Joaquín Varela (footballer, born 1998)

Joaquín Varela Moreno (born 27 June 1998) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a defender for Pafos.[1]

Joaquín Varela
Personal information
Full name Joaquín Varela Moreno
Date of birth (1998-06-27) 27 June 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Pafos
Number 3
Youth career
Defensor Sporting
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 Defensor Sporting 1 (0)
2017Pachuca (loan) 0 (0)
2018Villa Española (loan) 18 (2)
2019 Fénix 10 (0)
2019– Pafos 0 (0)
National team
2015 Uruguay U17 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:43, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Varela started his career with Defensor Sporting.[1] He was selected for his professional debut in February 2016 by manager Juan Tejera, who played him for the full duration of a home defeat to Racing Club.[1] Liga MX team Pachuca loaned Varela in 2017, with the defender joining up with the U20 team.[2][3] He made nine appearances for Pachuca's youth team, prior to returning to Defensor Sporting.[3][4] On 1 March 2018, Villa Española of the Uruguayan Segunda División completed the loan signing of Varela.[1] He scored his first senior goal on 2 June against Albion, though he received a straight red card later in the match.[1]

In 2019, Varela joined Fénix.[1]

International careerEdit

Varela represented Uruguay at the 2015 South American U-17 Championship in Paraguay, winning eight caps in the process; notably his first in their Group B opener with Bolivia.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 23 May 2019.[1][2]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Defensor Sporting 2015–16 Primera División 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Pachuca (loan) 2016–17 Liga MX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Villa Española (loan) 2018 Segunda División 18 2 0 0 18 2
Fénix 2019 Primera División 10 0 0 0 10 0
Pafos 2019–20 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Uruguay - J. Varela". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Ficha Estadistica de JOAQUIN VARELA". BDFA. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "LIGA MX - Página Oficial". Liga MX. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  4. ^ "El Rayo anotó pero no alcanzó". Ovación. Retrieved 14 October 2018.

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