Ignacio Hierro

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Hierro and the second or maternal family name is González.
Ignacio Hierro
Personal information
Full name Ignacio Hierro González
Date of birth (1978-06-22) June 22, 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Atlante F.C.
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Club América 30 (1)
1999–2000 Club Deportivo Guadalajara 13 (0)
2000–2002 Atlante F.C. 59 (0)
2002 CF Pachuca 10 (0)
2003 CF Monterrey 4 (0)
2003–2004 Atlante F.C. 18 (0)
2004 Acapulco F.C. 1 (0)
2004–2005 Puebla F.C. 17 (0)
2005–2007 Club León 15 (0)
2005–2009 Atlante F.C. 14 (0)
National team
1997 Mexico U-20 4 (0)
1999–2003 Mexico 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 4, 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 4, 2009

Ignacio Hierro González (born June 22, 1978) was a Mexican football defender who is now retired. Among other clubs, he played for Atlante F.C., in the México Primera División. He currently holds an executive position at Club Atlante and is one of the founders and former Chief Editor of "Yo Soy Futbol" a magazine aimed exclusively to Mexican professional football players, coaches and directors.[1]


Hierro debuted for América on February 8, 1997, as the Aguilas defeated Puebla F.C., 2-0. He was involved in a controversial transfer in 1999, when he was traded to arch-rival club Chivas de Guadalajara, becoming another player to dispute the Mexican SuperClasico for both sides. After Chivas, he joined Atlante in 2000. He bounced around many teams in the Mexican League, most notably CF Monterrey, where he was champion in 2003.

Ignacio had become a fixture in Atlante, where he won in Apertura 2007 the Mexican Liguilla. Most recently, he played in 11 games for Atlante's filial team Potros Chetumal during the Apertura 2008, as their vice-captain.

He retired early in his career, due to frequent injuries and five surgeries in five years.

International career[edit]

Ignacio Hierro was on the Mexican U-20 team for the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship held in Malaysia. He was capped 12 times for the senior team, disputing the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup and 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and the Copa América 2001.


National Team[edit]

Mexico Under 23


Mexico CF Monterrey

Mexico CF Atlante


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