Mexico national under-23 football team

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Mexico U-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) El Tricolor (The Tricolor)
Association Mexican Football Federation
(Federación Mexicana de Fútbol)
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Raúl Gutiérrez
Top scorer Marco Fabián (15)
FIFA code MEX
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Spain 7–1 Mexico 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; May 30, 1928)
Olympics
Appearances 10 (First in 1928)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg : 2012
Olympic medal record
Men's football
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Team

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]

Olympic Football Tournament[edit]

Year Round Position MP 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 Qualified
Total 1 Medal 5/7 16 7 7 2 20 13

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

  • From 1928-1988 Mexico was represented by its senior team

Honours[edit]

Schedule and results[edit]

Recent and upcoming games[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score1 Competition Scorers for Mexico
March 29, 2015 São Luís, Brazil  Brazil 0-0 F
April 23, 2015 Carson, California, United States  United States 0-3 F
May 28, 2015 Toulon, France  Ivory Coast 1-1 T Guzmán Goal 46'
June 1, 2015 Salon-de-Provence, France  China PR 2-0 T Cisneros Goal 41' Goal 59'
June 3, 2015 Aubagne, France  England 2-1 T Bueno Goal 44', Zúñiga Goal 70'
June 5, 2015 Toulon, France  Morocco 1-2 T Pérez Goal 27'
July 13, 2015 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  Paraguay 1-1 PA Zúñiga Goal 15'
July 17, 2015 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  Uruguay 1-0 PA Silva Goal 90+1'
July 21, 2015 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  Trinidad and Tobago 4-2 PA Espericueta Goal 60', López Goal 68', Bueno Goal 90', Zúñiga Goal 90+3'
July 23, 2015 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  Panama 2-1 PA Zaldívar Goal 2', Cisneros Goal 61'
July 26, 2015 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  Uruguay 0-1 PA
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 0-1 OQ López Goal 73'
October 7, 2015 Commerce City, Colorado, United States  Honduras 2-1 OQ López Goal 4', Torres Goal 65'
Key

Mexico's Record Against Other Olympic Nations[edit]

As of 18 October 2015[citation needed]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against  % Won
 Antigua and Barbuda 1 1 0 0 8 0 100.0%
 Argentina 13 2 4 7 13 33 15.4%
 Australia 2 0 2 0 2 2 50.0%
 Bahamas 1 1 0 0 3 0 100.0%
 Belarus 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.0%
 Bermuda 8 5 1 2 20 7 62.5%
 Bolivia 2 1 1 0 2 1 50.0%
 Brazil 7 1 2 4 6 12 14.3%
 Bulgaria 1 0 0 1 1 2 00.0%
 Canada 13 8 3 2 24 8 61.5%
 Chile 2 1 1 0 4 2 50.0%
 Colombia 12 6 3 3 20 11 50.0%
 Costa Rica 17 12 3 2 42 12 70.6%
 Cuba 15 10 3 2 36 11 66.7%
 Curaçao 6 3 1 2 7 7 50.0%
 Denmark 7 2 1 4 16 27 28.5%
 Dominican Republic 1 0 0 1 1 2 0.0%
 Ecuador 1 1 0 0 2 0 100.0%
 El Salvador 1 1 0 0 5 0 100.0%
 Finland 7 7 0 0 15 3 100.0%
 France 4 0 1 3 2 8 0.0%
 Gabon 10 5 2 3 13 13 50.0%
 Germany 10 1 4 5 7 13 10.0%
 Ghana 10 5 2 3 13 13 50.0%
 Great Britain 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.0%
 Greece 2 0 1 1 2 3 00.0%
 Guatemala 8 6 1 1 23 7 75.0%
 Guinea 22 8 2 12 31 47 36.4%
 Haiti 23 9 2 12 32 47 39.1%
 Honduras 24 10 2 12 35 48 41.7%
 Hungary 9 2 2 5 31 47 22.2%
 Iran 11 8 3 0 30 8 72.7%
 Israel 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.0%
 Italy 3 0 1 2 1 4 0.0%
 Israel 9 4 4 1 15 6 44.4%
 Jamaica 37 9 10 18 50 80 24.3%
 Japan 6 4 1 1 14 5 66.7%
 Mali 2 2 0 0 5 1 100.0%
 Morocco 1 1 0 0 7 0 100.0%
 Myanmar 1 1 0 0 2 0 100.0%
 Netherlands 4 2 1 1 5 2 50.0%
 Nicaragua 4 4 0 0 5 0 100.0%
 Nigeria 16 15 0 1 66 11 93.7%
 Panama 7 5 1 1 15 6 71.4%
 Paraguay 3 2 1 0 8 3 66.6%
 Peru 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0%
 Puerto Rico 16 8 5 3 27 16 50.0%
 Romania 15 7 5 3 19 15 46.7%
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5 2 1 2 8 7 40.0%
 Senegal 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0%
 South Korea 1 1 0 0 4 0 100.0%
 Soviet Union 12 2 6 4 13 18 16.7%
 Spain 15 1 4 10 8 24 6.7%
 Sudan 3 2 1 0 5 2 66.7%
 Suriname 4 2 1 1 6 2 50.0%
  Switzerland 3 3 0 0 10 2 100.0%
 Trinidad and Tobago 4 2 1 1 6 3 50.0%
 Turkey 3 2 1 0 9 3 66.7%
 Uruguay 33 11 7 15 36 61 33.3%
 United States 18 8 5 5 25 18 44.4%
 Venezuela 1 1 0 0 2 0 100.0%

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

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 J 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 Mexico Dennis Johannes Te Kloese
Technical and Tactical Coordinator Mexico Juan Carlos Ortega Orozco
Logistics Coordinator Mexico Luis Mario Torres Delgado

Current squad[edit]

The following 26 players were called up for a 3 day training camp starting on February 7.

