Omar Arellano

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Omar Arellano
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Personal information
Full name Omar Arellano Riverón
Date of birth (1987-06-18) June 18, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tampico Madero
Youth career
1996 Guadalajara
Pachuca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Pachuca 19 (3)
2007–2012 Guadalajara 145 (18)
2013–2015 Monterrey 54 (6)
2015–2016 Toluca (loan) 16 (3)
2016 Leones Negros 7 (0)
2017– Tampico Madero 1 (1)
National team
2005–2011 Mexico 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 February 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 August 2011
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Arellano and the second or maternal family name is Riverón.

Omar Arellano Riverón (born June 18, 1987) is a Mexican football Midfielder. He currently plays for Tampico Madero in the Ascenso MX. His nickname is "La Pina".

Club career[edit]

Guadalajara[edit]

Arellano had originally started playing in club Guadalajara’s youth ranks around the same time as Javier Hernandez. At the age of 14 he decided to make the move to Club Pachuca where his father Omar Arellano Nuño was offered a job as head coach of Club Pachuca’s Juvenil squads. Before returning to Guadalajara in 2007, Arellano had played 394 minutes with Pachuca and had averaged out one goal every 131 minutes. He scored his first goal for CD Guadalajara against their town rivals Atlas, a match that is referred to as "El Clasico Tapatio" (Spanish for "Jalisco's Classic", since they play in the same state and city). On July 12, 2008 while playing the 2008 SuperLiga Arellano scored his second goal with Guadalajara at the 24th minute with a break-away, suitting the number 9 jersey left behind by Omar Bravo and his third goal again in the 2008 Superliga against Houston Dynamo. Arellano scored the two goals that helped Chivas defeat their rivals Club América in the Estadio Azteca in the El Súper Clásico. After a grueling injury that put him in the shelf for months, he returned on February 31, 2009 against F.C. Pachuca where he scored 2 of the 5 goals that his team scored in the 5-0 win. His own father, Omar Arellano Nuño was assistant and for an even shorter amount of time, manager in 2009. On April 4, 2010, he scored against America in the El Súper Clásico and Chivas became the first team in the Torneo Bicentenario to qualify to the liguilla. He is also not had good luck with injury due that he came back from one. On April 27, 2010 in the Copa Libertadores, he made an outstanding participation against Vélez Sársfield where he gave two assist in the 3-0 victory for Chivas de Guadalajara. In a friendly against FC Barcelona he gave an assist to Marco Fabian to give Chivas the lead in their friendly in the World Football Challenge. Arellano is sponsored by Adidas and can be seen wearing the Adidas F50 football cleats.

Monterrey[edit]

Omar Arellano was traded to C.F. Monterrey for the Clausura 2013 tournament for right back Sergio Perez.

Deportivo Toluca[edit]

On June 10, 2015 Toluca agreed to sign Arellano on loan with an option of sign permanently. On July 25, Arellano made his official debut for Toluca defeating Tigres UANL 0-1, in the opening game for the 2015 Apertura Liga MX, celebrated in the Estadio Universitario in Monterrey.

International career[edit]

Mexico national team[edit]

Arellano's first goal with "El Tri" was in a friendly match against Venezuela. He scored last to make the game 4-0.Arellano was called back up after two years of not playing for Mexico national team against United States national team the game ended in a 1-1 draw

International Caps[edit]

As of 10 August 2011

Career Statistics[edit]

Club Season League Libertadores Sudamericana Interliga Superliga Total
GP Goals GP Goals GP Goals GP Goals GP Goals GP Goals
Flag of Mexico.svg CF Pachuca 2004–2005 1 0 - - - - - - - - 1 0
2005–2006 8 1 - - - - - - - - 8 1
2006–2007 10 2 2 0 - - - - - - 12 2
Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara 2007–2008 23 1 3 1 3 0 - - 3 0 32 2
2008–2009 21 5 2 0 6 3 - - 3 2 32 10
2009–2010 25 2 2 0 - - - - - - 27 2
2010–2011 36 4 7 1 - - - - - - 43 5
2011–2012 29 6 4 1 - - - - - - 33 7
2012–2013 9 0 - - - - - - - - 9 0

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 June 2009 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, United States  Venezuela 4–0 4–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

International:

Club:

Mexico C.F. Pachuca

Mexico Chivas Guadalajara

External links[edit]