Erick Torres Padilla

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Torres and the second or maternal family name is Padilla.
Erick Torres
Cubo Torres.jpg
Personal information
Full name Erick Estéfano Torres Padilla[1]
Date of birth (1993-01-19) January 19, 1993 (age 21)[1]
Place of birth Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico[1]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Striker[1]
Club information
Current team
Chivas USA
(on loan from Guadalajara)
Number 9
Youth career
000–2010 Guadalajara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Guadalajara 65 (14)
2013– Chivas USA (loan) 32 (19)
National team
2010 Mexico U17 3 (0)
2011 Mexico U20 7 (1)
2012– Mexico U23 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 6, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Erick Estéfano Torres Padilla (born January 19, 1993 in Guadalajara, Jalisco) is a Mexican professional association football player who currently plays for Chivas USA on loan from Guadalajara of the Liga MX. He is best known as "El Cubo".[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Guadalajara[edit]

Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Torres came into the Guadalajara first team in 2010 and was a promising young player at the club.[4][5] After being captain of the Chivas U-17 team, taking them to the championship game of the Bicentenario 2010,[6][7] He made his official debut in the Mexican Primera División in November 2010 against C.F. Monterrey, where he scored 21 minutes into the second half. Chivas would go on to tie the game 1-1. He scored a brace against Pachuca, where Chivas would win the match 4-1. He scored in his first "Super Clasico" on 10 April 2011 against arch-rivals América in a shock 3-0 victory. After the Clausura 2011 season, he finished with 6 goals in 19 appearances, and the club's second top goal scorer, behind Marco Fabián.

International career[edit]

Mexico U17[edit]

In the 2010 Milk Cup[8] he was the starting forward on the Mexico national under-17 football team.[9][10]

Mexico U20[edit]

It was announced that Erick Torres was included in the squad that will represent Mexico at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia, he is listed as the youngest player in the team and wears the number 10.

Mexico National Team[edit]

He was also part of the preliminary list of players for the 2011 Copa América in Argentina, and also listed as the youngest player on the list at only 18 years old, but didn't make it to the final cut. However he was selected to be part of Mexico squad for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

International goals[edit]

[11]

U-23 International appearances[edit]

As of 2 April 2012

[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Guadalajara 2010–11[13] 20 6 2 0 0 0 22 6
2011-12 25 7 0 0 3 0 28 7
2012-13 20 1 0 0 3 1 23 2
Chivas USA 2013 15 7 0 0 0 0 15 7
2014 17 12 0 0 0 0 17 12
Career total 97 33 2 0 6 1 105 34

Statistics correct as of matches played 5 June 2014.

Style of play[edit]

He has been compared to Javier Hernández due to their similarity in their style of playing and his rapid success months after his debut, but he has mentioned that it is only the beginning of his career and he has to make his own path in football.[14] On the Chivas official website, he was described as having a good presence in the area and an outstanding shot at goal.

An article written on Goal.com described Torres as "having quick feet, good positional sense and plenty of skill. He shares one trait particularly in common with Hernandez in that he likes to move the ball quickly, playing one and two touch football and then, like Chicharito, comes alive in the penalty area." [15]

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

References[edit]

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