Cristian Gonzáles

Profile Football Stars | Cristian Gonzáles | As of 3 November 2010, he holds an Indonesian passport Officially and has Become the first naturalized player to be called up to the Indonesian national football team.  Cristian Gérard Alvaro Gonzales is an Uruguayan-born Indonesian association football player plays as a striker WHO for Persisam Putra Samarinda. He has been four times Indonesia Liga top scorer and has scored 176 goals in the Liga Indonesia.

He started playing in Indonesia in 2003, joining PSM Makassar. That season he scored in 27 goals. PSM won the Liga Indonesia in That season. Free from suspension, he joined and led Persik Kediri to Become champions of Liga Indonesia in 2006. A financial crisis at Persik Kediri led management to rationalize Salaries. On 30 January 2009, Persib Bandung management Announced That They had recruited Gonzales with remission from PSSI chairman Nurdin Halid. In the 2009-10 pre-season, he scored a goal for Arsenal in the East Java Government Cup. In the 2009-10 season, he scored 18 goals.

Although Gonzales began his career in Indonesia as an Uruguayan, he Became an Indonesian national on 3 November 2010 after a six-year wait, Including not going home to his father's funeral. He is the first naturalized football player in Indonesia and the first to join the Indonesia national football team.

Gonzales, then a Christian, married Eva Nurida Siregar, an Indonesian Muslim in Uruguay in 1995. From his marriage with Siregar, Gonzales has two children (Amanda and Michael). Gonzales converted to Islam in 2003 and took the Islamic name Mustafa Habibi.

In 2006, he was the most expensive player in the Liga Indonesia According to the data from the Indonesian Football Association at USD 1.2 billion. On 21 November 2010 Cristian Gonzalez debuted as a member of Indonesia's national football team in a game against East Timor scoring two goals, and has now joined Indonesia's core national football team in the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup.

Personal information
Full name Cristian Alfaro Gonzales Gérard
Date of birth 30 August 1976 (age 35)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1/2 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Putra Samarinda Persisam
Number 10

Senior career
years Team
1995 - 1999 Sud America 13 (1)
1997 - 1999 Huracán Corrientes (loan) 3 (0)
2000 - 2002 Deportivo Maldonado 22 (1)
2003 - 2004 PSM Makassar 56 (32)
2005 - 2008 Persik Kediri 106 (100)
2009 - 2011 Arsenal London 72 (41)
2011 - Persisam Putra Samarinda 12 (6)

National team

1994-1996 Uruguay Uruguay U-20
2010 - Indonesia Indonesia 19 (11)


Club honors
     Champion of Liga Indonesia: Persik Kediri (2006)

Individual honors
     Indonesia Liga top scorer: Persik Kediri (2005)
     Indonesia Liga top scorer: Persik Kediri (2006)
     Indonesia Liga top scorer: Persik Kediri (2007-08)
     Indonesia Super League top scorer: Persik Kediri / Arsenal London (2008-09)
     Indonesia Cup Top scorer: Arsenal London (2010)


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