Jose Luis Carranza
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Jose Luis Carranza Vivanco, nicknamed El Puma is a retired football midfield player from Peru who played his entire club career for Universitario de Deportes. Carranza also played for the Peru national team, making 55 appearances between 1988 and 1997.
He made his professional debut with La U on May 13, 1986 in Bolivia against Club Bolivar. Carranza would remain with the club during his 19 years as a professional footballer. Several times during his career he rejected offers from teams in Argentina, Ecuador, and Spain among others who wanted to contract his services. He always preferred to stay loyal to his favorite team, and became a symbol of the club. His jersey number 22 is legendary in Peru and has been retired by the club.
Carranza helped win the national championships in 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000. Furthermore, he is the player who played the most clasicos classic games against Universitario's traditional rival Alianza Lima.
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