Carlos Salcido

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Carlos Salcido
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Personal information
Full name Carlos Arnoldo Salcido Flores
Date of birth (1980-04-02) 2 April 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Ocotlán, Mexico
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club UANL
Number 30
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Guadalajara 105 (2)
2006–2010 PSV 121 (3)
2010–2012 Fulham 23 (0)
2011–2012 UANL (loan) 37 (1)
2012– UANL 58 (3)
National team
2012 Mexico U-23 10 (0)
2004– Mexico 119 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Carlos Arnoldo Salcido Flores (born 2 April 1980 in Ocotlán, Jalisco) is a Mexican international football defender who currently plays for Liga MX club Tigres UANL and the Mexican National Team, mainly as a center midfielder.

Salcido has previously played with Guadalajara, Fulham and PSV Eindhoven, where he was the first Mexican player to be champion in the Eredivise.

Salcido debuted with the Mexico national team in 2004, and has appeared at the 2006 and the 2010 FIFA World Cups, where he played in all of Mexico's matches. He was part of the Mexican team that won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Salcido plays as a left-back for Tigres and the Mexican national team, and occasionally as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Guadalajara[edit]

Salcido started his career with Chivas, making his official debut in the Primera División de México on 22 July 2001 in a 1–1 draw against La Piedad in 2001. Salcido disappeared from Chivas' first squad until 2003, when he regained trust as a good defender. He would go on to play five half-seasons registering two goals in 105 matches.[2] Salcido was a 2005 and 2006 Copa Libertadores Semifinalist with Guadalajara and a Runner-Up in the Mexican league, losing against UNAM Pumas in 2004.

PSV[edit]

In June and July following the 2006 FIFA World Cup, press speculation linked Salcido to several clubs in Europe, with one report claiming that he had agreed to sign for FA Premier League club Arsenal F.C.[3] However, these speculations proved false as he signed a four-year contract with Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven on 10 July 2006.

Salcido was a first team regular in the Eredivisie under Coach Ronald Koeman, starting 33 of 34 league games in his first season at the club, which saw PSV crowned Dutch champions. On 18 November 2006, he scored his first goal in Europe, a spectacular long-distance goal in a match against Excelsior Rotterdam that ended 4–0. Salcido also appeared in the 2006-07 UEFA Champions League. In total Salcido played 48 Eredivisie and Champions League games that season, finishing 46 of them. For the 2007–08 season, Salcido was awarded the number 3 shirt, previously worn by Michael Reiziger. He was also named the team Vice-Captain[4]after Timmy Simons was promoted to team Captain following the departure of former captain Phillip Cocu. In his second season at PSV Salcido played 33 games in the Dutch League, and 6 games in the Champions League, Salcido was crowned champion for the second straight year with PSV. In his third season with the club he played 28 games in the Dutch League scoring two goals. In 2009–10 Salcido played 27 Eredivisie matches and 9 UEFA Europa League matches. Salcido was a substitute for the beginning of the 2010–11 Eredivisie and the Europa League, where he did not appear in any matches but was soon transferred to Fulham of England.

Fulham[edit]

After a good performance with Mexico at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, it was reported that Liverpool wanted to sign Salcido.[5]

On 26 August 2010 it was announced that Fulham had agreed a £1.6 million deal with PSV to sign the player but the deal was still subject to the player agreeing terms. The deal was then finalised the next day.[6] He made his debut against Blackburn Rovers on 18 September 2010. He contributed an assist in the 56th minute, when his cross pass fell to American player Clint Dempsey, who headed it into the net from 8 yards to level the game at 1–1. He played all 90 minutes.[7] He left the club in March 2012 to join UANL on a permanent basis.[8]

Tigres[edit]

On 17 August 2011 it was announced that Salcido was transferred to Mexican side Tigres on a season-long loan. After a robbery at his home in Claygate, London, Salcido requested to be transferred back to Mexico due to his family feeling unsettled.[9] In his first season back in Mexico, Salcido helped Tigres win their third league title, and their first title in over thirty years.

On 7 March 2012, Fulham confirmed that Salcido had joined Tigres on a permanent basis.[8]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 18 August 2012[10][11]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
200102 Guadalajara Primera División 1 0 1 0
200203 0 0 0 0
200304 42 1 42 1
200405 33 1 33 1
200506 29 0 4[12] 0 33 0
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
2006–07 PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 33 1 9 0 42 1
2007–08 33 0 12 0 45 0
2008–09 28 2 6 0 34 2
2009–10 27 0 9 0 36 0
2010–111 0 0 0 0 0 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2010–11 Fulham Premier League 23 0 2 0 1 0 26 0
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
2011–12 UANL Primera División 37 1 37 1
Total Mexico 142 3 4 0 146 3
Netherlands 121 3 0 0 0 0 36 0 157 3
England 23 0 2 0 1 0 26 0
Total Club 286 6 2 0 1 0 40 0 329 6

1.^ Salcido was an unused substitute in 4 Eredivise and 2 Europa League matches.[10]

International career[edit]

Salcido playing for Mexico at the 2010 FIFA World Cup vs. South Africa.

Salcido debuted with Mexico September 8, 2004 in a 2006 world cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago, he soon established himself with the number 3 shirt as the national sides first choice left back. He has gone on to appear in several international competitions with Mexico. In 2005, he played in the Confederations Cup in Germany, helping the Mexican national football team to a fourth place finish, where he appeared as a starter in all five matches. During a semi-final match against Argentina, Salcido scored a goal in extra time after recovering the ball in the Mexican area and driving the whole length of the pitch, dribbling past three defenders and scoring after the shot bounced off Fabricio Coloccini and fooled keeper Germán Lux.

Salcido was included in the 24-man squad selected on 2 April 2006, by head coach Ricardo Lavolpe, to play for the Mexican National Team in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Salcido played all four matches during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

Salcido was called up by former Mexican international Hugo Sánchez for the 2007 Gold Cup. On 21 June 2007 he played the semifinals in the 2007 Gold Cup. The day after the game he announced that he would not participate in the 2007 Copa America with the Mexican national team because he needed rest. He played in the final of the Gold Cup, but did not fly with the team to Venezuela for the Copa America. Mexico ended up in third place in the Copa America losing against Argentina in the semi-finals.

Salcido played all four games at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.[6]

International goals[edit]

As of 14 June 2013 Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.

International statistics[edit]