Richard Núñez

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Richard Núñez
Personal information
Full name Richard Darío Núñez Pereyra
Date of birth (1976-02-16) 16 February 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker, Playmaker, Left Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Danubio 110 (23)
2001–2004 Grasshopper 126 (86)
2005 Atlético de Madrid 11 (2)
2005–2007 Cruz Azul 57 (16)
2006 C.F. Pachuca (loan) 17 (5)
2008 América 15 (1)
2008–2009 Peñarol 21 (8)
2010–2012 Rampla Juniors 55 (15)
2012–2013 Danubio 24 (2)
2014–2015 Rampla Juniors 34 (11)
National team
2003–2005 Uruguay 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Richard Darío Núñez Pereyra (born 16 February 1976 in Montevideo) is a retired Uruguayan footballer.


He started his professional career in Montevideo playing for Danubio, than he moved to Europe to the Grasshopper Club Zürich in Switzerland. There he scored an impressive number of goals and assists.

He moved to Atletico Madrid in Spain in January 2005[1] as one of the non-EU player and made his debut against Albacete Balompié on 29 January 2005.


He has played in Mexico since 13 August 2005, when he joined Cruz Azul, scoring 4 goals against Tecos UAG in his debut match. He later joined C.F. Pachuca. In May 2006, after a successful campaign with Pachuca, he re-signed with Cruz Azul to a 2-year contract.[citation needed]

On 3 January 2008 he has been transferred to Cruz Azul's Rival Club América for US$1,250,000 in 2-year contract worth $700,000 annually.[2] Núñez already wanted to leave Cruz Azul because his future in Cruz Azul depended on what would happen with the transfer of Cesar Delgado.[citation needed]

He played his last game for América in 2008 Copa Libertadores semi-finals first leg. He did not played the second leg due to illness and started his holiday from 4 to 24 June.[2]

Transfer controversy[edit]

On 6 June 2008 he was put in the transfers list in Club América.[3] Nuñez was to stay at Club América as a punishment but without playing any tournament or filial teams for not accepting to go to Puebla.[4] However, Nuñez unilaterally terminated his contract and left for Peñarol in September 2008, after FIFA granted the player had rights to sign a new club independently to the contract dispute with América.[2] Also, América sued Nuñez for damages after AWOL (since 25 June) on 13 August directly to FIFA and he counter-sued the club for un-paid wages of August and to resolute the contract as the club allegedly prevented him to train with club through phone conversation. On 5 February 2010, FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber returned the case to Mexican Football Federation.[2] In July 2010, Núñez reached an agreement with Club América.[5]

Return to Uruguay[edit]

Club Titles[edit]

Season Team Title
2002–2003 Switzerland Grasshopper Swiss Super League
Clausura 2006 Mexico Pachuca Primera División de México


  1. ^ "Núñez sustituye a Musampa" (in Spanish). 26 January 2005. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Decision of Dispute Resolution Chamber 210714" (PDF). FIFA (in Spanish). 5 February 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Richard encabeza lista de transferibles americanistas" (in Spanish). 6 June 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Richard Núñez regresó a la actividad... pero no con América" (in Spanish). 24 July 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Se arregló Richard Núñez con América tras dos años de litigio" (in Spanish). 8 July 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 

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