Omar Esparza

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Omar Esparza
Personal information
Full name Omar Alejandro Esparza Morales
Date of birth (1988-05-21) May 21, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Tototlán, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Right Back
Youth career
2005–2006 Tapatio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2016 Guadalajara 170 (3)
2013 San Luis (loan) 16 (0)
2015–2016 Pachuca (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2005 Mexico U-17 9 (3)
2007 Mexico U-20 7 (1)
2007–2008 Mexico 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 April 2008

Omar Alejandro Esparza Morales (born May 21, 1988 in Guadalajara, Jalisco) is a Mexican football player who plays as a Right Back and is currently a free agent.

Career[edit]

Esparza made his debut on October 15, 2005 against CF Monterrey, playing only 11 minutes. He had switched playing time between Chivas and CD Tapatio since then, with a brief stay in Chivas Coras in the 2005-2006 season.[1]

He took part in Chivas's Championship win in the Apertura 2006.

Esparza was given high praise by Mexico coach Javier Aguirre for his performances and was expected to cement a place in the 2010 World Cup starting line-up. However a knee injury picked up in the final game of the season ended his world cup hopes and he is not expected to be back in full training until June 2010.

National team[edit]

Omar Esparza has played with the Mexico national football team in three categories.

He was present with the Mexico U-17 Team, in which he and his team mates won the U-17 World Cup in Peru in 2005. He played in the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship Match where Mexico obtained the cup against Brazil. The score was 3-0, and Esparza scored the 2nd goal of the final.[2]

He has also played with U-20 in the FIFA U-20 World Cup that was held in Canada where he was an important player. Mexico played well but was eliminated by Argentina in the quarter finals, losing 1-0 thanks to a goal scored by Maximiliano Moralez after bouncing the ball off a Mexican defender in the 45th minute .

On August 22, 2007 Esparza made his first appearance for the senior side.

International Caps[edit]

As of 16 April 2008

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Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Guadalajara
Pachuca

International[edit]

Mexico U17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Omar EsparzaLiga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (Spanish)
  2. ^ "Omar Esparza Morales" (in Spanish). Chivas Sitio Oficial. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Omar Esparza's National Team Appearances".