José Pedro Fuenzalida
José Pedro Fuenzalida Gana (American Spanish: [xoˈse ˈpeðɾo fwensaˈliða]; born 22 February 1985) is a Chilean footballer who currently plays as forward for Universidad Católica of Chile and the Chilean national team.
Fuenzalida with Universidad Católica in 2019
|Full name||José Pedro Fuenzalida Gana|
|Date of birth||22 February 1985|
|Place of birth||Las Condes, Chile|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2008–2009||→ O'Higgins (loan)||51||(14)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 December 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2019
A product of the Universidad Católica youth set-up, Fuenzalida was promoted to the first-adult team in 2004, at the age of 19. He debuted in a 4–0 defeat with Unión Española at San Carlos de Apoquindo for a league game, during a moment considered as one of the club's biggest sports crises.
After six month studying, he returned to professional football and joined rivals Colo-Colo on a four-year deal. Fuenzalida debuted on 13 January 2008 against Universidad de Concepción and scored his first goal in a 2–1 home win over Deportes Antofagasta. In June, he joined O'Higgins on loan after an unsuccessful tournament where only scored one goal in seven games.
In December 2009, it was reported that Fuenzalida finished his loan spell at O'Higgins and would return to Colo-Colo to face the next season. Seasons later, he helped the team to win the 2014 Torneo Apertura, being a key player in the title obtention which was his first honor playing for the club.
Usually called up by Marcelo Bielsa for the 2010 World Cup qualification, he was chosen by Jorge Sampaoli in Chile’s list of 23 for 2014 FIFA World Cup. In 2015, after being disaffected of the 30-man provisional list for the Copa América, he was re-considered by Sampaoli in the definitive list following the withdrawal of the injured Carlos Carmona.
- Scores and results list Chile's goal tally first.
|1.||19 January 2013||Estadio Municipal de Concepción, Concepción, Chile||Haiti||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
|2.||6 June 2016||Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, United States||Argentina||1–2||1–2||Copa América Centenario|
|3.||22 June 2016||Soldier Field, Chicago, United States||Colombia||2–0||2–0||Copa América Centenario|
|4.||6 June 2019||Estadio La Portada, La Serena, Chile||Haiti||2–1||2–1||Friendly|
|5.||21 June 2019||Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil||Ecuador||1–0||2–1||2019 Copa América|
- Universidad Católica
- Boca Juniors
- 26. José Pedro Fuenzalida - Club Atlético Boca Juniors sitio oficial
- "Unión Española le pegó en el suelo a Universidad Católica". Radio Cooperativa. 10 April 2004. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "José Pedro Fuenzalida anuncia su retiro momentáneo del fútbol". Emol.com. Emol. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
- "José Pedro Fuenzalida regresa definitivamente al fútbol". Radio Cooperativa. 28 December 2007. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Marcador Virtual: Colo-Colo v Universidad de Concepción". Radio Cooperativa. 13 February 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "Colo Colo impuso su jerarquía frente a un frágil Antofagasta". Radio Cooperativa. 23 March 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "O'Higgins confirma llegada de Fuenzalida y Caroca". La Tercera. 16 June 2008. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Boca Juniors confirma el fichaje de Fuenzalida". Fichajes.net. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- "José Pedro Fuenzalida: Quiero ganar títulos y volver a ser un jugador importante para la UC". Radio Cooperativa. 31 January 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
- "Sampaoli confirms final Chile squad for Copa America". goal.com. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
- "Fuenzalida replaces injured Carmona in Chile's Copa América squad". ca2015.com. 7 June 2015. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "José Pedro Fuenzalida". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 7 June 2019.