Jesús Padilla

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Jesús Padilla
Personal information
Full name Jesús Andrés Padilla Cisneros
Date of birth (1987-03-03) March 3, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth San Jose, California, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2001–2006 Guadalajara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2014 Guadalajara 31 (1)
2008–2009 Tapatio (loan) 5 (6)
2009–2010 Chivas USA (loan) 37 (7)
2011–2012 La Piedad (loan) 28 (7)
2013 La Piedad (loan) 16 (1)
2013 Dorados (loan) 12 (2)
2014 Ballenas Galeana (loan) 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 4, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jesús Padilla (born March 3, 1987 in San Jose, California) is a Mexican-American football player.

Career[edit]

Padilla was born and raised in San Jose, California and moved to Guadalajara with his parents when he was fourteen. He joined the youth academy of Guadalajara in 2001 and, having been a part of the academy system for five years, made his professional debut on August 8, 2006 in a 1-0 loss to Deportivo Toluca.

Padilla moved on loan to sister club Chivas USA of Major League Soccer on August 17, 2009. He remained with Chivas USA until the club declined his contract option on March 11, 2011.[1]

In June 2011, he was loaned to CF La Piedad in México. He scored eight goals in twenty-nine matches in Liga de Ascenso.

Padilla remained with Guadalajara for the Apertura of the 2012-13 Liga MX season. He made seven appearances, five of them as a substitute, in addition to a CONCACAF Champions League appearance. He was loaned to Piedad again for the Clasura portion of the season.[2]

Nationality issue[edit]

Although he was born in the United States, according to Article 30 of the Mexican Constitution, he was born Mexican as he is the son of Mexicans born in a foreign country. Chivas owner Jorge Vergara's take on the nationality question is simple: "We go by the definition in the Constitution," Vergara says. "Mexican law says that you are a Mexican if you are born outside Mexico and both parents are Mexican."[3]

Statistics[edit]

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
200607 Guadalajara Primera División 2 0 - - - - - - 2 0
200708 11 0 - - - - - - 11 0
2008–09 Universidad de Guadalajara (loan) Primera División A 11 0 - - - - - - 11 0
200809 Guadalajara Primera División de México 13 2 - - - - - - 13 2
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2009 Chivas USA (loan) Major League Soccer 11 1 3 2 2 0 - - 16 3
2010 26 6 0 0 - - - - 26 6
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
2011–12 CF La Piedad (loan) Liga de Ascenso 28 8 - - 1 1 - - 29 8
2012–13 Guadalajara Liga MX 7 0 - - - - 1 0 8 0
2012–13 La Piedad Ascenso MX 16 1 2 0 - - - - 18 1
2013–14 Dorados Ascenso MX 12 2 6 2 - - - - 18 4
Total Mexico 100 13 8 2 1 1 1 0 110 16
USA 37 7 3 2 2 0 0 0 42 9
Career total 137 20 11 4 3 1 1 0 152 25

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