Jesús Meza

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Jesús Meza
Jesús "Chiqui" Meza (8740457278).jpg
Meza playing for Caracas in 2013
Personal information
Full name Jesús Manuel Meza Moreno
Date of birth (1986-01-06) 6 January 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Mérida, Venezuela
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Barcelona Atlético
Youth career
Estudiantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Estudiantes
2006 Monagas
2006–2008 Estudiantes 26 (1)
2008 Al-Ittihad 0 (0)
2008–2011 Zamora 74 (15)
2011 Atlas 4 (0)
2011–2013 Caracas 42 (7)
2013–2014 Al-Arabi 10 (3)
2013–2014 Al-Shaab 11 (1)
2014–2015 Olympiacos Volou 11 (0)
2015 Honvéd Budapest 4 (0)
2015–2016 Aragua 33 (2)
2016[1] Mineros de Guayana 10 (0)
2017– Barcelona Atlético
National team
2007–2011 Venezuela 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 September 2016.

Jesús Manuel "Chiki" Meza Moreno (born 6 January 1986) is a Venezuelan footballer. He plays as an attacking midfielder for Dominican club Barcelona Atlético.

Club career[edit]

Born in Mérida, he grew up in a small neighborhood of the town. Since a boy he showed interest in common sports like Basketball and Baseball, but his major interest was directed to Football, as his father was a great lover of that sport and influenced him to practice it. Meza started playing professionally at Estudiantes de Mérida, making his debut in the top level Venezuelan league at age 16.[2]

After a few team changes in Venezuela, in summer 2008 he signed with Al-Ittihad Aleppo, although he never managed to play because the Syrian team had full quota for foreign players. In half season, Meza returned to Venezuela to sign for Zamora FC.[2]

With the squad he won the 2011 Torneo Clausura, but Zamora failed to complete the national title against Deportivo Táchira. At the end of the season, he was transferred to Mexican side Club Atlas.[3][4] He made his debut on 7 August 2011, in a 0–0 draw against Toluca.

However, Meza didn't managed to make himself a spot in the Mexican squad, and on 26 December 2011 the team agreed a free transfer to Venezuelan giants Caracas FC. He signed a contract that will run until 2013.[5] On 18 March 2012 he scored a goal described as "maradonian", in a league match against Aragua FC.[6]

Meza signed on 6 June 2013 with Qatari side Al-Arabi SC.[7]

Club statistics[edit]

Accurate as of 11 January 2014. Data prior to 2006–07 season need to be confirmed.
Club Season League1 Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Estudiantes 2006–07 1 0 1 0
2007–08 25 1 25 1
Total 26 1 26 1
Al-Ittihad 2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zamora 2008–09 15 3 15 3
2009–10 29 4 2 0 31 4
2010–11 30 8 8 2 38 10
Total 74 15 8 2 2 0 84 17
Atlas 2011–12 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Caracas 2011–12 15 3 0 0 0 0 15 3
2012–13 27 4 5 1 0 0 32 5
Total 42 7 5 1 0 0 47 8
Al-Arabi 2013–14 10 3 4 1 14 4
Total 10 3 4 1 0 0 14 4
Career totals 156 26 17 4 2 0 175 30
1Includes two matches of the championship final in 2010–11 season.

International career[edit]

He made his debut in 2007 in a friendly match against Cuba. In 2011, he was called again to play two matches in preparation for the 2011 Copa América, making the final cut in the squad.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ¡Por indisciplina! Francisco Carabalí y Jesús Meza apartados de Mineros de Guayana‚ reporte1.com, 30 August 2016
  2. ^ a b Meza: Un pequeño crack puertas adentro (Meza: Inside of a small great player); liderendeportes.com, 27 May 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2011. (Spanish)
  3. ^ Jesús "Chiqui" Meza pactó con el Atlas de México (Jesús "Chiqui" Meza agreed with Mexican side Atlas) eluniversal.com.ve, June 23, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2011. (Spanish)
  4. ^ Meza llegó a Guadalajara (Meza arrived to Guadalajara) atlas.com.mx, June 23, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2011. (Spanish)
  5. ^ Meza se vestirá de "Rojo" en el Clausura (Meza will dress "red" on the Clausura Tournament) meridiano.com.ve, 26 December 2011. (Spanish)
  6. ^ Un gol 'maradoniano' de Jesús Meza (A 'maradonian' goal by Jesús Meza) as.com, retrieved 19 March 2012. (Spanish)
  7. ^ Venezuelan player Jesús Meza signed with Al-Arabi SC Al-Arabi SC official website. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. (Arabic)
  8. ^ Venezuela squad Copa América 2011 ca2011.com, retrieved July 13, 2011.

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