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Alan Pulido is a well-known Mexican soccer player from Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Pulido is a striker who debuted professionally with Tigres UANL from 2010-2014. Before Pulido joined Guadalajara in 2016, he had briefly played for Olympiacos and Levadiakos.
In 2014, Alan made his international senior team debut with Mexico. Alan Pulido Izaguirre also plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer and for Mexico's national team.
Alan Pulido has a net worth of around $9 million.
Alan Pulido has not made his yearly income public.
The height of Alan Pulido is 5 ft 10 in (177.8 cm)
As of March 2022, Alan Pulido is 31 years of age. Pulido celebrates his birthday each year on March 8.
Alan Pulido was born in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico, on March 8, 1991, to Armando Pulido and Nuria Izaguirre. Similarly, Pulido has a brother named Armando Pulido, who shares their father's surname. Alan's brother, Armando, is also a soccer player. Alan was born under the sign of Pisces, according to zodiac charts. People born with the sign of Pisces are noted for their empathy and creativity. There is no information available on Alan's educational background. He was, however, born and reared in Mexico. He has completed his education at Mexican educational institutions.
Ileana Salas is Alan Pulido's wife. Pulido and Salas had dated each other for nearly 4 years, before they got married on December 6, 2019.
In 2009, Alan Pulido made his official debut in the SuperLiga event, where he took part and played for 90 minutes against CHIVAS USA. In the drawn match with Chicago Fire, Tigres won the match in a penalty shootout. In the Apertura tournament, Pulido's first professional season, as Tigres defeated Santos Laguna, he won the first league title.
In the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament which took place in the United States, Alan Pulido took the opening goal in a match that ended in a win over Trinidad and Tobago. After two days, he scored three goals to win the match against Honduras. Alan Pulido was tied with Marco Fabián when he scored his fifth goal in the semi-finals against Canada. In 2014, he made a hat-trick against South Korea, which helped Mexico win the match. On April 2, he scored the second goal in a 2-2 friendly match against the United States at the University of Phoenix Stadium. In June 2014, Pulido was called up to the Mexican squad to participate in the World Cup in Brazil, but he never appeared in any of the matches.
Pulido revealed that he was a free agent as his contract with Tigres UANL has expired, and he discovered the interests of European clubs, as well as Olympiacos from the Greek side, but the club authorities ensured that a contract extension was signed by Pulido, which will not allow him to leave the club till June 2016. Due to this, Pulido did not participate in the pre-season training sessions of any clubs.
Alan Pulido scored in his official league debut for Greek club Levadiakos and won over Platanias, and was awarded the man of the match. The signing of Pulido from Levadiakos was confirmed by Olympiacos. Prior to the transfer, Mexican club Guadalajara claimed they had acquired 50% of the player's rights during the annual league draft, and were awaiting a ruling from CAS in preference to Tigres UANL, who could then have a negotiation with Guadalajara over Pulido. He played as a youth soccer player for UANL.
In January 2016, Pulido made the fifth goal in his Olympiacos debut in a Greek Cup match against Chania. In the same month, he made his Super League debut for the team in a match that ended in a draw against Platanias. In a close win over Xanthi, Pulido played for the entirety of the match and scored the only goal. Olympiacos won the league stage with six matches to go, 21 points ahead of second-place AEK Athens when Pulido scored the third goal in the win over Veria. Pulido returned to Mexico in August 2016 to play for Guadalajara for a reported $7.15 million, making him Guadalajara's most expensive acquisition at that moment.
Guadalajara won the Clausura Copa MX final in 2017 after defeating Monarcas Morelia in a penalty shoot-out in which he scored. Tigres UANL, his former team, competed in the Clausura tournament. At Estadio Universitario, Pulido scored the first goal in the first leg of a tie. He also made the first goal of the game again in the return leg at Estadio Chivas, which was named Goal of the Tournament, with the final scoreline being 2-1 in the favor of Guadalajara, which meant they were champions for the first time since the Apertura 2006 and won their first Double since the 1969-1970 season. He was selected to the Clausura's Best XI as well as the tournament's most valuable player.
In 2019, a piece of news came that Alan Pulido will sign a contract of four-year with the soccer team Sporting Kansas City as a designated player for a whopping amount of $9.5 million, the most expensive transfer in the club's history. In February 2020, Pulido won his debut match against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Due to a hamstring injury, Pulido returned to the squad on 3 October and won over Houston Dynamo, which earned him MLS Player of the Week honors.
Pulido has won many awards, some of them are 2012's Golden Boot award from 'CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament', Top Scorer of Clausura 2014 in 'Copa MX', 2016-2017 'Liga MX Goal of the Tournament', Clausura 2017's 'Most Valuable Player of Liga MX', 'Liga MX Best XI' in Clausura 2017 and Apertura 2019, in 2018 'Champions League Goal of the Tournament' at 'CONCACAF', in 'Apertura 2019' Golden Boot award from 'Liga MX', and of the year 2020 'Sporting Kansas City Offensive Player'.
There is no information available regarding the other interests and hobbies of Alan Pulido, besides soccer, which we know he is enthusiastic about from the way he plays the sport.
Pulido was called up to join Mexico's squad for the Copa América in Argentina in 2011 but did not appear in any of the three group stage matches.
Alan Pulido managed once, with a minor injury, to single-handedly escape the clutches of kidnappers when they abducted him and his girlfriend in Ciudad Victoria, on their way back from a party. The kidnappers had earlier released his girlfriend them
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