Full name: Damián Nicolás Pizarro Huenuqueo
Date of birth: 28/03/2005 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Santiago de Chile (Chile)
Youth career: Universidad de Chile, Colo Colo (since 2020)
Current club: Colo Colo
Squad number: 9
Current national team: —
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 500.000 €
Tournaments participated in: Copa Libertadores (3/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2025
Player’s agent: Fernando Felicevich
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Darwin Núñez
– off-the-ball movement
– link-up play
– effieciency/composure in the final third
Style of play:
– complete forward/target man
– tall player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, and natural fitness
– killer instinct, great off-the-ball movement, above-average decision-making, timing, intelligence, composure, and flair in the final third
– very good pace over longer distances
– skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure
– his physical power, aerial ability, and technique allow him to play fruitfully with his back to the goal/very good ability to connect with midfield and attacking partners
– often moves deeper into midfield and draws defenders with him in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates
– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize
– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls
– able to make dangerous and powerful runs into the penalty area from deep/wing
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his strength, ability to shield the ball, and excellent close control
– knows how to use his upper-body strength to gain advantage
– likes to take advantage of the carelessness of the opponents/always alert to capitalize on defensive mistakes
– aerial threat in the opposition box
– good activity and tenacity in pressing/out of possession
– operates quite comfortably with his weaker left foot
Pizarro enters the penalty area after a superb run but his finishing lets him down.
Pizarro scores with a superb header after a good free-kick cross.
After a good off-the-ball move, Pizarro creates a big chance with a brilliant backheel pass.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre-forward in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 17 May 2023):
Chilean Primera División 2021: 1 game/0 goals (Colo-Colo)
Chilean Primera División 2023 (ongoing): 7 games/1 goal (Colo-Colo)
Damián Pizarro joined the Colo-Colo youth academy from Universidad de Chile in 2020. He made his professional debut for Los Albos on 28 October 2021 in a league fixture against Audax Italiano. He scored his first goal on 18 March 2023 in a game against Cobresal.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European league.