Carlos Salcedo

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Carlos Salcedo
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Salcedo with Mexico at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Carlos Joel Salcedo Hernández[1]
Date of birth (1993-09-29) 29 September 1993 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Tigres UANL
Number 3
Youth career
2006–2008 Guadalajara
2008–2012 Tigres UANL
2012–2013 Real Salt Lake
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Real Salt Lake 25 (1)
2015–2018 Guadalajara 55 (1)
2016–2017Fiorentina (loan) 18 (0)
2017–2018Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) 20 (0)
2018–2019 Eintracht Frankfurt 4 (0)
2019– Tigres UANL 14 (1)
National team
2014 Mexico U21 5 (1)
2015–2016 Mexico U23 7 (1)
2015– Mexico 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:20, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 March 2019

Carlos Joel Salcedo Hernández (born 29 September 1993) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Liga MX club Tigres UANL and the Mexico national team.

Salcedo began his youth career at C.D. Guadalajara in 2006 and moved to Tigres UANL and then Real Salt Lake, where he started his professional career in 2013. He would return to Guadalajara in 2015, and the following year made his move abroad with loan spells at Fiorentina and Eintracht Frankfurt, making a permanent move with the latter in 2018.

A Mexican international since 2015, Salcedo has represented Mexico at the 2015 Copa América and Copa América Centenario, the 2016 Summer Olympics, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, and 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Having previously played at C.D. Guadalajara's and Tigres UANL's youth academy teams, Salcedo joined Major League Soccer club Real Salt Lake's academy in January 2012. In August of the same year he began training with the first-team squad.[2] Salcedo signed a home grown player contract with Salt Lake in January 2013, having met the minimum requirement to be defined as "home grown" of one year academy training.

Real Salt Lake[edit]

On 4 May 2013, Salcedo made his professional MLS debut for Real Salt Lake as a substitute against Vancouver Whitecaps, ending in a 2–0 win entering as a substitute in the 89th minute.[3] In the second half of the 2013 season he was a regular starter for Salt Lake starting 12 games by season's end.

Guadalajara[edit]

On 6 January 2015, Mexican club Guadalajara officially announced the signing of Salcedo.[4] Salcedo made his debut for the club in a 2–1 win at home against Pumas UNAM in which he played the first 60 minutes.[5] On 1 March, Salcedo scored his first goal in a 3–0 win at home against Monterrey in which he played the full 90 minutes.[6]

Fiorentina (loan)[edit]

On 21 August 2016, Italian club Fiorentina announced they had acquired Salcedo on loan, with the option to purchase the player at the end of the deal.[7] Salcedo made his debut with Fiorentina on 15 September against PAOK in their 0–0 draw in the Europa League.[8] He made his Serie A debut ten days later against Milan in a 0–0 draw.[9]

Eintracht Frankfurt (loan)[edit]

On 13 June 2017, Salcedo joined German side Eintracht Frankfurt on an initial loan from Guadalajara with an option to buy.[10] Salcedo's Bundesliga debut came on 9 September against Borussia Mönchengladbach which ended in a 1–0 win for Eintracht Frankfurt.[11]

In April 2018, Salcedo was listed as one of three center-backs nominated for the Bundesliga Team of the Season, alongside Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng.[12] On 14 May, Eintracht Frankfurt announced they had signed Salcedo to a four year contract, tying him to the club until 2022.[13] On 19 May, Salcedo won the DFB-Pokal with Eintracht Frankfurt after they defeated Bayern Munich 3–1 in the final.[14]

Eintracht Frankfurt[edit]

On 12 August 2018, Salcedo played in his first competitive game of the season in Frankfurt’s 5–0 loss to Bayern Munich for the DFL-Supercup.[15] On 1 September, during a league match against Werder Bremen, which Frankfurt lost 2–1, Salcedo suffered a high ankle sprain, meaning he would be ruled out of action for an undetermined amount of time.[16][17] On 2 December, he reappeared as an unused substitute in Frankfurt’s 2–1 loss to Wolfsburg.[18] Six days later, he made his return to the starting eleven in Frankfurt’s 1–0 loss to Hertha Berlin.[19]

Tigres UANL[edit]

