Rogelio Funes Mori

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Rogelio Funes Mori
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Personal information
Full name Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori
Date of birth (1991-03-05) 5 March 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Mendoza, Argentina
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Monterrey
Number 7
Youth career
2001–2008 Associated Soccer Group
2008 FC Dallas
2008–2009 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 River Plate 99 (20)
2013–2015 Benfica 3 (0)
2013–2015 Benfica B 12 (13)
2014–2015Eskişehirspor (loan) 29 (8)
2015– Monterrey 105 (56)
National team
2011 Argentina U20 12 (4)
2012 Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:42, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 September 2012

Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori (born 5 March 1991) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Liga MX club Monterrey as a striker.

Nicknamed Mellizo (Twin), his twin brother, Ramiro Funes Mori, is also a footballer who plays as a defender for La Liga club Villarreal and for Argentina.

Early life[edit]

Funes Mori was born in Mendoza, Argentina. In 2001, he moved to Workman Junior High and Arlington High School, playing football with his twin brother, Ramiro.[1] The twins' father, Miguel, played professional football in Argentina with such clubs as Independiente Rivadavia and Club Atlético Argentino in the 1980s.[2] Funes Mori scored 40 goals in the 2008 season leading his team to District Champions and Area Finalist with a record of 24–2–1. Gabriel and Ramiro, who are identical twins, also played several seasons for the Associated Soccer Group (ASG) 91' team. His coach with ASG was Uche Okafor.[3]

After that, Chelsea scout Jorge Alvial scouted Rogelio and Ramiro on the first day of the reality show Sueño MLS, and spoke to his parents about a future tryout at Chelsea.[4][5] He participated in Sueño MLS and won the contest, therefore becoming part of FC Dallas.[6][7][8]

Club career[edit]

River Plate[edit]

Funes Mori began his professional career with River Plate in the Argentine Primera División on 6 December 2009, on a 1–3 defeat against Vélez Sársfield.[9] He played the last two games of that year at home against Racing Club and away to Tigre, scoring his first goal with the club in their visit to the latter.[10][11]

In the traditional pre-season encounters for the big clubs in Argentina, the Torneos de Verano, he scored for River in a 3–1 victory over their rivals Boca Juniors in Mar del Plata's Copa Desafío.[12]

On 9 May, during the 2010 Clausura tournament, he scored his first hat-trick for River Plate in a game against Racing Club. He achieved the three goals in only 24 minutes, breaking a personal 11-match streak without scoring a goal.[13] In the last game of the tournament, the forward scored River's only goal in a 1–5 loss to Tigre at home.[14][15]

In the first game of the 2010 Apertura, he scored a 90th-minute goal following an assist from Ariel Ortega to secure a 1–0 victory over Tigre.[16] This was his third goal in three games against that team. In the third fixture, against Independiente, he scored two goals in the first half as River went on to win 3–2.[17] The forward scored his fourth goal of the season in the 1–0 victory over Arsenal de Sarandí.[18]

Benfica[edit]

On 10 August 2013, Funes Mori joined Benfica for five-year contract. River Plate received €2 million from an investment group who kept a share of its economic right's, with Benfica receiving half, plus the sports rights.[19]

On 15 September, he made his debut for Benfica B, scoring his first goal with Benfica's shirt. On 15 March, he scored four goals for the B side against Sporting Covilhã in a 4–0 win. On 9 July 2014, he was loaned to Eskişehirspor in Turkey for one year, with the option to make the move permanent for a €3.5 million fee.[20]

Monterrey[edit]

On 12 June 2015, Funes Mori moved to Mexican club C.F. Monterrey.[21] He made his debut in a 3–2 friendly win over Morelia, scoring in the 91st minute.[22]

International career[edit]

