Andrés Ricaurte

Andrés Ricaurte Vélez (born 3 October 1991) is a Colombian footballer who plays for FC Dallas in MLS, on loan from Independiente Medellín, as an attacking midfielder.

Andrés Ricaurte
Personal information
Full name Andrés Ricaurte Vélez
Date of birth (1991-10-03) 3 October 1991 (age 30)
Place of birth Medellín, Colombia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Dallas
(on loan from Independiente Medellín)
Number 10
Youth career
Belén Los Alpes
Estudiantil
Campoamor
2010–2011 Rionegro Águilas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Rionegro Águilas 14 (2)
2016 Leones 36 (10)
2017 Atlético Huila 40 (1)
2018– Independiente Medellín 90 (11)
2020–FC Dallas (loan) 40 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 25 November 2021

Club careerEdit

Born in Medellín, Ricaurte finished his formation with Rionegro Águilas.[1] He made his first team debut on 4 May 2011, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 1–2 Copa Colombia away loss against Independiente Medellín.

Ricaurte made his Categoría Primera A debut on 14 April 2012, playing the last four minutes in a 1–1 home draw against the same opponent. His first goal in the category occurred on 10 November, as he scored the opener in a 3–2 away defeat of Atlético Huila.

After being rarely used, Ricaurte moved to Categoría Primera B side Leones ahead of the 2016 season. He scored a career-best ten goals for the side, which included a hat-trick in a 4–1 away routing of Bogotá FC on 20 March.

In 2017, Ricaurte joined Atlético Huila back in the top tier. On 15 December of that year, after being an ever-present figure for the side, he agreed to a contract with Independiente Medellín.[2]

On 12 August 2020, Inependientee Medellín confirmed Ricaurte's transfer to MLS side FC Dallas.[3] Dallas confirmed the transfer on 14 August 2020, announcing the move as an initial loan with an option to make the deal permanent in December 2021.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Ricaurte's father Carlos was also a footballer and a midfielder who notably represented Atlético Nacional. His cousin Juan Guillermo, was also a professional player.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 2 December 2020[6]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rionegro Águilas 2011 Categoría Primera A 0 0 4 0 4 0
2012 6 1 6 0 12 1
2013 4 0 7 0 0 0 11 0
2014 1 0 7 0 0 0 8 0
2015 3 1 0 0 3 1
Subtotal 14 2 24 0 0 0 38 2
Leones 2016 Categoría Primera B 36 10 5 0 41 10
Atlético Huila 2017 Categoría Primera A 40 1 2 0 42 1
Independiente Medellín 2018 Categoría Primera A 46 5 2 0 2[a] 0 50 5
2019 37 4 8 1 2[b] 0 47 5
2020 7 2 6[b] 1 13 3
Subtotal 90 11 10 1 10 1 110 13
FC Dallas (loan) 2020 MLS 14 1 2[c] 0 16 1
Total 194 25 41 1 10 1 2 0 247 27
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in MLS Cup Playoffs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La zurda que llevó a Ricaurte a cumplir su sueño" [The left foot which took Ricaurte to fulfill his dream] (in Spanish). Kienyke. 7 April 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Andrés Ricaurte es nuevo jugador del Independiente Medellín" [Andrés Ricaurte is the new player of Independiente Medellín] (in Spanish). Caracol Televisión. 15 December 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Official: FC Dallas sign Colombian midfielder Andres Ricaurte | MLSsoccer.com".
  4. ^ "FC Dallas Signs Midfielder Andres Ricaurte On Loan from Independiente Medellin | FC Dallas".
  5. ^ "Andrés prolonga dinastía Ricaurte" [Andrés extends the Ricaurte dynasty] (in Spanish). El Colombiano. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  6. ^ Andrés Ricaurte at Soccerway. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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