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Claudio Miguel Pizarro Bosio is a Peruvian football forward. Pizarro plays for Werder Bremen of the German Bundesliga. He also plays for the Peru national team, for which he has 56 caps.
Pizarro started playing as a youth in the Academia Deportiva Cantolao in Callao. He started his professional career playing with Deportivo Pesquero, a small provincial team in the city of Chimbote in the north of Peru, at the age of seventeen. His first professional game was in 1996 against Alianza Lima. He scored his first 2 goals two weeks later against Atletico Torino in the victory of Deportivo Pesquero 2-1.
Pizarro scored 25 goals over two seasons with Alianza Lima and was part of the Alianza team that reached second position in the Torneo Apertura of Peru in 1999. Shortly after Alianza's second position, Pizarro was sold to German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen. Later that year, he earned his first cap for the national team of Peru.
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