Hiram Mier

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mier and the second or maternal family name is Alanís.
Hiram Mier
Hiram MierMonterrey.jpg
Personal information
Full name Hiram Ricardo Mier Alanís
Date of birth (1989-08-25) August 25, 1989 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Center Back, Right Back
Club information
Current team
Monterrey
Number 21
Youth career
2008–2010 Monterrey
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Monterrey 112 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Mexico U23 26 (1)
2011– Mexico 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:10, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Hiram Ricardo Mier Alanís (born August 25, 1989, in Monterrey, Nuevo León) is a Mexican football defender. who currently plays for CF Monterrey in the Liga MX and for the Mexican National football team, Mainly as a Center Back and alternatively as a Right Back.

A gifted and versatile defender, Hiram Mier has a bright future ahead of him in the national side. He was a cornerstone of the side that took gold at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament at the 2012 London Olympics.

Hiram Mier has plenty of top-level experience, having contested the last two editions of the FIFA Club World Cup with Monterrey. He has been a key figure in securing his side’s return to the tournament after winning the CONCACAF Champions League three times in a row.

Originally a Center-back, Mier’s seamless conversion to Right-back has helped strengthen one of the most vulnerable areas of the team and looks set to give him a chance to shine on the international stage.

Hiram is also known for his world class defending, quick pace, and Agility.

Club career[edit]

Monterrey[edit]

Hiram Mier (player on the Left) playing against Chelsea, Defending Oscar at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup.

Hiram Mier started his career with home town club, CF Monterrey playing for their Affiliate Clubs in the Third and Second Divisions of Mexican football. he made his debut for the affiliate team in the Third Division in 2007. One year later Gerardo Jimenez called him to play for Rayados in the Second Division playing 11 games, 9 of them disputing the entire 90 minutes. He was Promoted to the first team during the summer of 2010.

On August 25, 2010, Mier debuted with the first team in a game of 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League against Seattle Sounders. Finally on October 2, 2010, he debuted in the Primera Division in a win 2–1 over Necaxa. Hiram Mier became champion with his team in his debut season Apertura 2010 and then becoming champion in the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League. He has recently slotted at Right-Back for Monterrey during the end of the Clausura 2013 season.

International career[edit]

Mexico Under-23 National Team[edit]

2011 Pan American Games[edit]

Hiram Mier (Mexican player on the bottom right) playing against Senegal at the 2012 London Olympics.

he was called up to participate in the 2011 Pan American Games,[2] Mexico ended up winning the final against Argentina 1–0.[3]

2012 Olympic qualifying[edit]

Hiram Mier was a squad member during the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament and was selected as team captain. he led the Mexican team to win all of its matches including the final against Honduras, winning 2–1, in the tournament. He created a defensive doublet with Diego Reyes[disambiguation needed]. Mexico qualified to the 2012 Summer Olympics after eight years, missing out on the 2008 edition.

2012 Toulon Tournament[edit]

Once again Mier was selected as team captain in this Pre-Olympic Games tournament held in France. Mexico would make it to the final against Turkey wining 3-0 with Mier also managed to score in the final. This was Mexico's first title in this competition.

2012 London Olympics[edit]

Hiram Mier made the final cut for those players participating in the 2012 Summer Olyimpics held in Great Britain. Mexico would make it to the final against Brazil winning the match 2-1. Mier played an important role by demonstrating leadership and team work working efficiently alongside Diego Reyes[disambiguation needed]. Hiram Mier played all 6 matches.

Mexico Senior National Team[edit]

2011 Gold Cup[edit]

Hiram Mier received his first call up to the senior national team after 5 players tested positive for Clenbuterol. Coach Jose Manuel de la Torre called up Mier and other 4 players as substitutes for those players to dispute the Gold Cup, however Mier did not make an appearance, Mexico would go on to win the Tournament. After defeating the United States 4-2 in the final.

2011 Copa America[edit]

On May 23, 2011, Mier was called up to the Mexico U-22 national football team to participate in the 2011 Copa America,[4] However Mexico was limited to take a team made entirely of players under the age of 22. Mier made his unofficial debut with the Mexican team, July 4, 2011 against Chile, playing all 90' minutes. Chile won the match 1-2. Hiram would go on and play all of the group matches in a Center-Back position disputing all 90' minutes of the matches, Mexico did not reach the knock-out stage of the tournament and was placed last in their group.

Hiram officially made his debut with the senior national team May 31, 2013 against Nigeria, in the Reliant Stadium, coming in for Francisco Javier Rodríguez at half time. The match ended in a 2-2 tie for Mexico.

2013 Confederations Cup[edit]

Hiram Mier was selected by coach Jose Manuel de la Torre to dispute the Confederation Cup held in Brazil. He made his debut in the Confederations cup against Italy[5] coming in as a substitute for Javier Aquino in the 53' minute of the match. Mier also played the full 90' minutes against Brazil[6] and Japan[7] playing as a Right Back.

2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying[edit]

Hiram Mier only played one 2014 World Cup qualifying match against arch rivals, United States; September 10, 2013 in the Columbus Crew Stadium [8] in which Mexico lost 0-2. Hiram Mier was selected as one of the domestic league players to dispute the Intercontinental Play-off against New Zealand by new coach Miguel Herrera,[9] however an injury caused by a right knee ligament rupture during a League match left him out for 7 months[10] missing the 2014 World Cup also.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 12 November 2013[11]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mexico League Cup North America Total
2010–11 Monterrey Primera Division 25 0 - - 10 0 35 0
2011–12 31 0 - - 7 1 38 1
2012–13 31 0 - - 6 1 37 1
Total Mexico 87 0 - - 23 1 110 2

Country[edit]

Senior International Appearances[edit]

As of 2 July 2014 [12]

U-23 International Appearances[edit]

[13]

U-23 International Goals[edit]

[14]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 June 2012 Hyères, France  Turkey 0–2 0–3 2012 Toulon Tournament

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Monterrey

Country[edit]

Mexico
Mexico U23

References[edit]

External links[edit]