Andrés Guardado

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Guardado and the second or maternal family name is Hernández.
Andrés Guardado
Guardado València.jpg
Guardado in action for Valencia in 2012
Personal information
Full name José Andrés Guardado Hernández
Date of birth (1986-09-28) 28 September 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger / Left back
Club information
Current team
PSV (on loan from Valencia)
Number 18
Youth career
1993–2005 Atlas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Atlas 64 (6)
2007–2012 Deportivo La Coruña 137 (23)
2012– Valencia 48 (1)
2014 Bayer Leverkusen (loan) 4 (0)
2014– PSV (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2005– Mexico 112 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 10 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 November 2014

José Andrés Guardado Hernández (born 28 September 1986) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for PSV Eindhoven on loan from Valencia CF and the Mexico national team, mainly as a left winger.

Popularly known as Principito (Spanish for Little prince), he came through the youth ranks at Atlas, then signed with Deportivo in Spain, going on to remain with the club for several seasons, four in La Liga. In 2012 he joined another team in the country, Valencia.

A Mexican international since 2005, Guardado has represented the country in three World Cups, two Gold Cups and the 2007 Copa América.

Club career[edit]

Atlas[edit]

Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Guardado started playing professionally for Club Atlas, joining the team's youth system at the age of only seven and going on to appear in two full top division seasons. He made his league debut in August 2005, in a 3–2 home win against C.F. Pachuca.

In the summer of 2006, press speculations linked Guardado to several Serie A teams[1] as well as Real Madrid,[2] but Deportivo de La Coruña moved quickly and made an offer of 7 million for 75% of his rights. Atlas accepted the offer and the transfer was finalized on 7 July 2007, making him the most expensive Mexican player in history, and the selling club remained entitled a 25% sell-on-fee as long as it held the remaining 25% of his rights.[3]

Deportivo La Coruña[edit]

Guardado was officially presented on 24 July 2007, with the Spanish team giving him the number 18 shirt. He made his La Liga debut on 26 August in a 0–3 home loss against UD Almería,[4] and finished his first season with 26 games and five goals as Depor finished in ninth position, eventually qualifying to the UEFA Intertoto Cup – and the subsequent UEFA Cup, where he scored in a 3–0 group stage home win over Feyenoord.[5]

Coach Miguel Ángel Lotina stated that Guardado was a key player for Deportivo, and admired his talent and character.[6] He solidified himself as first-choice for the team, providing several assists and being charged with set pieces; he was also bothered with several injuries, however.[7][8]

Guardado only managed to appear in 20 matches for Deportivo in the 2010–11 season, and the Galicians were relegated to the second division after 20 years. On 27 March 2012 the player confirmed that 2011–12 would be his last campaign with the club,[9] and he netted a career-best 11 goals as his team returned to the top level after one year out, as champions.

Valencia[edit]

On 28 May 2012, Guardado signed a four-year contract with Valencia CF.[10][11] He made his official debut on 19 August, playing 66 minutes in a 1–1 away draw against Real Madrid.[12] During his first season he featured regularly at left back, mainly due to the serious injury of Jérémy Mathieu.[13][14]

Guardado scored his first goal for the Che on 12 May 2013, contributing to a 4–0 routing at Rayo Vallecano,[15] and he continued to feature mostly in the back sector in the following months. On 30 January 2014, Bundesliga club Bayer 04 Leverkusen announced that they had signed him on loan for the rest of the season, with an option to buy afterwards.[16] He made his debut on 2 February in a 0–1 loss to 1. FC Kaiserslautern for the DFB-Pokal, playing as a left wingback.[17]

For 2014–15, still owned by Valencia, Guardado joined PSV Eindhoven.[18]

International career[edit]

Guardado made his first international appearance for Mexico in a friendly match against Hungary on 14 December 2005, just four months after his first-team debut with Atlas. He was then called up to represent his country at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, where he appeared in the round-of-16 1–2 loss against Argentina; coach Ricardo Lavolpe's contract expired and was not renewed, but his replacement Hugo Sánchez kept the player in his setup.

Guardado's first game under the new manager was against the United States: his introduction from the bench saw the game turn in Mexico's favor, but the game eventually ended with a 0–2 defeat.[19] On 28 February 2007, in a friendly with Venezuela, he scored his first international goal.[20]

In the final of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Guardado scored the opening goal against the United States; during the second half he collided head-on with Jonathan Spector while both attempted to head the ball, but managed to recover to play the rest the of the match, which ended in a 1–2 loss.[21] He also participated in that year's Copa América, netting the third goal against Uruguay, during the third-place match.[22]

Guardado assisted Rafael Márquez in the opening game of the 2010 World Cup against hosts South Africa, in a 1–1 draw.[23] He appeared in three out of four games, in another last-16 exit at the hands of Argentina.

