Mexico national under-23 football team

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Mexico U-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) El Tricolor (The Tricolor)
Association Mexican Football Federation
(Federación Mexicana de Fútbol)
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Raúl Gutiérrez
Top scorer Marco Fabián (15)
FIFA code MEX
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 7–1 Mexico 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; May 30, 1928)
Biggest win
Mexico Mexico 7–1 Trinidad and Tobago 
(Carson, United States; March 23, 2012)
Biggest defeat
 East Germany 7–0 Mexico 
(Bavaria, Germany; September 5, 1972)
Records for Competitive matches only
Olympics
Appearances 10 (First in 1928)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg : 2012
Olympic medal record
Men's football
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Team

The Mexico national under-23 football team, is controlled by the Mexican Football Federation and represents Mexico in competitions like the Pan American Games and the Olympic Games, and their respective qualification phases.

The roster can be augmented with three "over-age" players, ostensibly possessing veteran experience, during Olympic competition, in accordance with FIFA regulations.

Mexico won the gold medal in 2012 Summer Olympics, their first Olympic medal in association football.[1]

Olympic Football Tournament[edit]

Year Round Position MP W D L GF GA
Spain 1992 Group Stage 10th 3 0 3 0 3 3
United States 1996 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 1 2 1 2 3
Australia 2000 Did Not Qualify
Greece 2004 Group Stage 10th 3 1 1 1 3 3
China 2008 Did Not Qualify
United Kingdom 2012 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 12 4
Total 1 Medal 4/6 16 7 7 2 20 13

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

  • From 1928-1988 Mexico was represented by its senior team

Honours[edit]

  • Pan American Games
    • Gold Medal (4): 1967, 1975, 1999, 2011
    • Silver Medal (3): 1955, 1995, 1991
    • Bronze Medal (2): 2003, 2007

Schedule and results[edit]

Recent and upcoming games[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score1 Competition Scorers for Mexico
July 26, 2012 Newcastle, United Kingdom  South Korea 0-0 SO
July 29, 2012 Coventry, United Kingdom  Gabon 2-0 SO dos Santos Goal 63', Goal 90+1'
August 1, 2012 Cardiff, United Kingdom   Switzerland 1-0 SO Peralta Goal 69'
August 4, 2012 London, United Kingdom  Senegal 4-2 (a.e.t) SO Enríquez Goal 10', Aquino Goal 62', dos Santos Goal 98', Herrera Goal 109'
August 7, 2012 London, United Kingdom  Japan 3-1 SO Fabián Goal 30', Peralta Goal 65', Cortés Goal 90'
August 11, 2012 London, United Kingdom  Brazil 2-1 SO Peralta Goal 1' Goal 75'[2]
Key

Mexico's Record Against Other Olympic Nations[edit]

As of 12 July 2013[citation needed]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against  % Won
 Antigua and Barbuda 1 1 0 0 8 0 100.0%
 Argentina 13 2 4 7 13 33 15.4%
 Australia 2 0 2 0 2 2 50.0%
 Bahamas 1 1 0 0 3 0 100.0%
 Belarus 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.0%
 Bermuda 8 5 1 2 20 7 62.5%
 Bolivia 2 1 1 0 2 1 50.0%
 Brazil 7 1 2 4 6 12 14.3%
 Bulgaria 1 0 0 1 1 2 00.0%
 Canada 12 7 3 2 22 8 58.3%
 Chile 2 1 1 0 4 2 50.0%
 Colombia 12 6 3 3 20 11 50.0%
 Costa Rica 16 11 3 2 38 12 68.75%
 Cuba 15 10 3 2 36 11 66.7%
 Curaçao 6 3 1 2 7 7 50.0%
 Denmark 7 2 1 4 16 27 28.5%
 Dominican Republic 1 0 0 1 1 2 0.0%
 Ecuador 1 1 0 0 2 0 100.0%
 El Salvador 1 1 0 0 5 0 100.0%
 Finland 7 7 0 0 15 3 100.0%
 France 4 0 1 3 2 8 0.0%
 Gabon 10 5 2 3 13 13 50.0%
 Germany 10 1 4 5 7 13 10.0%
 Ghana 10 5 2 3 13 13 50.0%
 Great Britain 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.0%
 Greece 2 0 1 1 2 3 00.0%
 Guatemala 8 6 1 1 23 7 75.0%
 Guinea 22 8 2 12 31 47 36.4%
 Haiti 22 8 2 12 31 47 36.4%
 Honduras 22 8 2 12 31 47 36.4%
 Hungary 9 2 2 5 31 47 22.2%
 Iran 11 8 3 0 30 8 72.7%
 Israel 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.0%
 Italy 3 0 1 2 1 4 0.0%
 Israel 9 4 4 1 15 6 44.4%
 Jamaica 37 9 10 18 50 80 24.3%
 Japan 6 4 1 1 14 5 66.7%
 Mali 2 2 0 0 5 1 100.0%
 Morocco 1 1 0 0 7 0 100.0%
 Myanmar 1 1 0 0 2 0 100.0%
 Netherlands 4 2 1 1 5 2 50.0%
 Nicaragua 4 4 0 0 5 0 100.0%
 Nigeria 16 15 0 1 66 11 93.7%
 Panama 7 5 1 1 15 6 71.4%
 Paraguay 3 2 1 0 8 3 66.6%
 Peru 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0%
 Puerto Rico 16 8 5 3 27 16 50.0%
 Romania 15 7 5 3 19 15 46.7%
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5 2 1 2 8 7 40.0%
 Senegal 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0%
 South Korea 1 1 0 0 4 0 100.0%
 Soviet Union 12 2 6 4 13 18 16.7%
 Spain 15 1 4 10 8 24 6.7%
 Sudan 3 2 1 0 5 2 66.7%
 Suriname 4 2 1 1 6 2 50.0%
  Switzerland 3 3 0 0 10 2 100.0%
 Trinidad and Tobago 4 2 1 1 6 3 50.0%
 Turkey 3 2 1 0 9 3 66.7%
 Uruguay 33 11 7 15 36 61 33.3%
 United States 18 8 5 5 25 18 44.4%
 Venezuela 1 1 0 0 2 0 100.0%

