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Enzo Pérez

Enzo Pérez
Argentina5(1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 February 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Enzo Nicolás Pérez (born 22 February 1986) is an Argentine football midfielder who currently plays for Benfica.

Club career

Pérez began his professional playing career with Godoy Cruz, where he wrote his name into club history by scoring a fifth minute goal in the 1–1 draw with Belgrano on 9 September 2006. This was the first goal ever scored by Godoy Cruz in the Argentine first division. In total he has scores 9 goals in his career, most of them on penalty shots. In 2007, Pérez joined Estudiantes de La Plata, where he finished as runner-up with the team in the 2008 Copa Sudamericana. He was then a first team regular in the team that won the 2009 Copa Libertadores.

In June 8, 2011, he has agreed a five-year contract with Benfica for a fee rumored to be around 5.5 Million euros for 100% of his rights to Estudiantes de La Plata.[1]

Enzo after an serious knee injury sustained in the Champions League qualifiers, was loaned for 6 months to Estudiantes (LP) in 9 February 2012.[2]

On July 27, 2012, at the 2012 Eusébio Cup Enzo scored a beautiful long shot against Real Madrid from a very tight angle to complete the rout 5-2.[3]

In 2012-13 season, Enzo Pérez was successfully converted into a central midfielder, partnering with Nemanja Matic.[4]

International career

Enzo Pérez debuted on the Argentina squad on September 30, 2009 (coached then by Maradona[5]) for a friendly match against Ghana,[6] which ended in a victory (2-0) for the Albicelestes.

International goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 May 25, 2011 Estadio Centenario Dr. José Luis Meiszner, Argentina  Paraguay 4– 2 4 – 2 Friendly

Honours

Godoy Cruz
Estudiantes

References

External links

  • Argentine Primera statistics at Fútbol XXI (Spanish)
  • ESPN statistics
  • Enzo Pérez at National-Football-Teams.com
  • VIDEO: Goals in Estudiantes de La Plata
  • Transfermarkt profile
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