Enrique Maximiliano Meza

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Enrique Maximiliano Meza Jr.
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Enrique Maximiliano Meza Salinas
Personal information
Full name Enrique Maximiliano Meza Salinas Jr.
Date of birth (1979-11-14) November 14, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
C.S. Cartaginés
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Deportivo Toluca F.C. 17 (4)
2001–2003 Club Necaxa 42 (9)
2003–2004 Cruz Azul 25 (6)
2004–2005 Tacuary 23 (8)
2005–2006 Indios de Ciudad Juárez 18 (5)
2007 Chiapas 12 (2)
Teams managed
2007-2008 Pachuca (assistant)
2009 Cameroon (Technical)
2010-2012 U17 Cruz Azul
2012 Jamaica (Technical)
2012-2013 U20 Cruz Azul
2010-2013 Cruz Azul (assistant)
2014-2015 Santos de Guápiles
2015- C.S. Cartaginés

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Enrique Meza Jr. (born 14 November 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican-born football coach and teamwork professional. He is the head coach and technical director of C.S. Cartaginés Football Club in Costa Rica.[1][2][3]

Notably, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Africa, by the invitation of Thomas N'kono and Paul Le Guen, Enrique studied the training techniques of Cameroon.[4] In 2012, with the authorization of General Secretary: Horace Reid, Enrique consulted on technical analysis and report for the Jamaica Football Federation during the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification matches for CONCACAF: Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football region.[5] For Primera División (First Division) Liga MX tier clubs: Pachuca and Cruz Azul, Meza Jr. served as assistant coach. He is the son of Enrique Meza.[6]

Coaching and Managerial Career[edit]

Pachuca[edit]

CONCACAF Championship[edit]

As assistant coach for Pachuca Football Club, Meza won the 2007 and 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup.[7]

In addition, CONCACAF awarded Enrique's Pachuca Football Club, the 2007 CONCACAF Team of the Year for their 5 titles in 15 months. Also, as assistant coach with Pachuca, Enrique won the 2007 Mexican Clausura Premier Division League Championship. The highly contested championship began on Friday 19 January 2007, and lasted for the next five months. During the final game, on 27 May, Pachuca defeated America 3-2 to became champions for the fifth time.[8]

Cruz Azul[edit]

Independence Cup final[edit]

In August 2011, Meza led the Cruz Azul under 17 team to the final of the Mexican and South American clubs invitational Independence Cup; but lost to Boca Juniors of Argentina by a score of 0-1.[9]

Meza's team got to the final by topping their Group B with 4 wins out of 4 games, 12 points, 10 goals in favor, 2 goals against and +8 goals difference.[10][11][12]

Mediterranean International Cup[edit]

On Wednesday 28 March 2012, Enrique traveled to Barcelona and Palamós: Spain with his Cruz Azul under 17 team - to participate in the global 2012 MIC: Mediterranean International Cup - starting from Tuesday 3 April to Sunday 8 April 2012; involving up to 40 countries from around the world.[13][14]

Enrique Meza, Jr.'s Cruz Azul under 17 team began the tournament's Qualifying Round in Group E on a highly strong note by beating AC Hostalric of Spain 6-0 on Wednesday 4 April. On Thursday 5 April Enrique's Cruz Azul team continued their winning streak with a 2-0 overcoming of EF Gironés Sàbat from Girona: Catalonia, Spain; and also solidly out-scoring Sakuyo Futuro of Japan by 4-0; later the same day.[15]

Having led Group E with 3 wins out of 3 games, a maximum of 9 points, 12 goals for, 0 goals against and +12 goals difference, Enrique's Cruz Azul qualified for the MIC: Mediterranean International Cup Round of 16, pitched against Nordstrand IF: Nordstrand Idrettsforening sports club from Oslo, Norway.

In Lloret de Mar, on Friday 6 April, Meza, Jr.'s Cruz Azul booked their MIC 2012 Quarter Final slot against CE Farners of Spain by emphatically beating Nordstrand IF of Norway 3-0; bringing Enrique's Cruz Azul team's impressive run in the 2012 MIC to 5 wins out of five games - with 15 goals; and no goals conceded. On Saturday 7 April, in Tossa de Mar, at the Quarter Final stage, Meza Jr.'s Cruz Azul crashed out of the 2012 Mediterranean International Cup tournament after losing 0-1 to Spain's CE Farners.[16]

Olympics Champions[edit]

Within Mexico's Under 23 national football team that won the gold medal as champions on Saturday 11 August at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London - were 3 of Enrique's Cruz Azul boys: Néstor Araujo and Javier Aquino plus the team's captain and goalkeeper: José de Jesús Corona.[17][18][19]

Copa MX 2013[edit]

On 10 April 2013, as assistant coach and technical director, Meza's Cruz Azul team won the Copa MX Championship by defeating Atlante F.C. at Estadio Andrés Quintana Roo. The highly contested was won by Cruz Azul in a penalty shoot-out after a score of 0-0 in regular time.[20][21]

FIFA Club World Cup[edit]

From 2007 to 2008, Enrique Meza, Jr. served as assistant coach of successful the First Division football club: Pachuca in their participation at the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup hosted by Japan; they came in 4th and took away US$2 million in FIFA prize money.

