Emmanuel Ledesma

Emmanuel Ledesma
Emmanuel Ledesma
Emmanuel Ledesma
Midfielder
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Real Name: Emmanuel Ledesma
HT: 5' 11" WT: 173
Pronunciation: leh-DEHZ-mah
International
Age: 31 (05/24/1988)
Hometown: Quilmes, Argentina

2019 (FC Cincinnati): Made 26 appearances, including 20 starts, scored a six goals and added a team-high five assists … was named to MLS Team of the Week for his performance in Week 18 … became first FC Cincinnati player to record multiple assists in a match … became first FC Cincinnati player to record at least five goals and five assists in a single season … made MLS debut as a second-half substitute against Portland (March 17) … replaced Kekuta Manneh in the 85th minute … made first-ever MLS start at New England (March 24) … registered first-ever MLS assist on goal scored by Kenny Saief in the 65th minute … was unavailable for selection in each of FC Cincinnati’s next four matches because of a hamstring injury … returned to the starting lineup and played 63 minutes at New York Red Bulls (April 27) … was replaced by Darren Mattocks in the second half … made an appearance in 24 of the final 26 matches … scored first-ever MLS goal at Minnesota United FC (June 29) … started, played 90 minutes and recorded a pair of assists against the Houston Dynamo (July 6) … started and played 90 minutes at the Chicago Fire (July 13) … recorded a team-high three tackles … recorded second goal – and first from the penalty spot – against D.C. United (July 18) … started and played 65 minutes … was replaced by Roland Lamah in the second half … scored third goal of the season at Toronto FC (July 27) … marked the sixth combined goal or assist in the club’s last six matches … tallied fourth goal of season in 64-minute shift at Columbus Crew SC (Aug. 10) … was replaced by Derrick Etienne in the second half … had a penalty attempt stopped in 57-minute shift against NYCFC (Aug. 17) … was replaced by Kekuta Manneh in the second half … recorded fourth assist of season in 15-minute appearance against Columbus Crew SC (Aug. 25) … replaced Derrick Etienne Jr. in the second half … tallied fifth goal of the campaign at FC Dallas (Aug. 31) … scored second goal via the penalty spot … recorded sixth goal of season – and second from the penalty spot in as many matches – against Toronto FC (Sept. 7) … started and played 90 minutes at Montreal (Sept. 14) … started and played 90 minutes against Atlanta United (Sept. 18) … created two chances and recorded two shots … started and played 90 minutes against Chicago (Sept. 21) … led all FCC players with three shots … registered fifth assist of campaign in 90-minute shift against Orlando City SC (Sept. 29) … started and played 89 minutes at D.C. United (Oct. 6) … was replaced by Andrew Gutman in the second half … U.S. Open Cup: Started and played 115 minutes of Fourth Round match against Louisville City FC … had the game-winning assist in the 103rd minute when his pin-point cross connected with Kekuta Manneh … led the team in shots (5), key passes (4), total crosses (11) and good crosses (5) … played six minutes of Round of 16 match at Saint Louis … replaced Fatai Alashe in the second half.

