Miguel Zepeda

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Zepeda and the second or maternal family name is Espinoza.
Miguel Zepeda
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Zepeda Espinoza
Date of birth (1976-05-25) May 25, 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Tepic, Mexico
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Atlas 144 (34)
2001–2003 Cruz Azul 64 (18)
2003 Morelia 17 (2)
2004 Toluca 21 (3)
2004–2005 Cruz Azul 20 (7)
2005 Santos Laguna 13 (3)
2006 América 5 (0)
2006 San Luis 8 (0)
2007 Veracruz 5 (0)
2009–2010 Club Atlas 20 (7)
2010–2011 Leones Negros 41 (18)
2011-2012 Veracruz 8 (2)
National team
1999–2005 MexicoMexico 50 (8)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 February 2013.

Miguel Ángel Zepeda Espinoza (born May 25, 1976) is retired a Mexican footballer who last played for Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz on the Liga de Ascenso.


Zepeda made his professional debut on November 13, 1996 in 2-2 draw against Chivas. He has played most of his career with Atlas, from 1996 to 2001. In the Invierno 2001 he transferred to Cruz Azul. With Cruz Azul Zepeda spent 4 short tournaments. In the 2003 Apertura Zepeda transferred to Monarcas Morelia, where he did not have any success. In the 2004 Clausura Zepeda he transferred to Toluca, where Toluca got eliminated in the semifinals by Guadalajara. Zepeda went back with Cruz Azul for two more seasons (Apertura 2004), (Clausura 2005). He later transferred to Santos Laguna, but he did not have much success, so he transferred to America. With Club América he only played in five games and did not score any goals, but won the 2006 CONCACAF Cup. Zepeda transferred to San Luis for the 2006 Apertura, where once again he did not have much success. After two years without playing professionally he's playing again for Atlas. Since his return to F.C Atlas Zepeda struggled during his first season, but after regaining his form. Due to differences between Zepeda and the Atlas institucion, Zepeda was separated from the team mid-season.

International career[edit]

Zepeda has played with the Mexico national team, his debut was in February 1999 against Argentina. He was part of the squad who won the Confederations Cup 1999 in which he scored two goals in the final against Brazil, thus making 2 goals in the entire tournament. Zepeda was with the Mexico national team when they won the 2003 Gold Cup.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. July 17, 1999 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Chile 2–1 2–1 1999 Copa América
2. August 4, 1999 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Brazil 1–0 4–3 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
3. August 4, 1999 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Brazil 3–2 4–3 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
4. February 5, 2000 Hong Kong Stadium, Wan Chai, Hong Kong  Japan 1–0 1–0 2000 Carlsberg Cup
5. February 8, 2000 Hong Kong Stadium, Wan Chai, Hong Kong  Czech Republic 1–2 1–2 2000 Carlsberg Cup
6. July 5, 2000 Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey, Mexico  Venezuela 1–1 2–1 Friendly
7. July 16, 2000 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Panama 1–0 1–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
8. September 3, 2000 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Panama 3–0 7–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification

International honors[edit]


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