Mexico national under-23 football team

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Mexico U-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)El Tri (The Tri)
El Tricolor (The Tricolor)
AssociationMexican Football Federation
(Federación Mexicana de Fútbol)
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Head coachJaime Lozano
CaptainOribe Peralta
Top scorerMarco Fabián (15)
FIFA codeMEX
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 7–1 Mexico 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 30 May 1928)
Biggest win
Mexico Mexico 7–1 Trinidad and Tobago 
(Carson, United States; 23 March 2012)
Biggest defeat
 East Germany 7–0 Mexico 
(Bavaria, Germany; 5 September 1972)
Records for Competitive matches only
Summer Olympics
Appearances5 (first in 1928)
Best resultWinners Gold medal icon.svg (2012)

The Mexico national under-23 football team, is controlled by the Mexican Football Federation and represents Mexico in competitions like the Pan American Games and the Olympic Games, and their respective qualification phases.

The roster can be augmented with three "over-age" players, ostensibly possessing veteran experience, during Olympic competition, in accordance with FIFA regulations.

Mexico won the gold medal in 2012 Summer Olympics, their first Olympic medal in association football.[1]

Honours[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Before 1984, the football tournament at the Olympic Games was played only by amateur athletes. In 1984, professionals were allowed to compete for the first time. Since 1992, the Olympic Games tournament has been an under-23 tournament, and since 1996, the squads were allowed to have a maximum of three over-aged players.

Summer Olympic Games Record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Spain 1992 Group Stage 10th 3 0 3 0 3 3
United States 1996 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 1 2 1 2 3
Australia 2000 Did not qualify
Greece 2004 Group Stage 10th 3 1 1 1 3 3
China 2008 Did not qualify
United Kingdom 2012 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 12 4
Brazil 2016 Group Stage 9th 3 1 1 1 7 4
Japan 2020 To be determined
France 2024
United States 2028
Total 1 Gold Medal 5/7 19 8 8 3 27 17

Pan American Games[edit]

Since 1999, the Pan American Games football tournament has been an under-23 tournament.

Pan American Games Record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Canada 1999 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 14 5
Dominican Republic 2003 Third Place 3rd 5 1 2 1 7 7
Brazil 2007 Third Place 3rd 5 3 2 0 6 1
Mexico 2011 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 12 4
Canada 2015 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 8 5
Peru 2019 To be determined
Chile 2023
Total 2 Gold Medals 5/5 26 15 8 2 47 22

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Schedule and results[edit]

Recent and upcoming games[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score1 Competition Scorers for Mexico
September 6, 2015 Mexico City, Mexico  Panama 5-0 F Silva Goal 7', Lozano Goal 16', Salcedo Goal 51', Wbias Goal 78', Loroña Goal 79'
October 2, 2015 Carson, California, United States  Costa Rica 4-0 OQ Bueno Goal 19', Fernández Goal 45+3' (o.g.), Bueno Goal 77', Torres Goal 88'
October 4, 2015 Carson, California, United States  Haiti 1-0 OQ López Goal 73'
October 7, 2015 Commerce City, Colorado, United States  Honduras 2-1 OQ López Goal 4', Torres Goal 65'
October 10, 2015 Sandy, Utah, United States  Canada 2-0 OQ Torres Goal 6', Lozano Goal 57'
October 13, 2015 Sandy, Utah, United States  Honduras 2-0 OQ Acosta Goal 42' (o.g.), Guzmán Goal 68'
March 25, 2016 Rio Maior, Portugal  Japan 1-2 F Bueno Goal 69'
March 28, 2016 Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal  Portugal 0-4 F
May 18, 2016 Toulon, France  France 1-3 T González Goal 4'
May 20, 2016 Aubagne, France  Czech Republic 1-2 T Silva Goal 61'
May 22, 2016 Salon-de-Provence, France  Mali 3-3 T Cota Goal 29', Fierro Goal 40', González Goal 54'
May 24, 2016 Hyères, France  Bulgaria 1-0 T Fierro Goal 18'
July 2, 2016 Aguascalientes, Mexico  Nigeria 1-0 F Bueno Goal 65'
July 28, 2016 Puebla, Mexico  Argentina 0-0 F
August 4, 2016 Salvador, Brazil  Germany 2-2 SO Peralta Goal 52', Pizarro Goal 61'
August 7, 2016 Salvador, Brazil  Fiji 5-1 SO Gutiérrez Goal 48' Goal 55' Goal 58' Goal 73', Salcedo Goal 67'
August 10, 2016 Brasilia, Brazil  South Korea 0-1 SO
Key

