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Vicente Matías Vuoso

Vicente Matías Vuoso
Personal information
Full name Vicente José Matías Vuoso
Date of birth (1981-11-03) 3 November 1981
Place of birth Mar Del Plata, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Cruz Azul
Number 30
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Independiente 65 (14)
2002–2003 Manchester City 0 (0)
2003–2006 Santos Laguna 102 (57)
2006 América 20 (5)
2007–2010 Santos Laguna 124 (37)
2010–2012 América 63 (22)
2012–2015 Atlas 57 (10)
2014–2015 Chiapas (loan) 33 (9)
2015– Cruz Azul 6 (3)
National team
2008– Mexico 15 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 July 2015.

† Appearances (goals)

Vicente José Matías Vuoso (born 3 November 1981) is an Argentine-born Mexican professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Liga MX club Cruz Azul and the Mexico national team.

Born in Argentina, Vuoso began his career at Independiente in 2000, then transferring to English club Manchester City in 2002, where he did not play in a single league match. Since 2003 he has played in Mexico, having two stints with Santos Laguna and Club América, as well as playing for Atlas and Chiapas.

Vuoso chose to represent Mexico at international level, making his debut in 2008 and featured for them at the 2015 Copa América.

Contents

  • Club career 1
    • Early career 1.1
    • Santos Laguna 1.2
    • América 1.3
    • Return to Santos Laguna 1.4
    • Return to América 1.5
    • Atlas 1.6
      • Loan to Chiapas 1.6.1
    • Cruz Azul 1.7
  • International career 2
    • International goals 2.1
  • Personal life 3
  • Honours 4
    • Club 4.1
    • Individual 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Club career

Early career

Matías Vuoso began his career in Argentina with Independiente. Playing alongside Diego Forlán, Vicente scored seven goals in 29 games for Independiente in 2000–01 and another seven in 35 games in 2001–02. He left the Argentenian club in June 2002 to sign with English club Manchester City, joining for £3.5 million. However, Vuoso did not appear in a single game for Manchester City, and was subsequently loaned out to Santos Laguna for the 2003–04 season.

Santos Laguna

Despite moving from the Premier League to the Primera Division Mexicana, in the beginning of his stay in Luis Fernando Tena, who awarded Vuoso a starting spot.

After Jared Borgetti's exit from Santos Laguna following the Clausura 2004 season, Vuoso became Santos Laguna's main goalscoring threat and teammate Rodrigo Ruiz's primary target for his passes. Vuoso exploded with 11 goals in 17 games for Santos in the Apertura 2004 campaign and then followed that up with 16 goals in 19 games the following season.

América

Newly appointed América manager Luis Fernando Tena brought Vuoso to the club as a reinforcment for the Apertura 2006 campaign. Following the club's semi-final defeat, Vuoso was sold back to Santos. He only managed to score 5 goals in 20 league matches for América.

Return to Santos Laguna

Vuoso was bought by Santos Laguna again after Clausura 2007 for an undisclosed amount of money. Upon his return, a loss of form kept Vuoso on the bench. However, Vuoso would later become a key player in Santos Laguna's 2008 Clausura championship campaign.

However, during the finals of the Clausura 2010, he failed to score twice in two important plays during the second game against Toluca and made that Santos were meant to play extra-time and penalty shots. In the penalty shots he was the fourth player and failed to score his penalty shot allowing Toluca to get the championship.

After this game, Vuoso was transferred to Club America.

Return to América

For the Apertura 2010 season, he signed with América, which would be his second stint with the club. In his first season with América, he scored 8 goals, helping América reach the semi-finals, being defeated by his ex-club Santos.

Atlas

América sold Vuoso to Atlas de Guadalajara for the Apertura 2012 tournament. He scored 10 goals in over 50 matches played with Atlas.

Loan to Chiapas

Atlas loaned Vuoso to Chiapas F.C. for the Apertura 2014.

Cruz Azul

On 25 July 2015 Cruz Azul announced they had signed Vuoso after becoming a free agent.

International career

Upon receiving his Mexican citizenship, Vuoso said that if Hugo Sánchez, former coach of the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team), ever needed a striker, he would be honored to wear the green jersey while helping the country of his new home win. On 3 August 2008 Mexico coach and former Manchester City manager Sven-Göran Eriksson had Matias Vuoso, the second naturalized striker on the Mexico squad, replace Omar Arellano who injured himself days before.[2] His debut came when he came on as a substitute in a 3–0 win over Jamaica at the Azteca stadium.

On 15 October 2008, Vuoso scored his first goal with the team against Canada with a header. The game was a World Cup Qualifier Match. On 12 November 2008, Vuoso scored a last minute goal for Mexico to win over Ecuador 2–1. On 11 March 2009, he scored again twice against Bolivia, in a game that ended 5–1.

On 11 May 2015, Vuoso was called up to participate in the 2015 Copa América. He would make world football headlines by scoring a memorable brace in what was a surprising tie against Chile whom were the eventual Copa America winners/host.

International goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 15 October 2008 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Canada  Canada
2–2
2–2
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 12 November 2008 Chase Field, Phoenix, United States  Ecuador
2–1
2–1
Friendly
3. 11 March 2009 Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, United States  Bolivia
2–0
5–1
Friendly
4.
4–0
5. 15 June 2015 Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile  Chile
1–0
3–3
2015 Copa América
6.
3–3

Personal life

During his time with Manchester City, he, along with players Daniel Van Buyten and Djamel Belmadi, were the victim of a theft by two bankers. In total, workers at the Co-operative Bank stole more than £350,000 from the accounts of the three players. In January 2006, the bank workers, Paul Sherwood, a cashier, and Paul Hanley, his supervisor, were jailed for 32 months and 12 months respectively.[1][2]

Honours

Club

Santos Laguna

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Two bankers admit theft from City players". news.lifestyle.co.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2007. 
  2. ^ "Jail after thefts from football stars". thescotsman.com. Retrieved 25 May 2007. 

External links

  • Guardian statistics
  • Argentine Primera Statistics (Spanish)
  • Vicente Matías Vuoso Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
  • Article on Vuoso's stay at Man City
  • Vicente Matías Vuoso at National-Football-Teams.com
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