Antonio Pedroza

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pedroza and the second or maternal family name is Whitham.
Antonio Pedroza
Personal information
Full name Antonio Michael Pedroza Whitham
Date of birth (1991-02-20) 20 February 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Chester, Cheshire, England
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Toluca
Number 14
Youth career
2007–2010 Chiapas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Chiapas 12 (0)
2011–2013 Crystal Palace 4 (0)
2012–2013 Morelia (loan) 8 (1)
2013–2015 Cruz Azul Hidalgo 19 (2)
2014–2015 Herediano (loan) 19 (5)
2015–2016 Cruz Azul 4 (0)
2016 Herediano 21 (4)
2016– Toluca 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2016.

Antonio Michael Pedroza Whitham (born 20 February 1991) is an English-Mexican professional footballer who plays for Deportivo Toluca in the Liga MX as a striker.

Antonio Pedroza was born in Chester to a Mexican father and an English mother. At the age of two years, he was brought to Miguel Auza, a municipality located in the Mexican state of Zacatecas.

Prior to starting his career, he spent short trial periods with various clubs in Europe such as Premier League clubs Fulham and Arsenal, as well as Spanish La Liga club Atletico de Madrid.[2]

Club career[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Pedroza made his league debut with Jaguares on 24 July 2010 against Necaxa, coming in as a substitute after 45' minutes.

England[edit]

In 2011, there were rumours that Pedroza could potentially join the English club Tottenham Hotspur,[3] However, negotiations for Pedroza eventually fell through and he was left without a club because the Mexican draft had expired meaning he could not re-sign with Jaguares for the 2011–12 season.

He eventually joined south London side Crystal Palace for whom he signed a three-year contract.[4] However, he barely saw action with the Eagles' first team in the 2011–12 season.

Return to Mexico[edit]

Pedroza decided to return to Mexico on a loan with Morelia. After his loan ended he left Palace and England and signed for Liga de Ascenso side Cruz Azul Hidalgo.

Costa Rica[edit]

Pedroza left Mexico in July 2014 and signed with C.S. Herediano of the Costa Rican Primera División. He was presented to media by the club the next month on 7 August.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 30 June 2013[6]

Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chiapas 2010–11 12 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 18 3
Crystal Palace 2011–12 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Morelia 2012–13 8 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 11 5
Cruz Azul Hidalgo 2013–14 19 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 25 3
Herediano 2014 19 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 22 5
Career total 62 8 10 5 9 3 0 0 82 17

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