Jesús Corona (footballer, born 1993)
Corona playing with Monterrey in 2012.
|Full name||Jesús Manuel Corona Ruíz|
|Date of birth||6 January 1993|
|Place of birth||Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:45, 20 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2017
Corona began his football career with Monterrey, where he was spotted by experienced clubscout 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.
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. 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. 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. Though he began his career at Monterrey as a forward, he was eventually deployed mostly as a winger by Vucetich.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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
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.
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. He also received the Bright Future award.
In 2016, Corona played at the Copa América Centenario in the United States of America. He has featured in all three of Mexico's group games, providing an assist in the 2-0 win over Jamaica and a late equalizer in the 1-1 draw against Venezuela.
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 .
- As of 21 May 2017
- As of 8 June 2017
|Mexico national team|
- Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.
|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||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||29 March 2016||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Canada||2–0||2–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|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|
- Atlante 1–2 Monterrey – mediotiempo.com
- Estudiantes 2 – 3 Monterrey – mediotiempo.com
- FIFA Club World Cup – Previous Tournaments – FIFA.com
- FIFA Club World Cup – Previous Tournaments – FIFA.com
- "Twente haalt Corona naar Grolsch Veste" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "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.
- "Miguel Layun, Jesus Corona seal Porto deals ahead of deadline". ESPN FC. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- "FC Porto 4 vs 0 Belenenses - Primeira Liga - SAPO Desporto". Desporto.sapo.pt. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
- 2012 Elite Squads
- Elite Finals Roundup (2012) Archived 2013-08-09 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Chicharito and Corona star in the Carlos Vela show". ESPN. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
- "Mexico defeats Jamaica in Gold Cup final". Yahoo!. 27 July 2015.
- "Mexico's Corona merits Bright Future award". CONCACAF.com. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
- "Match 14 : Mexico vs Jamaica - COPA America Centenario - USA 2016". www.ca2016.com. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
- "Match 21 : Mexico vs Venezuela - COPA America Centenario - USA 2016". www.ca2016.com. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
- "JESÚS MANUEL CORONA Y UN APELLIDO INCÓMODO". Vice (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 September 2015.
- Jesus Corona Stats; Soccerway Stats Database; 28 July 2015
- "Jesús Manuel Corona". National Football Teams. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- "Mexico – Jesús Corona – Profile with news, career statistics and history". soccerway.com. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
- "Monterrey vs. Toluca - 3 March 2011 - Soccerway". Us.soccerway.com. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
- "Santos Laguna vs. Monterrey - 26 April 2012 - Soccerway". Us.soccerway.com. 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
- "Monterrey vs. Santos Laguna - 2 May 2013 - Soccerway". Us.soccerway.com. 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2016-03-27.