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
Third 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 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'[4]
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 37.0%
 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 73.8%
 Bolivia 2 1 1 0 2 1 33.3%
 Brazil 7 1 2 4 6 12 33.3%
 Bulgaria 1 0 0 1 1 2 40.0%
 Canada 12 7 3 2 22 8 100.0%
 Chile 2 1 1 0 4 2 40.0%
 Colombia 12 6 3 3 20 11 100.0%
 Costa Rica 16 11 3 2 38 12 100.0%
 Cuba 15 10 3 2 36 11 100.0%
 Curaçao 6 3 1 2 7 7 60.0%
 Denmark 7 2 1 4 16 27 50.0%
 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 8 100.0%
 Gabon 10 5 2 3 13 13 50.0%
 Germany 10 1 4 5 7 13 50.0%
 Ghana 10 5 2 3 13 13 50.0%
 Great Britain 1 1 0 0 2 1 50.0%
 Greece 2 0 1 1 2 3 75.0%
 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 36.4%
 Iran 11 8 3 0 30 8 72.7%
 Israel 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.0%
 Italy 3 0 1 2 1 4 100.0%
 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 66.0%
 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 2 100.0%
 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 46.0%
 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 12.7%
 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 to play men's football at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5]

Caps and goals as of 11 August 2012.

Name Date of birth (age) Club Caps (goals) Home Town
Goalkeepers
1. José de Jesús Corona* (1981-01-26)26 January 1981 (aged 31) Mexico Cruz Azul 14 (0) Guadalajara, Jalisco
18. José Antonio Rodríguez (1992-07-04)4 July 1992 (aged 20) Mexico Guadalajara 5 (0) Guadalajara, Jalisco
Defenders
2. Israel Jiménez (1989-08-13)13 August 1989 (aged 22) Mexico Tijuana 14 (1) Monterrey, Nuevo León
3. Carlos Salcido* (1980-04-02)2 April 1980 (aged 32) Mexico Guadalajara 9 (0) Ocotlán, Jalisco
4. Hiram Mier (1989-08-25)25 August 1989 (aged 22) Mexico Monterrey 20 (1) Monterrey, Nuevo León
5. Dárvin Chávez (1989-11-21)21 November 1989 (aged 22) Mexico Monterrey 24 (0) Zapopan, Jalisco
13. Diego Reyes (1992-09-19)19 September 1992 (aged 19) Portugal Porto 21 (1) Mexico City, Mexico
15. Néstor Vidrio (1989-03-22)22 March 1989 (aged 23) Mexico Guadalajara 12 (0) Guadalajara, Jalisco
16. Miguel Ponce (1989-04-12)12 April 1989 (aged 23) Mexico Toluca 22 (5) Sacramento, California
17. Néstor Araujo (1991-08-29)29 August 1991 (aged 20) Mexico Santos Laguna 11 (0) Guadalajara, Jalisco
Midfielders
6. Héctor Herrera (1990-04-19)19 April 1990 (aged 22) Portugal Porto 16 (2) Tijuana, Baja California
7. Javier Cortés (1989-07-20)20 July 1989 (aged 23) Mexico Pumas UNAM 16 (2) Mexico City, Mexico
8. Marco Fabián (1989-07-21)21 July 1989 (aged 23) Mexico Cruz Azul 21 (15) Zapopan, Jalisco
11. Javier Aquino (1990-02-11)11 February 1990 (aged 22) Spain Rayo Vallecano 28 (1) San Francisco Ixhuatán, Oaxaca
14. Jorge Enríquez (1991-01-08)8 January 1991 (aged 21) Mexico Guadalajara 28 (2) Mexicali, Baja California
Forwards
9. Oribe Peralta* (1984-01-12)12 January 1984 (aged 28) Mexico América 14 (10) Torreón, Coahuila
10. Giovani dos Santos (1989-05-11)11 May 1989 (aged 23) Spain Villarreal 7 (3) Monterrey, Nuevo León
12. Raúl Jiménez (1991-05-05)5 May 1991 (aged 21) Spain Atlético Madrid 12 (1) Tepeji, Hidalgo

