Peralta in 2016
|Full name||Oribe Peralta Morones|
|Date of birth||12 January 1984|
|Place of birth||Torreón, Coahuila Mexico|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2008–2009||→ Chiapas (loan)||35||(12)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2016
Peralta began his professional career with León and Monterrey in 2004 and 2006. Peralta was then sold to Santos Laguna, then loaned out to Chiapas in 2008. After he returned from loan, Peralta was a mainstay with Santos Laguna for the next five years, playing in over 200 matches and scoring over 80 goals.
A Mexico international since 2005, Peralta did not become a regular call-up until 2011, being one of the over-aged reinforcements who won the 2011 Pan American Games with the under-22 squad. He scored two goals in the gold medal match at the 2012 Olympic football tournament against Brazil, which was the first Olympic gold medal for Mexico in football. He also participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and won the following year's CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Club career
- 3 International career
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Sponsorship
- 6 Career statistics
- 7 Honours
- 8 References
- 9 External links
At the age of 13, Peralta joined his first football team Los Vagos from his home town. In 1998, when he was in high school, he made the official town team of "La Partida" to play against other Municipalities in Torreon. He managed to join CESIFUT (Centro de Sinergia Futbolista) [Synergy Center of Football] and after a year he fractured his ankle which left him immobile for a year. After months of recuperation, Peralta managed to get into Alacranes de Durango, a professional team and drew the attention of C.D. Guadalajara's head coach Oscar Ruggeri, who took him to Guadalajara for a trial. He would then receive an invitation from Monarcas Morelia, where manager Rubén Omar Romano gave him a try out with the team in which he debuted.
A native of Torreón, Oribe Peralta made his debut for Monarcas Morelia on 22 February 2003, coming in as a substitute in the second half of a league match against Club América, which ended in a 1–2 defeat. Peralta then played his second match of his first season against Cruz Azul. For the next two seasons Peralta did not see any action, and was transferred to León of the second division. He made 33 appearances and scored ten goals, winning the Clausura tournament with the club in 2004.
After playing for León, Peralta joined Monterrey to play with them for the next two seasons. Peralta made his debut for Monterrey against UANL in the second half as a substitute in the 2–6 defeat. In his second match, he scored his first goal of his career in the first division after coming in as a substitute, scoring the second goal of the match against Cruz Azul, with Monterrey going on to win the match 3–0. Peralta ended his first season with five goals in 22 matches and making it to the final. Monterrey would go on to lose against UNAM.
Peralta then started his second season at the club as a substitute. For the next four matches, he was used as a substitute until he made his second start against Puebla, scoring his second goal of the season. He ended the season with four goals. For the next two seasons, Peralta received less playing time, only managing to score two goals in 22 matches.
In 2006, Peralta moved to Santos Laguna. He made his debut against Monterrey - his former club - scoring his first goal in his first start of the season. Peralta ended the season with 9 goals in 17 matches and 7 assists.
Return to Santos Laguna
After his successful loan spell, Peralta returned to Santos Laguna in 2010. He was Santos Laguna's main striker and went on to score 82 goals in 225 games during his time with the club, as well as winning the Clausura 2008 and 2012 championships. Peralta also helped Santos reach the finals of the CONCACAF Champions League on two occasions within two years. He was also awarded the CONCACAF Player of the Year in 2013 for his excellent performance. Peralta was the top scorer of the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League with a total of 7 goals in 8 games helping his team reach the finals against Monterrey, which they lost. On 26 April 2014, he scored his last goal with Santos scoring the second goal for Santos giving them the 2–1 lead against Veracruz. The match ended in a 2–2 draw.
On 13 May 2014, it was announced that Peralta was sold to Club América prior to the Apertura tournament. Though details of the transfer were undisclosed, it was reported that América paid US$10 million for Peralta, making his transfer the most expensive in Mexican football history at the time, as well as receiving an annual salary of US$2.5 million.
Peralta made his league debut on 19 July, assisting in Osvaldo Martínez's first goal in América's 2–1 win over León. On 2 August, Peralta scored his first goal for América in the 4–0 victory over Puebla at the Estadio Cuauhtémoc. On 14 December, Peralta won the league title with América after defeating Tigres UANL 3–1 on aggregate in the final, coming back from a 0–1 first-leg loss to win 3–0 in the second-leg, with Peralta scoring the third and final goal.
On 23 July 2016, in the second game of the Apertura tournament, Peralta scored his first hat-trick for America in a 3–1 victory over Toluca. On 10 September, Peralta returned to América after suffering an injury at the Summer Olympics against Cruz Azul, scoring the first goal for América as they came back from a 3–0 deficit to win the match 4–3.
Prior to the start of the 2017 Clausura tournament, Peralta was named team captain following the departures of Rubens Sambueza and Moisés Muñoz, who had both acted as captain and vice-captain, respectively.
