Jesús Corona (footballer, born 1981)

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For the Mexican footballer born 1993, see Jesús Manuel Corona.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Corona and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.
Jesús Corona
Corona en la Liga MX.jpg
Corona in March 2013
Personal information
Full name José de Jesús Corona Rodríguez
Date of birth (1981-01-26) January 26, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Cruz Azul
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Atlas 47 (0)
2004–2009 Tecos UAG 168 (0)
2009– Cruz Azul 164 (0)
National team
1997 Mexico U-17 3 (0)
2004–2005 Mexico U23 15 (0)
2005– Mexico 34 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 27, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2014

José de Jesús Corona Rodríguez, (born January 26, 1981) is a Mexican footballer who plays for Cruz Azul as a goalkeeper. He is an olympic gold medalist.[1]

Club career[edit]

Corona started his career in F.C. Atlas in 2002, being an important and vital goalkeeper for Atlas. Playing 47 games from 2002 to 2004, he was transferred to Tecos UAG in 2004. He is also well remembered for his stunning performance against Boca Juniors when he played for Guadalajara on loan in the 2005 edition of Copa Libertadores.

On June 16, 2009, Corona signed with Cruz Azul for 3 years. That same year he helped Cruz Azul reach the league final against C.F. Monterrey, finishing runners-up.[2]

International career[edit]

Corona has been capped by the Mexico national football team, and was called up to represent his country at the 2006 World Cup as the second-choice goalkeeper. He did not play in any of Mexico's four games. In 2007 former coach Hugo Sánchez included him in the 23-man squad for the CONCACAF Gold Cup as the third-choice goalkeeper.

He was originally chosen to represent Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup as one of the goalkeepers, but after he participated in a fight in the second leg of the semi-finals of the Clausura 2011 between his team Cruz Azul and the Monarcas Morelia, José Manuel de la Torre, coach of the Mexico national football team, decided to cut him from the squads participating the 2011 Gold Cup and the 2011 Copa América due to violent conduct. He was replaced in the squads by Jonathan Orozco. Corona also was suspended for the first 6 games in the 2011 Apertura season. Yosgart Gutierrez replaced the suspended Corona [3]

He was named as one of the three over-aged players for Mexico at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He was also named as the captain of the squad throughout the tournament. He helped the team reach the final, where they defeated Brazil 2–1 to win their first ever medal, the Gold medal, at Wembley Stadium.[1]





Cruz Azul



  1. ^ a b "Olympics football: Mexico shock Brazil to win gold". 11 August 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Corona firmó por tres años con La Máquina" (in Spanish). June 16, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Corona fuera del Tri" (in Spanish). May 16, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2011. 

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