Oribe Peralta

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Peralta and the second or maternal family name is Morones.
Oribe Peralta
Oribe Peralta Selección Mexicana.jpg
Peralta in 2016
Personal information
Full name Oribe Peralta Morones[1]
Date of birth (1984-01-12) 12 January 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Torreón, Coahuila Mexico
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Morelia 2 (0)
2003–2004 León 33 (10)
2004–2006 Monterrey 64 (11)
2006–2014 Santos Laguna 225 (82)
2008–2009 Chiapas (loan) 35 (12)
2014– América 106 (42)
National team
2005– Mexico 52 (23)
2012–2016 Mexico Olympic 16 (14)
* 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

Oribe Peralta Morones (born 12 January 1984) is a Mexican professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for and captains Liga MX club América and the Mexico national team.

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.

Early life[edit]

Oribe Peralta was born in a small town near Torreón, Coahuila named "La Partida" to Miguel Ángel Peralta and Julieta Morones.[citation needed]

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.[2]

Club career[edit]


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.[3]


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.

Guadalajara (loan)[edit]

In 2005, Monterrey loaned Peralta to Guadalajara as a reinforcement for the 2005 Copa Libertadores tournament. He only played in four matches and did not score any goals.[4]

Santos Laguna[edit]

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.

Chiapas (loan)[edit]

In 2009, Peralta was loaned out on a one-year deal to Jaguares for the Clausura tournament.[5] He had a successful loan spell with Jaguares, scoring 12 goals in 35 appearances.

Return to Santos Laguna[edit]

Peralta playing for 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 10 May 2014, Peralta played his final game for Santos Laguna at home in Estadio Corona in a 4–2 win against Pachuca.


On 13 May 2014, it was announced that Peralta was sold to Club América prior to the Apertura tournament.[6][7][8] 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.[9]

Peralta made his league debut on 19 July, assisting in Osvaldo Martínez's first goal in América's 2–1 win over León.[10] On 2 August, Peralta scored his first goal for América in the 4–0 victory over Puebla at the Estadio Cuauhtémoc.[11] 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.[12]

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.[13]

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.[14]

International career[edit]

Peralta playing for Mexico

Mexico U23[edit]

2011 Pan American Games[edit]

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[edit]

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.[15] 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[edit]

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.[16] 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.[17] 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.[18]

Mexico national team[edit]

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.[3]

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.[19]

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.[20] 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.[21] 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.[22][23]

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;[24] he also scored in the Final, a 3–1 win against Jamaica in Philadelphia.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Peralta is known to be a devout Catholic.[26]


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.[27]

Career statistics[edit]


As of 19 March 2017[28][29][30]
Club Season League Cup Continental[a] Other[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Morelia 200203 Liga MX 2 0 2 0
Total 2 0 2 0
León 2003–04 Primera División A 33 10 33 10
Total 33 10 33 10
Monterrey 200405 Liga MX 40 9 40 9
200506 24 2 24 2
Total 64 11 64 11
Guadalajara (loan) 200405 Liga MX 0 0 4 0 4 0
Total 0 0 4 0 4 0
Santos Laguna 200607 Liga MX 35 4 35 4
200708 29 4 29 4
200809 10 0 4 2 2 0 16 2
2009–10 22 9 1 0 23 9
2010–11 31 5 9 3 40 8
2011–12 40 28 8 7 48 35
2012–13 23 13 8 0 31 13
2013–14 35 19 2 0 7 3 44 22
Total 225 82 2 0 36 15 3 0 266 97
Chiapas (loan) 200809 Liga MX 19 6 19 6
2009–10 16 6 16 6
Total 35 12 35 12
América 2014–15 Liga MX 38 15 0 0 6 7 44 22
2015–16 40 17 0 0 7 3 2 1 49 21
2016–17 28 10 3 1 3 1 34 12
Total 106 42 3 1 13 10 5 2 127 55
Career Total 466 164 5 1 53 25 8 2 531 185
  1. ^ Includes Copa Libertadores and CONCACAF Champions League.
  2. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including InterLiga, North American SuperLiga, and FIFA Club World Cup.


International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.[31]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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
6. 3–0
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
11. 4–0
12. 20 November 2013 Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand  New Zealand 1–0 4–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
13. 2–0
14. 3–0
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
18. 3–0
19. 5–0
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



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