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Edison Michael Flores Peralta (born 14 May 1994), is a Peruvian footballer who currently plays as a winger for Mexican club Morelia

Edison Flores
Edison Flores Ecuador vs Peru 2017 (cropped) (cropped).jpg
Flores playing for Peru in 2017
Personal information
Full name Edison Michael Flores Peralta
Date of birth (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Comas District, Peru
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Morelia
Number 10
Youth career
2008–2011 Universitario
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Universitario 37 (4)
2012–2014 Villarreal B 44 (7)
2014–2016 Universitario 56 (11)
2016–2018 Aalborg BK 47 (2)
2018– Morelia 35 (7)
National team
2011 Peru U17 4 (3)
2013 Peru U20 9 (2)
2013– Peru 47 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 September 2019

Club careerEdit

Universitario de DeportesEdit

Flores made his official league debut in the Torneo Descentralizado on 31 July 2011 in an away match against Juan Aurich for round 16 of the 2011 season, at the age of 17.[2] He entered the match in the 64th minute for Andy Polo, and the final result was 1–0 in favor of the Chiclayo based club.[2] Later in matchday 23 he played in his first Peruvian Clásico in the Descentralizado on 24 September 2011 at home in the Monumental.[3] At the time of the derby Alianza Lima was in first place in the league. He entered the match in the 68th minute for Miguel Angel Torres when the score was tied at 1–1. Then late in 92nd minute of the derby, Flores managed to dribble past three Alianza Lima players and provide the pass that led to Martin Morel's winning goal. The derby finished in a 2–1 win for Universitario.[4]

VillarealEdit

On 31 August 2012, Flores was announced as the new signing for Villarreal's reserve team, Villarreal B.[5]

AaB/Aalborg BKEdit

On 11 August 2016, Flores move to Danish-side AaB was confirmed. After interest from Belgian, Dutch and Spanish sides, Flores signed a 4-year deal. On 28 August 2016, he scored his first goal in the Danish Superliga, as he provided the equalizing goal in a 2-1-win against Aarhus Gymnastikforening.

International careerEdit

 
Flores with Peru at the 2019 Copa América

He had played for all youth level of Peru, and was part of U-20 squad in the 2013 South American Youth Football Championship, where he left a great mark in his career. In the final match against U-20 Chile, which Peru had to win and eliminate Chile to qualify for 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, he scored from a header to put Peru a lead.[6] However, his side could not protect this advantage because of a superb free kick from Bryan Rabello which levelled the game. It eventually ended 1–1 and Chile qualified at the expense of Peru, but Flores' performance impressed then-manager Sergio Markarián and he was called to the senior squad for the first time in perpetration for the friendly against South Korea and the remaining matches of 2014 World Cup qualifying, but he only made his debut in the friendly against South Korea.[7] Peru's failures to qualify for both U-20 and senior World Cup had been a dark mark on his career and he became less used.[8]

Under Ricardo Gareca, he was mostly ignored and not included in the final 23 of Peruvian squad for the 2015 Copa América held in Chile. After the competition, his performance at the national league got attracted to Gareca and subsequently, Flores was summoned by Gareca for the Copa América Centenario held in the United States. He left a great landmark in the team on his maiden major competition debut, scoring one goal against Ecuador in a 2–2 draw. Although he didn't score other goal than the one he netted to Ecuador, he helped Peru to top the group and eliminated Brazil in process.[9] His impressive performance made him a new star of Peru and he was frequently selected for Peru's remaining 2018 World Cup campaign, where he laid history in helping Peru to qualify for the World Cup after 36 years absent.[10]

In May 2018 he was named in Peru's provisional 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[11] In Peru's second game during the 2019 Copa America, he scored a goal in the 3-1 victory over Bolivia.[12] In the quarterfinals, he scored the winning penalty against Uruguay in the penalty shootout, and sent his team to the semifinals. He scored the first goal against Chile in the semi finals to send Peru into the finals against Brazil.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 31 August 2012[13]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Peru League Copa Inca South America Total
Universitario de Deportes Descentralizado 2011 11 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 2 15 0 3
2012 26 4 5 0 0 0 26 4 5
Total 37 4 6 1 0 0 3 0 2 41 4 8
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
Villarreal B Segunda División B 2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 37 4 6 1 0 0 3 0 2 41 4 8

universitario

InternationalEdit

Statistics accurate as of match played 3 July 2019.[14]
Peru
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2014 1 0
2015 1 0
2016 12 4
2017 10 4
2018 13 3
2019 8 2
Total 46 13

International goalsEdit

As of match played 3 July 2019. Peru score listed first, score column indicates score after each Flores goal.[15]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 May 2016 Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru 5   Trinidad and Tobago 3–0 4–0 Friendly
2 8 June 2016 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, United States 8   Ecuador 2–0 2–2 Copa América Centenario
3 11 October 2016 Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos, Santiago, Chile 14   Chile 1–1 1–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 10 November 2016 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay 15   Paraguay
2–1
4–1
5 28 March 2017 Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru 17   Uruguay
2–1
2–1
6 14 June 2017 Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi, Arequipa, Peru 19   Jamaica
1–0
3–1
Friendly
7 31 August 2017 Estadio Monumental "U", Lima, Peru 20   Bolivia 1–0 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 5 September 2017 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador 21   Ecuador 1–0 2–1
9 23 March 2018 Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, United States 26   Croatia 2–0 2–0 Friendly
10 16 October 2018 Rentschler Field, East Hartford, United States 36   United States 1–1 1–1
11 20 November 2018 Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi, Arequipa, Peru 38   Costa Rica 1–0 2–3
12 18 June 2019 Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 43   Bolivia 3–1 3–1 2019 Copa América
13 3 July 2019 Arena do Grêmio, Porto Alegre, Brazil 46   Chile 1–0 3–0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Match: Juan Aurich 1-0 Universitario". footballdatabase.eu. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Match: Universitario 2-1 Alianza Lima". footballdatabase.eu. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Universitario ganó a Alianza Lima en un duelo altamente vibrante" (in Spanish). libero.pe. 25 September 2011. Archived from the original on 13 May 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Edison Flores: "Espero poder triunfar en el Villarreal"" (in Spanish). Villarreal CF. 31 August 2012. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  6. ^ https://peru.com/futbol/la-nueve/sudamericano-sub-20-mira-gol-edison-flores-ante-chile-noticia-119477
  7. ^ https://rpp.pe/futbol/mas-futbol/edison-flores-convocado-por-markarian-para-enfrentar-a-corea-del-sur-noticia-617348
  8. ^ https://elbocon.pe/futbol-peruano/seleccion-peruana/la-seleccion-peruana-sub-20-que-tuvo-su-revancha-cuatro-anos-despues-157770/
  9. ^ https://elbocon.pe/futbol-peruano/seleccion-peruana/copa-america-centenario-edison-flores-destaco-en-triunfo-peruano-126199/
  10. ^ https://www.unibet.co.uk/blog/football/world-cup/world-cup-one-to-watch-edison-flores-perus-symbol-of-a-bright-new-future-1.1032816
  11. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  12. ^ "Peru come from behind to beat Bolivia 3-1 in Copa America". Euronews. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Player - Edison Flores". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  14. ^ "Édison Flores". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  15. ^ "E Flores". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 May 2016.

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