Sergio Ávila

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Sergio Ávila
Personal information
Full name Sergio Gabriel Ávila Valle
Date of birth (1985-09-02) 2 September 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder \ Winger
Youth career
1995–2005 Guadalajara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2011 Guadalajara 61 (11)
2011 Querétaro (loan) 4 (0)
2011 La Piedad (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2008 Mexico U-23 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2015.

Sergio Gabriel Ávila Valle, also known as El Gaucho, (born on September 2, 1985 in San Agustin, Irapuato, Guanajuato) is a former Mexican footballer.

Club career[edit]

C.D. Guadalajara[edit]

He debuted on April 1, 2005 in the Chivas' loss against CF UAG 3-2, but was praised by the then coach Benjamín Galindo. After the loss of 6 players before the FIFA World Cup 2006, Chivas played with a lot of young players, some of them with absolutely no experience in First Division and they managed to reach the semifinals, losing to C.F. Pachuca with a last minute goal.

"El Gauchito" capped his first goal in the Liguilla (Playoffs) of the Clausura 2006 against Chiapas FC. In Apertura 2006, he only played 86 minutes in 3 games. He often played for CD Guadalajara's Lower Division club team CD Tapatío. While Efrain Flores was coach he started every game and contributed to his team's efforts with seven goals.

Sergio Avila's last season with Chivas was the Apertura 2010 season.


In January 2011, it was announced that Ávila, along with Juan Antonio Ocampo, was traded to Querétaro F.C.. Avila only Played 3 games with Querétaro during the Clausura 2011 season and was traded again to La Piedad.

La Piedad[edit]

In June 2011, it was announced that Ávila was traded to CF La Piedad. Avila never played a single match and soon retired from Professional Football.

Forced Retirement[edit]

Ávila always had leg problems throughout his career, and after many surgeries he was forced to retire at the young age of 25 due to insufficient healing.

International Tournaments with Chivas de Guadalajara

International appearances[edit]

Sub-23 International appearances in 2008

International goals[edit]



Mexico Chivas de Guadalajara

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