Luis Montes

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Luis Montes
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Luis Montes in 2012 after winning the final against Correcaminos
Personal information
Full name Luis Arturo Montes Jiménez
Date of birth (1986-05-15) 15 May 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Left Midfielder
Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Indios de Ciudad Juárez 7 (0)
2007–2013 Pachuca 86 (7)
2011–2013León (loan) 76 (12)
2013– León 160 (27)
National team
2013– Mexico 19 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:01, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2017

Luis Arturo Montes Jiménez (born 15 May 1986 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua) is a Mexican footballer who plays for Leon and the Mexico National Team

Club career[edit]

He started his career playing for Pachuca's Mecos youth team, although when he was 19 years old, he was loaned out to Indios de Juarez de la Primera 'A', now Ascenso MX.

He made his professional debut while he played for Indios de Juárez, on January 8, 2006: in a league game against Irapuato entering the game as a substitute for Luis Esqueda at the 79 minute in the Olimpico Benito Juarez Stadium.

He came back to Pachuca for the Clausura 2007 tournament and remains in the team until the Clausura 2011 tournament. He played 86 official league games for the first team, plus 25 international games in the Copa Sudamericana, CONCACAF Champions League, Club World Cup, Copa Libertadores and the now-defunct North American SuperLiga.

At the Beginning of the Apertura 2011 tournament, he is transferred to Club Leon on loan for a year, and became an important first team player for León, playing a total of 38 games between the Apertura 2011 and the Clausura 2012 Tournaments. Clinching the title of the Liga de Ancenso, now Ascenso MX. As a result, the team was promoted back to the Primera Division.

In 2014, he was in injured by a tackle after he had scored in a friendly international match against Ecuador, breaking his tibia and fibula making him ineligible for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

International career[edit]

Montes made his senior international debut for Mexico as a second-half substitute in a goalless friendly with Peru on 17 April 2013.[1] He was selected by coach José Manuel de la Torre to participate in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup held in the United States, and scored his first international goal on his third Mexico appearance, in a 3–1 win over Martinique in the group stage of the Gold Cup on 14 July.[2]

Montes was selected in October 2013 by new coach Miguel Herrera to dispute the Intercontinental play-off between Mexico and New Zealand in which he played both games and helped Mexico qualify to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Luis Montes received his first call up in 2014, in Mexico's first game in 2014 against South Korea. Eventually Montes was called up to be in Mexico's squad for the 2014 World Cup along with teammates, Carlos Peña, José Vázquez, and Rafael Márquez.

On 31 May 2014, in a friendly match against Ecuador two minutes after scoring a long range goal, Montes suffered a double fracture [tibia and fibula] in a challenge with Segundo Castillo. Due to the injury Montes missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup and did not return to action until 8 February 2015 against UNAM.[3][4]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.[5]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 July 2013 Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, United States  Martinique 2–0 3–1 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2. 24 July 2013 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States  Panama 1–1 1–2 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
3. 31 May 2014 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States  Ecuador 1–0 3–1 Friendly




  1. ^ "Debutó juarense Luis Montes con Selección Mexicana ante Perú" [Luis Montes of Juarez made his debut for Mexico against Peru]. (in Spanish). 18 April 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Mexico stops Martinique, books a Gold Cup quarterfinal berth". CONCACAF. 14 July 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Montes injury sours Mexico win". ESPN. 31 May 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  4. ^ Patrick Clarke (31 May 2014). "Luis Montes Injury: Updates on Mexico Star's Leg and Return". Bleacher Report. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "L. Montes". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 October 2016.

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