Ricardo Chará

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Ricardo Chará
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Chará Lerma
Date of birth (1990-05-24) 24 May 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2007 Boca Juniors de Cali
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Centauros Villavicencio
2008–2013 Udinese 0 (0)
2010–2012 Empoli (on loan) 2 (0)
National team
2005 Colombia U15 4+ (2)
2007 Colombia U17 12+ (1)
2009 Colombia U20 2+ (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2015

Ricardo Chará Lerma (born 24 May 1990) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a defender, and who is currently a free agent.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Chara started his youth career with his hometown club Cali. He then made his first team debut for Centauros Villavicencio in the Categoría Primera B.

Udinese[edit]

In summer 2008, he was signed by Deportes Quindío. He then scouted by Udinese. As the club run out of non-EU registration quota, as signed Alexis Sánchez and Odion Ighalo. Along with new signing Dušan Basta, they were signed by another Italian club, then re-signed them in order to borrow the quota.

Chara left for Cagliari on a 1-year loan from Quindío on 1 September 2008.[1] In January 2009, Chara left "on loan" from Cagliari to Udinese and played at Udinese Primavera under-20 team. In summer 2009, along with Basta, they were signed permanently.

On 14 January 2010, he played his first match for Udinese. He substituted Simone Pepe in the 87th minute, on a Coppa Italia Round of 16 match. The match Udinese won Lumezzane of Italian Lega Pro Prima Divisione (third division) 2–0.[2][3]

On 31 August 2010, Udinese signed Gabriele Angella along with Diego Fabbrini in co-ownership deal for €3 million.[4] As part of the deal, Chará and Flavio Lazzari joined Empoli, also in co-ownership deal for a peppercorn[5] in 3-year contract.[4]

In June 2012 Udinese reacquired Chará.[6]

International career[edit]

At youth level, Chará has been capped for Colombia at the 2005 South American Under-15 Football Championship (4 games 1 brace),[7] at the 2007 South American Under-17 Football Championship (8 games, 1 goal),[8] at the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup (4 games), and at the 2009 South American Youth Championship (2 games 1 goal).[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matheu è del Cagliari" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2009-01-21. Nell'ambito di un'operazione condotta in comune con l'Udinese Calcio, la Società rossoblu ha tesserato il colombiano classe 1990 Ricardo Chara Lerma, in forza al Corporacion Deportes Quindio. 
  2. ^ "Ecco le formazioni di Udinese-Lumezzane" (in Italian). Udinese Calcio. 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  3. ^ Pasotto, Marco (15 January 2010). "L' Udinese non c' è ancora ma si guadagna il Milan". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Empoli FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2011 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  5. ^ "Gabriele Angella è un giocatore dell'Udinese". Udinese Calcio (in Italian). 31 August 2010. Archived from the original on 14 September 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Empoli FC SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  7. ^ http://old.conmebol.com/competiciones_evento_partidos.jsp?evento=1180&ano=2005&slangab=S
  8. ^ http://old.conmebol.com/competiciones_evento_partidos.jsp?evento=1062&ano=2007&slangab=S
  9. ^ http://old.conmebol.com/competiciones_evento_partidos.jsp?evento=1052&ano=2009&slangab=S

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