Alejandro Guerra

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Guerra and the second or maternal family name is Morales.
Alejandro Guerra
Personal information
Full name Alejandro Abraham Guerra Morales
Date of birth (1985-07-09) 9 July 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Caracas, Venezuela
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atletico Nacional
Number 18
Youth career
2002–2004 Caracas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2010 Caracas 128 (23)
2004–2005 Juventud Antoniana (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 Deportivo Anzoátegui 33 (16)
2011–2015 Mineros de Guayana 94 (18)
2014–2015 Atletico Nacional (loan) 22 (5)
2015– Atletico Nacional 23 (5)
National team
2005 Venezuela U20 8 (0)
2006– Venezuela 60 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 October 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2016

Alejandro Abraham Guerra Morales (born 9 July 1985) is a Venezuelan footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Colombian club Atletico Nacional and the Venezuela national team.

Club career[edit]

Caracas[edit]

Born in Caracas, Guerra started his senior career at hometown club Caracas FC, making his senior debut in 2003 and appearing in four matches during the campaign. He scored his first professional goal on 21 September 2003, in a 6–0 routing of Monagas.

In 2004 Guerra was loaned to Primera B Nacional club Juventud Antoniana, for one year. After failing to make a single appearance at the club, he returned to Caracas in the following year and subsequently established himself as a starter.[1] He scored his first goal in the Copa Libertadores on 22 February 2007, netting the game's only in a home success over L.D.U. Quito.[2]

On 1 July 2010, Guerra announced his departure from the club after having "economical disputes with the club's board".[3]

Deportivo Anzoátegui[edit]

On 20 July 2010, Guerra signed a one-year contract with fellow top tier club Deportivo Anzoátegui.[4] He made his debut for the club on 8 August, starting and scoring his team's second in a 2–2 home draw against Deportivo Petare.

Guerra scored his first professional hat-trick on 3 April 2011, in a 4–2 away win against Estudiantes de Mérida. He repeated the feat late in the month, in a 10–0 home thrashing of Atlético Venezuela. He finished his first and only season at the club with 16 goals, also scoring once in 2011 Copa Sudamericana.

Mineros de Guayana[edit]

In July 2011 Guerra joined Mineros de Guayana. He scored his first goals for the club on 25 September 2011, netting a brace in a 2–1 home win against Llaneros de Guanare.

Guerra was a regular starter for Mineros in the following campaigns, as his side finished second in 2013–14. He also played a key role in 2012 Copa Sudamericana, scoring three goals in only four games as his side became the first Venezuelan club to win an away match in the competition.

Atlético Nacional[edit]

On 30 June 2014 Guerra moved abroad for the first time in his career, after agreeing to a one-year loan deal at Atlético Nacional.[5] On 5 July of the following year he was bought outright, with Mineros retaining 30% of his federative rights.[6]

Guerra featured regularly in the following seasons, and was an important unit in the club's Libertadores winning campaign by playing in 13 matches and scoring three goals; two of them, in a 4–2 home win against Huracán on 3 May 2016, granted their qualification to the quarterfinals. By winning the tournament, he became the first Venezuelan to lift the trophy.[7][8]

International career[edit]

After representing Venezuela at under-20 level in 2005 South American U-20 Championship, Guerra made his debut for the main squad on 5 May 2006, coming on as a second half substitute for Jorge Rojas in a 0–1 loss against Mexico at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.[9] He scored his first full international goal the following 14 January, netting the first in a 2–0 friendly win against Sweden.[10]

