Miguel Ángel Herrera

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Miguel Ángel Herrera
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Herrera Equihua
Date of birth (1989-04-03) April 3, 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
León (on loan from Pachuca)
Number 22
Youth career
2008–2013 Pachuca
2010 Tampico Madero
2011 Titanes Tulancingo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Pachuca 102 (2)
2016Monterrey (loan) 4 (0)
2016UANL (loan) 0 (0)
2017Veracruz (loan) 5 (0)
2017–León (loan) 14 (0)
National team
2014– Mexico 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:43, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 July 2015

Miguel Ángel Herrera Equihua (born 3 April 1989) is a Mexican footballer, who plays as defender for León on loan from Pachuca.

Club career[edit]

Pachuca[edit]

Miguel Herrera began his football career at Pachuca in 2008. He progressed through the ranks having successful seasons with the youth teams until he was called up to the first team in 2012. He made his first appearance with the first team during a Cup match against Leones Negros on 25 July 2012 that resulted in a 0–1 loss.[1]

He made his league debut with Pachuca during the Apertura 2012 season on 4 August 2012 under coach Hugo Sánchez against Querétaro coming in as a substitute for Miguel Gerardo Velázquez in the 78th minute of the game, the match ended in a 1-0 win, with Herrera participating 12th minutes of the game. Throughout his debut season the Apertura 2012 season he played two more games (which he started). During his second season with Pachuca he became a regular starter as first choice Center Back after week 5 of the Clausura 2013 season. He made it to the League final against León, losing 4–3 in extra time, during that season. He demonstrated great ability to defend, and great flair which led to a call-up to the Mexico national team.

Herrera scored his first goal for Pachuca during a Cup match against La Piedad on 21 August 2012 which resulted in a 1–1 tie for Pachuca, and scored his first league goal against Tigres UANL on 27 July 2013 winning the match 2–-1.[2]

Monterrey[edit]

On 28 November 2015, Rayados de Monterrey announced that Herrera had been transferred to Monterrey on a season-long deal, in exchange for Stefan Medina.[3] At the end of the season Herrera returned to Pachuca where he was later loaned to Tigres UANL.

International career[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Miguel Ángel received his first call-up by coach Miguel Herrera to the national team on October 2013 for a friendly against Finland and for the Intercontinental play-offs against New Zealand but failed to make an appearance.

He received his second call-up to the national team for two friendlies against Chile on 6 September and Bolivia on 9 September 2014.

Miguel Angel Herrera made his debut with the national team 6 September 2014, starting the match and playing the entire 90 minutes against Chile which ended in a score-less tie. In this match Herrera recovered six balls and only failed to complete 1 out of 21 passes reaching a 95% success rate (20 completed passes).[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 7 September 2014 [5][6]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mexico Liga MX Copa MX North America Total
Apertura 2012 Pachuca Liga MX 3 0 5 1 - 8 1
Clausura 2013 14 0 4 1 - 18 1
Apertura 2013 15 1 2 0 - 17 1
Clausura 2014 23 0 2 0 - 25 0
Apertura 2014 7 0 - 2 0 9 0
Total Pachuca 62 1 13 2 2 0 77 3
Career total 62 1 13 2 2 0 77 3

International[edit]

As of 21 November 2014
Mexico national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 3 0
Total 3 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Tigres UANL

International[edit]

Mexico

References[edit]

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