Jonathan Espericueta

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Espericueta and the second or maternal family name is Escamilla.
Jonathan Espericueta
Personal information
Full name Jorge Jonathan Espericueta Escamilla
Date of birth (1994-08-09) 9 August 1994 (age 19)
Place of birth Monterrey, Mexico
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Villarreal B (loan from UANL)
Youth career
2008–2012 UANL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– UANL 0 (0)
2014 Villarreal B (loan) 6 (1)
National team
2011 Mexico U17 7 (2)
2013 Mexico U20 7 (2)
2014- Mexico U21 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 29, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 29, 2014

Jorge Jonathan Espericueta Escamilla (born 9 August 1994) is a Mexican footballer who plays as a midfielder for Villarreal CF B in the Segunda División B, on loan from UANL.

Jonathan Espericueta was part of the Mexican U-17 team who won the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup hosted in Mexico. Espericueta was a vital part of the team, playing all 7 matches and scoring 2 goals in the tournament, One of the goals being a memorable olympic goal against Germany in the semifinal to equalize the score.

Club career[edit]


Espericueta made his debut for Tigres de la UANL on 18 September 2012 against Real Estelí in the 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League in which he came on as a 69th minute substitute for Abraham Stringel and scored the equalizer for UANL in the 89th minute to help them to a 1–1 draw.[1]

Espericueta never made a league debut with Tigres, however he did play 5 Copa MX matches with the team.

Villarreal B[edit]

On January 31, 2014 it was announced that Espericueta was loaned out to Villarreal B for 1 year.[2]

Espercueta made his league debut February 22, 2014 against Espanyol B coming in as a substitute for Sergio Marcos González in the 60' minute of the game.[3] Espericueta made his first goal for the team April 26, 2014 against CF Badalona. the game ended in a 1-0 win for Villareal B.[4]

International career[edit]

Mexico U-17[edit]

Espericueta was part of the Mexican team that participated in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He was one of Mexico's most important players during the tournament and was awarded the Adidas Silver Ball as the tournament's second best player. Espericueta scored his first goal in the tournament against Congo in the group stage. In the semifinals, Espericueta scored the 2-2 equalizer against Germany. The goal was scored directly from a corner kick. Mexico would end up winning the tournament beating Uruguay in the final.

Mexico U-20[edit]

Espericueta was selected to play the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in which he made 3 appearances and managed to score one goal in the final against United States Mexico won the match 3-1 and were crowned champions of the tournament. He was part of the Mexican team that participated in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Espericueta managed to appear in all 4 matches, and scored a free kick against Greece. Mexico were eliminated by Spain in the knockout stage. Espericueta also appeared in the 2013 and 2014 editions of the Toulon Tournament.

Career Statistics[edit]


As of 28 July 2014
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mexico League Copa MX North America Total
2012-13 Tigres Liga MX 0 0 5 0 2 1 7 1
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
2013–14 Villarreal B Segunda División B 6 1 - - 6 1
Total Mexico 0 0 5 0 2 1 7 1
Spain 6 1 - - 6 1
Career total 6 1 5 0 2 1 13 2


U-17 Appearances[edit]

U-17 Goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition[5]
1. 21 June 2011 Estadio Morelos, Morelia, Mexico  Congo 1–0 2–1 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup
2. 7 July 2011 Estadio Corona, Torreon, Mexico  Germany 2–2 3–2 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup

U-20 Appearances[edit]


U-20 Goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition[7]
1. 3 March 2013 Estadio Cuauhtemoc, Puebla, Mexico  United States 3–1 3–1 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
2. 22 June 2013 Kamil Ocak Stadium, Gaziantep, Turkey  Greece 1–1 1–2 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup



Mexico Mexico U-17

Champion : 2011

Mexico Mexico U-20

Champion : 2012
Champion : 2013



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