Erick Pulgar

Erick Antonio Pulgar Farfán (born 15 January 1994) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Fiorentina and the Chile national team. Mainly a defensive midfielder, he can also play as a defender.

Erick Pulgar
Personal information
Full name Erick Antonio Pulgar Farfán
Date of birth (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 27)
Place of birth Antofagasta, Chile
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 78
Youth career
Deportes Antofagasta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Deportes Antofagasta 38 (2)
2014–2015 Universidad Católica 35 (7)
2015–2019 Bologna 100 (10)
2019– Fiorentina 69 (8)
National team
2015– Chile 31 (2)
Representing  Chile
WinnerCopa América Centenario2016
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:57, 31 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:07, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Club career

Deportes Antofagasta

Born in Antofagasta, Pulgar started playing 6 years in South West Miramar club. At 15 he was invited to a championship Minera Escondida, Playa Blanca juice for where was the 'professional' Carlos Carcamo, who approached the young player to come to try to cadets. In Miramar played Antofagasta created but newcomer was winger and left back. It was in the 16 sub center where he lay until now. Debuted in 2013 and then ah been a regular in the series. He is a tall, fast and loose player that covers the defense very well. He also has good passing game despite his thin body fight strongly above. In 2014 the decommissioning stressed again and this caught the revelation player of the season.[1]

Universidad Catolica

On 28 June 2014, Deportes Antofagasta confirmed the transfer of Pulgar to Universidad Católica, for $400,000 US dollars for 70% of the player's rights. Pulgar signed a three-year contract.[2]

Pulgar was the most outstanding player on a bad Universidad Católica half of 2014. After the arrival of Mario Salas starts playing in the position of the midfielder, where a prominent, even converting two goals in three games


On 20 August 2015, Italian club Bologna signed Pulgar from Universidad Católica on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[3] He was given the number 5 shirt. On 11 January 2019, Pulgar extended his contract until 30 June 2022.[4]


On 9 August 2019, Pulgar signed for Fiorentina.[5]

International career

At the 2019 Copa America, Pulgar scored a goal in Chile's opening match against Japan.[6] This was his first goal for the national side.

Personal life

On 23 August 2020 he tested positive for COVID-19.[7]

Career statistics


As of match played 22 May 2021[8]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Antofagasta 2011 Primera B de Chile 1010
2012 Chilean Primera División 003030
2013 5260112
2013–14 32000320
2014–15 002020
Total 3821100000492
Universidad Católica 2014–15 Chilean Primera División 3573120408
Bologna 2015–16 Serie A 13000130
2016–17 27130301
2017–18 32310333
2018–19 28620306
Total 1001060000010610
Fiorentina 2019–20 Serie A 38740427
2020–21 31120331
Total 698600000758
Career total 24227261200027028

International goals

As of match played 21 June 2021. Scores and results list Chile's goal tally first.
1.17 June 2019Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil Japan1–04–02019 Copa América
2.8 June 2021Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo, Santiago, Chile Bolivia1–01–12022 FIFA World Cup qualification





  1. "erick pulgar el jugador relevacion" (in Spanish). 5 May 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  2. "Erick Pulgar se suma a Universidad Catolica" (in Spanish). 4 July 2014. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  3. "UFFICIALE: Bologna, preso Pulgar dall'Universidad Catolica" (in Italian). 20 August 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  4. "UFFICIALE: Bologna, rinnovo fino al 2022 per il cileno Pulgar" (in Italian). Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  5. "UFFICIALE: Pulgar è un nuovo giocatore della Fiorentina". Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  6. "Alexis Sánchez scores first goal since January as Chile beat Japan". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  7. "Fiorentina: Pulgar e Ghidotti positivi al coronavirus". (in Italian). 23 August 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  8. "E. Pulgar". Soccerway.