On 12 June 2011, Guardado scored two goals in a 4–1 win over Costa Rica in the 2011 Gold Cup.[24] He found the net again in the final in a 4–2 success against the United States, as Mexico retained the continental tournament.[25][26]

On 5 March 2014 Guardado made his 100th appearance for Mexico, in a friendly with Nigeria.[27] Selected by Miguel Herrera for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil[28] he started all the games as a left midfielder, and scored in last group phase contest against Croatia to contribute to a 3–1 win.[29]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Deportivo

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 9 November 2014[30][31]
Club Season Domestic League Domestic Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Atlas 2005–06 26 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 1 2
2006–07 38 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 5 5
Total 64 6 7 - - - - - - 64 6 7
Deportivo 2007–08 26 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 27 5 5
2008–09 29 2 8 1 0 0 6 1 2 36 3 10
2009–10 26 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 27 4 5
2010–11 20 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 2 2
2011–12 33 11 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 11 12
Total 134 23 32 3 1 0 6 1 2 143 25 34
Valencia 2012–13 32 1 3 5 0 1 7 0 2 44 1 6
2013–14 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 2
Total 48 1 5 5 0 1 7 0 2 60 1 8
Bayer Leverkusen 2013–14 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 0
Total 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 0
PSV 2014–15 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 0 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 0 0
Career total 257 30 44 9 1 1 17 1 4 283 32 49

International[edit]

As of 12 November 2014
Mexico
Year Apps Goals
2005 1 0
2006 7 0
2007 20 3
2008 10 3
2009 9 1
2010 15 1
2011 15 5
2012 10 1
2013 12 0
2014 11 1
Total 110 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parra, Ángel (29 June 2006). "Italia, tras Guardado" [Italy, following Guardado] (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Interesa Andrés Guardado al Real Madrid" [Andrés Guardado interests Real Madrid] (in Spanish). Es Más. 10 August 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Andres Guardado se va al Deportivo La Coruña de España" [Andres Guardado goes to Spain's Deportivo de La Coruña] (in Spanish). La Jornada. 10 July 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Deportivo La Coruña 0–3 Almeria". ESPN FC. 26 August 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Garcia, César (1 December 2008). "Mexicans abroad: Guardado on a hot streak". Goal.com. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Guardado a reference player in Deportivo". Medio Tiempo. 24 July 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Martinez, Andrea (19 April 2010). "Mexicans abroad: Guardado's injured". Goal.com. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Guardado viaja a México para recuperarse de su lesión" [Guardado travels to Mexico to recover from injury] (in Spanish). Marca. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Del Valle Iturriaga, Felipe (27 March 2012). "José Andrés Guardado confirma que se marcha de La Coruña" [José Andrés Guardado confirms he is leaving La Coruña] (in Spanish). Goal.com. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Comunicado oficial" [Official announcement] (in Spanish). Valencia CF. 28 May 2012. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Valencia sign Andres Guardado from Deportivo". Footballcracy. 29 May 2012. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Real held by Valencia in season opener". ESPN FC. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Valverde instruye al lateral Guardado" [Valverde lectures left back Guardado] (in Spanish). Super Deporte. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Guardado, el lateral perfecto" [Guardado, the perfect full back] (in Spanish). Fútbol Pasión. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Paseo matinal en Vallecas" [Morning walk in Vallecas] (in Spanish). Marca. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Leverkusen take Guardado on loan". Bundesliga. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Derrota del Bayer Leverkusen en debut del mexicano Andrés Guardado" [Defeat for Bayer Leverkusen in Mexican Andrés Guardado's debut] (in Spanish). Starmedia. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "PSV huurt Mexicaan Andrés Guardado" [PSV gets loan of Mexican Andrés Guardado] (in Dutch). PSV Eindhoven. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "SA vs. Mexico: Last Time Out – Feb. 7, 2007". US Soccer. 23 June 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  20. ^ González, Walter (28 February 2007). "México 3 – Venezuela 1: Vistiendo de blanco, El Tri ganó su primer duelo con Hugo al frente" [México 3 – Venezuela 1: Wearing white, El Tri won its first game under Hugo] (in Spanish). Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  21. ^ Dodd, Mike (25 June 2007). "U.S. continues dominance vs. Mexico in Gold Cup final". USA Today. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  22. ^ "Uruguay 1–3 Mexico: Comeback victory". ESPN FC. 14 July 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  23. ^ Stephenson, Colin (11 June 2010). "South Africa ties Mexico, 1–1, in opening match of 2010 World Cup". NJ.com. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  24. ^ "Goals galore for Mexico, El Salvador". FIFA.com. 12 June 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  25. ^ "Mexico claim Gold Cup glory". ESPN FC. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  26. ^ "In an early 2–0 hole, Mexico storms back to win the Gold Cup". The New York Times. 26 June 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  27. ^ "Andrés Guardado cumplió 100 partidos con México" [Andrés Guardado celebrated 100 games with Mexico] (in Spanish). Goal.com. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  28. ^ "Mexico World Cup 2014 squad". The Daily Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  29. ^ "Mexico beat Croatia to spark Recife fiesta". FIFA.com. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  30. ^ "A. Guardado". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  31. ^ Andrés Guardado at ESPN FC

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