In May 2009, during the H1N1 outbreak, while working as scout for Pachuca, Meza was detained incommunicado in Ghana for over 27 hours under terrible hygienic conditions since he flew in from Mexico. His father, Enrique Meza, strongly protested this human rights violation and inhumane treatment of his son in a letter for the Government of Ghana through the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations. Meza Jr. was later sent to Nigeria from where he left for Mexico.[22][23]

European studies and 2010 World Cup[edit]

From studying in Liverpool, United Kingdom, starting from April 2008, Enrique Meza Jr. traveled to Italy, Spain and Germany to take courses in football management. In Barcelona, he met Thomas N'kono. N'kono of FECAFOOT: Football Federation of Cameroon invited Meza Jr. to watch, study and analyze trainings of Cameroon for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Africa. Earlier, N'kono had taken the coaching position on an interim basis from Otto Pfister.

When Paul Le Guen became manager of Cameroon in October 2009, he asked Meza Jr. to stay on board.[24] Subsequently, Cameroon qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa. His Cameroon period ended in November 2009. In December 2009, Meza Jr. was reunited with his father: Enrique Meza at Cruz Azul, as assistant coach and technical manager.[25]

2014 Barcelona Technical Course[edit]

In terms of further knowledge enrichment, from January 2014 to 15 May 2014, Meza Jr. was in Barcelona Spain for a special course in the latest football coaching techniques and management.[26]

Santos de Guápiles Costa Rica[edit]

On Friday 16 May 2014, Limón, Costa Rica based Santos de Guápiles Football Club announced that its management has contracted Meza, Jr. as the Club's technical director and head coach.[27]

Honours[edit]

Photo gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cartaginés de Costa Rica estrena 'Ojitos'". Sipse. Retrieved 2015-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Enrique Meza Jr. es el nuevo técnico de Cartaginés". Nacion. Retrieved 2015-01-14. 
  3. ^ "Enrique Meza Jr. será entrenador del Cartaginés en Costa Rica". Goal. Retrieved 2015-01-14. 
  4. ^ "Mexicanos en el Extranjero: Enrique Meza Jr. trabajo con la Selección de Camerún". Futblogtricolor.com. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  5. ^ "Horace Reid". INSIDE World Football. Retrieved 2013-12-20. 
  6. ^ "Enrique Meza Jr., tras el éxito de su padre". MEDIOTIEMPO. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  7. ^ "CONCACAF Champions Cup finale in Pachuca". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  8. ^ "Classic club: Pachuca, Mexico's golden oldie". FIFA. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  9. ^ "Boca gana a Cruz Azul la Copa Independencia". LaJornada. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  10. ^ "Grupos Copa Independencia Sub17 2011". Copa Independencia. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  11. ^ "Equipos Invitados Copa Independencia Sub17 2011". Copa Independencia. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  12. ^ "Final Boca Juniors vs Cruz Azul Sub-17". Taringa!. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  13. ^ "U-17 a España". Cruz Azul FC. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  14. ^ "MIC Tournament Groups 2012". Mediterranean International Cup. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  15. ^ "MIC 2012 Qualifying Match Results". Mediterranean International Cup. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  16. ^ "MIC 2012 Final Phase". Mediterranean International Cup. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  17. ^ "Men's Olympic Football Tournament: Mexico". FIFA. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  18. ^ "Olympics football: Mexico shock Brazil to win gold". BBC. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  19. ^ "Mexico claim Olympic football gold after Oribe Peralta stuns Brazil". Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  20. ^ "Cruz Azul wins Copa MX on penalties". Goal. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  21. ^ "Cruz Azul defeats Atlante to win the Copa MX (photos)". Terra Networks. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  22. ^ "Enrique Meza Jr. incomunicado en Ghana". La Crónica de Hoy. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  23. ^ "Meza indignado por trato que recibió su hijo en Ghana". Televisa Deportes. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  24. ^ "El hijo de Enrique Meza se integrará al cuerpo técnico de los Leones Indomables a quienes dirige el francés Paul Le Guen". TELEVISA. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  25. ^ "Enrique Meza Jr., tras el éxito de su padre". zonawrestlingsoccer. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  26. ^ "Santos de Costa Rica contrata al hijo del Mexicano Enrique Meza". OEM. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  27. ^ "Santos de Costa Rica contrata al hijo del Mexicano Enrique Meza". Julio Cesar. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 

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