Jesús Gallardo

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Jesús Gallardo
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Gallardo with Mexico at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Jesús Daniel Gallardo Vasconcelos[1]
Date of birth (1994-08-15) 15 August 1994 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Cárdenas, Tabasco, Mexico
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Winger / Left-back
Club information
Current team
Number 17
Youth career
2009–2010 Once Hermanos
2011–2013 Jaguares de la 48
2013–2016 UNAM
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2018 UNAM 82 (11)
2018– Monterrey 50 (4)
National team
2016– Mexico 42 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:10, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:10, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Jesús Daniel Gallardo Vasconcelos (born 15 August 1994) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Liga MX club Monterrey and the Mexico national team.

Club career[edit]


Gallardo began his career at 15 years old with Once Hermanos from 2009, until making the switch to Jaguares de la 48, and ultimately getting the attention of first division team UNAM. He joined Pumas UNAM Youth Academy, successfully going through U-20 and Pumas Morelos.


In 2014, Gallardo was eventually promoted to the first team by coach Guillermo Vázquez.[2] Gallardo scored his first goal with UNAM in a Copa MX group stage match against Toluca on 16 September 2014 that marked his debut with the jersey that ended 2–2 but didn't make his competitive league debut in Liga MX until 23 November 2014 which ended in a 4–2 win against Monterrey.[3]

On 21 November 2016, he would score a brace against W Connection F.C. during the 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League group stage that ended 8–1.[4]

On 9 August 2017, during an Apertura 2017 Copa MX group stage match against Monterrey, he would score the tying goal during stoppage time, leaving the match 1–1.[5]


On 29 May 2018, Gallardo joined Monterrey.[6] He would make his debut with the team on 21 July 2018 as a starter against Pachuca, winning 1–0.[7] On 29 September, he would score his first goal with Monterrey, scoring on the 74th minute in a 3–0 win over Tijuana.[8] On 20 October, in a league match against Toluca, he scored the tying goal at the 73rd minute in which Monterrey would later go on to win 2–1.[9]

On 23 October he scored the decisive penalty in the shootout of the Apertura 2018 Copa MX semi-finals against Pachuca, sending his team to the final.[10] On 3 November he provided an assist and scored a goal in Monterrey's 2–0 victory over Veracruz.[11]

International career[edit]

Gallardo celebrating following Mexico's 1–0 win over Germany during the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Gallardo got his first call up to the senior Mexico side to replace the injured Ángel Sepúlveda for matches against New Zealand and Panama in October 2016,[12] making his international debut on the 8th of the month as a starter against New Zealand in a 2–1 victory, contributing a crucial pass for the winning goal.[13]

On 28 June 2017, Gallardo was called up to participate in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup,[14] managing to appear in all games until their 1–0 semi-final loss against Jamaica.

In May 2018 he was named in Mexico’s preliminary 28-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia,[15] and in June 2018, Gallardo was named in Mexico's 23-man squad for the World Cup.[16] During Mexico's final group stage match against Sweden, he would receive a yellow card at the 13th second of the match for his elbow contact made with Ola Toivonen's face, marking it as the fastest yellow card given in FIFA World Cup history.[17] He would go on to play as a starter for all of the group stage matches, including the round-of-16 loss against Brazil.[18]

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 24 April 2019[19]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
UNAM 2014–15 Liga MX 13 0 8 1 21 1
2015–16 1 0 4 0 2 0 7 0
2016–17 34 6 5 2 39 8
2017–18 34 5 5 2 39 7
Total 82 11 17 3 7 2 106 16
Monterrey 2018–19 Liga MX 36 4 7 1 7 2 50 7
Career total 118 15 24 4 7 2 156 23


As of 20 November 2018[20]
Mexico national team
Year Apps Goals
2016 2 0
2017 16 0
2018 14 0
Total 32 0

Style of play[edit]

Following the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Jose Miguel Saraiva of described him as, "Gifted with an outstanding left foot, either playing as left-winger or even left-back, he also performs amazingly, evidencing three main characteristics: intensity, pace and physical strength. Although being very good technically, I believe he stands out mainly because of his pace, which makes him a very dangerous player to the opposite team, as well as the intensity he imposes throughout the whole 90 minutes, which is also proof of a great deal of physical strength as well as physical capacity, meaning resistance. That allows him to be both dangerous and intense during the whole game." [21] Former UNAM manager, David Patiño described him as "He has a biotype different to the common Mexican footballer because he has a lot of strength and great velocity, of which you don't usually see in the Mexican footballer."[22] FIFA described him as "Gallardo's many assets include his speed, ability to take people on and his selfless distribution. A regular source of assists and the archetypal team player, he is adept at pressing high up the pitch and catching opponents out of position."[18]

Starting off as a left-winger on the club level, Mexico national team coach Juan Carlos Osorio used him on a more defensive position as left-back.[23][22]








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  3. ^ "Jesús Gallardo, un tabasceño con piel felina". Luis Chavez Jr. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Pumas UNAM 8–1 W Connection FC". ESPN. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Pumas le roba un punto al Monterrey en la Copa MX". (in Spanish). AS. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  6. ^ Marshall, Tom (29 May 2018). "Mexico international winger Jesus Gallardo swaps Pumas for Monterrey". ESPN. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Pachuca 0–1 Monterrey". ESPN. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  8. ^ Hernández Rosete, Sahid (29 September 2018). "A Rayados le bastó menos de 90' y una tormenta para golear a Xolos". Retrieved 1 October 2018.
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  13. ^ Ocampo, Andrés (8 October 2016). "Discreto debut de Jesús Gallardo con la Selección". Vavel. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Lista la convocatoria de México para la Copa Oro". Marca. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
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  16. ^ "Convocatoria de la Selección Nacional de México". (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 June 2018.
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  19. ^ Jesus Gallardo Stats
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  21. ^ Saraiva, Jose Miguel. "Talent Radar: CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017 U-23 Team of the Tournament". Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  22. ^ a b Moran, Nayib (17 January 2018). "Jesus Gallardo's versatility could earn him a place in Mexico's World Cup squad". ESPN. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  23. ^ Arnold, Jon (21 January 2018). "Pumas winger Jesus Gallardo continues making Mexico case". Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  24. ^ Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League [@TheChampions] (2 May 2019). "Presenting the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League 2019 Team of the Tournament!" (Tweet). Retrieved 2 May 2019 – via Twitter.
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