Speedy Peruvian soccer player best known as a member of clubs like Alianza Lima and FC Schalke 04. He began his international career as a standout player for the Peruvian national team in 2003.
He played youth soccer for Deportivo Municipal from 1993 to 1998.
With Alianza Lima, he won the Peruvian League title in 2001 and 2003.
He has two sons and a daughter.
He has been teammates with Kevin-Prince Boateng on FC Schalke 04.