2011 Pan American Games
In 2011, Peralta was selected by coach Luis Fernando Tena as one of three over-aged reinforcements for the 2011 Pan American Games. Mexico won the gold medal with Peralta finishing as the tournament's top scorer with six goals. At the start of the tournament, Peralta scored his first goal in a 2–1 win against Ecuador on 19 October. Two days later, He scored a goal in the match against Trinidad and Tobago, which ended in a 1–1 draw. In the third match against Uruguay on 23 October, Peralta scored a goal in Mexico's 5–2 win. Peralta scored a hat-trick against Costa Rica to make it to the final against Argentina in which Mexico won with a score of 1-0.
2012 Summer Olympics
Coach Luis Fernando Tena again called-up Peralta as one of the three over-age reinforcements for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Peralta participated in all of Mexico's matches, playing a vital role in the semi-final match against Japan by scoring in the 65th minute of the game to go up 2–1, with Mexico winning the match 3–1 and advancing to the final. In the gold-medal match against Brazil, Peralta scored in the first 29 seconds of the game, being assisted by Javier Aquino, making it the fastest goal of the Olympics and in any FIFA tournament final. Peralta scored the second goal in the 75th minute, scoring a Marco Fabian free-kick. Mexico won the match 2–1. In total, Peralta made six appearances and was the tournament's third-best goalscorer, and Mexico's top-scorer with four goals in 529 minutes played.
2016 Summer Olympics
On 7 July 2016, Peralta was confirmed as one of the three over-aged players to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Peralta was named captain and scored the first goal in Mexico's 2–2 draw against Germany in the opening match of Group C on 4 August. On 7 August, it was announced that Peralta was ruled out of the national squad after sustaining a fractured nose during Mexico's match against Fiji.
Mexico national team
Peralta made his debut for Mexico coming on as a late substitute during a friendly match against Argentina on 9 March 2005. He was included in the preparations for the 2006 World Cup but did not make the final squad.
Peralta was called up by coach Luis Fernando Tena as one of the five over-aged reinforcements of the Mexican team composed entirely of players under the age of 22 that participated in the 2011 Copa América, though he had a limited role as a reserve.
On 10 August 2011, Peralta officially made his return to the national team after six years and scored his first goal for Mexico against the United States in a match that ended in a 1–1 draw. He did not participate in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup or the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup due to injury.
On 8 May 2014, Peralta was selected for the final 23-man roster participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup by coach Miguel Herrera. He scored the only goal in Mexico's debut match in Natal against Cameroon on 13 June, pouncing on the rebound after goalkeeper Charles Itandje parried Giovani dos Santos' shot after 61 minutes.
On 9 July 2015, Peralta scored a hat-trick during Mexico's opening match of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup – a 6–0 defeat of Cuba in Chicago; he also scored in the Final, a 3–1 win against Jamaica in Philadelphia.
Peralta is currently sponsored by German sportswear manufacturer Puma, appearing in various adverts for the company, including the presentation of the new line of boots that would be used during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
|León||2003–04||Primera División A||33||10||—||33||10|
|Guadalajara (loan)||2004–05||Liga MX||0||0||—||4||0||—||4||0|
|Santos Laguna||2006–07||Liga MX||35||4||—||35||4|
|Chiapas (loan)||2008–09||Liga MX||19||6||—||19||6|
- Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.
|1.||10 August 2011||Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, United States||United States||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|2.||25 January 2012||Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States||Venezuela||3–1||3–1||Friendly|
|3.||12 October 2012||BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States||Guyana||1–0||3–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||16 October 2012||Estadio Corona, Torreón, Mexico||El Salvador||1–0||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||14 August 2013||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Ivory Coast||2–0||4–1||Friendly|
|7.||6 September 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Honduras||1–0||1–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8.||11 October 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Panama||1–0||2–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9.||15 October 2013||Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica||Costa Rica||1–1||1–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|10.||13 November 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||New Zealand||2–0||5–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|12.||20 November 2013||Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand||New Zealand||1–0||4–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|15.||30 January 2014||Alamodome, San Antonio, United States||South Korea||1–0||4–0||Friendly|
|16.||13 June 2014||Arena das Dunas, Natal, Brazil||Cameroon||1–0||1–0||2014 FIFA World Cup|
|17.||9 July 2015||Soldier Field, Chicago, United States||Cuba||1–0||6–0||2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|20.||26 July 2015||Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, United States||Jamaica||3–0||3–1||2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|21.||10 October 2015||Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States||United States||2–1||3–2||2015 CONCACAF Cup|
|22.||9 June 2016||Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States||Jamaica||2–0||2–0||Copa América Centenario|
|23.||11 October 2016||Toyota Park, Bridgeview, United States||Panama||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
- Santos Laguna
- Mexico Olympic
- Top Scorer at the 2011 Pan American Games
- Best Striker of the Tournament: Apertura 2011, Clausura 2012
- Player of the Tournament: Clausura 2012
- CONCACAF Champions League Player of the Tournament: 2011–12
- CONCACAF Champions League Golden Ball: 2011–12
- CONCACAF Champions League Top Scorer: 2011–12, 2014–15
- CONCACAF Player of the Year: 2013
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