Jesús Corona (footballer, born 1981)

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For the Mexican footballer born 1993, see Jesús Manuel Corona.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Corona and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.
Jesús Corona
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Personal information
Full name José de Jesús Corona Rodríguez
Date of birth (1981-01-26) January 26, 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Cruz Azul
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Atlas 47 (0)
2004–2009 Tecos UAG 168 (0)
2009– Cruz Azul 199 (0)
National team
1997 Mexico U-17 3 (0)
2004–2005 Mexico U23 15 (0)
2005– Mexico 36 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 June 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2015

José de Jesús Corona Rodríguez, (born January 26, 1981) is a Mexican footballer who plays for Cruz Azul as a goalkeeper. He is an olympic gold medalist.[1]

Club career[edit]

Corona started his career in F.C. Atlas in 2002, being an important and vital goalkeeper for Atlas. On 26 February 2003, Corona made his official league debut playing against Pumas in a 2-1 win. Corona played 47 games from 2002 to 2004, he was later transferred to Tecos UAG in 2004. He is also well remembered for his stunning performance against Boca Juniors when he played for Guadalajara on loan in the 2005 edition of Copa Libertadores.

On 16 June 2009, Corona signed with Cruz Azul for 3 years. That same year he helped Cruz Azul reach the league final against C.F. Monterrey, finishing runners-up.[2]

On December 12, 2010 Deportivo la Coruña offered the Cruz Azul player a wage of 15,000 Dollars, But Corona rejected the offer in favor of Cruz Azul.

In The transfer window of 2011 Juventus wanted the service of Cruz Azul's goalkeeper Corona.The transfer was all set but failed due to the passport of the Mexican goalkeeper.

International career[edit]

Corona has been capped by the Mexico national football team, and was called up to represent his country at the 2006 FIFA World Cup as the second-choice goalkeeper. He did not play in any of Mexico's four games. In 2007 former coach Hugo Sánchez included him in the 23-man squad for the CONCACAF Gold Cup as the third-choice goalkeeper.

He was originally chosen to represent Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup as one of the goalkeepers, but after he participated in a fight in the second leg of the semi-finals of the Clausura 2011 between his team Cruz Azul and the Monarcas Morelia, José Manuel de la Torre, coach of the Mexico national football team, decided to cut him from the squads participating the 2011 Gold Cup and the 2011 Copa América due to violent conduct. He was replaced in the squads by Jonathan Orozco. Corona also was suspended for the first 6 games in the 2011 Apertura season. Yosgart Gutierrez replaced the suspended Corona [3]

He was named as one of the three over-aged players for Mexico at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He was also named as the captain of the squad throughout the tournament. He helped the team reach the final, where they defeated Brazil 2–1 to win their first ever medal, the Gold medal, at Wembley Stadium.[1]

On 2 June 2014, Corona was named in Mexico's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as second-choice goalkeeper. He did not play in any of Mexico's matches during the World Cup.

On 28 March 2015, Corona was first choice goalkeeper over Guillermo Ochoa for a friendly match against Ecuador. Corona made incredible saves in a game where Ecuador put over six shots on target. His most impressive save of match was a penalty save. Corona helped Mexico win with a narrow 1-0 victory at a sold-out match at the Los Angeles Coliseum.[4][5]

On 17 May 2015 Corona became the first choice goalkeeper over Alfredo Talavera and Melitón Hernández to represent Mexico for the 2015 Copa America. On 12 June 2015, he played all of 90 minutes against Bolivia in a 0-0 draw with an impressive save by Corona during the first half.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Olympics football: Mexico shock Brazil to win gold". bbc.com. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Corona firmó por tres años con La Máquina" (in Spanish). Mediotiempo.com. June 16, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Corona fuera del Tri" (in Spanish). Mediotiempo.com. May 16, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Jose de Jesus Corona the hero in goal as Mexico edge out Ecuador". Cesar Hernandez from ESPN. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Jesus Corona shows he can be Mexico's No. 1". Goal.com. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 

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