André Carrillo

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André Carrillo
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Carrillo with Sporting CP in 2015
Personal information
Full name André Martín Carrillo Díaz[1]
Date of birth (1991-06-14) 14 June 1991 (age 31)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Position(s) Winger, Second striker
Club information
Current team
Al Hilal
Number 19
Youth career
2004–2007 Esther Grande
2007–2009 Alianza Lima
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Alianza Lima 21 (3)
2011–2016 Sporting CP 110 (11)
2016–2019 Benfica 20 (2)
2017–2018Watford (loan) 28 (1)
2018–2019Al Hilal (loan) 21 (3)
2019– Al Hilal 52 (11)
National team
2011– Peru 76 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:20, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

André Martín Carrillo Díaz (born 14 June 1991) is a Peruvian professional footballer. He plays for Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal and the Peru national team. He plays as a winger or second striker.

He has made 75 appearances for Peru since making his debut in 2011, and has played for the national team at Copa América (finishing third in 2011 and 2015, and second in 2019) and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Career[change | change source]

Carrillo emerged from the youth categories of Esther Grande de Bentin and Alianza Lima, where he made his professional debut at age 18. Considered one of the most promising juveniles in Peru. In 2011, he was transferred to Sporting de Lisboa, forming a great offensive duo with Teofilo Gutiérrez. He had good performances in the Lisbon team, generating assists and scoring chances. Getting a Portuguese Cup and Super Cup in addition to achieving good campaigns with the green and white team reaching the semifinals of the UEFA Europa League 2011-12 and achieving a runner-up in the Primeira Liga in 2013. In 2015 André did not want to renew his contract, which expired at the end of the season, which the board did not like. Sporting Lisboa president Bruno de Carvallho ignored the fact that 'the snake' is the star of his team and decided to 'freeze' it in September 2015. This consisted of André not playing a single game with his team until he renewed , low blow. André and his representative knew that this was going to lower their price; however, they chose to wait until the summer market where they signed a pre-contract with Benfica.

Carrillo in 2019

In 2016 he signed for Benfica for 5 seasons and thus having the opportunity to return to the Peruvian team. His debut with the team was in the Cova da Piedade where they would win 5-0 and his first goal converts him against Nacional where they would end up winning 3-1 on the third date of the Portuguese League. Despite not having the desired continuity, he secured his first title after his club beat Vitória Guimarães 5-0. After some friendlies rumors are made about his going to Watford.

After not having continuity, he is loaned to Watford of the Premier League at the request of his ex-DT Marco Silva, who directed him at Sporting Lisbon. His debut was in the draw against Brighton, entering at 47 'for Cathcart. His first goal was against Swansea City making it 1-0 to finish 1-1. Curiously, days before, his coach had asked him to finish more on goal. With the arrival of coach Javi García at Watford, the player did not have much continuity with the team. His position is filled by his fellow Hughes or Feminía. On July 16, 2018, his transfer to the Al Hilal club of the Saudi Professional League was confirmed. His assignment will last a season for which 4 million euros were paid with a purchase option of 20 million euros.

With 10 goals in 57 appearances for Peru since his debut at age 19, Carrillo is the team's fourteenth top scorer, behind only Christian Cueva. He participated in the following continental tournaments: Argentina 2011, Chile 2015, Copa América Centenario, Brazil 2019, Brazil 2021 and finally, the World Cup Russia 2018. His participation in the Copa América has been auspicious: he obtained 2 bronze medals in the 2011 and 2015 editions; and obtained the fourth place in the 2021 edition of the Copa América. He reached the continental final in Brazil 2019 later, achieving the runner-up and obtaining the silver medal.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of Players: Peru" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2018. p. 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.