Enrique Esqueda

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Enrique Esqueda
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Personal information
Full name Enrique Alejandro Esqueda Tirado
Date of birth (1988-04-19) April 19, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker, Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 América 107 (15)
2011–2015 Pachuca 36 (10)
2014 Atlas (loan) 16 (3)
2015 UANL (loan) 14 (2)
2015- UANL 2 (0)
2016 Veracruz (loan) 6 (1)
2017- Chiapas (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2005 Mexico U-17 2 (0)
2007 Mexico U-20 2 (1)
2007–2011 Mexico U-23 12 (5)
2007–2015 Mexico 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2015

Enrique Alejandro Esqueda Tirado (born 19 April 1988 in Santiago de Querétaro) is a Mexican footballer, who plays as a striker for Jaguares de Chiapas of the Liga MX. His most recent call-up to the Mexico national team came during the Copa America 2015.

Club career[edit]


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[edit]

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.

After winning his first Liga MX with Tigres UANL as a reserve player,[1] Esqueda was loaned out to Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz where he had a discreet stint.[2] In July 2016, Esqueda was loaned out to second division team FC Juarez a move which Esqueda refused to comply with.[3] After an inactive fall 2016 semester, Esqueda was loaned out to Chiapas F.C..[4] His resentment for Tigres UANL is apparent as he has publicly desecrated the Tigres UANL crest on television.[5]

International career[edit]

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.

He was called up by the Mexico national team for a game against El Salvador. He scored his first goal on 14 October 2009 against Trinidad & Tobago in a 2–2 draw.

His most recent appearance was on 3 June 2015 in a friendly against Peru. He was part of the 2015 Copa America roster, however he did not make any appearances during the tournament.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

International appearances[edit]

As of 12 October 2010



Club América


Mexico U-17


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