Pablo Zegarra

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Pablo Zegarra
Personal information
Full name Pablo César Zegarra Zamora
Date of birth (1973-04-01) 1 April 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting Cristal (reserves)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991 Sporting Cristal
1992–1994 Independiente Santa Fe
1994–1995 Argentinos Juniors 4 (0)
1995–1996 Badajoz 33 (10)
1996–2003 Salamanca 149 (24)
1998 Sporting Cristal (loan) 17 (2)
2000–2001 Farense (loan) 17 (1)
2003–2004 Alianza Lima
2004–2005 Guijuelo 10 (0)
2007 Universitario 5 (0)
National team
1993–1999 Peru 31 (1)
Teams managed
2006–2009 Salamanca (youth)
2010–2011 Salamanca (assistant)
2011–2012 Salamanca
2014 Sporting Cristal (youth)
2015– Sporting Cristal (reserves)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Zegarra and the second or maternal family name is Zamora.

Pablo César Zegarra Zamora (born 1 April 1973) is a Peruvian retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and a current coach.

Most of his career was associated with Salamanca in Spain, as both a player and a manager. He played in two La Liga seasons with the club, in the late 90s.

Club career[edit]

Born in the capital Lima, Zegarra started his career in 1991 with Sporting Cristal, moving just one year after to Colombia with Independiente de Santa Fe. In 1994, he changed countries again, experiencing one unassuming spell at Argentinos Juniors.

In the following summer, Zegarra arrived in Spain, where he would remain for the following eight years, only interrupted with two loans spells: after a solid season in Segunda División for CD Badajoz, he signed with UD Salamanca in the same level, scoring eight times in 30 games in his debut season en route to a La Liga promotion – in the following two top division campaigns, however, he would be sparingly used (23 matches combined, two goals).

After the second of his two loans, in Portugal with S.C. Farense, Zegarra was released by Salamanca in the 2003 summer, returning to his country to play for Club Alianza Lima. However, he returned to Spain shortly afterwards, representing amateurs CD Guijuelo. Following a period of inactivity, he quit football altogether in 2007 at 34, his last club being also in Lima, Universitario de Deportes.

Zegarra returned to Salamanca after his retirement, starting his managerial career. In the 2011 summer, the 38-year-old was appointed first-team manager, with the side competing in Segunda División B.

International career[edit]

During six years, Zegarra played 31 games for the Peruvian national team, scoring once.[1] He was summoned for the squad at the 1993 Copa América.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peru – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Copa América 1993". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 

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