Juan Carlos Medina

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Juan Carlos Medina
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Medina Alonso
Date of birth (1983-08-22) 22 August 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth San Pedro de las Colonias, Mexico
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Right Midfielder
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Atlas 160 (10)
2008–2014 América 110 (4)
2009–2010Monterrey (loan) 24 (1)
2010–2011San Luis (loan) 33 (2)
2014–2016 Atlas 58 (8)
2016–2018 Tijuana 12 (0)
2017–2018Lobos BUAP (loan) 3 (2)
National team
2003 Mexico U20 3 (0)
2007–2018 Mexico 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 August 2017

Juan Carlos Medina Alonso (born 22 August 1983) is a Mexican former footballer who last played for Lobos BUAP of the Liga MX.

Club career[edit]

Juan Carlos Medina debuted with Atlas on 31 August 2003 in a league match against Tecos UAG.[1] With Atlas, he made 160 league appearances, scoring eleven goals. In 2008, Medina was transferred to league giants Club América. He had an unsuccessful first stint with América, being loaned out to clubs Monterrey and San Luis. In 2011 Medina returned to América, only to make three appearances in the Apertura tournament, in which the club finished in an abysmal 17th place. After the arrival of coach Miguel Herrera, his former coach whilst at Monterrey, Medina began to see more playing time, and eventually cemented his place in América's starting-eleven. On 26 May 2013 he played in his first league final against Cruz Azul, playing the whole match. América won the final on penalties, and were crowned champions. This would be Medina's first league championship as a player. Medina announced his retirement on June 11, 2018.

International career[edit]

Mexico U-20[edit]

Medina was a squad member at the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in the United Arab Emirates. in which he played 3 matches.


Medina played three games in 2003 with the Mexican U-20 team, and he played his first game with the senior team in 2004. His good form brought him a first summons to the national team under new coach Hugo Sánchez. His first game was in a 3–1 win against Venezuela on 28 February 2007. During the match, Medina was able to earn a crucial penalty for the Mexican side, as he was knocked down in the box. In 2013, he returned to the national team against Finland. Then Miguel Herrera called Medina for the qualifying games against New Zealand.[2]

Medina made the final roster selection for the 2014 FIFA World Cup however during the national team training camp he suffered an injury and was replaced by Miguel Angel Ponce.[3]





  1. ^ Juan Carlos MedinaLiga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Juan Carlos Medina". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  3. ^ http://www.goal.com/es-mx/news/4760/main/2014/05/20/4830730/por-lesi%C3%B3n-juan-carlos-medina-se-pierde-el-mundial

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