Head-to-head record[edit]

As of 10 August 2016

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against % Won
 Antigua and Barbuda 1 1 0 0 8 0 100.0%
 Argentina 3 1 1 1 4 4 33.3%
 Australia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0.0%
 Belarus 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.0%
 Belgium 1 0 1 0 1 1 0.0%
 Bolivia 2 1 1 0 2 1 50.0%
 Brazil 3 1 0 2 2 3 33.3%
 Bulgaria 1 1 0 0 1 0 100.0%
 Canada 1 0 1 0 0 0 50%
 Chile 1 0 1 0 2 2 0.0%
 China PR 3 3 0 0 5 1 100.0%
 Colombia 6 3 2 1 10 3 50%
 Costa Rica 7 4 1 2 11 7 57.14%
 Czech Republic 1 0 0 1 1 2 0.0%
 Cuba 6 4 2 0 8 2 66.6%
 Denmark 1 0 1 0 1 1 0.0%
 Dominican Republic 1 1 0 0 5 1 100.0%
 Ecuador 2 2 0 0 6 3 100%
 El Salvador 3 2 1 0 4 1 66.6%
 England 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.0%
 France 5 0 1 4 4 13 0.0%
 Fiji 1 1 0 0 5 1 100%
 Gabon 1 1 0 0 2 0 100.0%
 Germany 1 0 1 0 2 2 0.0%
 Ghana 2 0 2 0 2 2 0%
 Greece 1 1 0 0 3 2 100.0%
 Guatemala 3 1 2 0 5 3 33.3%
 Haiti 1 1 0 0 6 1 100%
 Honduras 5 4 0 1 19 8 80%
 Hungary 1 1 0 0 2 0 100.0%
 Italy 2 1 1 0 2 1 50.0%
 Ivory Coast 1 0 1 0 1 1 0.0%
 Jamaica 3 1 2 0 6 1 33.3%
 Japan 2 1 0 1 4 3 50%
 Mali 2 0 2 0 3 3 0.0%
 Morocco 2 1 0 1 5 5 100.0%
 Netherlands 2 1 0 1 4 3 50.0%
 Nicaragua 1 1 0 0 6 0 100%
 Nigeria 2 1 0 1 2 2 50.0%
 Panama 2 2 0 0 4 1 100.0%
 Paraguay 2 1 1 0 4 2 50.0%
 Portugal 2 0 1 1 3 5 0.0%
 Puerto Rico 1 1 0 0 4 1 100.0%
 Senegal 1 1 0 0 4 2 100%
 South Korea 3 0 1 2 0 2 0.0%
  Switzerland 1 1 0 0 1 0 100.0%
 Trinidad and Tobago 6 5 1 0 16 4 83.3
 Turkey 1 1 0 0 3 0 100.0%
 United States 3 2 0 1 7 1 66.6%
 Uruguay 3 2 0 1 6 3 66.6%
 Venezuela 5 3 0 2 10 5 60.0%

Includes results from:

  • Toulon Tournament 2006-2016
  • Pan American Games 1991-2016
  • CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying
  • Men's Olympic 1992-2012
  • Central American and Caribbean Games 1990-2014

Olympic Games History[edit]

