Luis Carlos Perea

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Luis Carlos Perea
Personal information
Full name Luis Carlos Perea
Date of birth (1963-12-29) 29 December 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Turbo, Colombia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 Independiente Medellín 101 (7)
1987–1990 Atlético Nacional 76 (6)
1991–1993 Independiente Medellín 94 (3)
1993–1994 Atlético Junior 1 (0)
1994 Toros Neza 35 (3)
1994–1995 Deportes Tolima 46 (2)
1997–1998 Atletico Nacional
Total 353 (21)
National team
1987–1994 Colombia 78 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Luis Carlos "Coroncoro" Perea (born 29 December 1963 in Turbo) is a Colombian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

During his career, Perea played mainly with Independiente Medellín, where he would debut in 1983, and Atlético Nacional, but also had brief spells with Atlético Junior and Deportes Tolima. Abroad, he represented Toros Neza in Mexico, and he won the 1989 Copa Libertadores with Nacional.[1]

During seven years, Perea played 78 games and scored two goals for the Colombia national team; this included six appearances at the 1990 and the 1994 FIFA World Cups combined.[2][3]

Perea participated in four Copa América finals, and netted his first international goal in the 1993 Copa América, in the 88th minute of the quarterfinal match against Uruguay (1–1 after 120 minutes, penalty shootout win).[4] In 1999, he moved to the United States, intending to sign with the Miami Fusion or Tampa Bay Mutiny, he didn't join either club and retired from playing, but began working as a player development coach at the Miami Strike Force.[1] In 2016 Perea founded his own soccer school Coroncoro where he trains children of all ages to enjoy soccer. In 2018 Perea joined forces with South Dade United FC.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results lists Colombia's goal tally first.[2]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 March 1988 Estadio Centenario, Armenia, Colombia  Canada
2. 26 June 1993 Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo, Guayaquil, Ecuador  Uruguay
1993 Copa América

Personal life[edit]

Perea was named in a list of the top 100 prominent Latinos living in Miami,[1] his son, Luis Alberto, competed in Categoría Primera A, Major League Soccer and the Chilean Primera División,.[5] and currently plays for HFX Wanderers FC in Canada.


  1. ^ a b c "Coroncoro Perea, embajador de lujo" [Coroncoro Perea, deluxe ambassador]. El Colombiano (in Spanish). 29 April 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b Luis Carlos Perea – International Appearances; at RSSSF
  3. ^ Colombia – Record International Players Archived 30 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine; at RSSSF
  4. ^ "Perea marcó su primer gol con la Selección" [Perea scored his first goal with national team] (in Spanish). El Tiempo. 29 June 1993. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  5. ^ Herrera Correa, Jaime (20 October 2011). "Luis Alberto mantiene vigente la dinastía Perea" [Luis Alberto keeps dynasty Perea going]. El Colombiano (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 June 2012.

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