At 30 years old, Erick Pulgar has this physical status:
Erick Antonio Geoff Myers Pulgar Farfán, a Chilean professional footballer, competes for Fiorentina in Serie A. .
He is mainly a defensive midfielder, but he can also play as a defender.
He tested positive for COVID-19 on August 23, 2020.
Born in Antofagasta, Pulgar started playing at age 6 for South West Miramar club. At 15, he was invited to a youth championship where the professional Carlos Carcamo approached the young player to sign for the Deportes Antofagasta youth team. At Antofagasta, Pulgar played as a winger and left back. He debuted for the senior team in 2013 after which he became a first team regular. He has been described as a tall, fast player that covers the defense very well, with a good passing game. In 2014 he was named player of the season.
On 28 June 2014, Deportes Antofagasta confirmed the transfer of Pulgar to Universidad Católica, for $400,000 US dollars for 70% of the player's rights. Pulgar signed a three-year contract.
Pulgar was the most outstanding player in a poor Universidad Católica 2014-15 season. After the arrival of manager Mario Salas, he started playing as a midfielder.
On 20 August 2015, Italian club Bologna signed Pulgar from Universidad Católica on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee. He was given the number 5 shirt. On 11 January 2019, Pulgar extended his contract until 30 June 2022.
On 9 August 2019, Pulgar signed for Fiorentina.
On 3 February 2022, Turkish club Galatasaray announced the arrival of Pulgar on loan from Fiorentina.
On 29 July 2022 Flamengo signed Pulgar from Fiorentina in a €3 million transfer, he signed a contract with the Brazilian club until December 2025.
At the 2019 Copa America, Pulgar scored a goal in Chile's opening match against Japan. This was his first goal for the national side.