Joaquín Ardaiz

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Joaquín Ardaiz
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Personal information
Full name Joaquín Matías Ardaiz de los Santos
Date of birth (1999-01-11) 11 January 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Salto, Uruguay
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Lugano
Number 23
Youth career
Saladero
2012–2016 Danubio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Danubio 21 (4)
2017–2018 El Tanque Sisley 0 (0)
2017Danubio (loan) 8 (0)
2017–2018Royal Antwerp (loan) 13 (3)
2018–2020 Chiasso 0 (0)
2018–2019Frosinone (loan) 1 (0)
2019Vancouver Whitecaps FC (loan) 16 (0)
2020– Lugano 7 (0)
National team
2012 Uruguay U15 3 (2)
2016–2017 Uruguay U20 23 (5)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 December 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2017

Joaquín Matías Ardaiz de los Santos (born 11 January 1999) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a forward for Swiss side Lugano.

Club career[edit]

Danubio[edit]

Born in Salto, Ardaiz joined Danubio's youth setup in 2012, from Club Saladero.[1] Promoted to the main squad ahead of the 2016 campaign,[2] he appeared in friendlies against Brazilian sides Grêmio and Cruzeiro before making his official debut on 14 February, coming on as a second-half substitute for Marcelo Saracchi in a 1–0 away loss against Cerro.[3]

On 21 February 2016, Ardaiz scored the equalizer in a 3–3 home draw against El Tanque Sisley.[4] The following 16 January, he was sold to a group of English investors, having 70% of his federative rights acquired; he was assigned to El Tanque Sisley, and was immediately loaned back to Danubio.[5]

Loan to Royal Antwerp[edit]

On 28 August 2017, Ardaiz moved abroad for the first time in his career after agreeing to a one-year loan deal with Royal Antwerp FC.[6] He made his debut for the club on 22 September, replacing William Owusu late into a 3–0 home win against KV Kortrijk.

Ardaiz scored his first goal abroad on 29 October 2017, netting his team's first in a 2–2 away draw against Royal Excel Mouscron.

Loan to Frosinone[edit]

On 17 August 2018, Ardaiz joined Italian side Frosinone on a year-long loan with an option to buy.[7] On 22 January 2019, Ardaiz return to Chiasso.[8]

Loan to Vancouver Whitecaps FC[edit]

On 8 February 2019, Ardaiz joined Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps FC on a season-long loan.[9]

Lugano[edit]

On 19 August 2020, Ardaiz joined Swiss Super League side Lugano.[10]

International career[edit]

Ardaiz represented Uruguay at under-15 and under-20 levels.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Ardaiz's elder brother Matías de Los Santos is also a footballer.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 October 2019[12]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Danubio 2015–16 Primera División 11 1 11 1
2016 10 3 10 3
2017 8 0 1[a] 0 9 0
Subtotal 29 4 0 0 1 0 30 4
Royal Antwerp 2017–18 Belgian First Division A 13 3 2 0 8[b] 2 23 5
Frosinone 2018–19 Serie A 1 0 0 0 1 0
Vancouver Whitecaps 2019 Major League Soccer 16 0 2 0 18 0
Career total 59 7 4 0 1 0 8 2 72 9
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Europa League play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joaquín Ardaiz, el "Pájaro" de Danubio" [Joaquín Ardaiz, the "Bird" of Danubio] (in Spanish). Tenfield. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Danubio: Los hermanos sean unidos…" [Danubio: The brothers will be united] (in Spanish). Tenfield. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Cerro 1–0 Danubio" (in Spanish). Danubio FC. 14 February 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Danubio 3–3 El Tanque Sisley" (in Spanish). Danubio FC. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Joaquín Ardaiz adquirido por El Tanque Sisley y cedido 6 meses a Danubio" [Joaquín Ardaiz acquired by El Tanque Sisley and loaned 6 months to Danubio] (in Spanish). Fútbol.com.uy. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Aanvallende versterking voor RAFC!" [Offensive addition for RAFC!] (in Dutch). Royal Antwerp FC. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  7. ^ "UFFICIALE: Frosinone, ecco la punta Joaquin Ardaiz". Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  8. ^ "UFFICIALE: Frosinone, rescissione per Ardaiz" (in Italian). Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  9. ^ "WFC add Uruguayan striker Joaquín Ardaiz as Young Designated Player | Vancouver Whitecaps FC".
  10. ^ https://www.fclugano.com/joaquin-ardaiz-rinforza-lattacco-bianconero/
  11. ^ "7 – Joaquín Ardaiz" (in Spanish). Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  12. ^ Joaquín Ardaiz at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 July 2018.

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