|Current Team:||C.F. Pachuca|
|Birth Day:||November 23, 1991|
|Birth Place:||Trujillo, Peru|
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In his youth, he played for both Universidad San Martín and Universidad César Vallejo.
Christian Cueva plays for the team C.F. Pachuca
Born in Trujillo, Cueva started his career playing for amateurs Instituto Pedagógico Nacional Monterrico, at the age of 14. In August 2007, he played for a Huamachuco representative side in a friendly against Universidad San Martín, impressing enough to secure a subsequent move to the club's under-20 side.
On 12 April 2008, aged only 16, Cueva made his first team – and Torneo Descentralizado – debut, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 3–1 away loss against Universidad César Vallejo.
Cueva represented Peru at under-20 level in the 2011 South American Youth Championship. He made his full international debut on 1 June 2011, starting in a 0–0 draw against Japan, for the year's Kirin Cup.
On 3 August 2012, Cueva moved to fellow first division side César Vallejo. In November, however, his contract was rescinded by the club after a series of indiscipline problems.
On 24 January 2013, after being linked to a move to Ponte Preta, he was announced at Chilean Primera División side Unión Española.
On 13 August 2013, Cueva joined La Liga club Rayo Vallecano on a one-year loan deal.
On 1 March 2014, after being rarely used by manager Paco Jémez, Cueva was assigned to the reserves in Tercera División. On his debut for the B-team nine days later, he scored a hat-trick in a 3–2 defeat of Internacional de Madrid.
On 18 August 2014, free agent Cueva returned to his home country after agreeing to a 18-month contract with Alianza Lima. A regular starter during the 2014 Clausura Tournament, he was handed a six-match suspension after being sent off in a 1–0 loss to Real Garcilaso for the 2015 Apertura Tournament; the sentence was later reduced to three matches.
On 18 July 2015, Cueva signed for Mexican club Toluca. He made his debut for the club on 29 July, replacing Diego Aguilar in a 4–3 home defeat of Necaxa, for the year's Copa Mexico.
On 2 June 2016, Cueva signed a four-year contract with Brazilian side São Paulo FC.
Cueva was also named in Ricardo Gareca's squad for the Copa América Centenario, and scored the opening goal in an eventual 2–2 draw against Ecuador at University of Phoenix Stadium on 8 June 2016. However, in the quarterfinals against Colombia, the match went to a penalty shootout, and Cueva missed his spot kick as his side were eliminated 2–4 as a result of this. He was also a first-choice during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, helping his side qualify to the final stage after a 36-year absence.
With Peru, Cueva usually plays in an offensive midfield role through the centre of the pitch, for his club sides, such as Toluca, he plays more frequently on the flank, mainly on the left wing. A good dribbler, he is known for his change of pace over short distances and his ability to manage himself well in tight spaces. His playing style has drawn comparisons with that of Brazilian playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso, who plays for Sevilla, as Cueva occupies a similar function for São Paulo, in the way that he tends to move more through the pitch, making attacking runs into the rival area, scoring goals, and occasionally also helping out defensively by marking opponents. In his side's 4–0 victory against rivals Corinthians on 5 November 2016, Cueva demonstrated his great talent by netting a goal and providing three assists for his teammates David Neres, Chávez and Luiz Araújo.
On 22 February 2017, Cueva extended his contract until 2021. However, he subsequently had multiple indiscipline problems, being fined twice and having a face off with teammate Rodrigo Caio due to the club's poor results.
On 19 July 2018, Cueva signed a four-year contract with the Russian Premier League club FC Krasnodar.
On 4 June 2018, Cueva was named in Peru's provisional 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.
On 7 February 2019, Cueva returned to Brazil after agreeing to a one-year loan deal with Santos FC, with an obligation to buy on a three-year contract on 31 January 2020, for an estimated fee of € 6 million.
In September 2019, Cueva was caught fighting on a nightclub in Santos, being subsequently dropped from the first team squad. Santos president José Carlos Peres later requested the lining up of Cueva in a TV interview, which was later dismissed by the club's director of football Paulo Autuori.
On 14 February 2020, FIFA authorized Cueva to play for the Mexican club, while also authorizing Santos to charge for an restitution fee for his transfer.
On 15 February 2020, after FIFA's clearance, Pachuca announced the signing of Cueva.
In August 2020 he moved to Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor.
Currently, Christian Cueva is 30 years, 0 months and 7 days old. Christian Cueva will celebrate 31st birthday on a Wednesday 23rd of November 2022.
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