Jesús Manuel Corona

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Jesús Manuel Corona
Jesús Manuel Corona.jpg
Corona with Porto in 2018
Personal information
Full name Jesús Manuel Corona Ruíz[1]
Date of birth (1993-01-06) 6 January 1993 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Porto
Number 17
Youth career
2008–2010 Monterrey
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Monterrey 37 (2)
2013–2015 FC Twente 46 (11)
2013–2015 Jong FC Twente 5 (2)
2015– Porto 117 (17)
National team
2011–2013 Mexico U20 15 (5)
2014– Mexico 40 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:28, 18 May 2019 (UTC)~
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2018

Jesús Manuel Corona Ruíz (American Spanish: [xesuzmaˈnwel koˈɾona ˈrwis];[a] born 6 January 1993), nicknamed Tecatito, is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a winger for Portuguese club Porto and the Mexico national team.

Corona began his career with Monterrey in 2010, playing with the club for three years before moving abroad, transferring to Dutch club FC Twente and playing with its reserve team, Jong FC Twente, as well. He joined Porto in 2015.

Club career[edit]

Monterrey[edit]

Corona playing for Monterrey in 2012

Corona began his football career with Monterrey, where he was spotted by experienced club scout Alejandro Niemeijer, according to people familiar with the club. He made his senior team debut at 17 years old under coach Víctor Manuel Vucetich on 7 August 2010 as a starter in an away league match against Atlante in a 2–1 victory for Monterrey.[2]

Corona scored his first goal for Monterrey on 7 October 2011 in an away match against Estudiantes, with the game ending in a 3–2 victory for Monterrey.[3] Corona also scored his first goal for Monterrey in their presentation at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup against Ulsan Hyundai on 9 December, with an assist from Aldo de Nigris in the 3–1 victory.[4] In the match for third place against Al Ahly on 16 December, Corona scored in the third minute of the match, which ended in a 2–0 victory for Monterrey.[5] Though he began his career at Monterrey as a forward, he was eventually deployed mostly as a winger by Vucetich.

Twente[edit]

On 22 August 2013, it was announced that Corona was transferred to Dutch side F.C. Twente, for whom he signed a four-year contract.[6] He started the 2014 season with F.C. Twente's reserve team, which plays in the Second Division, scoring 2 goals on 18 August. On 13 September 2014, Corona returned from injury and a stint with the reserve team to start his first game with Twente in the 2014–15 season and went on to record an assist and a goal against Go Ahead Eagles in a 2–1 victory for Twente, the club's first victory of the 2014–15 Season.

Porto[edit]

On 31 August 2015, Twente announced the transfer of Corona to Portuguese club Porto on a four-year deal for €10.5 million, with a €50 million buy-out clause.[7][8]

On 12 September, Corona scored two goals on his official debut in the 3–1 victory over FC Arouca. On 25 September, Corona scored his third goal playing against Moreirense giving Porto the 2–1 lead, the match resulted in 2–2 draw. On 4 October, Corona scored Porto's first goal against Belenenses in a match that ended in a 4–0 win over the Lisbon team.[9]

On 24 October 2018, Corona scored a goal and assisted another in Porto’s 3–1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow in their Champions League group stage match.[10] In March 2019, Corona signed a contract extension with Porto, keeping him at the club until 2022.[11]

International career[edit]

Mexico U20[edit]

Jesús Corona participated in the 2011 Milk Cup and 2012 Milk Cup with the Mexico U-20 team. In the 2012 edition of the Milk Cup, Mexico won the final against Denmark.[12][13] Corona was called up by coach Sergio Almaguer to participate in the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship hosted in Mexico. Jesús played four out of five matches and scored three goals. In the final against the United States U-20 team, Corona scored in the fourth minute of the match, and helped Mexico win the championship. Corona was selected again by Almaguer to participate in the 2013 Toulon Tournament, with Corona playing in every single match. Mexico were placed sixth in the tournament. Corona was a squad member at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup hosted in Turkey.

Mexico national team[edit]

Corona made his debut with the Mexico national team on 12 November 2014 in the friendly against the Netherlands, coming on in the 61st minute and providing the assist for Carlos Vela in scoring Mexico's second goal in the 3–2 win over the Netherlands.[14]

Corona was a member of Mexico's 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup winning squad, scoring his first competitive international goal in the 3–1 win over Jamaica in the final in Philadelphia.[15] He also received the Bright Future award.[16]

In 2016, Corona participated with Mexico at the Copa América Centenario. He featured in all three of Mexico's group games, providing an assist in the 2–0 win over Jamaica[17] and scoring the tying goal in a 1–1 draw against Venezuela.[18]

In May 2018, Corona was named in Mexico’s preliminary 28-man squad for the FIFA World Cup,[19] and was subsequently named in the final 23-man squad.[20] He appeared as a substitute in the group stage matches against South Korea and Sweden.

