Fernando Arce

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Fernando “Miguel” Arce
Fernando Enrique Arce Ruiz.jpg
Personal information
Full name Fernando Enrique Arce Ruiz
Date of birth (1980-04-24) April 24, 1980 (age 38)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Irapuato 21 (2)
2002–2003 Veracruz 60 (8)
2003–2004 Atlante 40 (7)
2004–2007 Morelia 122 (24)
2008–2011 Santos Laguna 127 (14)
2011–2014 Tijuana 95 (6)
2014–2016 Guadalajara 25 (3)
2015–2016Sinaloa (loan) 22 (0)
National team
1997 Mexico U-17 3 (1)
2003–2013 Mexico 47 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2015

Fernando Enrique “Miguel” Arce Ruiz (born April 24, 1980) is a retired Mexican international football midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Arce came out of Club América's youth prospects, but never debuted there. Arce debuted for Irapuato in a game against Toluca on 28 October 2000. Arce played the last eleven minutes and helped preserve the 3-2 win over the Choriceros. After being relegated to the bench for most of his first year at Irapuato, Arce's breakout season in 2001 in which he scored two goals and had five assists helped garner attention from other teams. Prior to the Primera División de México Clausura 2002, Arce was transferred to Veracruz, where he remained until the following year. At Veracruz, he scored 8 goals while also dishing out 4 assists, asserting himself as one of the top scoring midfielders in the league. He was part of a Veracruz team that reached the league playoff semifinals in his last season at the club. Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team) Despite his success at Veracruz, the team decided let him go, and Fernando was transferred to Atlante before the Apertura 2003 season. In his lone year with the Potros, he scored seven goals and had seven assists, while playing in 40 games - all but one in which he played in its entirety. After the Clausura 2004 season in which he helped Atlante reach the quarterfinals, Arce was once again transferred, this time to Morelia.

At Morelia, Arce consolidated himself as a team leader, helping the team reach the semifinals during the Clausura 2005 season, while anchoring the midfield with three goals and two assists.

Before the Clausura 2008, Arce moved to Santos Laguna[1]

For the Apertura 2011 he signed for newly promoted side Club Tijuana, right in his hometown. He won the Apertura 2012 title with Xolos.

He scored his first goal in the 2013 Copa Libertadores with a volley and the team went on to win 0-2 against Palmeiras.

On 23 December 2013, in a friendly match against Club America he was substituted out and his son Fernando Arce Juárez, came in as his replacement.

On 25 May 2014, Guadalajara announced Arce as their second signing for the season.[2]

International career[edit]

Arce has also made numerous appearances for the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team) under the tutelage of former head coach Ricardo LaVolpe, Hugo Sánchez and former head coach Jose Manuel de la Torre. Against Peru on 8 June 2008, Arce scored two goals, his first multi-scoring game with the national team. Against Belize on 21 June 2008 he again scored more than once in a game with the national team.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. February 28, 2007 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States  Venezuela 2–0 3–1 Friendly
2. July 8, 2007 Estadio Monumental de Maturín, Maturín, Venezuela  Paraguay 4–0 6–0 2007 Copa América
3. June 8, 2008 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States  Peru 1–0 4–0 Friendly
4. June 8, 2008 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States  Peru 4–0 4–0 Friendly
5. June 21, 2008 Estadio Universitario, San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico  Belize 4–0 7–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. June 21, 2008 Estadio Universitario, San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico  Belize 5–0 7–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. September 6, 2008 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Jamaica 2–0 3–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification


Personal life[edit]

Arce's son, Fernando Arce Jr., plays for Club Tijuana and the US U-20 team.


Santos Laguna



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