Note: Players marked with a * are the three overage players called up as reinforcements

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 Liborio Sánchez (1989-10-09) October 9, 1989 (age 24) Mexico Delfines 2012 Toulon Tournament
GK Hugo González (1990-08-01) August 1, 1990 (age 24) Mexico América 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying
GK Carlos Felipe Rodríguez (1989-04-03) April 3, 1989 (age 25) Mexico Monarcas Morelia v.  Chile, September 7, 2011
DF César Ibáñez (1992-04-01) April 1, 1992 (age 22) Mexico Santos Laguna 2012 Toulon Tournament
DF Hugo Rodríguez (1990-07-08) July 8, 1990 (age 24) Mexico Pachuca 2012 Toulon Tournament
DF Oswaldo Alanís (1989-03-18) March 18, 1989 (age 25) Mexico Santos Laguna v. Mexico Toros Neza, February 22, 2012
MF Cándido Ramírez (1993-06-06) June 6, 1993 (age 21) Mexico Monterrey 2012 Toulon Tournament
MF Jorge Hernández (1989-06-10) June 10, 1989 (age 25) Mexico Pachuca 2012 Toulon Tournament
MF Néstor Calderón (1989-02-14) February 14, 1989 (age 25) Mexico Santos Laguna 2012 Toulon Tournament
MF David Cabrera (1989-09-07) September 7, 1989 (age 24) Mexico UNAM 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying
MF Ricardo Bocanegra (1989-05-03) May 3, 1989 (age 25) Mexico Atlas v.  United States, February 29, 2012
MF Isaác Brizuela (1990-08-28) August 28, 1990 (age 24) Mexico Toluca v. Mexico Toros Neza, February 22, 2012
MF Carlos Orrantía (1991-02-01) February 1, 1991 (age 23) Mexico Toluca 2011 Pan American Games
MF Jesús Zavala (1987-07-21) July 21, 1987 (age 27) Mexico Monterrey 2011 Pan American Games
MF Ulises Dávila (1991-04-13) April 13, 1991 (age 23) Spain Córdoba CF v.  Chile, September 7, 2011
MF Antonio Gallardo (1989-04-19) April 19, 1989 (age 25) Mexico Guadalajara v.  Chile, September 7, 2011
MF Julio Nava (1989-12-29) December 29, 1989 (age 24) Mexico Chiapas v.  Chile, September 7, 2011
MF Édgar Pacheco (1990-01-22) January 22, 1990 (age 24) Mexico UANL v.  Chile, September 7, 2011
MF Jesús Sánchez (1989-08-13) August 13, 1989 (age 25) Mexico Guadalajara v.  Chile, September 7, 2011
FW Alan Pulido (1991-03-08) March 8, 1991 (age 23) Mexico UANL 2012 Toulon Tournament
FW Jerónimo Amione (1990-03-31) March 31, 1990 (age 24) Mexico Cruz Azul 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying
FW Erick Torres (1993-01-19) January 19, 1993 (age 21) United States Chivas USA 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying
FW Jahir Barraza (1990-09-17) September 17, 1990 (age 23) Mexico Club Atlas v.  United States, February 29, 2012
FW Othoniel Arce (1989-11-08) November 8, 1989 (age 24) Mexico Monterrey v. Mexico Toros Neza, February 22, 2012
FW Michel Vázquez (1990-05-15) May 15, 1990 (age 24) Mexico Delfines v.  Chile, September 7, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irvin, Duncan (11 August 2012). "Mexico Wins Soccer Gold Medal, 2-1". New York Times. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Vertelney, Seth (11 August 2012). "Mexico 2-1 Brazil: Peralta double leads El Tri to gold medal". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Gomez, Eric (1 July 2012). "Mexico U23 3-0 Turkey U23: El Tri win their first Toulon tournament". Goal.com. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Oribe Peralta paints Mexico gold". ESPN. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Convocatoria de la Selección Mexicana para Juegos Olímpicos". Mi Selección (in Spanish). 20 June 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.