Football at the Summer Olympics
Year Round Score Result
1992 Round 1  Denmark 1 – 1 Mexico Mexico Draw
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 1  Australia Draw
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 1  Ghana Draw
1996 Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 0  Italy Win
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 0 – 0  South Korea Draw
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 1  Ghana Draw
Quarterfinals Mexico Mexico 0 – 2  Nigeria Loss
2004 Round 1  Mali 0 – 0 Mexico Mexico Draw
Round 1  South Korea 1 – 0 Mexico Mexico Loss
Round 1  Greece 2 – 3 Mexico Mexico Win
2012 Round 1 Mexico Mexico 0 – 0  South Korea Draw
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 2 – 0  Gabon Win
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 0   Switzerland Win
Quarterfinals Mexico Mexico 4 – 2  Senegal Win
Semifinals Mexico Mexico 3 – 1  Japan Win
Gold Medal Match  Brazil 1 – 2 Mexico Mexico Win
2016 Round 1 Mexico Mexico 2 – 2  Germany Draw
Round 1  Fiji 1 – 5 Mexico Mexico Win
Round 1  South Korea 1 – 0 Mexico Mexico Loss

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 18 players were called up to the Summer Olympics. On August 7, it was announced that Raúl López and Carlos Fierro would replace Oribe Peralta and Rodolfo Pizarro after they were ruled out of the tournament with a nasal and fibula fracture, respectively.

Statistics updated as of August 10, 2016 after match against South Korea

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Gibrán Lajud (1993-12-25) 25 December 1993 (age 25) 20 0 Mexico Tijuana
1 1GK Alfredo Talavera (1982-09-18) 18 September 1982 (age 36) 2 0 Mexico Toluca

3 2DF Jordan Silva (1994-07-30) 30 July 1994 (age 24) 14 2 Mexico Cruz Azul
2 2DF José Abella (1994-02-10) 10 February 1994 (age 25) 11 3 Mexico Santos Laguna
13 2DF Carlos Salcedo (1993-09-29) 29 September 1993 (age 25) 10 1 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
20 2DF Raúl López (1993-02-23) 23 February 1993 (age 26) 10 3 Mexico Pachuca
14 2DF Érick Aguirre (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 22) 5 0 Mexico Pachuca
4 2DF César Montes (1997-02-27) 27 February 1997 (age 22) 2 0 Mexico Monterrey
6 2DF Jorge Torres Nilo (1988-01-16) 16 January 1988 (age 31) 2 0 Mexico UANL

10 3MF Víctor Guzmán (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 24) 17 1 Mexico Pachuca
17 3MF Alfonso González (1994-09-05) 5 September 1994 (age 24) 9 2 Mexico Monterrey
16 3MF Carlos Cisneros (1993-08-30) 30 August 1993 (age 25) 9 3 Mexico Guadalajara
7 3MF Rodolfo Pizarro (1994-02-15) 15 February 1994 (age 25) 9 1 Mexico MonterreyINJ
5 3MF Michael Pérez (1993-02-14) 14 February 1993 (age 26) 5 1 Mexico Guadalajara
15 3MF Érick Gutiérrez (1995-06-17) 17 June 1995 (age 23) 5 4 Netherlands PSV
21 3MF Carlos Fierro (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 24) 5 2 Mexico Morelia

9 4FW Oribe PeraltaRET (1984-01-12) 12 January 1984 (age 35) 18 12 Mexico AméricaINJ
11 4FW Marco Bueno (1994-03-31) 31 March 1994 (age 25) 15 5 Finland HJK
18 4FW Erick Torres (1993-01-19)19 January 1993 (aged 24) 13 7 Mexico Tijuana
8 4FW Hirving Lozano (1995-07-30) 30 July 1995 (age 23) 7 1 Netherlands PSV

Recent Call-Ups[edit]

The following players have been called up in the last twelve months.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Raúl Gudiño (1996-04-22) April 22, 1996 (age 23) 5 0 Mexico Guadalajara
1GK Jesse Gonzalez (1995-05-26) May 26, 1995 (age 23) 1 0 United States FC DallasUSA

