The Peruvian team lost 2-0 to Argentina on matchday two of the U-23 Olympic qualifiers. The Red and white They were left with three points after losing to an Albiceleste team that, while not brilliant, was enough to secure their first win. With goals from Almada and Gondou, the Mascherano-led teams picked up four points in the competition.
Despite the defeat, there was one name that impressed on the field. We are talking about Erick Noriegaa 22-year-old central defender who showed nobility in the game against Argentina. The player shone with his great anticipation of winning every ball and has positioned himself as an interesting candidate for the Bicolor.
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Who is Erick Noriega, the center back, in Peru vs. Argentina under 23?
Erick Noriega He is a young central defender with Japanese roots who began his career in Japan Cesar Vallejo University. After excelling at the Trujillo club, Lima Alliance He added it to his smaller divisions and even captained its category. He returned to Japan to play in 2016 Shimizu S-Pulse. His great performance led to him being considered for the Asian country's U19 team, where he played and scored against Belgium.
Later he ended up in Machida Zelvia on loan and also came to Germany to play for SV Traelen. However, his journey ended due to lack of opportunities. In this context, a door will open for Erick Noriega in Peru at the beginning of 2023.
He immediately decided to accept the opportunity and signed with the University of San Martin de Porres. After his good performances with the Saint team, he joined United Merchantsa club that has recently been promoted to the top flight of Peruvian football.
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Which clubs did Erick Noriega play for?
Below is an overview of the clubs Erick Noriega played for throughout his career. The defender has played in both Japanese and Peruvian football.
- Minor divisions of Alianza Lima
- Shimizu S-Pulse
- Machida Zelvia
- SV Trälen
- San Martin University
- United Merchants
How much is Erick Noriega worth?
According to the specialist portal Transfermarkt, Erick Noriega is valued at 225,000 euros, the highest value since he started as a professional footballer.
Erick Noriega stood out against Argentina. Photo: Instagram/ErickNoriega.
When is the Peru U23 team's next game?
The Peruvian team will face Paraguay on matchday three of the U-23 Olympic qualification. The game will take place this Saturday, January 27th at 3:00 p.m. (Peruvian time). This duel is the key to classification.