Sebastián Sosa

Carlos Sebastián Sosa Silva (born August 19, 1986) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Argentine club Independiente.

Sebastián Sosa
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Personal information
Full name Carlos Sebastián Sosa Silva
Date of birth (1986-08-19) 19 August 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Independiente
Youth career
1998–2000 Central Español
2001–2007 Peñarol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Peñarol 58 (0)
2008Central Español (loan) 28 (0)
2011–2012 Boca Juniors 3 (0)
2012–2015 Vélez Sársfield 86 (0)
2015–2017 Pachuca 0 (0)
2016Zacatecas (loan) 0 (0)
2016Rosario Central (loan) 15 (0)
2017Morelia (loan) 4 (0)
2017–2020 Morelia 96 (0)
2020 Mazatlán 4 (0)
2020– Independiente 7 (0)
National team
2003 Uruguay U-17 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 February 2021

Club careerEdit

Sosa made his debut for Peñarol in 2007. In 2008, he was loaned to Central Español, where he played 28 games in two years, before returning to Peñarol.

Upon his return, Sosa was the second choice goalkeeper behind former Argentine international Pablo Cavallero, until coach Julio Ribas chose him for the starting eleven of Peñarol for the 2009–10 Uruguayan Primera División season. During that season, Sosa helped Peñarol to win the league title. Afterwards, Sosa was a regular in the Peñarol team that also reached the final of the 2011 Copa Libertadores (where his team was defeated by Santos.

 
Sosa saves a shot from Cristiano Ronaldo in a friendly between Peñarol and Real Madrid.

In July 2011, the Uruguayan goalkeeper signed for Argentine giants Boca Juniors. During his one-year stay at Boca, Sosa was mostly a substitute for Agustín Orión, but won with the team the 2011 Apertura and the 2011–12 Copa Argentina.

Subsequently, Sosa joined Vélez Sársfield also of Argentina. There he again the second choice goalkeeper (behind Germán Montoya) at first, but then became a regular starter and played 9 games in his team's 2012 Inicial winning campaign.[1] Sosa was also a starter in Vélez victories in the 2012–13 Superfinal and the 2013.

In June 2015, after his contract with Vélez ended, he joined Pachuca.

In January 2017, Sosa joined Monarcas Morelia on loan from Pachuca. He was the second choice goalkeeper behind Carlos Felipe Rodriguez, for the majority of the season as Morelia battled relegation. After making a great impression that culminated with a Copa MX runner up finish, Sosa was promoted to first choice goalkeeper for the last 2 games of the season as Morelia inched away from relegation.

International careerEdit

Sosa has played for the Uruguay national under-17 football team.

HonoursEdit

Peñarol
Boca Juniors
Vélez Sársfield

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Initial '12 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2013-02-10.

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