Peralta playing for Santos Laguna in 2012
|Full name||Oribe Peralta Morones|
|Date of birth||12 January 1984|
|Place of birth||Torreón, Mexico|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|2008–2009||→ Chiapas (loan)||35||(12)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Peralta began his professional career with Monarcas Morelia in 2003, only managing two league appearances before making moves to León and Monterrey in 2004 and 2006. Peralta was then sold to Santos Laguna, then loaned out to Chiapas in 2008. After he returned from loan, Peralta was a mainstay with Santos Laguna for the next five years, playing in over 200 matches and scoring over 70 goals. In May 2014 Peralta made a high profile move to Club América.
A Mexico international since 2005, Peralta did not become a regular call-up until 2011, being one of the over-aged reinforcements who won the 2011 Pan American Games with the under-22 squad. He scored two goals in the gold medal match at the 2012 Olympic football tournament against Brazil, which was the first Olympic gold medal for Mexico in football.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Club career
- 3 International career
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 Personal life
- 6 Sponsorship
- 7 Honours
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Oribe Peralta was born in a small town near Torreón, Coahuila named "La Partida" to Miguel Ángel Peralta and Julieta Morones. His younger brother Obed Peralta was also a footballer who played for Club Tijuana when they were in the second division.
At the age of 13, Peralta joined his first football team Los Vagos from his home town. In 1998, when he was in high school, he made the official town team of "La Partida" to play against other Municipalities in Torreon. He managed to join CESIFUT (Centro de Sinergia Futbolista) [Synergy Center of Football] and after a year he fractured his ankle which left him immobile for a year. After months of recuperation, Peralta managed to get into Alacranes de Durango, a professional team and drew the attention of C.D. Guadalajara's head coach Oscar Ruggeri, who took him to Guadalajara for a trial. He would then receive an invitation from Monarcas Morelia, where manager Rubén Omar Romano gave him a try out with the team in which he debuted.
A native of Torreón, Oribe Peralta made his debut for Monarcas Morelia on 22 February 2003, coming in as a substitute in the second half of a league match against Club América, which ended in a 1–2 defeat. Peralta then played his second match of his first season against Cruz Azul. For the next two seasons Peralta did not see any action, and was transferred to León of the second division. He made 33 appearances and scored ten goals, winning the Clausura tournament with the club in 2004.
After playing for León, Peralta joined Monterrey to play with them for the next two seasons. Peralta made his debut for Monterrey against UANL in the second half as a substitute in the 2–6 defeat. In his second match, he scored his first goal of his career in the first division after coming in as a substitute, scoring the second goal of the match against Cruz Azul, with Monterrey going on to win the match 3–0. Peralta ended his first season with five goals in 22 matches and making it to the final. Monterrey would go on to lose against UNAM.
Peralta then started his second season at the club as a substitute. For the next four matches, he was used as a substitute until he made his second start against Puebla, scoring his second goal of the season. He ended the season with four goals. For the next two seasons, Peralta received less playing time, only managing to score two goals in 22 matches.
In 2006, Peralta moved to Santos Laguna. He made his debut against Monterrey - his former club - scoring his first goal in his first start of the season. Peralta ended the season with three goals in 17 matches and two assists.
Return to Santos Laguna
After his successful loan spell, Peralta returned to Santos Laguna in 2010. He was Santos Laguna's main striker and went on to score 79 goals during his time with the club, as well as winning the Clausura 2008 and 2012 championships.
On 13 May 2014, it was announced that Peralta was sold to América prior to the Apertura tournament. Though details of the transfer where undisclosed, it was believed that América paid US$10 million for Peralta, making his transfer the most expensive in Mexican football history, as well as receiving an annual salary of US$2.5 million.
Peralta made his league debut on 19 July, assisting in Osvaldo Martínez's first goal in América's 2–1 win over León. On 2 August, Peralta scored his first goal for América in the 4–0 victory over Puebla at the Estadio Cuauhtémoc.
2011 Pan American Games
In 2011, Peralta was selected by coach Luis Fernando Tena as one of three over-aged reinforcements for the 2011 Pan American Games. Mexico won the gold medal with Peralta finishing as the tournament's top scorer with six goals. At the start of the tournament, Peralta scored his first goal in a 2–1 win against Ecuador on 19 October. Two days later, He scored a goal in the match against Trinidad and Tobago, which ended in a 1–1 draw. In the third match against Uruguay on 23 October, Peralta scored a goal in Mexico's 5–2 win. Peralta scored a hat-trick against Costa Rica to make it to the final against Argentina in which Mexico won with a score of 1-0.