Olympic Games History[edit]

Football at the Summer Olympics
Year Round Score Result
1992 Round 1  Denmark 1 – 1 Mexico Mexico Draw
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 1  Australia Draw
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 1  Ghana Draw
1996 Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 0  Italy Win
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 0 – 0  South Korea Draw
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 1  Ghana Draw
Quarterfinals Mexico Mexico 0 – 2  Nigeria Loss
2004 Round 1  Mali 0 – 0 Mexico Mexico Draw
Round 1  South Korea 1 – 0 Mexico Mexico Loss
Round 1  Greece 2 – 3 Mexico Mexico Win
2012 Round 1 Mexico Mexico 0 – 0  South Korea Draw
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 2 – 0  Gabon Win
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 0   Switzerland Win
Quarterfinals Mexico Mexico 4 – 2  Senegal Win
Semifinals Mexico Mexico 3 – 1  Japan Win
Gold Medal Match  Brazil 1 – 2 Mexico Mexico Win

Current squad[edit]

The following players were selected for the friendly match against Brazil on 29 March 2015.

No. Pos. Player Date of Birth (age) Club
1GK Luis Cárdenas (1993-09-15) 15 September 1993 (age 21) Mexico Monterrey
1GK Gibran Lajud (1993-12-25) 25 December 1993 (age 21) Mexico Tijuana
2DF Carlos Salcedo (1993-09-29) 29 September 1993 (age 21) Mexico Guadalajara
2DF Hedgardo Marín (1993-02-21) 21 February 1993 (age 22) Mexico Guadalajara
2DF Rodolfo Pizarro (1994-10-15) 15 October 1994 (age 20) Mexico Pachuca
2DF José Abella (1994-02-10) 10 February 1994 (age 21) Mexico Santos Laguna
2DF Antonio Briseño (1994-02-02) 2 February 1994 (age 21) Mexico UANL
2DF Josecarlos Van Rankin (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 21) Mexico UNAM
2DF Bernardo Hernández (1993-06-10) 10 June 1993 (age 21) Mexico Monterrey
2DF Jorge Caballero (1994-01-25) 25 January 1994 (age 21) Mexico Monterrey
3MF Daniel Hernández (1994-02-16) 16 February 1994 (age 21) Mexico Atlante
3MF Raúl López (1993-02-23) 23 February 1993 (age 22) Mexico Guadalajara
3MF Armando Zamorano (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 21) Mexico Morelia
3MF Alonso Escoboza (1993-01-22) 22 January 1993 (age 22) Mexico Santos Laguna
3MF Pedro Hernández (1993-08-27) 27 August 1993 (age 21) Mexico Tijuana
3MF Kevin Escamilla (1994-12-15) 15 December 1994 (age 20) Mexico UNAM
4FW Carlos Fierro (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 20) Mexico Guadalajara
4FW Erick Torres (1993-01-19) 19 January 1993 (age 22) Mexico Guadalajara
4FW Ángel Zaldívar (1993-06-21) 21 June 1993 (age 21) Mexico Tepic
4FW Marco Bueno (1994-03-31) 31 March 1994 (age 21) Mexico Toluca
  • * All dates of births can be confirmed here.[3]

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Mexico U-23 squad within last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Richard Sánchez (1994-04-05) April 5, 1994 (age 21) Mexico UANL 2014 Toulon Tournament
DF Carlos Guzmán (1994-05-19) 19 May 1994 (age 20) Mexico Morelia 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games
DF Gil Burón (1994-06-11) 11 June 1994 (age 20) Mexico Querétaro 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games
DF Luis Solorio (1994-08-01) 1 August 1994 (age 20) Mexico Tepic 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Arturo González (1994-09-05) 5 September 1994 (age 20) Mexico Atlas v.  Brazil, 29 March 2015 INJ
MF Alfonso Tamay (1993-05-13) 13 May 1993 (age 21) Mexico Puebla 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games
MF Jonathan Espericueta (1994-08-09) 9 August 1994 (age 20) Mexico UANL 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games
MF Uvaldo Luna (1993-12-21) 21 December 1993 (age 21) Mexico UANL 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games
MF Carlos Treviño (1993-04-19) 19 April 1993 (age 22) Mexico Atlas 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Marcelo Gracia (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 21) Mexico Monterrey 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Julio Gómez (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 20) Mexico UAT 2014 Toulon Tournament
FW Martín Zúñiga (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 22) Mexico América 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games
FW Luis Loroña (1993-06-21) 21 June 1993 (age 21) Mexico Puebla 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games (Injury)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irvin, Duncan (11 August 2012). "Mexico Wins Soccer Gold Medal, 2-1". New York Times. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oribe Peralta paints Mexico gold". ESPN. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "LA SELECCIÓN NACIONAL SUB21 SE CONCENTRÓ EN VERACRUZ". FMF (in Spanish).