Funes Mori participated in the 2011 Sudamericano, scoring twice.[23][24] He made his debut for Argentina in the Superclásico de las Américas.[25]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 10 December 2017[26]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
River Plate 2009–10 19 5 19 5
2010–11 26 4 26 4
2011–12 21 4 5 2 26 6
2012–13 32 7 0 0 32 7
2013–14 1 0 1 0
Total 99 20 5 2 104 22
Benfica 2013–14 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Benfica B 2013–14 12 13 12 13
Total 14 13 1 2 17 13
Eskişehirspor (loan) 2014–15 29 8 7 6 36 14
Total 29 8 7 6 36 14
Monterrey 2015–16 36 20 8 5 44 25
2016–17 27 15 5 7 2 0 34 22
2017–18 20 12 6 2 0 0 26 14
Total 83 47 19 14 2 0 104 64
Career Total 225 88 32 21 2 0 2 0 262 110

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Benfica[27]

Monterrey

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Funes Mori joins Benfica's Argentinian contingent". UEFA. 20 August 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2015. whose twin brother Ramiro still plays for River Plate
  2. ^ "La historia de Gabriel Funes Mori y su papá". Diario Uno (in Spanish). 24 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Former ASG Star Nets 11 Million Dollar Transfer". asgfc.com. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Manchester United eyeing up move for Argentinian Funes Mori". dailystar.co.uk. 16 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Chelsea let Argentine sensation Funes Mori slip through net". tribalfootball.com. 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Rogelio Funes Mori podría jugar en la selección de los Estados Unidos" [Funes Mori could play for US Soccer national team]. infobae.com. 19 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Rogelio Funes Mori to Manchester United?". hastaelgolsiempre.com. 18 August 2010.
  8. ^ "Sueño MLS Past Winners". mlssoccer.com.
  9. ^ "Torneo Apertura 2009: round 17 scores and scorers". hastaelgolsiempre.com. 7 December 2009.
  10. ^ "Torneo Apertura 2009: round 19 scores, scorers and Monday goal". hastaelgolsiempre.com. 15 December 2009.
  11. ^ "FormerASG Player, Gabriel Funes, scores for River Plate". asgfc.com. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015.
  12. ^ "River Plate derrota o Boca Juniors e conquista Torneio de Mar del Plata" [River Plate beats Boca Juniors and wins Tournament Mal Del Plata]. globoesporte.globo.com. 21 January 2010.
  13. ^ "Funes Mori desencanta e marca três no clássico contra o Racing" [Funes Mori scores three in the classic against Racing]. futebolportenho.com.br. 9 May 2010.
  14. ^ "Clausura 2010: Round 19 Saturday goals". hastaelgolsiempre.com. 16 May 2010.
  15. ^ "Highlights: Clausura 2011 Argentina – Fecha 1". southamerican-futbol.blogspot.pt. 15 February 2011.
  16. ^ "Funes Mori faz gol nos acréscimos e River vence o Tigre por 1 a 0" [Funes Mori scores in overtime and River beat Tigre for 1–0]. futnet.com.br. 8 August 2010. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013.
  17. ^ "River beat Independiente 3–2; Boca lose 2–0 against All Boys". www.buenosairesherald.com. 23 August 2010.
  18. ^ "River Plate Coach Angel Cappa Laughs Off Criticism After Slim Victory Over Arsenal De Sarandi". goal.com. 13 September 2010.
  19. ^ "Former Sueño MLS winner Rogelio Funes Mori continues his adventures through world soccer". mlssoccer.com. 10 August 2013.
  20. ^ "Funes Mori Eskişehirspor'da". eskisehirspor.org (in Turkish). 9 July 2014.
  21. ^ "Conoce a Rogelio Funes Mori" [Meet Rogelio Funes Mori] (in Spanish). C.F. Monterrey. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  23. ^ "Squad for South American Youth Championship announced". Mundo Albiceleste. 4 January 2011. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  24. ^ "Gabriel Funes Mori – Leading Argentina's Under 20s From the Front". argentinafootballworld.com. 30 January 2011. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011.
  25. ^ "Superclasico de las Americas 2012". football-lineups.com.
  26. ^ "Soccerway". Soccerway.
  27. ^ "Argentina - Rogelio Funes Mori - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". www.soccerway.com.

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