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Jorge Luis Corrales
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Corrales with Cuba in 2015
Personal information
Full name Jorge Luis Corrales Cordero
Date of birth 20 May 1991 (1991-05-20) (age 30)
Place of birth Pinar del Río, Cuba
Height 1.75 m
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club FC Tulsa
Number 24
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2015 Pinar del Río 80 (6)
2015 → Sancti Spíritus (loan) 18 (1)
2015 Fortuna SC
2016 Miami FC 1 (0)
2016 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 17 (0)
2017 Tulsa Roughnecks 25 (1)
2017–2019 Chicago Fire 32 (0)
2017 → Tulsa Roughnecks (loan) 5 (0)
2019–2020 Montreal Impact 18 (0)
2021– FC Tulsa 9 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Cuba U20 6 (1)
2011 Cuba U22 2 (0)
2011 Cuba U23 3 (1)
2011– Cuba 38 (1)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 July 2021.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 February 2015

Jorge Luis Corrales Cordero (born 20 May 1991) is a Cuban professional footballer who plays as a defender for USL Championship club FC Tulsa.

Club career

Corrales began his career in 2009, playing for FC Pinar del Río in his hometown of Pinar del Río. He was the captain of FC Pinar del Río from 2011 until 2015, when he was loaned to FC Sancti Spíritus. Corrales was named Pinar del Río's MVP in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 seasons. He tallied 20 assists and 6 goals during his more than 80 appearances for FCPR.

In 2015, Corrales obtained a US Visa from the U.S. Embassy in Havana and arrived in Miami to visit family and friends. Corrales joined amateur Miami-based Fortuna SC in October 2015. Fortuna SC had a strong Cuban contingent and included full Cuban senior international players Ariel Martinez and Dario Suarez, and under-23 internationals Brian Rosales, Frank López García and Yendry Torres.

While in Miami, he decided to initiate the necessary legal proceedings to obtain a work permit and legally live in the United States to pursue a professional soccer career. Following a successful tryout with Miami FC, he signed for the newly created team in January 2016. He joined Fort Lauderdale Strikers in June the same year. Corrales joined the Tulsa Roughnecks FC on 2 March 2017. He transferred to Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer on 14 September 2017.

On 7 August 2019, Corrales was traded to Montreal Impact in exchange for Micheal Azira and a second-round 2020 MLS SuperDraft pick.

International career

Corrales played in the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and the 2011 Pan American Games tournament.

He made his senior international debut for Cuba in a December 2011 friendly match against Costa Rica and has earned a total of 34 caps, scoring 1 goals. He represented his country in 7 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches

During the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Corrales played as a right back and center back during two of Cuba's three group stage matches.

International goals

Scores and results list Cuba's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 November 2014 Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay, Jamaica  Curaçao 1–0 3–2 2014 Caribbean Cup

Honours

Montreal Impact

Cuba

  • Caribbean Cup: 2012
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