|Full name||Enrique Alejandro Esqueda Tirado|
|Date of birth||April 19, 1988|
|Place of birth||Querétaro, Mexico|
|Height||1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2014||→ Atlas (loan)||16||(3)|
|2015||→ UANL (loan)||18||(2)|
|2016||→ Veracruz (loan)||6||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:07, 28 September 2018 (UTC)|
Enrique Alejandro Esqueda Tirado (born 19 April 1988 in Santiago de Querétaro) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Indian club East Bengal as a winger. He represented Mexico at the 2015 Copa América.
At club level, he made his debut for América on 4 February 2006 against Atlas. His debut in an international tournament came in 2007, when América participated in the Copa Sudamericana, where they finished runner-up. In 2009 América participated in the World Football Challenge, where he scored in the 2–1 win against AC Milan. In 2011 Esqueda scored against European clubs Manchester City in a 1–1 draw, and against Real Madrid in a 2–3 loss.
Pachuca, Atlas, Tigres UANL, Veracruz and Chiapas FC
On May 23, 2011, he was transferred to CF Pachuca. After several years of injuries and ups and downs with Pachuca, on 2014 he was loaned to Atlas de Guadalajara. Under the command of Tomas Boy, Esqueda scored three goals with Atlas. On 2015, he was transferred on loan to Tigres UANL. With Tigres, he scored a hat-trick in the Copa Libertadores 2015 victory of 5-4 over Juan Aurich on April 15, 2015. He scored the last goal of the 3-0 victory in the Clásico Regiomontano against arch-rival CF Monterrey on April 18. He scored the first goal of the 2-1 victory over Club Universitario in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores 2015 in Bolivia. Post 2015 his career graph substantially dipped due injuries and off form as a process he was out from first XI for most of the time.
After winning his first Liga MX with Tigres UANL as a reserve player, Esqueda was loaned out to Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz where he had a discreet stint. In July 2016, Esqueda was loaned out to second division team FC Juarez a move which Esqueda refused to comply with. After an inactive fall 2016 semester, Esqueda was loaned out to Chiapas F.C.. His resentment for Tigres UANL is apparent as he has publicly desecrated the Tigres UANL crest on television.
After the disaffiliation of Chiapas F.C., Esqueda became a free agent.
On January 20 2018, Esqueda began trials with Ekstraklasa club Arka Gdynia. On January 22, he made his unofficial debut with the Polish side in a friendly against Romanian Side Fc Botosani, and scored the 1st goal in an eventual 2-0 win, making Esqueda the 1st Mexican to score for any team in Poland. In February 6, he signed a contract valid for the rest of 2017-18 season, with an extension option.
Esqueda was a part of the U-17 world champion team in Peru in 2005. He was also part of the U-20 team that represented Mexico at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, but was cut from the team at the last minute. He formed part of the U-23 team that was to represent Mexico at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He helped Mexico achieve a bronze medal, with him scoring four goals, becoming one of the top scorers of the tournament.
|1.||14 October 2009||Hasley Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||Trinidad and Tobago||1–1||2–2||2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
As of 12 October 2010
|1.||22 August 2007||Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, United States||Colombia||0–1||Friendly|
|2.||24 September 2008||Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||Chile||0–1||Friendly|
|3.||30 September 2009||Cotton Bowl, Dallas, United States||Colombia||1–2||Friendly|
|4.||14 October 2009||Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||Trinidad and Tobago||2–2||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||11 August 2010||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Spain||1–1||Friendly|
|6.||4 September 2010||Estadio Omnilife, Zapopan, Mexico||Ecuador||1–2||Friendly|
|7.||7 September 2010||Estadio Universitario, San Nicolás, Mexico||Colombia||1–0||Friendly|
|8.||12 October 2010||Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico||Venezuela||2–2||Friendly|
|9.||3 June 2015||Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru||Peru||1–1||Friendly|
- Club América
- InterLiga: 2008
- Mexico U-17
- 2007 Pan American Games: Bronze Medal
- Krishanu Mazumdar (20 August 2018). "ডার্বির আগে ইস্টবঙ্গলে বড় চমক। মেক্সিকান স্ট্রাইকারকে সই করালো লাল-হলুদ" [Big surprise ahead of derby. Mexican striker joins the Red and Gold] (in Bengali). Ebela. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
- Swapnaneel Parasar (20 August 2018). "I-League: East Bengal sign Enrique Esqueda". Goal. Retrieved 28 September 2018.