Arturo González

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Arturo González
Personal information
Full name Arturo Alfonso González González
Date of birth (1994-09-05) 5 September 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right Winger, Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Youth career
2009–2012 Atlas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Atlas 55 (10)
National team
2011 Mexico U17 7 (1)
2013– Mexico U20 8 (1)
2014– Mexico 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 March 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 December 2014

Arturo González (born 5 September 1994, in Reynosa, Tamaulipas) is a Mexican footballer who plays for Atlas in the Liga MX and for the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team), mainly as a Right Winger and alternatively as an Attacking Midfielder. A gifted and versatile midfielder, Arturo Gonzalez is said to have a bright future ahead of him. He was a vital part of the side that won the 2011 U-17 World Cup.

His is known as Poncho or Ponchito which is short for his middle name, Alfonso, He is also known as Rey Arturo Spanish for King Arthur.

Early life[edit]

Arturo González was born in the city of Reynosa in the state of Tamaulipas near the Mexican-American border, to Luis Enrique González and Irma González. As a child, he played baseball, the most popular sport in his hometown, However after breaking arm he began training in football.[1] In December 2008 and January 2009 he went to the US city of Mission, Texas to try out for the youth team of Club Atlas of Guadalajara. with a positive verdict from the coaches, he joined to the club's youth academy in 2009.[2] After 2 years with the Youth Academy, he was called up to represent Mexico in the 2011 U17 World Cup, after good performances the youth team of Atlas during the 2010–11 season.

Club career[edit]



González made his senior debut with Atlas on 18 February 2012 against Tigres coming in as a substitute for Alonso Zamora in the 65' minute of the game. He also made another appearance against Jaguares summing 2 appearances during the Clausura 2012 season.


González played his first match in the Apertura 2012 against Tigres coming in the 65th minute. He appeared on the match against San Luis coming on the 53rd minute, which they lost 3–2. He came on the second half on the Clasico Tapatio against Guadalajara, which they lost 2–0. He played all 90 minutes against Puebla scoring his first goal on a 2–2 draw. He played the last match against León losing 3–1.

He played the first match in the Clausura 2013 against Pumas coming on the 39th minute in a 1–1 draw. He played on the match against León losing 1–0. He played in 2 of 19 matches, which Atlas lost on the quarter-finals to Santos on a 3–1 aggerate.


He made his Apertura 2013 debut against Guadalajara on a 1–1 draw. His next game against Cruz Azul scoring a goal, but unfortunately losing 2–1.He appeared against Pachuca losing 2–0.He appeared on the final game of the semester losing to Tigres 1–0.

For the Clausura 2014 he started to be a regular and contributing to the team and scoring 3 goals against Morelia, Pumas, and Jaguares.[3] He played a total of 1,315 minutes.


He played on the first match against Tigres on a 0–0 draw. He took part in the 2–0 win over Morelia.On the third match against Jaguares, he scored an spetacular free kick goal on a 4–2 win. He was the man of the match on the game against Pumas after scoring the only goal of the match. He played against Leones Negros on a derby on a 1–0 win on a last minute win penalty scored by Luis Nery Caballero.He played against Pachuca on a 3–1 loss, scoring a goal. He played against Santos on a 1–1 draw. He played all 90 minutes against Veracruz on another 1–1 draw. He played on a home win against Cruz Azul scoring a goal with a header. He played against Monterrey on a 2–1 away loss. He played against Querétaro on a 2–1 win. He played the Clasico Tapatío against Chivas winning 1–0 with a goal scored from Enrique Perez.

International career[edit]

Mexico U17[edit]

Arturo Competed in the 2011 U-17 World Cup in Mexico. He was given the number 10 shirt for the tournament, and scored his first and only goal of the tournament against Netherlands in the last minutes of the match breaking the tie, and clinching a 3–2 victory for Mexico. He would help the national team reach the final against Uruguay, where he assisted teammate Giovanni Casillas in the last few minutes in a 2–0 victory in the Azteca.

Mexico U20[edit]

Arturo was left out of the squad for the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship by coach Sergio Almaguer. However he appeared in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup hosted in Turkey, appearing in all 4 matches and scoring one goal against Spain in the knockout stage, However it wasn't enough since Mexico Lost 1–2 and were eliminated from the tournament. Gonzalez also appeared in the 2013 Toulon Tournament and 2014 Toulon Tournament editions of the Toulon Tournament.


González received his first call-up for Mexico on 1 October 2014.[4][5] for two friendly matches against Honduras on 9 October, and Panama on 11 October 2014. He made his debut against Honduras coming in for Marco Fabián in the 76' minute of the game. Arturo became the first youth player from the 2011 U-17 national team squad to make his debut with the national team. Later he was called up again against Netherlands and Belarus on 12 and 18 November.

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 10 December 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup North America Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Club Atlas Clausura 2012 Liga MX 2 0 2 0
Apertura 2012 5 1 2 0 7 1
Clausura 2013 2 0 0 0 2 0
Apertura 2013 4 1 5 0 9 1
Clausura 2014 16 3 2 0 18 3
Apertura 2014 19 4 2 1 21 5
Atlas Total 48 9 11 1 59 10
Career total 48 9 11 1 59 10


National team Year Apps Goals
Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team) 2014 3 0
Total 3 0


Champion : 2011


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