Aldo de Nigris

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is de Nigris and the second or maternal family name is Guajardo.
Aldo de Nigris
Aldo de Nigris (cropped).jpg
de Nigris playing for Monterrey in the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup
Personal information
Full name Jesus Aldo de Nigris Guajardo
Date of birth (1983-07-22) July 22, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Monterrey, Mexico
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Guadalajara
Number 11
Youth career
1999–2002 Monterrey
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 UANL 86 (9)
2007–2008 Veracruz 28 (7)
2008–2010 Necaxa 8 (0)
2009 Monterrey (loan) 38 (16)
2010–2013 Monterrey 103 (37)
2013– Guadalajara 22 (4)
National team
2003 Mexico U-20 3 (1)
2010– Mexico 28 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 September 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 April 2014

Jesús Aldo de Nigris Guajardo (born 22 July 1983 in Monterrey, Nuevo León) is a Mexican footballer who plays as a centre forward for Guadalajara in the Liga MX and the Mexico national football team.

Club career[edit]

He started his career at the youth divisions of C.F. Monterrey. Tigres UANL, the biggest rival of CF Monterrey, debuted him on first division. Aldo played some irregular seasons with Tigres, Veracruz and Necaxa until he arrived to Monterrey. On 15 November 2009, Aldo's brother Antonio who played for AE Larissa died from a heart attack at the age of 31.[1] In the first game after his brother's death he dedicated his only goal to him in an Apertura 2009 playoff game against América on 21 November 2009 in the second minute of the second half. He then scored two goals against Toluca in the semi-final. He also scored in the final against Cruz Azul, giving Monterrey the lead, and eventually dedicating the winning championship to his late brother.

A year later, Aldo would win his second league title with Monterrey, this time against Santos Laguna. On 27 April 2011, Monterrey won the CONCACAF Champions League, where they defeated MLS club Real Salt Lake in the final. De Nigris was their top goal scorer, with four, tied with teammate Humberto Suazo.

International career[edit]

He was called up to the Mexico national football team for the friendly matches against Bolivia on 24 February 2010 and New Zealand on 3 March 2010. Mexico defeated Bolivia 5-0, in which de Nigris entered to the game as a substitute. He started in his first game for Mexico against New Zealand, in which he played the first forty-five minutes, until being taken off at half-time. Mexico would win 2-0. Aldo would be left out of Javier Aguirre's 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup due to an ankle injury, in which he took 12 weeks to recover.[2]

On 29 March 2011 he scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Venezuela.

2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup[edit]

de Nigris was named in the 23-man squad to participate in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.[3] On 5 June he scored the second goal in the 5-0 over El Salvador after coming on as a substitute in the second-half.[4] On 9 June de Nigris again scored after coming off the bench in a 5-0 win over Cuba.[5] Three days later, he would score again coming on in the second half in the quarter-final match against Guatemala.[6] After Mexico and Honduras held each other to a 0-0 draw in the semi-final match, de Nigris opened the score in the first half of extra-time, heading in a corner kick. Mexico would win the match 2-0, thus advancing to the final.[7]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.

[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Copa Libertadores InterLiga CONCACAF Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Monterrey
2008–09 17 5 0 0 17 5
2009–10 31 14 1 0 2 0 34 14
2010–11 33 11 10 5 2 1 45 17
2011–12 24 11 8 4 32 15
2012–13 20 12 6 5 3 1 30 18
Total 125 53 1 0 2 0 24 14 5 2 158 69

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Tigres UANL

Monterrey

International[edit]

Mexico

Personal life[edit]

His older brother Alfonso is an actor and a model. His other brother, the late Antonio de Nigris, was also a footballer.

He is currently sponsored by Nike.

References[edit]

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