Player Details

Name

Juan José Sánchez Purata

Height

5' 11"

Weight

170 lbs

Date of Birth

1.9.1998 (24)

Birthplace

San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Roster Category

Senior
Career Summary

Atlanta United signed Mexican defender Juanjo Purata on loan from Tigres UANL for the remainder of the 2022 season with an option to extend the loan for 2023 and a purchase option on June 21, 2022. Purata will occupy an international roster pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa.

The 24-year-old has spent his entire professional career with Tigres UANL, one of the top clubs in Liga MX. He joined the Tigres academy in 2015 and worked his way up the ranks before making the jump into the first team in 2017. He’s made 34 appearances in his career, including 26 in Liga MX play, and was part of the Tigres squad that won the 2018 Campeones Cup, 2019 Liga MX Clausura and the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.

The San Luis Potosi, Mexico native made his professional debut on Aug. 31, 2017 when he played 90 minutes in a Copa MX match against Cruz Azul. His Liga MX debut came on Sept. 24, 2018 when he played against Monterrey. That season he made 10 appearances across all competitions. His first professional goal came in the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League when he scored against Alianza FC in the Round of 16 opening leg.