César Montes

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César Montes
César Montes MEX-KOR Rio2016.jpg
Montes at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full name César Jasib Montes Castro[1]
Date of birth (1997-02-24) 24 February 1997 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Center back
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
2013–2014 Pob. Miguel Alemán
2014–2015 Monterrey
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Monterrey 120 (8)
National team
2018– Mexico U21 4 (0)
2016– Mexico U23 6 (0)
2017– Mexico 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:38, 03 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 04:13, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

César Jasib Montes Castro (born 24 February 1997)[2] is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a defender for Liga MX club Monterrey.

Club career[edit]


During a youth league playoff match with Pob. Miguel Alemán against Monterrey, he caught the attention of the opposing team.[3] He was eventually brought onto Monterrey's youth team and on 2 August 2015, Montes played his first match with Monterrey against Portuguese team Benfica on the inauguration of the Estadio BBVA Bancomer. Montes came in as a substitute for the second half, and at the 48th minute he scored the first ever-goal in the Estadio BBVA Bancomer. Monterrey defeated Benfica 3–0.[4]

Montes made his official debut for Monterrey on 29 July 2015, against Correcaminos UAT in an Apertura 2015 Copa MX group stage match, where Monterrey defeated Correcaminos 3–1.[5]

On 6 October 2018, he would score Monterrey's only goal in a 2–1 loss against Cruz Azul off of a set-piece, being subbed out a bit soon after for an apparent injury after falling awkwardly on the ground.[6]

Clásico Regiomontano

Clásico Regiomontano matches against crosstown rivals Tigres UANL have proven to be significant for Montes, scoring three goals against them to date.[7] He would make his league debut on 19 September 2015 against Tigres UANL, contributing a 40-meter long ball assist to Rogelio Funes Mori to score the only goal for Monterrey where they lost Monterrey lost 3–1.[8] On 14 May 2016, he would score Monterrey's only goal of the second leg of the Clausura 2016 Liguilla quarter-final against Tigres UANL, losing 2–1, but with an aggregate score of 4–3 in favor of Monterrey to allow them move onto the semi-final against América.[9] On 29 October 2016, he would tie the game against Tigres UANL, 1–1.[10] On 21 April 2017, Montes scored the only goal in a 1–0 victory over Tigres UANL.[11]

International career[edit]

Mexico U-21[edit]

Montes playing against South Korea in the 2016 Summer Olympics

He was part of the roster that participated in the 2018 Toulon Tournament.[12] He would go on to appear in all group stage matches including the semi-final, except for the final where Mexico would go to lose 1–2 against England since he picked up an injury in the previous match against Turkey.[13] He would go on to be included in the Best XI team of the tournament.[14]

Mexico U-23[edit]

On 7 July 2016, Montes was named in Mexico's 21-man squad that would participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[15] He would appear in all of Mexico's group stage matches but Mexico would finish third in their group and were thus eliminated from the competition.

Mexico national football team[edit]

He was called up by the senior national team to participate in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[16] He would make his debut on 13 July 2017 during a group stage match against Jamaica, coming in as a substitute for Rodolfo Pizarro at half-time, finishing the game at 0–0.[17]

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 6 October 2018[18]
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Monterrey 2015–16 Liga MX 33 1 4 1 37 2
2016–17 33 4 6 0 2 1 41 5
2017–18 27 0 10 0 37 0
2018–19 21 2 1 0 6 0 28 2
Total 114 6 21 1 8 1 143 8
Career total 114 6 21 1 8 1 143 8


As of match played 6 September 2017[19]
Mexico national team
Year Apps Goals
2017 5 0
2019 4 0
Total 9 0

Style of play[edit]

A ball-playing defender that has shown maturity despite at a young age, Montes has a great range of passing, and has shown on a few occasions that he’s able to pick out long-range passes, can execute a well-timed, and accurate, slide tackle, has shown he is capable of contributing goals in set-pieces, and is good in the air and able to deal with high balls into the box. Although he is far from the quickest and his strength isn’t particularly impressive considering his size.[20][21][22]








  1. ^ a b c "César Jasib Montes Castro". Ligamx.net. FMF. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  2. ^ Montes, César (22 August 2015). "Montes stats by Liga MX" (in Spanish). Liga MX. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  3. ^ "ENTREVISTA: "Que nadie les diga que no lo pueden lograr": Cesar Jasib Montes". Triunfodeportivo.com. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  4. ^ Hernández Rosete, Sahid (2 August 2015). "Rayados goleó a Benfica en inauguración". Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  5. ^ Rafalowski, Alan (3 August 2015). "César Montes, inscrito en la historia de Rayados con 1er gol en nuevo estadio". ESPN Deportes. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  6. ^ Cañada, Iván (6 October 2018). "La perfección en casa permite a Cruz Azul recuperar el liderato". ESPN. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  7. ^ Méndez, Jessika (22 April 2017). "César Montes, la pesadilla de Tigres". Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  8. ^ Vanegas, Fernando (20 September 2015). "Se lleva Tigres el Clásico regio". Nnc.mx. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Cardiaco pase de Monterrey; elimina con polémica a Tigres". Excelsior. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Tigres vs Rayados de Monterrey (1-1): resumen, resultado y goles". Mexico.as.com. 30 October 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  11. ^ Méndez, Jessika (22 April 2017). "César Montes, la pesadilla de Tigres". Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Revelan convocatoria del Tri Sub-21 para el torneo Esperanzas de Toulon". ESPN. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  13. ^ "César Montes se perderá la Final de Toulon". Medio Tiempo. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  14. ^ a b "L'équipe type du Festival International Espoirs 2018" (in French). Toulon Tournament. 11 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Definida la convocatoria del Tri para Juegos Olímpicos". Medio Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Lista la convocatoria de México para la Copa Oro". Marca. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Debuta César Montes con la Selección Mexicana". ESPN. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  18. ^ "C. MONTES". Soccerway.
  19. ^ "Montes, César". National Football Teams. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  20. ^ Hernandez, Cesar (23 April 2016). "Cesar Montes, Javier Eduardo Lopez and Alexis Vega's El Tri claims". ESPN. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  21. ^ Harrison, Thomas. "Scout Report: César Montes Monterrey's young defensive jewel". Outsideoftheboot.com. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  22. ^ Marshall, Tom (30 December 2016). "Lozano, Pineda, Montes, Pizarro and Aguirre are El Tri's ones to watch". ESPN. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  23. ^ "César Montes Ganó el Balón de Oro al Mejor Novato". Ligabancomer.mx. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2018.

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