Style of play[edit]

A creative winger capable of playing either flank, he is considered quick, capable of dribbling past defenders, has excellent technique, and has an eye for a shot.[21][22][23][24] He is comfortable playing with either foot, managing to develop the ability from a young age.[25]

He has cited Cuauhtémoc Blanco as someone he idolized while growing up.[25][26][27]

Personal life[edit]

Nickname[edit]

During his early years at Monterrey, Corona was given the nickname Tecatito in reference to the beer company, as his surname is also the name of a beer company, which is considered a competitor to the Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery company, which owns Tecate, and was a club sponsor, with the logo of the subsidiary Carta Blanca being present on the kits. During the club's participation at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup, with Carta Blanca as the sole kit sponsor, the name 'Corona' was not displayed, instead 'Jesús C.' was shown .[28]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played on 18 May 2019[29]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other1 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Monterrey 2010–11 Primera División 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 10 1 3 1 3 2 16 4
2012–13 Liga MX 26 1 9 2 0 0 35 3
Total 37 2 14 3 3 2 54 7
Twente 2013–14 Eredivisie 15 2 1 0 16 2
2014–15 27 9 4 2 0 0 31 11
2015–16 4 0 0 0 4 0
Total 46 11 5 2 0 0 51 13
Jong FC Twente 2013–14 Eerste Divisie 3 0 3 0
2014–15 2 2 2 2
Total 5 2 5 2
Porto 2015–16 Primeira Liga 28 8 1 0 2 0 4 0 35 8
2016–17 29 3 1 1 2 0 9 2 41 6
2017–18 27 3 3 0 3 0 8 0 41 3
2018–19 34 3 6[b] 1 5 0 8 3 53 7
Total 118 17 11 2 12 0 29 5 170 24
Career total 206 32 16 4 12 0 43 8 3 2 280 46

International[edit]

As of 17 October 2018[30]
Mexico national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 2 0
2015 16 3
2016 8 3
2017 6 1
2018 8 0
Total 40 7

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.[31]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 May 2015 Estadio Víctor Manuel Reyna, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico  Guatemala 3–0 3–0 Friendly
2. 26 July 2015 Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, United States  Jamaica 2–0 3–1 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
3. 17 November 2015 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Honduras 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 25 March 2016 BC Place, Vancouver, Canada  Canada 3–0 3–0
5. 29 March 2016 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Canada 2–0 2–0
6. 13 June 2016 NRG Stadium, Houston, United States  Venezuela 1–1 1–1 Copa América Centenario
7. 1 June 2017 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, United States  Republic of Ireland 1–0 3–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Monterrey
Porto

International[edit]

Mexico

Individual[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, Jesús and Manuel are pronounced [xeˈsus] and [maˈnwel] respectively.
  2. ^ Includes 2018 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ Atlante 1–2 Monterrey – mediotiempo.com Archived 2 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Estudiantes 2 – 3 Monterrey – mediotiempo.com Archived 8 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ FIFA Club World Cup – Previous Tournaments – FIFA.com
  5. ^ FIFA Club World Cup – Previous Tournaments – FIFA.com
  6. ^ "Twente haalt Corona naar Grolsch Veste" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  7. ^ "OFICIAL: Twente anuncia Jesus Corona no FC Porto" [OFFICIAL: Twente announces Jesus Corona in FC Porto] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
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  9. ^ "FC Porto 4 vs 0 Belenenses - Primeira Liga - SAPO Desporto". Desporto.sapo.pt. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  10. ^ Hernandez, Cesar (25 October 2018). "Hirving Lozano, Hector Herrera, Jesus Corona stellar with Champions League goals". ESPN. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Tecatito Corona renovó contrato con el Porto hasta 2022". ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). 8 March 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  12. ^ 2012 Elite Squads
  13. ^ Elite Finals Roundup (2012) Archived 9 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Hernandez, Cesar (12 November 2014). "Player Ratings: Chicharito, Corona star in the Carlos Vela show". ESPN. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  15. ^ Slater, Jim (27 July 2015). "Mexico defeats Jamaica in Gold Cup final". Yahoo!.
  16. ^ a b "Mexico's Corona merits Bright Future award". CONCACAF.com. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  17. ^ "Match 14 : Mexico vs Jamaica - COPA America Centenario - USA 2016". www.ca2016.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Match 21 : Mexico vs Venezuela - COPA America Centenario - USA 2016". www.ca2016.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  19. ^ Marshall, Tom (14 May 2018). "Rafa Marquez makes Mexico's preliminary World Cup squad". ESPN. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
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  26. ^ "'Tecatito' Corona, un seguidor del Barça, Messi y Cuauhtémoc Blanco". ESPN (in Spanish). 16 March 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  27. ^ "#Coqueto: Tecatito Corona, águila de clóset… Prefiere al América que a Chivas". Soyreferee.com. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  28. ^ "JESÚS MANUEL CORONA Y UN APELLIDO INCÓMODO". Vice (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  29. ^ Jesus Corona Stats; Soccerway Stats Database; 28 July 2015
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  36. ^ "Javier Hernandez and Carli Lloyd Named 2015 CONCACAF Players of the Year". CONCACAF.com. 22 January 2016.

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