Flores playing for Peru in 2017
|Full name||Edison Michael Flores Peralta|
|Date of birth||14 May 1994|
|Place of birth||Comas District, Peru|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
* 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
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. 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. Later in matchday 23 he played in his first Peruvian Clásico in the Descentralizado on 24 September 2011 at home in the Monumental. 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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
In May 2018 he was named in Peru's provisional 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. In Peru's second game during the 2019 Copa America, he scored a goal in the 3-1 victory over Bolivia. 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.
- As of 31 August 2012
|Peru||League||Copa Inca||South America||Total|
|Universitario de Deportes||Descentralizado||2011||11||0||1||1||0||0||3||0||2||15||0||3|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||Europe||Total|
|Villarreal B||Segunda División B||2012–13||0||0||0||—||—||0||0||0|
- Statistics accurate as of match played 3 July 2019.
- As of match played 3 July 2019. Peru score listed first, score column indicates score after each Flores goal.
- 2011 U-20 Copa Libertadores Best Player
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