Jorge Torres Nilo

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Jorge Torres Nilo
Jorge Torres Nilo Playing against Paraguay.png
Torres Nilo playing with Mexico in 2015
Personal information
Full name Jorge Emmanuel Torres Nilo
Date of birth (1988-01-16) 16 January 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Tigres UANL
Number 6
Youth career
2002–2006 Atlas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Atlas 90 (5)
2010– Tigres UANL 257 (0)
National team
2005 Mexico U-17 2 (0)
2007 Mexico U-23 4 (0)
2008– Mexico 45 (1)
2016 Mexico Olympic 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 January 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2016

Jorge Emmanuel Torres Nilo (born 16 January 1988)[1] is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Liga MX club Tigres UANL and the Mexico national team.[2]

Club career[edit]


Jorge Torres Nilo started his football career at Club Atlas, where he was used in the club's youth team Academicos in the second division. Shortly after he made his professional debut under coach Daniel Guzmán on 25 February 2006 against Tecos UAG, coming in as a substitute for Rafael García Torres in the 85th minute of the match, which ended in a 4–0 victory for Atlas.[3] Torres Nilo participated in the 2008 Copa Libertadores tournament with Atlas, where he played in their six group matches and scored one goal, against Boca Juniors in the first leg of the quarter finals.[4]

In 2010 it was announced Jorge Torres Nilo would be sold to Tigres de la UANL for the Apertura 2010 tournament.


On 27 May 2010, Torres Nilo was sold to Tigres UANL.[5] He made his debut with Tigres on 21 August 2010 in a home game against Santos Laguna the match ended in a 1-0 victory.[6] He did not debut until the 5th week of the Apertura 2010 season. Torres Nilo was named best defender of the Apertura 2011 season alongside teammate Hugo Ayala and has captured the eyes of many European teams, among them CSKA Moscow,[7] and the Olympique de Marseille.[8]

International career[edit]

Mexico U-17[edit]

In 2005 Coach Jesús Ramírez selected Jorge Torres Nilo to participate in the 2005 CONCACAF U17 Tournament held in Culiacán. in that tournament he played 2 matches against Canada, and Haiti.[9] Torres Nilo did not make the final roster for those participating in the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Cup in which Mexico would win its first world cup.

Mexico U-23[edit]

In 2007 Coach René Isidoro García selected Jorge Torres Nilo to participate in the 2007 Pan American Games held in Rio de Janeiro. Mexico won Bronze after defeating Bolivia in the 3rd place match.[10] Jorge Torres Nilo also participated in the 2007 Digicel Shield with Mexico U-23, he only played in the final against Trinidad and Tobago in which Mexico would receive 2nd place after losing 2-1 in the final.[11]

Torres-Nilo was called up as one of 3 other overage players to represent Mexico at the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mexico national team[edit]

Jorge Torres Nilo made his senior national debut 24 September 2008 under coach Sven-Göran Eriksson in a friendly game against Chile in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the game ended in a 0-1 defeat for Mexico. after an own goal from Juan Carlos Valenzuela. After a year with inactivity with Mexico Torres Nilo was called by coach Javier Aguirre in 2010 to play in friendly games in preparation for the World Cup, Torres Nilo would make the final cut for those participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Jorge Torres Nilo did not appear in any world cup matches. He scored his first goal for Mexico on 28 May 2011 in a friendly game against Ecuador in Seattle, he gave Mexico a 1–0 lead. The match ended in a 1–1 draw. Torres Nilo participated in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup in which Mexico won the title after defeating United States in the final. Torres Nilo participated in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup held in Brazil and played 2 matches.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.[12]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 May 2011 CenturyLink Field, Seattle, United States  Ecuador 1–0 1–1 Friendly





Mexico U-23



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