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Júnior Alonso
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Alonso with Paraguay in 2018
Personal information
Full name Júnior Osmar Ignacio Alonso Mujica
Date of birth 9 February 1993 (1993-02-09) (age 28)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.85 m
Playing position Centre-back
Left-back
Club information
Current club Atlético Mineiro
Number 3
Youth career
2011–2012 Cerro Porteño
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Cerro Porteño 136 (11)
2017–2020 Lille 46 (2)
2018 Celta (loan) 9 (0)
2019–2020 Boca Juniors (loan) 21 (0)
2020– Atlético Mineiro 47 (1)
National team
2013 Paraguay U-20 8 (2)
2013– Paraguay 38 (2)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2021.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 July 2021

Júnior Osmar Ignacio Alonso Mujica (born 9 February 1993) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays either as a centre back or a left back for Brazilian Serie A club Atlético Mineiro and the Paraguay national team.

Club career

Lille

Alonso joined French club Lille in a permanent transfer in January 2017. He made his debut for the club on 18 February 2017, coming on as a second-half substitute in a win over SM Caen. He would go on to make 56 appearances for Lille in all competitions before leaving on loan in August 2018.

Celta(loan)

On 14 August 2018, Alonso was loaned to La Liga's Celta Vigo for one year with an option to make the deal permanent.

Boca Juniors (loan)

On 2 January 2019, he was loaned to Boca Juniors. On 2 May 2019, Alonso was an unused substitute as Boca defeated Rosario Central in the 2018 Supercopa Argentina on penalty-kicks after the match ended 0–0.

Atlético Mineiro

On 2 July 2020, Alonso joined Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro on a four-year deal for a 3 million fee.

International career

Alonso is a full international for Paraguay, having made his senior debut for his country in 2013.

In a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match on 23 March 2017, Alonso scored the winning goal, and his first for the national team, in a 2–1 defeat of Ecuador.

On 29 May 2019, Alonso was selected to the final 23-man roster for the 2019 Copa América in Brazil. He would go on to start in all four of Paraguay's matches, playing every single minute, as they lost in the quarter-finals in a penalty shoot-out to hosts and eventual champions Brazil.

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cerro Porteño 2013 Primera División 31 1 2 0 33 1
2014 30 2 12 0 42 2
2015 43 4 0 0 43 4
2016 32 4 18 1 50 5
Total 136 11 32 1 168 12
Lille 2016–17 Ligue 1 12 0 2 0 14 0
2017–18 34 2 2 0 2 1 38 3
Total 46 2 4 0 2 1 52 3
Celta (loan) 2018–19 La Liga 9 0 2 0 11 0
Boca Juniors
(loan)
2018–19 Primera División 7 0 2 0 2 0 5 0 16 0
2019–20 14 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 17 0
Total 21 0 2 0 4 0 6 0 33 0
Atlético Mineiro 2020 Série A 32 1 6 0 38 1
2021 0 0 0 0 6 0 9 0 15 0
Total 32 1 0 0 6 0 15 0 53 1
Career total 244 14 8 0 42 1 23 1 317 16

International

Paraguay
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2014 5 0
2016 3 0
2017 7 1
2018 3 0
2019 9 0
2020 4 0
2021 6 1
Total 38 2

International goals

Scores and results list Paraguay's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 March 2017 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Ecuador 2–0 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 2 July 2021 Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico, Goiânia, Brazil  Peru 2–2 3–3 2021 Copa América

Honours

Club

Cerro Porteño
  • Primera División: 2013 Clausura, 2015 Apertura
Boca Juniors
Atlético Mineiro
  • Campeonato Mineiro: 2020, 2021

Individual

  • Bola de Prata: 2020
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