Patricio Pérez

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Patricio Pérez
Personal information
Full name Patricio Pablo Pérez
Date of birth (1985-06-27) 27 June 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Ciudadela, Argentina
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Once Caldas
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2009 Vélez Sársfield 37 (0)
2005 León (loan) 7 (0)
2007 Chacarita (loan) 17 (4)
2007 Everton (loan) 15 (5)
2008 SM Tucumán (loan) 23 (1)
2009 Defensa y Justicia 28 (5)
2010–2011 Central Coast Mariners 18 (6)
2011–2012 All Boys 1 (0)
2012 Boca Unidos 14 (3)
2012–2013 Patronato 17 (2)
2014– Once Caldas 37 (5)
National team
2001–2002 Argentina U17 6 (2)
2003–2005 Argentina U20 20 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2015.

Patricio Pablo Pérez (born 27 June 1985, in Ciudadela) is an Argentine footballer that currently plays for Categoría Primera A side Once Caldas as midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Pérez began his career at Vélez Sársfield in 2002. In 2005, he moved on loan to Mexican club León, but returned to Argentina shortly afterward. In June 2007 he joined on loan to Chilean side Everton.[1] After another two loans at Chacarita and San Martín de Tucumán respectively, Pérez left Vélez Sársfield and signed permanently for second-tier Defensa y Justicia.

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

In June 2010, Pérez signed a 2-year deal with A-League club Central Coast Mariners.[2] Perez made his first start for the club in a pre-season friendly against rivals Melbourne Victory.[3]

His competitive debut came on 28 August in an A-league match against local rivals Sydney FC. His performance was impressive but controversial,[4] with Perez diving and subsequently winning a penalty, as well as getting Sydney FC goalkeeper Liam Reddy sent off. He converted the penalty. Afterwards, he was handed a 2-match ban for simulation by the FFA, and Reddy's sending off was revoked.[5][6][7][8]

On 23 March 2011, Central Coast Mariners agreed to release Perez from the final year of his contract on compassionate grounds. It was revealed by both the player and the club that his exit was due to homesickness.[9]



Vélez Sársfield




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