2018 (FC Cincinnati): Made 31 appearances, including 30 starts … named the USL’s Most Valuable Player for his record-breaking season … Voted the USL Midseason MVP by the league’s fans, garnering 55 percent of the vote among five candidates ... named the 2018 USL Assists Champion for leading the league in assists (16) ... led the team in scoring, ranked first among FC Cincinnati goal scorers (16), and finished first in assists (16) ... finished tied for seventh in the USL in goals and led the league in assists ... one of two players in the USL to rank in the top-10 in both categories ... became the first player in USL history to tally at least 15 goals and register at least 15 assists in a season at Richmond (Sept. 26) ... broke the all-time USL single-season assist record after recording three assists against Toronto FC II (Sept. 16) ... became the first player to record 10 goals and 10 assists in the USL in a single-season earned USL Player of the Month for June and September ... named to USL Team of the Week seven times … won USL Goal of the Week on two occasions … led the team in shots (76) and key passes (66) ... scored seven goals and added six assists in last 10 regular-season appearances … after a four-goal, one-assist month in which he added 16 key passes, was voted June’s USL Player of the Month as FCC went 4-0-2 in the month ... following a three-goal, five-assist month in which he added 16 key passes, was voted September’s USL Player of the Month as FCC went 6-0-0 in the month ... picked up his first FCC point at Indy Eleven (March 31), setting up Emery Welshman’s game-winning goal in the 1-0 win ... assisted on Corben Bone’s insurance goal and then scoring FCC’s third and final goal at Ottawa (April 28) ... recorded a brace and added an assist against Atlanta (May 5) ... collected an assist at Charlotte (May 12) … factored in all four goals in FCC’s 4-1 win over North Carolina FC, recorded a career-high three assists and converted a penalty attempt (May 19) ... netted the game-tying goal at New York Red Bulls II (June 2) … netted a brace against Richmond Kickers (June 16) … recorded a goal and an assist at Toronto FC II (June 27) ... netted the game-winning goal against Tampa Bay Rowdies (July 14) ... recorded a multi-assist performance, tallying two helpers against New York Red Bulls II (July 21) ... scored in the international friendly against RCD Espanyol (July 28) ... notched the lone goal - his 10th of the season - against Penn FC (Aug. 12) ... opened the scoring with his team-high 11th goal of the season against Charleston (Aug. 18)... notched his third brace of the season, recording both goals from the penalty spot at Tampa Bay (Aug. 25) ... picked up his league-leading 11th assist on Dekel Keinan’s goal against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (Sept. 1) ... tied the USL’s all-time single-season assist record with 12th assist of the season at Louisville City FC (Sept. 11) ... recorded three assists in a match for the second time this season to break the USL’s all-time single-season assist record against Toronto FC II (Sept. 16) ... earned USL Team of the Week honors for his play in two games in Week 27 (Sept. 11-16) ... scored his 14th goal of the season at Penn FC (Sept. 22) ... netted his fourth brace of the season at Richmond (Sept. 26) ... registered his 16th assist in the regular season finale at Nashville SC (Oct. 13).

2017 (New York Cosmos): Made 21 appearances, including 19 starts, across all competitions … recorded 10 goals and six assists … started each of New York’s two matches in the NASL Playoffs … in the Spring season, recorded first goal with the Cosmos against San Francisco Deltas (April 30) … recorded two assists against Puerto Rico FC (May 14) … scored in four consecutive matches, tallying against Puerto Rico FC (June 17), at Miami FC (June 25), against Indy Eleven (July 5) and at Indy Eleven (July 9) … in the Fall season, recorded a hat trick with an assist in the final match before the playoffs at Puerto Rico FC (Oct. 29).

2016-17 (Brentford/Panetolikos GFS): Made a combined 13 appearances, including five starts, across all competitions with Brentford and Panetolikos … with Brentford, made two appearances, including one start, across all competitions … after two appearances, departed for Panetolikos in the Greece Super League … with Panetolikos, made 11 combined appearances, including four starts, across all competitions … recorded two assists in Super League play … recorded a pair of assists against AOK Kerkya (Oct. 15).

2015-16 (Rotherham United): Made a combined eight appearances, including three starts, across all competitions.

2014-15 (Middlesbrough/Rotherham United/Brighton & Hove Albion): Made a combined 21 appearances, including 17 starts, across all competitions … with Middlesbrough, made one Championship appearance and one League Cup appearance … made eight U-21 Premier League appearances, all starts … recorded five goals and two assists … recorded either a goal or an assist in all but one game he played … scored first goal at Reading U-21s (Oct. 17) … notched first assist against Newcastle United U-23s (Oct. 27) … scored one goal in four consecutive matches against Stoke City U-21s (March 27), Newcastle United U-23s (April 7), Arsenal U-21s (April 20) and Bolton U-23s (April 28) … added second assist in final U-21s appearance against Aston Villa U-23s (May 8) … with Rotherham United on loan, made seven Championship appearances, including six starts … scored one goal and added one assist … registered an assist at Wigan (Dec. 20) … scored at Blackpool (Dec. 28) … with Brighton & Hove Albion on loan, made four appearances including two starts … tallied one assist … recorded an assist against Reading (March 10).

