Antonio Pedroza

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Antonio Pedroza
Personal information
Full name Antonio Michael Pedroza Whitham
Date of birth (1991-02-20) 20 February 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Chester, Cheshire, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Olmedo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Chiapas 12 (0)
2011–2012 Crystal Palace 4 (0)
2012–2013 Morelia (loan) 8 (1)
2013–2015 Cruz Azul Hidalgo 19 (2)
2014–2015 Herediano (loan) 15 (1)
2015 Cruz Azul 4 (0)
2016 Herediano (loan) 13 (2)
2016–2017 Toluca 3 (0)
2018– Olmedo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:49, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Antonio Michael Pedroza Whitham (born 20 February 1991) is an English-Mexican professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ecuadorian club C.D. Olmedo.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]

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,[2] 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.[3] 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.

In July 2014 he signed with C.S. Herediano of the Costa Rican Primera División on a six-month loan. He was presented to media by the club the next month on 7 August.[4]

Ecuador[edit]

In January 2018, Pedroza joined C.D. Olmedo of the Ecuadorian second tier.[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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beattie, Chris (12 July 2011). "Why Mexican football is split over Tottenham signing Antonio Pedroza"[permanent dead link]. Tribal Football. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Mexican striker Antonio Pedroza Whitman is first signing of summer for less than £1 million". Mirror Football. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Crystal Palace to step in for Pedroza as Spurs deal falls over"[permanent dead link]. tribalfootball. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  4. ^ Corella V., Randall (7 August 2014). "Herediano presentó al mexicano Antonio Pedroza y a Keven Alemán como nuevos refuerzos". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Olmedo contrata a delantero nacido en Inglaterra". Estadio (in Spanish). 18 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Antonio Pedroza stats". ESPN Soccernet.

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