Alan Pulido – Bio, Family & Facts About The Mexican Footballer

Alan Pulido is a professional soccer player from Mexico. He is currently playing for his country’s national team, as well as the top tier football league system, the Liga MX club Guadalajara.

Best known for his skills as a striker, Alan Pulido began his journey as a professional player in 2010 and his football experience has seen him play with reputable teams like the Tigres UANL, Olympiacos, Guadalajara, and Levadiakos club, where he scored remarkably. Alan has also represented his country in the Under-20 senior international tournaments, Copa America and even the FIFA World Cup through which he impressed his fans with his great striking skills.

Early Life

Born as Alan Pulido Izaguirre on March 8, 1991, in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico, the Mexican football player holds a Mexican nationality but his ethnicity, as well as his childhood experiences,  are not known. Not also revealed is the soccer player’s educational or academic background but he began his football career when he was 17, with the San Nicolás de Los Garza-based football club, the Tigres UANL as his first football team. His debut game was in a match against Chivas USA on 20th June, at the SuperLiga tournament and with his help, the team was able to win the match by 2-1 which eventually led them to the finals where they also played and won against the Chicago Fire.

Although he received limited playing time and was subjected to a substitute role while playing with UANL, Alan Pulido was able to win his first league title and the team’s third title. He even got the chance to play with the Mexico national football team at the 2014 World Cup. He, however, left the UANL in 2015 to play briefly for a Greek club Levadiakos. He also played briefly for the Olympiacos F.C. based in Piraeus, Athens, before returning to Mexico to play for the Guadalajara (aka Chivas) in 2016. Since then, he has remained one of the club’s most valuable players, having helped them win the Copa MX Liga MX- the team’s very first title victory since 2006.

Alan Pulido’s Family

Alan Pulido with his girlfriend, Ileana Salas – image source

Not much is known about the football striker’s family as he has not yet made such information available. However, we know his father’s name is Armando Pulido while his mother is Nuria Izaguirre. He also has a younger brother named Armando Pulido Izaguirre, who has is also a passionate soccer player, although it is not yet known if he has gone professional like Pulido. Outside his parents and sibling, Pulido is yet to raise his own family as he is not yet married. But, he has a girlfriend named Ileana Salas who he started dating since 2016.

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Facts About The Mexican Footballer

He is Guadalajara club’s most expensive player

Alan joined the Chivas in August 2016 after signing a €6.5 million contract with the professional team. He became the club’s most expensive player in its entire history to be acquired with a whopping sum of $17 million. Upon joining the team, Pulido made remarkable input in the club’s soccer success. Not only was he an important part of his team in the 2017 Clausura, but he has also been pivotal in the team’s championship win since 2006.

 He was kidnapped by armed men

The Mexican soccer star was on May 28, 2016, kidnapped by a group of masked men after partying with his girlfriend near his hometown in Tamaulipas. He was reportedly returning home with his girlfriend Ileana when an unknown vehicle cut them off on a highway and some armed men wearing masks ambushed them. They later released his girlfriend who alerted his family about the incident. The kidnappers did demand for ransom but before they could receive it, Pulido was able to escape.

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What is Pulido’s net worth?

Alan Pulido has so far had a very successful football career, especially with the professional football club, the Chivas, where he holds the record as the club’s highest-paid player after being acquired for $17 million. Alan’s market value as of early 2019, is placed over $4.5 million and his salary per week is estimated at $40 000. However, he is yet to reveal just how much he has gathered for himself so far.

Height, weight and other body stats

Alan Pulido is 5 feet 8 inches (174cm) tall and his weight is about 68 kg. His other measurements, including his bicep, chest and waist have not been given, his hair colour, as well as his eyes, are black.

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