Omar Bravo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bravo and the second or maternal family name is Tordecillas.
Omar Bravo
Omar Bravo 2015.jpg
Bravo while playing for Chivas in 2015
Personal information
Full name Omar Bravo Tordecillas
Date of birth (1980-03-04) March 4, 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth Los Mochis, Mexico
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Guadalajara 258 (101)
2008–2009 Deportivo La Coruña 25 (4)
2009 UANL (loan) 6 (0)
2009–2010 Guadalajara 32 (5)
2010–2011 Sporting Kansas City 28 (9)
2010 Guadalajara (loan) 9 (2)
2012–2013 Cruz Azul 36 (6)
2013 Atlas (loan) 33 (13)
2014– Guadalajara 70 (23)
National team
2004 Mexico Olympic 3 (2)
2002– Mexico 65 (15)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 January 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 April 2013

Omar Bravo Tordecillas (born 4 March 1980 in Los Mochis) is a Mexican footballer who plays as a striker and for Guadalajara in the Liga MX. He is the club's all-time leading top scorer in all matches and its current captain.

Club career[edit]

Club Deportivo Guadalajara[edit]

Omar Bravo was brought to the Guadalajara youth system by Jose Luis Real. He made his debut with the senior team on 17 February 2001 against Tigres UANL in a 0–0 draw. After playing as a substitute in his first three seasons, Bravo became a regular starter for the team during the 2002 Apertura, playing 15 games and scoring 6 goals.

In 2006, Bravo participated in a successful season for Club Deportivo Guadalajara, helping the team win the Apertura championship title, as well as achieving first place for the top goal scorer in the Mexico First Division and registering 11 goals for the tournament.

In 2007, Bravo displayed skills at the Clausura division, winning the golden boot for most goals in the league with 11 goals in 17 matches. Club Deportivo Guadalajara becoming champion in the Apertura 2006 made them eligible to participate in the Champions Cup. Bravo scored in his first appearance in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup against W Connection F.C. as well as in the first match of the semifinals against D.C. United. In the final, on 8 April 2007, he helped Club Deportivo Guadalajara to a 2–2 draw against CF Pachuca at the CONCACAF Champions' Cup Final, scoring 2 Goals in the first match.

Omar Bravo scored his 100th goal on 26 April 2008 in a 4–0 victory over Puebla F.C.. Bravo became the 2nd player in Club Deportivo Guadalajara history to reach 100 goals, only behind Salvador Reyes, who has 122 goals. He played his last match of his first stint in C.D. Guadalajara by scoring his 101st goal against C.F. Monterrey in the quarter-finals, which they tied 4–4, losing 8–5 on aggregate.

Omar Bravo playing for Deportivo la Coruña

Deportivo de La Coruña[edit]

On 22 May 2008, Deportivo de La Coruña announced an agreement between the club and Omar Bravo for the next three years. Omar Bravo left Guadalajara as a free agent. Bravo became the second Mexican on Deportivo's squad at that time, after Andrés Guardado. Omar Bravo made his debut on 31 August 2008 in a 2–1 victory over Real Madrid. On 8 December 2008 he scored his first league goal against Málaga in a 2–0 victory. With only nine league appearances (only two of them as a starter), it was evident that his stint at the Spanish club wasn't as successful as expected.

Loan to Tigres UANL[edit]

On 5 March 2009, he was loaned out to Mexico side Tigres UANL for the remainder of the Clausura 2009 season. However, he had a bad season, as he did not have much playing time due to the inactivity in Spain. He made 6 appearances and made 2 goals.

Return to Club Deportivo Guadalajara[edit]

After his stint with Deportivo and the loan at Tigres UANL, Omar returned to the Chivas where he signed a 1-year contract with the club and appeared in 32 games, as well as scoring 5 goals. Later on, he would be again loaned by the Chivas to Sporting Kansas City, to play some League games where he scored two goals, and the Copa Santander Libertadores where Chivas became Runner Up in the tournament.

Sporting Kansas City[edit]

On 8 August 2010, it was announced that Bravo was signed by Sporting Kansas City as the squad's first designated player since Claudio López, beginning in 2011.[1]

Upon arrival in Kansas City, Bravo mentioned that he was very happy to join the team and that he believed the level of play in the MLS is among the best in the world. In his debut for the club against Chivas USA, Bravo showed off his skilled form, and managed to score 2 goals for his new club. Omar Bravo scored 9 goals for Sporting getting Latin

o of the year.[2]

Cruz Azul[edit]

On 12 December 2011 it was announced that Bravo wouldn't be returning to Kansas City in 2012, and would instead be signing with Cruz Azul in his native Mexico.[3] Bravo scored a brace against San Luis F.C. in a 3-1 home win. Cruz Azul later transferred Omar Bravo to Club Atlas on a loan after underperforming with them. Later, he himself revealed that he felt he failed with the team.[4]

Loan to Atlas[edit]

Bravo joined Club Atlas of Guadalajara on loan before the Clausura 2013. He proved effective by scoring 7 times during his stint.

Return to Guadalajara[edit]

Omar Bravo celebrating his record breaking 123th goal with Chivas.

Bravo returned to C.D. Guadalajara after Cruz Azul agreed to sell him after his loan deal expired. He scored on his return debut against Santos Laguna. On 12 August 2015 Bravo scored a brace at home against Morelia that converted him into C.D. Guadalajara's all-time top scorer in league matches, surpassing club legend Salvador Reyes with 123 goals. On 29 September 2015 Bravo scored a goal against Monterrey, making him the club's all-time top scorer in all official and nonofficial matches.

He led the team to win the Copa MX on the 4th of November, 2015.

International career[edit]

Bravo has played for many various levels of the Mexico youth national system and in several amateur tournaments including the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He has accumulated 71 caps and has scored 15 goals for the senior Mexico national team.

On 11 June 2006, playing at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Bravo scored two goals on Mexico's 3–1 victory over Iran and was named the Man of the Match.[1]. Two matches later, he missed a penalty against Portugal in a 2–1 loss for Mexico, and did not play in the game against Argentina.

In 2007, Bravo was selected by former coach Hugo Sánchez to represent his country to play in a series of friendly international matches and to take part in Gold Cup 2007 and 2007 Copa América, where he scored three goals.

Bravo also played in World Cup Qualifiers and in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He was recalled to the national team in March 2013.

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]



Deportivo La Coruña
Mexico National Football Team


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