2013-14 (Middlesbrough): Made a combined 33 appearances, including 22 starts, scored 10 goals and added four assists across all competitions … scored six goals and added four assists in Championship play … scored a goal and recorded an assist at Millwall (Dec. 21) … registered a goal for a second consecutive match against Burnley (Dec. 26) … notched a pair of assists against Reading (Dec. 29) … scored third goal against Charlton Athletic (Jan. 18) … recorded third assist against Derby County (April 5) … scored a second goal against Millwall (April 19) … recorded a brace in the season finale at Yeovil Town (May 3) … scored four goals and added one assist in four U-21 Premier League appearances … tallied goals in four consecutive matches against Newcastle United U-23s (Aug. 23), Southampton U-21s (Oct. 7), Liverpool U-23s (Nov. 4) and Blackburn U-21s (Dec. 16).

2012-13 (Middlesbrough): Made a combined 33 appearances, including 18 starts, scored three goals and added two assists across all competitions … scored two goals and added two assists in Championship action … notched first assist of season against Bolton (Oct. 27) … one match later, scored first goal of season at Charlton Athletic (Nov. 3) … picked up second assist against Sheffield Wednesday (Nov. 9) … added second goal against Huddersfield Town (Nov. 27) … scored one goal in four League Cup appearances … tallied in League Cup third-round match at Preston North End (Sept. 25).

2011-12 (Defensa y Justicia/Walsall): Made a combined 13 appearances, including nine starts, scored four goals and added one assist across all competitions … with Defensa y Justicia, made three appearances … with Walsall, made 10 appearances, scored four goals and added one assist in League One play … scored goals in three consecutive matches … notched first goal of the season against Colchester United (March 27), followed by another goal at Rochdale (March 31) and completed the three-match streak with a brace against Chesterfield FC (April 7) … notched his lone assist at Exeter City (April 21).

2010-11 (FC Crotone/Walsall): Made 22 appearances, including seven starts, scored one goal and added one assist across all competitions … with FC Crotone, made 10 appearances, with one start, in Serie B play … made two Coppa Italia appearances … with Walsall, made 10 appearances, with five starts, scored one goal and added one assist in League One play … scored a goal and recorded an assist against Hartlepool United (March 19).

2009-10 (Novara Calcio 1908): Made 11 appearances on loan, including three starts, and scored two goals across all competitions … made eight appearances, with two starts, in Serie C action … scored lone goal at SS Arezzo (May 2) … made three appearances, with one start, in Coppa Italia … scored in Coppa Italia second-round match at Modena (Aug. 9).

2008-09 (Queens Park Rangers/ US Salernitana 1919): Made a combined 31 appearances, including 15 starts, scored six goals and added three assists across all competitions … with Queens Park Rangers on loan, made 21 combined appearances, including 13 starts, scored four goals and added three assists … in Championship play, made 17 appearances, with 11 stats, scored one goal and added one assist … recorded first assist of the season in season opener against Barnsley FC (Aug. 9) … recorded first goal of the season against Doncaster Rovers (Aug. 23) … in League Cup action, made four appearances, including three starts, scored three goals and added two assists … recorded an assist in first-round match against Swindon Town (Aug. 12) … tallied hat trick and added assist in second-round match against Carlisle United (Aug. 12) … in FA Cup matches, made two appearances … with US Salernitana 1919 on loan, made eight appearances and scored one goal in Serie B play … tallied lone goal against UC AlbinoLeffe (April 18).

Personal: Born May 24, 1988 in Quilmes, Argentina.


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MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2019FC Cincinnati2620617675491229340
Career Totals-2620617675491229340
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