2DF Kevin Gutiérrez (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 24) 2 0 Mexico Juárez
2DF Osvaldo Rodríguez (1996-09-10) September 10, 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Mexico León

3MF Rosario Cota (1995-09-12) 12 September 1995 (age 23) 4 1 Mexico UNAM
3MF Omar Govea (1996-01-18) 18 January 1996 (age 23) 3 0 Belgium Royal Antwerp
3MF Ulises Rivas (1996-01-26) January 26, 1996 (age 23) 2 0 Mexico Santos Laguna
3MF Orbelín Pineda (1996-03-24) 24 March 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Mexico Cruz Azul

4FW Alejandro Díaz (1996-01-27)27 January 1996 (aged 21) 4 0 Mexico Atlas
4FW Ulises Jaimes (1996-04-20) April 20, 1996 (age 23) 2 0 Mexico UdeC

Staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Mexico Raúl Gutiérrez
Assistant Manager Mexico Marco Antonio Sánchez Yacuta
Assistant Manager Mexico Juan de Dios Ramírez Perales
Fitness Coach Mexico Vicente Salvador Espadas Cervantes
Goalkeeper Coach Mexico José Rosario Piña Rivera
Doctor Mexico Eduardo Guerrero Fuerte
Physiotherapist Mexico Raúl Segundo Curiel Cervantes
Kit man Mexico Gabriel Hernández Gallegos
Kit man Mexico Luis Alberto Monroy Hernández
Video Mexico José Carlos Quiroz Sánchez
Chief coordinator Netherlands Dennis Johannes Te Kloese
Technical and Tactical Coordinator Mexico Juan Carlos Ortega
Logistics Coordinator Mexico Luis Mario Torres Delgado

Players Record[edit]

Top appearances[edit]

Rank Player Year(s) U-23 Caps
1 Javier Aquino 2011-2012 21
2 Gibran Lajud 2013–present 20
3 Diego Reyes 2011-2012 17
4 Carlos Guzmán 2014–2016 16
4 Miguel Ponce 2011-2012 16
4 Jorge Enríquez 2011-2012 16
4 Marco Fabián 2011-2012 16
8 Hedgardo Marín 2014–2016 15
8 Martín Zúñiga 2014–2016 15
8 Jonathan Espericueta 2013–2016 15
8 Dárvin Chávez 2011-2012 15
8 Hiram Mier 2011-2012 15
13 Jordan Silva 2014–Present 14
14 Josecarlos Van Rankin 2014–2016 13
14 Marco Bueno 2013–Present 13
14 Armando Zamorano 2013–2016 13
14 Héctor Herrera 2011-2012 13
18 Erick Torres 2012–present 12
19 Bernardo Hernández 2013–2016 11
19 José de Jesús Corona 2011-2012 11

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Year(s) U-23 Goals
1 Marco Fabián 2011-2012 15
2 Oribe Peralta 2011-2016 11
3 Erick Torres 2012- 7
4 Alan Pulido 2011-2012 6
4 Martín Zúñiga 2014-2016 6
6 Marco Bueno 2013- 5
6 Enrique Esqueda 2007-2008 5
6 Diego Martínez 2003-2004 5
6 Rafael Marquez Lugo 2003-2004 5
10 Carlos Cisneros 2015- 3
10 Raúl López 2015-2016 3
10 Hedgardo Marín 2014-2016 3
10 Armando Zamorano 2013-2016 3
10 José Abella 2013- 3
10 Jerónimo Amione 2011 3
10 Giovani dos Santos 2011-2012 3
10 Miguel Ponce 2011-2012 3
10 Luis Pérez 2003-2004 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irvin, Duncan (11 August 2012). "Mexico Wins Soccer Gold Medal, 2-1". New York Times. Retrieved 11 August 2012.