Erick Torres Padilla
|Full name||Erick Estéfano Torres Padilla|
|Date of birth||January 19, 1993|
|Place of birth||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Current club||Chivas USA
(on loan from Guadalajara)
|2013–||→ Chivas USA (loan)||15||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 27, 2013.
† 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".
Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Torres came into the Guadalajara first team in 2010 and was a promising young player at the club. After being captain of the Chivas U-17 team, taking them to the championship game of the Bicentenario 2010, 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 Fabian.
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
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.
|1.||13 August 2011||Estadio Nemesio Camacho, Bogotá, Colombia||Colombia||1–0||3–1||2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|2.||27 March 2012||Home Depot Center, Carson, California, United States||Panama||1–0||1-0||2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament|
U-23 International appearances
As of 2 April 2012
|1.||17 March 2012||AT&T Park, San Francisco, United States||Senegal||2-1||Friendly|
|2.||27 March 2012||Home Depot Center, Carson, California, United States||Panama||1–0||2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament|
|3.||31 March 2012||Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City, United States||Canada||3–1||2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament|
|4.||2 April 2012||Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City, United States||Honduras||2–1||2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament|
Statistics correct as of matches played 7 January 2013.
Style of play
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. 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." 
- FIFA U-20 World Cup
- 3rd Place (1): 2011
- CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
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- "Chivas el otro finalista de la Copa Bicentenario al derrotar a Cruz Azul". Univision Futbol. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
- "Chivas a la final contra São Paulo al vencer 3-1 a Cruz Azul". Yahoo.com. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
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- "NI Milk Cup - Home". nimilkcup.com. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
- "ERICK TORRES - CHIVAS". Medio Tiempo. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
- "18-year-old Erick Torres bags a great brace for Chivas". IMScouting.com. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
- Transfermakt profile
- Erick Torres Padilla stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
- Profile at chivascampeon.com