Sergio Santana

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Sergio Santana
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Personal information
Full name Sergio Alejandro Santana Piedra
Date of birth (1979-08-10) August 10, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Rio Grande, Zacatecas, Mexico
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Pachuca 182 (84)
2006–2008 Guadalajara 115 (69)
2009 Toluca 15 (7)
2009–2011 Monterrey 80 (44)
2012 Atlas 29 (13)
2013–2014 Morelia 15 (9)
2013–2014 Chiapas (loan) 13 (6)
2014 Querétaro (loan) 22 (12)
2015–2016 Zacatecas 31 (20)
Total 451
National team
2004–2009 Mexico 10 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sergio Alejandro Santana Piedra (born August 10, 1979) is a retired Mexican professional footballer who played as a forward.

Career[edit]

Santana first match in the Primera División de México was with C.F. Pachuca on 7 May 2000, against Toluca. He played with C.F. Pachuca for almost five years, from 2000–2005. He was transferred to Chivas de Guadalajara for the Clausura 2006 Tournament at the end of 2005. Sergio was a versatile player for Chivas, playing as a forward, striker, center attacking midfielder, and even as a defensive midfielder on occasions.

Santana represented the Mexico national team in a game against China on 16 April 2008, making his seventh appearance since Ricardo LaVolpe called him for El Tri. Santana stated his desire to leave Chivas following the arrival of Carlos Ochoa, and several months later, it was announced that he would go to Deportivo Toluca F.C.. In Santana's first match for Toluca, he scored a goal against Monarcas Morelia. The match ended in a draw at a goal each.

On June 17, 2009, during the Mexican Football draft in Cancun, the Monterrey announced that Santana was to join their squad. With Monterrey, he won a couple of championships and a Concacaf Champions League in 2010.

Santana's last Mexican club was Club Atlas. He had a poor performance, as did the entire squad, in the Clausura 2012.

On 24 August 2016, Santana played his last game against Club América in a group stage match of the 2016 Copa MX Apertura. He was the captain and was replace at the 44th minute. He finished up his career with a total of 451 matches and having played with nine clubs.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. October 6, 2004 Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca, Mexico  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7–0 7–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Third Round
2. November 13, 2004 Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, United States  Saint Kitts and Nevis 5–0 5–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Third Round
3. November 13, 2004 Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, United States  Saint Kitts and Nevis 5–0 5–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Third Round
4. November 17, 2004 Estadio Tecnológico, Monterey, Mexico  Saint Kitts and Nevis 8–0 8–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Third Round
5. March 11, 2009 Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado, United States  Bolivia 5–1 5–1 Friendly

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International appearances[edit]

As of 11 March 2009

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Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

CF Pachuca
CD Guadalajara
Deportivo Toluca
CF Monterrey

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