Guerra was also called up for 2007[11] and 2015 Copa América,[12] aside from Copa América Centenario.[13] He made his debut in the competition on 26 June 2007 in a 1–0 win against Bolivia.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 November 2016[14]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Caracas 2002–03 Primera División 4 0 0 0 4 0
2003–04 4 1 0 0 4 1
2004–05 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
2005–06 25 6 6[a] 0 31 6
2006–07 26 3 5[a] 1 31 4
2007–08 23 4 1[a] 0 24 4
2008–09 18 3 1 0 2[a] 0 21 3
2009–10 28 6 0 0 5[a] 0 33 6
Subtotal 128 23 1 0 20 1 0 0 149 24
Juventud Antoniana (loan) 2004–05 Primera B Nacional 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deportivo Anzoátegui 2010–11 Primera División 33 16 0 0 2[b] 1 35 17
Mineros de Guayana 2011–12 Primera División 31 4 31 4
2012–13 36 7 0 0 4[b] 3 40 10
2013–14 27 7 0 0 4[b] 0 31 7
Subtotal 94 18 0 0 8 3 0 0 102 21
Atlético Nacional 2014 Primera A 10 1 5 1 5[b] 0 20 2
2015 26 4 0 0 6[a] 1 1[c] 0 33 5
2016 9 5 2 0 19[d] 3 2[c] 0 32 8
Subtotal 45 10 7 1 30 4 3 0 85 15
Total 300 67 8 1 60 9 3 0 371 77
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
  2. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
  3. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Superliga Colombiana
  4. ^ 13 appearances and three goals in Copa Libertadores, six appearances in Copa Sudamericana

International[edit]

As of 11 October 2016[15]
Venezuela
Year Apps Goals
2006 8 0
2007 15 3
2008 5 0
2010 4 0
2011 3 0
2012 3 0
2014 3 0
2015 9 0
2016 10 0
Total 60 0

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 14 January 2007 José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela  Sweden 1–0 2-0 Friendly
2. 8 September 2007 Polideportivo Cachamay, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela  Paraguay 3–2 3-2 Friendly
3. 20 November 2007 Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela  Bolivia 3–3 5-3 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Caracas
Mineros de Guayana
Atlético Nacional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alejandro Guerra: de Juventud Antoniana a ganar la Libertadores" [Alejandro Guerra: from Juventud Antoniana to lift the Libertadores] (in Spanish). Rock and Ball. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Caracas FC 1 – LDU 0" (in Spanish). Ecuador en Imediato. 22 February 2007. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Alejandro Guerra se va del Caracas" [Alejandro Guerra leaves Caracas] (in Spanish). Líder en Deportes. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Alejandro Guerra firmó con Deportivo Anzoátegui por una temporada" [Alejandro Guerra signed with Deportivo Anzoátegui for one season] (in Spanish). Agencia Venezolana de Noticias. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Alejandro Guerra irá a préstamo al Atlético Nacional" [Alejandro Guerra will go out on loan at Atlético Nacional] (in Spanish). Líder en Deportes. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Nacional ha llegado a un acuerdo con Alejandro Guerra" [Nacional reached an agreement with Alejandro Guerra] (in Spanish). Oh Nacional. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  7. ^ ""Fue un camino largo en donde siempre dimos lo mejor": Alejandro Guerra" ["It was a long way where we always gave our best": Alejandro Guerra] (in Spanish). Caracol Televisión. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Alejandro Guerra, un venezolano que hizo historia" [Alejandro Guerra, a Venezuelan who made history] (in Spanish). El Tiempo. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "México 1–0 Venezuela... El Tri ganó con lo mínimo" [Mexico 1–0 Venezuela... El Tri won by the minimum] (in Spanish). Medio Tempo. 6 May 2006. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Venezuela 2–0 Suecia... La 'Vinotinto' supera con creces el escollo sueco" [Venezuela 2–0 Sweden... The Vinotinto overcome with strength the Swedish barrier] (in Spanish). Medio Tempo. 15 January 2007. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "El técnico de Venezuela entregó la plantilla para la Copa América" [Venezuela manager revealed the squad for the Copa América] (in Spanish). Medio Tempo. 21 June 2007. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Alejandro Guerra a Copa América" [Alejandro Guerra to the Copa América] (in Spanish). Atlético Nacional. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "La Vinotinto definió la convocatoria para la Copa América Centenario" [The Vinotinto defined their call-up for the Copa América Centenario] (in Spanish). Diario Las Américas. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  14. ^ Alejandro Guerra profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Alejandro Guerra". National Football Teams. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 

External links[edit]