Érick Aguirre

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Érick Aguirre
Personal information
Full name Érick Germán Aguirre[1]
Date of birth (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth La Ruana, Michoacán, Mexico
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)[1]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 14
Youth career
2012–2015 Morelia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Morelia 37 (2)
2016– Pachuca 70 (2)
National team
2013 Mexico U17 12 (0)
2015 Mexico U20 9 (0)
2016– Mexico U23 2 (0)
2018– Mexico 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2018

Érick Aguirre (born 23 February 1997 in La Ruana, Michoacán) is a Mexican professional footballer who can play as a right back and midfielder for Pachuca.[2]

Starting his youth career with Morelia in 2012, he broke out into the senior Morelia team in 2014. He participated with the team for 2 years before heading over to Pachuca.

He has participated for the Mexico national football team in the U-17, U-20, U-23, and senior levels. He participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

He was listed in The Guardian's list of Next Generation 2014: 40 of the best young talents in world football.[3]

Club career[edit]


Aguirre made his senior debut with Morelia on 8 August 2014, in a 0–0 tie.[4] He would score his first goal with the team on 19 September 2014 in a 3–2 loss against UNAM.[5]


On 8 June 2016, it was declared that Aguirre was purchased by Pachuca.[6] He would score his first goal with the team on 20 January 2018 against Lobos, adding the third tally where Pachuca won 3–1.

International career[edit]

Mexico U-17[edit]

Aguirre participated in the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Panama. With Mexico winning the tournament, the team would go on to qualify to the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Aguirre would also go on to participated in the U-17 World Cup. During the final against Nigeria, he would score an own goal at the 9th minute as Mexico would go on to lose 3–0.

Mexico U-20[edit]

Aguirre was called up by Sergio Almaguer to participate in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica.[7] Mexico would go on winning the tournament.[8] Aguirre was then called up to participate in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup with Mexico in New Zealand, where he would appear in all three group stage matches but Mexico would finish last in the group.[9]

Mexico U-23[edit]

On 18 September 2015, Aguirre was selected by coach Raúl Gutierrez to play in the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship.[10] Mexico would go onto the final, winning 2–0 over Honduras.[11]

On 7 July 2016, Aguirre was named in Mexico's 21-man squad that would participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[12] He would only appear in two group stage matches as Mexico would be eliminated in the group stage.

Mexico national team[edit]

Mexico interim manager, Ricardo Ferretti, called up Aguirre for the first time for September friendlies against Uruguay and the United States.[13] He would make his debut with the national team on 11 September 2018 in a friendly match against the United States, losing 1–0.[14]

Style of play[edit]

Tom Marshall of ESPN described Aguirre as, "The cultured midfielder seems to see the game in slow motion, has an excellent temperament and can also play at right-back, where his passing ability adds an extra element to his team's play in possession."[15]







  1. ^ a b c "Erick Germain Aguirre Tafolla". Ligamx.net. Liga MX. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Érick Germain Aguirre Tafolla". LigaMX.net. LIGA BBVA Bancomer MX. 13 March 1999. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  3. ^ Blight, Garry (14 October 2014). "Next Generation 2014: 40 of the best young talents in world football". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  4. ^ Sierra, Axel (14 August 2014). "Erick Aguirre, motivado por su debut con Monarcas". Quadratin. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Morelia 2 - Pumas 3". ESPN. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Erick Aguirre, una promesa que llega al Pachuca". Univision. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Almaguer define a sus guerreros para el Mundial Sub 20". Excelsior. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  8. ^ "En penales, México se proclama campeón de Premundial sub 20". Excelsior. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  9. ^ "México Sub 20, listo para el Mundial en Nueva Zelanda". Milenio. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  10. ^ Diaz, Rafael (18 September 2015). "MEXICO NAMES SQUAD FOR OLYMPIC QUALIFYING CHAMPIONSHIP". Mexicanfut.com. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Mexico 2, Honduras 0". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Definida la convocatoria del Tri para Juegos Olímpicos". Medio Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  13. ^ Sánchez Camacho, Antonio (29 August 2018). ""Tuca" Ferretti revela convocatoria de México". Mi Morelia. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  14. ^ Martínez, Enrique (11 September 2018). "Con Lainez y Alvarado de titulares y 4 debuts más, así va el Tri vs. EE.UU". Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  15. ^ Marshall, Tom (30 December 2016). "Lozano, Pineda, Montes, Pizarro and Aguirre are El Tri's ones to watch". ESPN. Retrieved 11 October 2018.

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