Waldo Alonso Ponce Carrizo
(born December 4, 1982 in Los Andes, Chile
) is a Chilean football defender
who plays for club Cruz Azul
and the Chilean national team
Universidad de Chile
Ponce made his professional debut with Universidad de Chile
in 2001. In his three years with regular play with Universidad de Chile, Ponce displayed good aerial ability both in defence and attack. This, combined with his strong and accurate free kicks, led Ponce to be loaned to German team VfL Wolfsburg
, being this his first international club. In this club, Ponce only played two league matchs.
Ponce returned to Universidad de Chile at the end of 2004. He was immediately inserted into the starting lineup and he was an intrical part of Universidad de Chile's making an appearance in the Copa Libertadores 2005
. Ponce reached the final of the tournament Clausura 2005 but his team lost when he missed the final penalty which was saved by José María Buljubasich
. In 2007, Ponce lived one his best moments on Universidad de Chile, but however on 11 April 2007, he was injured during a traing of the club, the player was nearly three months injured, however he fully recovered on September 2007.
On February 2008 Ponce joined Vélez Sársfield
of Argentine Primera División
in a fee transfer for $800.000 on a three year deal. He was frequently injured, he missed many matchs, but on 13 April 2008, he made his Vélez debut against San Martín de San Juan
, in a... Read More