South American Under-20 Player Profile: Luis Trujillo (Peru)

With the first phase of the South American Under-20 Championships over looks at some of the players who didn't make it further, today it is Luis Trujillo...
Personal Information

Luis Enrique Trujillo Ortiz
Birthdate: 27/12/1990
Birthplace: Talara
Height: 1.75 Mts.
Weight: 72 Kgs
Position: Winger/Midfielder
Team: Alianza Lima

First Steps

Luis Trujillo has been in football since he was very young. He played in the youth teams at Costa Azul, Ornada and Tornado, and at the age of 15 joined the academy with Alianza San Juan, of Chincha.

In 2006 he arrived at Alianza Lima and gained a call-up to the Under-17 team of Peru, playing in both the South American Championships and then the World Championships, the following year.

Upon his return from the championships, coach Miguel Ángel Arrué put him into the Alianza Lima first team.

His official debut was in December 16 2007, in the Clausura against Deportivo Municipal, and he scored twice late on as his side won 6-0.

He has been noted as a versatile player, but prefers it on the wing where he can run and supply balls, as his finishing is not the best.

His main attribute is undoubtedly his brilliant left foot, which he has used to score some exquisite goals, and also enables him to pass with accuracy.

National Team

The name of Luis Trujillo began to be known back in 2007, when Juan José Oré selected him for the Under-17 South American Championships in Ecuador.

There he played in all nine matches, but only started two. At the World Championships Peru were one of the better sides, and Trujillo got four games under his belt.

In this tournament in Venezuela he was one of seven who came from that World Championship team, and despite the fact that the team did not do well, he impressed, and scored a brilliant goal against Argentina.

His play was rewarded with a call-up to the full national team for a friendly against El Salvador.


Right now, Trujillo does not have an assured starting place at Alianza Lima, and he may have to move elsewhere to find that.

He was on the verge of loan moves to Inti Gas and Alianza Atlético, but they fell through as the club asked for too much money.

In 2007 he was trialled by Boca Juniors, and after his performance in this tournament, his agent - Raúl González - has already been contacted by representatives from Holland.

Martín Decaux,