Gerardo Esquivel

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Gerardo Esquivel
Personal information
Full name Gerardo Esquivel Butrón
Date of birth (1966-01-13) January 13, 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1999 Club Necaxa 367 (9)
1999–2000 Puebla Fútbol Club 4 (0)
National team
1988–1995 Mexico 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 July 2007

Gerardo Esquivel Butrón (born January 13, 1966 in Mexico City) is a retired Mexican football midfielder.

A longtime member of Necaxa, Esquivel spent twelve years with the club, including its highly successful period in the mid-1990s.[1] Normally a holding midfielder, Esquivel also had the versatility to play in the defensive line. His work freed colleagues Alex Aguinaga and Alberto García Aspe to conduct the offensive maneuvers in midfield. Esquivel won three championships, in 1995, 1996, and the Invierno 1998 season, during his time at Necaxa. He spent his last season at the top level with Puebla.[1]

Esquivel obtained a total of four caps for the Mexico national team between 1988 and 1995, and was a squad member at the 1995 Copa América.[2] He made his debut in a friendly match against El Salvador on 29 March 1988, a heavy 8-0 victory for Mexico.[3] Esquivel did not return to the Mexico national team for seven years, when he earned a recall based on his title-winning season at Necaxa. His final cap came in a 4-0 loss to the United States on June 18, 1995 in the U.S. Cup at RFK Stadium in Washington.[4]


  1. ^ a b MedioTiempo. "Gerardo Esquivel - Puebla". Retrieved on January 12, 2013.
  2. ^ Tabeira, Martin. "Copa América 1995". RSSSF, March 25, 2011. Retrieved on January 12, 2013.
  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie. "International Matches 1988 - North and Central America and Caribbean". RSSSF, February 2, 2005. Retrieved on January 12, 2013.
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie & Villa Martínez, Héctor. "USA Cup 1995". RSSSF, November 10, 2001. Retrieved on January 12, 2013.