Sergio Ibarra

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Sergio Ibarra
Personal information
Full name Sergio Ramón Ibarra Guzmán
Date of birth (1973-01-11) January 11, 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Río Cuarto, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991 Sportivo Atenas
1992 Ciclista Lima (7[1])
1993–1996 Alianza Atlético (45)
1997 Municipal (13)
1998–1999 Sport Boys (18)
2000 Deportivo Wanka (16)
2000 Águila
2001 Universitario (14)
2002 Alianza Atlético (22)
2003 Unión Huaral (7)
2003 Estudiantes (9)
2004–2005 Cienciano (44)
2006 Once Caldas
2006 José Gálvez (13)
2007 Sport Boys 37 (12)
2008 FBC Melgar 46 (20)
2009 Juan Aurich 32 (15)
2010–2011 Cienciano 51 (17)
2012–2013 Sport Huancayo 70 (30[2])
2014 José Gálvez 11 (4)
2014 San Simón 6 (0)
Teams managed
2010 Cienciano
2013 Sport Huancayo
2016– Deportivo Coopsol
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 April 2015.

Sergio Ramón "El Checho" Ibarra (born January 11, 1973 in Río Cuarto, Córdoba Province) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a striker. He currently the coach for Deportivo Coopsol in the Peruvian Segunda División.


Although born in Argentina, Ibarra has played during almost all of his career in Peru, where he first moved at age 19 to join the ranks of Ciclista Lima in the first division, in 1992.

His biggest claim to fame was in 2004 when he won the Recopa against Boca Juniors as part of Cienciano. That same year the Argentine football magazine El Gráfico declared that he was the Argentine player who had scored the most goals worldwide (21), one more than Carlos Tevez, Andrés Silvera, and Luis Bonnet, and two more than Javier Saviola.[3]

On March 2, 2008 Ibarra broke the all-time scoring record in the Peruvian league, netting his 193rd goal in a 1-0 win over Cienciano. He is the Peruvian League Top Scorer with 226 goals.[4]

Playing style[edit]

Ibarra is famous for scoring many goals despite having what many consider as very limited technical abilities. He is very often the top scorer of his team.


He is nicknamed "Checho", "Manteca" and/or "Shevchecho" after the famous Ukrainian footballer Andriy Shevchenko. The Argentinan has obtained Peruvian nationality.





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