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Luis Fuentes (footballer, born 1986)

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Luis Fuentes
Fuentes with UNAM in 2016
Personal information
Full name Luis Fernando Fuentes Vargas
Date of birth (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 37)
Place of birth Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Left-back
Youth career
2007 Pumas Morelos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2018 UNAM 257 (6)
2017Monterrey (loan) 25 (0)
2018–2020 Tijuana 41 (2)
2020América (loan) 9 (2)
2020–2024 América 121 (1)
International career
2015 Mexico 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19 May 2024

Luis Fernando Fuentes Vargas (born 14 September 1986) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a left-back .

Club career[edit]


Fuentes played for Pumas Morelos and was called up by Pumas de la UNAM to be a substitute or to play in the CONCACAF Champions League and Interliga.

Fuentes debut was on 7 March 2009 in a match against San Luis in which he came on as a substitute replacing Fernando Morales on the 82nd minute.

Fuentes was part of the Pumas UNAM squads that won two championships, the Clausura 2009 and the Clausura 2011. For the Apertura 2016, Fuentes was selected team captain, at the suggestion of the team's prior captain, Darío Verón.

Loan to Monterrey[edit]

On 2 December 2016, Fuentes joined Monterrey on a one-year loan agreement beginning with the Clausura 2017 tournament.


Fuentes joined Xolos from Pumas for the Apertura 2018 season.[1]

Loan to América[edit]

On 29 December 2019, Club América announced that Fuentes would be joining the team for the Clausura 2020 on loan from Xolos.[2] After the Clausura 2020 tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, América did not exercise the option to acquire Fuentes on a permanent deal and returned to Xolos.[3]


On 26 August 2020, Fuentes re-joined Club América on a free transfer after his contract with Xolos ended and the border-town team did not renew it.[4] América sought a defender prior to the transfer window close date as a result of the season-long injury sustained by Bruno Valdez against Monterrey.

International career[edit]

Fuentes made his debut for Mexico on 13 November 2015 against El Salvador which Mexico won 3–0.






  1. ^ "Luis Fuentes y 'Cubo' Torres serían de Xolos" (in Spanish). Futbol Total. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  2. ^ "¿Cuánto dinero gastó América en los refuerzos para el Clausura 2020?" (in Spanish). America Monumental. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  3. ^ "América: Luis Fuentes no seguirá, señaló el Piojo Herrera" (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  4. ^ "¡Nueva oportunidad! Luis Fuentes regresa al América ante lesión de Bruno Valdez" (in Spanish). Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  5. ^ Hernandez, Cesar (18 December 2023). "Club América extends Liga MX record to 14 titles after defeating Tigres". ESPN. Retrieved 19 December 2023.
  6. ^ Hernandez, Cesar (27 May 2024). "América secure back-to-back Liga MX titles with win over Cruz Azul". ESPN. Retrieved 28 May 2024.

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