2012 Summer Olympics
Coach Luis Fernando Tena again called-up Peralta as one of the three over-age reinforcements for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Peralta participated in all of Mexico's matches, playing a vital role in the semi-final match against Japan by scoring in the 65th minute of the game to go up 2–1, with Mexico winning the match 3–1 and advancing to the final. In the gold-medal match against Brazil, Peralta scored in the first 29 seconds of the game, being assisted by Javier Aquino, making it the fastest goal of the Olympics and in any FIFA tournament final. Peralta scored the second goal in the 75th minute, scoring a Marco Fabian free-kick. Mexico won the match 2–1. In total, Peralta made six appearances and was the tournament's third-best goalscorer, and Mexico's top-scorer with four goals in 529 minutes played.
Mexico national team
Peralta made his debut for Mexico coming on as a late substitute during a friendly match against Argentina on 9 March 2005. He was included in the preparations for the 2006 World Cup but did not make the final squad.
Peralta was called up by coach Luis Fernando Tena as one of the five over-aged reinforcements of the Mexican team composed entirely of players under the age of 22 that participated in the 2011 Copa América, though he had a limited role as a reserve.
On 8 May 2014, Peralta was selected for the final 23-man roster participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup by coach Miguel Herrera. He scored the only goal in Mexico's debut match in Natal against Cameroon on 13 June, pouncing on the rebound after goalkeeper Charles Itandje parried Giovani dos Santos' shot after 61 minutes.
|León||2003–04||Primera División A||33||10||—||33||10|
|Guadalajara (loan)||2004–05||Liga MX||0||0||—||4||0||—||4||0|
|Santos Laguna||2006–07||Liga MX||35||4||—||35||4|
|Chiapas (loan)||2008–09||Liga MX||19||6||—||19||6|
|1.||10 August 2011||Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, United States||United States||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|2.||25 January 2012||Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States||Venezuela||3–1||3–1||Friendly|
|3.||12 October 2012||BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States||Guyana||2–0||5–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||16 October 2012||Estadio Corona, Torreón, Mexico||El Salvador||1–0||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||14 August 2013||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Ivory Coast||2–0||4–1||Friendly|
|7.||6 September 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Honduras||1–0||1–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8.||11 October 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Panama||1–0||2–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9.||15 October 2013||Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica||Costa Rica||1–1||1–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|#||30 October 2013||Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States||Finland||3–1||4–2||Unofficial Friendly|
|10.||13 November 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||New Zealand||3–0||5–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|12.||20 November 2013||Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand||New Zealand||1–0||4–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|15.||29 January 2014||Alamodome, San Antonio, United States||South Korea||1–0||4–0||Friendly|
|16.||13 June 2014||Arena das Dunas, Natal, Brazil||Cameroon||1–0||1–0||2014 FIFA World Cup|
U-23 International Goals
|1.||19 October 2011||Estadio Omnilife, Guadalajara, Mexico||Ecuador||1–1||2–1||2011 Pan American Games|
|2.||21 October 2011||Estadio Omnilife, Guadalajara, Mexico||Trinidad and Tobago||1–1||1–1||2011 Pan American Games|
|3.||23 October 2011||Estadio Omnilife, Guadalajara, Mexico||Uruguay||5–2||5–2||2011 Pan American Games|
|4.||26 October 2011||Estadio Omnilife, Guadalajara, Mexico||Costa Rica||1–0||3–0||2011 Pan American Games|
|7.||1 August 2012||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales||Switzerland||1–0||1–0||2012 Summer Olympics|
|8.||6 August 2012||Wembley Stadium, London, England||Japan||2–1||3–1||2012 Summer Olympics|
|9.||11 August 2012||Wembley Stadium, London, England||Brazil||1–0||2–1||2012 Summer Olympics|
He is married to Mónica Quintana and has two children, Romina and Diego.
Peralta is currently sponsored by German sportswear manufacturer Puma, appearing in various adverts for the company, including the presentation of the new line of boots that would be used during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
- Santos Laguna
- Mexico U23
- Top Scorer at the 2011 Pan American Games
- Best Striker of the Tournament (2): Apertura 2011, Clausura 2012
- Player of the Tournament (1): Clausura 2012
- CONCACAF Champions League Player of the Tournament (1): 2012
- CONCACAF Champions League Top Scorer (1): 2012
- CONCACAF Player of the Year: 2013
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- Alcalá, Hiram (30 May 2014). "Oribe Perlata presenta sus botines para el Mundial" (in Spanish). El Siglo de Torreón. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
- Oribe Peralta Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
- Oribe Peralta at National-Football-Teams.com
- 2014 FIFA World Cup Profile