Gustavo Canales

Gustavo Javier Canales Bustos (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡusˈtaβo kaˈnales]; born 30 March 1982) is an Argentine-born Chilean retired footballer.

Gustavo Canales
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Personal information
Full name Gustavo Javier Canales Bustos
Date of birth (1982-03-30) 30 March 1982 (age 40)
Place of birth General Roca, Río Negro, Argentina
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
Deportivo Roca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Deportivo Roca ? (?)
2004–2006 Cipolletti 25 (10)
2005Aldosivi (loan) 5 (0)
2006 Guillermo Brown 12 (3)
2007–2008 La Serena 29 (21)
2007–2008Once Caldas (loan) 33 (4)
2009 Unión Española 33 (21)
2010 River Plate 14 (2)
2010 Unión Española 17 (14)
2011 Universidad de Chile 29 (16)
2012 Dalian Aerbin 13 (6)
2012 Arsenal de Sarandí 7 (0)
2013–2014 Unión Española 29 (18)
2014–2016 Universidad de Chile 42 (27)
2016–2017 Botafogo 9 (1)
2017–2018 Unión Española 10 (4)
Total 307 (147)
National team
2011 Chile 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 2011

Club careerEdit

He began his career at hometown Deportivo Roca in 2004. After his spells at Cipolletti, Aldosivi and Guillermo Brown, in 2007 he joined Chilean outfit Deportes La Serena.

In January 2010 the Argentinian club River Plate signed the striker from Unión Española on a 70% to 30% joint ownership deal for around $1 million until 2013.[2] After a poor season with los millonarios, Canales returned to Chile to play for Unión Española.

Canales joined Chinese Super League side Dalian Aerbin on 11 February 2012 for a fee of US$2.6 million and signing a three-year deal.[3] Canales scored four goals in his first five league games with Dalian Aerbin.

In 2013 Canales was suspended for 3 months after he failed a drug test.[4]

International careerEdit

On 3 November 2011, was reported that Chilean national team coach Claudio Borghi dispensed with Mauricio Pinilla due to knee injury, so he called Canales to play the 2014 World Cup qualification games with Uruguay and Paraguay[5] amid a difficult environment that lived the team marked by showbiz scandals.[6]

He internationally debuted on 11 November during the Uruguayan 4–0 thrash over Chile[7] coming on as a 73rd-minute substitute.

In 2014, received a call-up from now manager Jorge Sampaoli (who coached him at Universidad de Chile) to play against Costa Rica at Coquimbo on 22 January, related to final nominees preparation to 23-man World Cup squad.[8] However it was reported on 18 January that he would miss the game due to injury.[9] Months later Canales was considered in the 30-provisional-man squad because his good shape shown at Unión Española despite missing the previous friendly matches.

Career statisticsEdit

Season Club League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
La Serena 2007 13 11 13 11
2008 16 10 16 10
Total 29 21 29 21
Once Caldas
(loan)
2007 19 3 19 3
2008 14 1 14 1
Total 33 4 33 4
Unión Española 2009 33 21 2 3 4 3 39 27
Total 33 21 2 3 4 3 39 27
River Plate 2009-10 14 2 14 2
Total 14 2 14 2
Unión Española 2010 17 14 1 0 4 5 22 19
Total 17 14 4 5 21 19
Universidad de Chile 2011 29 16 8 3 37 19
Total 29 16 8 3 37 19
Dalian Aerbin 2012 13 6 1 0 14 6
Total 13 6 1 0 14 6
Arsenal de Sarandí 2012-13 7 0 1 0 8 0
Total 7 0 1 0 8 0
Unión Española 2013 9 6 9 6
2013-14 20 12 1 0 7 4 1 1 29 17
Total 29 18 1 0 7 4 1 1 38 23
Universidad de Chile 2014-15 25 18 5 2 1 0 31 20
2015-16 17 9 8 6 2 0 0 0 27 15
Total 42 27 8 6 7 2 1 0 58 35
Total 245 127 13 9 26 12 7 6 292 156

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Universidad de Chile
Unión Española
Arsenal de Sarandí

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gustavo Canales Perfil Sitio Oficial Club Universidad de Chile Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ River Plate and Boca try to bounce back - Taiwan News Online
  3. ^ 智利国脚正式加盟阿尔滨 身价260万美元签约3年(in Chinese)
  4. ^ Canales sancionado por dopaje www.24horas.cl 8 February 2013
  5. ^ "Pinilla es desafectado de la Selección y es reemplazado por Gustavo Canales". Emol. 3 November 2011.
  6. ^ "La era de Claudio Borghi: El camino que casi termina en "Game Over" rumbo a Brasil 2014". Ferplei.com. 15 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Uruguay 4 Chile 0 Eliminatorias Brasil 2014". Uruguay 360. 11 November 2011.
  8. ^ "La nómina de la selección chilena para el amistoso con Costa Rica". Cooperativa.cl. Radio Cooperativa. 16 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Gustavo Canales, primera baja de Chile para amistoso con Costa Rica". Mundo Deportivo. 18 January 2014.

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