On 22 January 2019, amidst much speculation, Tigres UANL announced via social media the signing of Salcedo to a four-year contract,[20] being handed the number 3 which had previously been worn by Juninho, who had retired at the conclusion of the 2018 Apertura.[21] He had previously cited personal and family issues as the main reasons for returning to Mexico.[22][23]

International career[edit]

Mexico U-21[edit]

Salcedo was called up by Raúl Gutiérrez to participate in the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games.[24] He went on to appear in four matches as Mexico won the tournament.[25]

Mexico U-23[edit]

On 18 September 2015, Salcedo was once again selected by coach Raúl Gutiérrez to play in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship.[26] He appeared in four matches, winning the tournament and a berth to the Summer Olympics.[27]

On 7 July 2016, Salcedo was named in Mexico's 21-man squad for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[28] He appeared in all three group stage matches, scoring the fourth goal in a 5–1 defeat of Fiji,[29] though Mexico failed to make it out of the group after finishing in third.[30]

Mexico national team[edit]

On 15 April 2015, Salcedo made his debut for Mexico in a friendly game against the United States.[31][32] On 15 June, he made his competitive debut for Mexico in a 3–3 draw against Copa America host-nation Chile, coming on as a substitute in the 71st minute for Adrián Aldrete.[33]

On 8 June 2017, Salcedo was named in Mexico's 23-man squad for the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.[34] On 21 June, during Mexico's second group stage match against New Zealand, Salcedo was taken off during the first half after sustaining a shoulder injury following a collision with striker Chris Wood. He was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the tournament.[35]

On 27 March 2018, during a friendly match against Croatia he would pick up a fractured left collarbone injury, putting in risk a call up for the FIFA World Cup.[36] Salcedo was subsequently named in the final 23-man squad for the World Cup.[37] He played in all group stage matches, including in the round-of-16 loss against Brazil.[38] Following Mexico’s elimination, Salcedo pondered his future with the national team, citing personal issues.[39] He was eventually called up to participate in September friendlies by interim manager Ricardo Ferretti, but withdrew due to a high ankle sprain injury.[40]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 24 May 2019[41]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Salt Lake 2013 Major League Soccer 13 0 4 0 17 0
2014 12 1 1 0 13 1
Total 25 1 5 0 30 1
2013 United Soccer League 9 0 9 0
2014 4 0 4 0
Total 13 0 0 0 13 0
Guadalajara 2014–15 Liga MX 20 1 0 0 20 1
2015–16 32 0 4[a] 0 36 0
2016–17 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 55 1 4 0 59 1
Fiorentina (loan) 2016–17 Serie A 18 0 0 0 2 0 20 0
Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) 2017–18 Bundesliga 20 0 4 0 24 0
Eintracht Frankfurt 2018–19 4 0 2[b] 0 0 0 6 0
Total 24 0 6 0 0 0 30 0
Tigres UANL 2018–19 Liga MX 14 1 7 1 21 2
Career total 149 3 15 0 9 1 173 4
  1. ^ Includes one match from the 2016 Supercopa MX
  2. ^ Includes one match from the 2018 DFL-Supercup

International[edit]

As of match played 22 March 2019[42]
Mexico national team
Year Apps Goals
2015 4 0
2016 2 0
2017 10 0
2018 9 0
2019 1 0
Total 26 0

Style of play[edit]

"I honestly think his time at Real Salt Lake [...] defined [...] his style because he flies into tackles, he’s got that kind of American-style defending. He does have that steel. He plays on the edge."

—ESPN FC Reporter Tom Marshall on Salcedo's playing style.[43]

Salcedo is known as "a good passer and as a concentrated player who likes to play long balls, he is known for his well timed slide tackles and his strength in the back line, his abilities to win most of the aerial duels makes him a complete defender."[44] He has also been described as "tall, strong, physically imposing and quick on the ball. He has superb slide tackling skills and is willing to throw his body into danger if it means stopping an opponents attack."[45]

Although naturally a center-back, Salcedo has also been deployed as a right-back while playing for the Mexico national team.[46][47]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Guadalajara
Eintracht Frankfurt
UANL

International[edit]

Mexico
Mexico Youth

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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