Aldo de Nigris
de Nigris playing for Monterrey
|Full name||Aldo de Nigris Guajardo|
|Date of birth||July 22, 1983|
|Place of birth||Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|2009||→ Monterrey (loan)||38||(16)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He started his career at the youth divisions of Tigres UANL, the biggest rival of CF Monterrey. Tigres debuted him on Liga MX. Aldo played some irregular seasons with Tigres, Veracruz and Necaxa until he arrived to Monterrey. In the first game after his brother's death he dedicated his only goal to him in an Apertura 2009 playoff game against América on 21 November 2009 in the second minute of the second half. He then scored two goals against Toluca in the semi-final. He also scored in the final against Cruz Azul, giving Monterrey the lead, and eventually dedicating the winning championship to his late brother.
A year later, Aldo would win his second league title with Monterrey, this time against Santos Laguna. On 27 April 2011, Monterrey won the CONCACAF Champions League, where they defeated MLS club Real Salt Lake in the final. De Nigris was their top goal scorer, with four, tied with teammate Humberto Suazo
Return to C.F. Monterrey 2015
On 10 June 2015 Aldo returned to Rayados. Yet the exact amount of the transaction is not known.
He was called up to the Mexico national football team for the friendly matches against Bolivia on 24 February 2010 and New Zealand on 3 March 2010. Mexico defeated Bolivia 5-0, in which de Nigris entered to the game as a substitute. He started in his first game for Mexico against New Zealand, in which he played the first forty-five minutes, until being taken off at half-time. Mexico would win 2-0. Aldo would be left out of Javier Aguirre's 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup due to an ankle injury, in which he took 12 weeks to recover.
2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
De Nigris was named in the 23-man squad to participate in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. On 5 June he scored the second goal in the 5-0 over El Salvador after coming on as a substitute in the second-half. On 9 June de Nigris again scored after coming off the bench in a 5-0 win over Cuba. Three days later, he would score again coming on in the second half in the quarter-final match against Guatemala. After Mexico and Honduras held each other to a 0-0 draw in the semi-final match, de Nigris opened the score in the first half of extra-time, heading in a corner kick. Mexico would win the match 2-0, thus advancing to the final.
Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.
|1.||March 29, 2011||Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States||Venezuela||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|2.||June 1, 2011||Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, United States||New Zealand||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
|3.||June 5, 2011||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, United States||El Salvador||2–0||5–0||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|4.||June 9, 2011||Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, United States||Cuba||3–0||5–0||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|5.||June 18, 2011||New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Guatemala||1–1||2–1||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|6.||June 22, 2011||Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States||Honduras||1–0||2–0||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|7.||May 27, 2012||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Wales||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|9.||June 4, 2013||Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica||Jamaica||1–0||1–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Primera División de México: Apertura 2009, Apertura 2010
- InterLiga: 2010
- CONCACAF Champions League: 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
Aldo is the youngest of three brothers. His oldest brother, Alfonso "Poncho" de Nigris, is an actor and television host. His other brother, the late Antonio "Tano" de Nigris, was also a footballer. On 15 November 2009, Antonio died from a heart attack at the age of 31 in Greece while playing for AE Larissa. He is also of Italian descent.
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- "México 2 - Guatemala 1: Dorado gol de oro del Chicharito para ir a Semis". Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
- "Honduras 0 - México 2: de Nigris puso al Tri en la final" Archived 2016-08-28 at the Wayback Machine. Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
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