Eduardo Herrera (footballer)

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Eduardo Herrera
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Herrera in 2016
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Herrera
Date of birth (1988-07-25) 25 July 1988 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Santos Laguna
(on loan from Rangers)
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Pumas Morelos 61 (14)
2011–2017 UNAM 151 (40)
2013–2014Santos Laguna (loan) 23 (4)
2017Veracruz (loan) 13 (3)
2017– Rangers 19 (1)
2018–Santos Laguna (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2015–2016 Mexico 9 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:55, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Eduardo Herrera Aguirre (born 25 July 1988) is a Mexican professional footballer who is currently a forward for Liga MX club Santos Laguna on loan from Rangers.

Club career[edit]

UNAM[edit]

Herrera made his senior team debut with Pumas UNAM on 24 July 2011 as a substitute in a match against San Luis. Herrera enjoyed a successful period between 2014 and 2016, being top scorer at the club during the first season.[3] The 2015–16 season proved to his most prolific, scoring 15 goals in 37 appearances, and finishing the 2015 Apertura runner-up with Pumas.[4] Herrera also spent time on loan to Santos Laguna during the 2013–14 season, scoring five times in 21 appearances.[5] He spent the beginning of 2017 on loan to Veracruz, starting in 12 of 13 games and scoring three goals.[4]

Rangers[edit]

In May 2017, Scottish club Rangers, managed by former Santos coach Pedro Caixinha, were linked with a move for Herrera.[6] A bid reported to be £1.5m was accepted by Pumas for Herrera and he travelled to Glasgow at the beginning of June to discuss a move.[7] After agreeing a deal Herrera had to wait on a work permit and visa[8] but he finally joined Rangers on 22 June,[5] the same day as fellow Mexican international Carlos Peña.[2]

He made his competitive debut on 4 July in Rangers' 0–2 Europa League qualifying round loss to Luxembourg side Progrès Niedercorn; Herrera replaced Jordan Rossiter in the 77th minute of the match.[9] He scored his first goal for Rangers on 27 August in the 3–1 league win at Ross County.[10]

Santos Laguna (loan)[edit]

Herrera joined Mexican club Santos Laguna on loan for the 2018–19 season.

International career[edit]

In March 2015, Herrera earned a call up to the Mexico national football team.[citation needed] On 31 March, Herrera scored his first goal with the national team in an international friendly match against Paraguay.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 27 December 2017[11]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pumas Morelos 2008–09 Primera División A 18 4 18 4
2009–10 Liga de Ascenso 16 4 16 4
2010–11 27 6 27 6
Total 61 14 61 14
UNAM 2011–12 Liga MX 32 5 0 0 9[a] 4 41 9
2012–13 32 5 9 3 41 8
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 34 14 6 5 40 19
2015–16 37 15 0 0 8[b] 2 45 17
2016–17 16 1 0 0 4[c] 3 20 4
Total 151 40 15 8 21 9 187 57
Santos Laguna (loan) 2013–14 Liga MX 23 4 5 2 3[d] 0 31 6
Veracruz (loan) 2016–17 Liga MX 13 3 0 0 13 3
Rangers 2017–18 Scottish Premiership 18 1 0 0 2 1 1[e] 0 21 2
Career total 265 62 21 10 0 0 25 9 308 81

International[edit]

International appearances
Mexico national team
Year Apps Goals
2015 8 3
2016 1 0
Total 9 3
International goals
Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.[12]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 31 March 2015 Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, United States  Paraguay 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 30 May 2015 Estadio Víctor Manuel Reyna, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico  Guatemala 1–0 3–0 Friendly
3. 2–0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

UNAM

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eduardo Herrera club profile". Pumas.mx (in Spanish).
  2. ^ a b "Mexicans Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera sign for Rangers". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 June 2017.
  3. ^ McVake, Roddie (23 June 2017). "Rangers: Mexican sports writer offers insight into new signings Pena & Herrera". BBC Sport. BBC.
  4. ^ a b Fowler, Craig (7 June 2017). "Four things Rangers fans should know about Eduardo Herrera". The Scotsman. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Eduardo Herrera Joins Gers". Rangers Football Club. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  6. ^ Walker, Mark (27 May 2017). "CHASING HERRERA Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha linked with an audacious move to sign Mexico striker Eduardo Herrera". The Scottish Sun. Glasgow: News UK.
  7. ^ Gannon, Michael (4 June 2017). "Rangers target Eduardo Herrera arrives in Glasgow to seal £1.5m Ibrox move". Daily Record. Glasgow: Trinity Mirror.
  8. ^ Archer, Bruce. "Rangers transfer news: Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera given green light to join Gers". Daily Express. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Progrès Niederkorn 2-0 Rangers". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  10. ^ https://rangers.co.uk/news/match-report/ross-county-1-3-rangers/
  11. ^ "E. HERRERA". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Mexico – E. Herrera – Profile with news, career statistics and history". soccerway.com. Retrieved September 27, 2016.

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