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Gonzalo Antonio Fierro Caniullan is a Chilean footballer, who currently plays as a right winger for the Brazilian club Flamengo. Previously he had played for Chile's major club Colo-Colo for almost seven seasons. In his native country he is known as "El Joven Pistolero", which means the young sniper, due to the accuracy of his shots.
He spent the rest of his years at Chilean club Colo-Colo where he received the name, "El Joven Pistolero" (the young sniper). In 2005 he scored eleven goals and gave numerous assists while playing with other prominent players such as Humberto Suazo, the world's top international scorer in 2007 and the Mexican League's top scorer in 2008, Matias Fernandez, who preceded Carlos Tevez as the Americas's best player in 2007 and Alexis Sanchez who went on to become an idol in world-renown club River Plate and is now at Italy's premier club, Udinese. However he still seemed to find the back of the net scoring ten goals so far in 2008. In his initial years, Fierro scored a dozen goals in the Chilean League as well as two 30 meter rockets in the Copa Sudamericana 2006. He scored three more goals at the Copa Libertadores 2007 and was a regular starter at the Copa Libertadores 2008 where he scored against Maracaibo, arguably Venezuela's best club and was a key man in the historical 2-0 win against Diego Maradona's club, Boca Juniors where he took a penalty.
Fierro had his second chance in the first team only on July 12, 2009, this time against Brazilian Serie A defending champions Sao Paulo in Morumbi Stadium, he was the choice to replace Ibson after the end of his loan. In this match he scored his first goal ever for Flamengo with only three minutes of playing after receiving a pass from Adriano.
Estrangeiros do Flamengo
Motivado por telefonema especial, Fierro teme comparacao com Ibson
Cuca aposta no chileno Fierro no Flamengo contra o Sao Paulo
Na volta do Imperador ao Morumbi, Sao Paulo reage e empata com o Flamengo
Flamengo official website
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