In la U are already planning the second round of the National Championship, where to find a replacement for Pablo Aránguiz, who suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, is one of the main targets of the blue leadership.
In that sense, the name of Brandon Cortes, 19-year-old soccer player who belongs to Boca Juniors and who Hernán Caputto knows well after his time as coach of La Roja Sub 17.
The youthful Xeneise was born in Barracas, Argentina, But he is the son of Chilean parents and was considered by the current coach of the U to be part of the final list of the Chilean National Team for the World Cup in the category played in India in 2017.
However, a problem in his passport prevented him from traveling and he was left off campus. Then, in 2019, he was summoned by the Argentine Sub 20 Team to play the International Tournament of L’Alcudia in Spain. He even scored a goal against Mauritania.
Your first steps in Argentina
In the beginning, Cortés had steps through Juventud Unida de Barraca and Vélez Sarsfield, but in 2012 Boca signed him and he quickly began to attract attention for his good performances in the Sixth Division.
The historic Rolando Schiavi was the one who decided to upload him to the reserve team and the coach of the first team at that time, Gustavo Alfaro, was amazed by the player. So much so, that the coach included him in the list for the 2019 Copa Libertadores.
Colo Colo supporter
The Chilean-Argentinean came to Chile with Boca to play the UC Sub-17 Cup, where he was honest with CDF by stating that his example to follow is Juan Román Riquelme and that he had not thought of playing in any Chilean team because he was focused on consolidating himself in the Xeneises first team.
Despite this, Cortés maintained to La Tercera that his family sympathizes with Colo Colo and admires Jorge Valdivia, because his way of playing is similar to that of the Mazatlán player from Mexico.
“I like Valdivia. I don’t know if I compare myself to him, but I think my game is similar to his. I like Mauro Zárate. Riquelme (Juan Román) too; of the current ones, however, I identify with Zárate“, He indicated.
First team debut
Coach Alfaro considered him on the list of players who traveled to Brazil to face Athletico Paranaense, but he did not enter and had to wait to make his debut with the Boca shirt.
His long-awaited debut came on April 7, 2019 in the 1-1 draw against Club Atlético Aldosivi, when he entered as a right-hand midfielder at minute 83, replacing Sebastián Villa, and with the number 29 on his back.
Their second match was for the Argentine Cup, entering through Mauro Zárate at 89 ′ in the 2-0 victory against Estudiantes de Río Cuarto. Despite being considered one of the great promises of Boca, he has not added minutes again.