No. Pos. Player Date of Birth (age) Club
1GK Alejandro Peláez (1994-02-04)February 04, 1994 (aged 22) Mexico Cruz Azul
1GK Jesse Gonzalez (1995-05-26)May 26, 1995 (aged 20) United States Dallas
1GK Gibran Lajud (1993-12-25)December 25, 1993 (aged 22) Mexico Tijuana
1GK Richard Sánchez (1994-04-05)April 05, 1994 (aged 21) Mexico UANL
2DF Luis López (1993-08-25)August 25, 1993 (aged 22) Mexico Monterrey
2DF Érick Aguirre (1997-02-23)February 23, 1997 (aged 18) Mexico Morelia
2DF Osvaldo Rodríguez (1996-09-10)September 10, 1996 (aged 19) Mexico Pachuca
2DF José Abella (1994-02-10)February 10, 1994 (aged 21) Mexico Santos Laguna
2DF Carlos Guzmán (1994-05-19)May 19, 1994 (aged 21) Mexico Tijuana
2DF Jordan Silva (1994-07-30)July 30, 1994 (aged 21) Mexico Toluca
2DF Antonio Briseño (1994-02-05)February 05, 1994 (aged 22) Mexico UANL
2DF Josecarlos Van Rankin (1993-05-14)May 14, 1993 (aged 22) Mexico UNAM
3MF Alfonso González (1994-09-05)September 5, 1994 (aged 21) Mexico Atlas
3MF Daniel Álvarez (1994-07-22)July 22, 1994 (aged 21) Mexico Atlas
3MF Daniel Hernández (1994-02-16)February 16, 1994 (aged 21) Mexico Atlas
3MF Víctor Guzmán (1995-02-03)February 03, 1995 (aged 21) Mexico Pachuca
3MF Ulises Rivas (1996-01-26)January 26, 1996 (aged 20) Mexico Santos Laguna Premier
3MF Alonso Escoboza (1993-01-22)January 22, 1993 (aged 23) Mexico Tijuana
3MF Pedro Hernández (1993-08-27)August 27, 1993 (aged 22) Mexico Tijuana
3MF Jonathan Espericueta (1994-08-09)August 09, 1994 (aged 21) Mexico UANL
4FW Alejandro Díaz (1996-01-27)January 27, 1996 (aged 20) Mexico América
4FW Luis Loroña (1993-06-21)June 21, 1993 (aged 22) Mexico Chiapas
4FW Marco Bueno (1994-03-31)March 31, 1994 (aged 21) Mexico León
4FW Ulises Jaimes (1996-04-20)April 20, 1996 (aged 20) Mexico Morelia
4FW Carlos Fierro (1994-07-24)July 24, 1994 (aged 21) Mexico Querétaro
4FW Martín Zúñiga (1993-04-14)April 14, 1993 (aged 22) Mexico Sinaloa

Recent Call-Ups[edit]

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

No. Pos. Player Date of Birth (age) Club
1GK Luis Cárdenas (1993-09-15)September 15, 1993 (aged 22) Mexico Monterrey
2DF Carlos Salcedo (1993-09-29)September 29, 1993 (aged 22) Mexico Guadalajara
2DF Hedgardo Marín (1993-02-21)February 21, 1993 (aged 22) Mexico Guadalajara
2DF Raúl López (1993-02-23)February 23, 1993 (aged 22) Mexico Guadalajara
3MF Carlos Cisneros (1993-08-30)August 30, 1993 (aged 22) Mexico Guadalajara
3MF Michael Pérez (1993-02-14)February 14, 1993 (aged 22) Mexico Guadalajara
3MF Rodolfo Pizarro (1994-10-15)October 15, 1994 (aged 21) Mexico Pachuca
3MF Érick Gutiérrez (1995-06-17)June 17, 1995 (aged 20) Mexico Pachuca
3MF Hirving Lozano (1995-07-30)July 30, 1995 (aged 20) Mexico Pachuca
4FW Ángel Zaldívar (1994-02-08)February 08, 1994 (aged 21) Mexico Guadalajara
4FW Érick Torres (1993-01-19)January 19, 1993 (aged 23) United States Houston Dynamo

Players Record[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Year(s) U-23 Goals
1 Marco Fabián 2011-2012 15
2 Oribe Peralta 2011-2012 10
3 Erick Torres Padilla 2012- 7
4 Alan Pulido 2011-2012 6
4 Martín Eduardo Zúñiga 2014- 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- 3
10 Hedgardo Marín 2014- 3
10 Armando Zamorano 2013- 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 Ernesto 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.