamericano in Colombia. He went on to later play at the 2005 U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 19 February 2017[11][12]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Universidad de Chile 2004/2004 Primera División 7 0 0 0 7 0
2005/2005 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 10 0 0 0 - - - - - - 10 0
Benfica B 2005–06 Segunda Divisão – Série D 12 3 0 0 0 0 12 3
Gondomar 2006–07 Segunda Divisão – Série D 26 8 0 0 0 0 26 8
Cluj 2007–08 Liga I 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 - - 0 0 - - 1 0
Unión Española (loan) 2008 Primera División 18 3 0 0 18 3
Cobresal (loan) 2009 Primera División 23 13 0 0 23 13
Palestino 2010 Primera División 29 13 2 0 31 13
2011 29 16 1 0 30 16
2012 15 5 0 0 15 5
Total 73 34 3 0 - - - - - - 76 34
Neftchi Baku 2012–13[13] Azerbaijan Premier League 31 26 5 1 12 3 48 30
Colo-Colo 2013–14 Primera División 7 3 1 0 8 3
Santiago Wanderers (loan) 2013–14 Primera División 12 2 0 0 12 2
Neftchi Baku 2014–15[14] Azerbaijan Premier League 27 11 4 3 2 0 33 14
Krylia Sovetov 2015–16 Russian Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neftchi Baku 2015–16[15] Azerbaijan Premier League 7 1 2 0 0 0 9 1
Okzhetpes 2016 Kazakhstan Premier League 11 2 0 0 11 2
Deportes Temuco 2016–17 Chilean Primera División 3 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 262 106 14 4 0 0 14 3 - - 290 114

International[edit]

Chile national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 1 0
Total 1 0

Statistics accurate as of match played 15 February 2012[11]

Honours[edit]

Universidad de Chile
Neftchi Baku
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canales contract extensions?". azerisport. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nicolás Canales ya firmó en Colo Colo: "Llego al más grande de Chile"". emol (in Spanish). 13 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "PFC "neftchi" signed Nicolas Canales". http://www.neftchipfk.com. Neftchi Baku PFC. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ "Nicolas Canales RFPL page" (in Russian). Russian Football Premier League. 7 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Каналес снова в "Нефтчи"". www.neftchipfk.com/en (in Russian). Neftchi Baku. 14 February 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Neftçi PFK-nın məlumatı". neftchipfk.com. Neftchi Baku. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Окжетпес подписал нападающего". okzhetpes.kz (in Russian). FC Okzhetpes. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Nicolás Canales refuerza el ataque de Deportes Temuco". anfp.cl (in Spanish). ANFP. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  9. ^ http://www.soccerway.com/matches/2012/02/16/world/friendlies/paraguay/chile/1244737/
  10. ^ Nicolás CanalesFIFA competition record
  11. ^ a b "Nicolás Sebastián Canales Calas". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "N.Canales". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Premier League Stats 2012/13" (PDF). Peşəkar Futbol Liqası. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Premier League Stats 2014/15" (PDF). Peşəkar Futbol Liqası. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Premier League Stats 2015/16". Peşəkar Futbol Liqası. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 

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