Édgar Lugo

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Édgar Gerardo Lugo
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Personal information
Full name Édgar Gerardo Lugo Aranda
Date of birth (1984-12-31) 31 December 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Veracruz
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Cruz Azul 85 (13)
2010–2011 Puebla (loan) 33 (5)
2011–2012 Morelia (loan) 39 (9)
2012–2013 Santos Laguna 25 (0)
2013– UANL 54 (7)
National team
2012– Mexico 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 August 2012

Édgar Gerardo Lugo Aranda (December 31, 1984) is a Mexican footballer who plays for Liga MX club Veracruz.

A creative midfielder, Lugo is usually deployed as an attacking midfielder but can also play as a winger or second striker. His key attributes are his ball control, vision and passing ability. Lugo is known for his ability to assist and score goals. Before joining Tigres, he played for Cruz Azul, Puebla, Morelia and Santos Laguna.[1]

Career

Clubs

He started his career with Cruz Azul Hidalgo and in 2006 he joined the first team Cruz Azul. On January 27, 2007 he made his official debut in the maximum circuit, the Primera División ((First Division), now Liga MX, against Atlante in a 1-0 loss. He scored his first goal on October 14, 2007, at the Estadio Cuauhtémoc against Puebla FC.

In the Clausura 2008, under command of Sergio Markarian, Lugo had more opportunities to play. Cruz Azul was the runner-up of the Clausura 2008 tournament and Lugo scored four goals in that season. On 2010, he went on loan to Puebla. He scored for Puebla in their match against Atlante in the Apertura 2010.[2] He also played for Puebla in their 2010 North American SuperLiga semi-final defeat to New England Revolution.[3] He scored five goals with Puebla.

On 2011, he was transferred to Monarcas Morelia, on loan again from Cruz Azul. In Morelia, under the command of Tomás Boy, Lugo became a regular starter. In the 2012 draft held in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Lugo was sold to Santos Laguna. On 2013, Lugo was transferred to Tigres UANL, where under the command of the experienced coach Ricardo Ferretti, he has regained the good level he showed in Morelia.

National team

After gaining momentum in Morelia, Lugo was called to play with Mexico by head coach José Manuel de la Torre. Gerardo's debut with the national team came on February 29, 2012, in a friendly match against Colombia held in Miami.

Personal

Lugo is married and has two children. His father Gerardo Lugo Gómez, was also a professional footballer who played as a midfielder.[4]

Honours

Club

UANL

References

  1. Edgar Lugo stats at Soccerway
  2. "Mexican Apertura Sunday review". espnstar.com. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "REVOLUTION TOP PUEBLA ON PENALTY KICKS". footballindia.com. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Presentan a Lugo; portará el 7" (in Spanish). El Sol de la Laguna. 23 June 2012. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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