Maximiliano Meza (footballer, born 1992)

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Maximiliano Meza
Maximiliano Meza 2018 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Maximiliano Eduardo Meza[1]
Date of birth (1992-12-15) 15 December 1992 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Caá Catí, Argentina[2]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Monterrey
Number 32
Youth career
Gimnasia y Esgrima
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Gimnasia y Esgrima 100 (12)
2016–2019 Independiente 55 (6)
2019– Monterrey 27 (3)
National team
2018– Argentina 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:48, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:48, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Maximiliano Eduardo Meza (Spanish pronunciation: [maksimiˈljano ˈmesa]; born 15 December 1992) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Monterrey and the Argentina national team.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Meza began his career in the youth ranks of Gimnasia y Esgrima, he was promoted into the first-team in 2012 and subsequently made his professional debut on 10 December against Deportivo Merlo in the Primera B Nacional, he made fourteen league appearances in total in Gimansia's promotion-winning season of 2012–13.[2][3] In the following season, Meza became a regular for the club as he made thirty-six appearances and scored five goals; the first five goals of his career. Over the next three league campaigns he made fifty-three appearances in all competitions while scoring seven goals, the last coming versus Colón on 23 May 2016.[2]

On 18 September 2016, a week after making his 100th league appearance for Gimnasia, he left the club to sign for fellow Primera División club Independiente. His Independiente debut came in a 2016 Copa Sudamericana Round of 16 match against Brazilian side Chapecoense on 22 September.[2][3] During the 2017–18 season, Meza made nine appearances and scored three goals in Independiente's 2017 Copa Sudamericana winning campaign.[2] In 2019, Meza completed a move to Mexico by joining Monterrey of Liga MX; signing a five-year contract.[4] He was assigned shirt number 32.[5] He won the CONCACAF Champions League with them.[2][6]

International career[edit]

In March 2018, Meza was called up to the Argentina squad for friendlies with Italy and Spain later that month.[7][8] He made his debut on 27 March against Spain, playing the full ninety minutes of a 6–1 defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano.[2][9] Meza was selected in Argentina's official squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 21 May, having previously made the preliminary squad on 14 May.[10][11] He made his first World Cup appearance on 16 June versus Iceland.[2] He made Lionel Scaloni's initial forty-man squad for the 2019 Copa América, but was removed for the final tournament.[12][13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 30 August 2019[2][3]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gimnasia y Esgrima 2012–13 Primera B Nacional 14 0 2 0 0 0 16 0
2013–14 Primera División 36 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 5
2014 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2015 32 4 3 0 0 0 35 4
2016 9 3 1 0 0 0 10 3
2016–17 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Total 100 12 8 0 0 0 0 0 108 12
Independiente 2016–17 Primera División 25 2 1 0 4[a] 0 0 0 30 2
2017–18 19 3 1 1 14[b] 3 2[c] 0 36 7
2018–19 11 1 1 1 4[d] 0 1[e] 0 17 2
Total 55 6 3 2 22 3 3 0 83 11
Monterrey 2018–19 Liga MX 15 2 0 0 8[f] 0 4[g] 0 27 2
2019–20 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 22 3 0 0 8 0 4 0 34 3
Career total 177 21 11 2 30 3 7 0 225 26
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in the Copa Sudamericana
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in the Recopa Sudamericana
  4. ^ Appearance(s) in the Copa Libertadores
  5. ^ Appearance(s) in the Suruga Bank Championship
  6. ^ Appearance(s) in the CONCACAF Champions League
  7. ^ Appearance(s) in the Liga MX play-offs

International[edit]

As of 16 February 2019[2]
National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 2018 10 0
Total 10 0

Honours[edit]

Independiente[2]

Monterrey[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players: Argentina" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 1. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Maximiliano Meza profile". Soccerway. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Maximiliano Meza profile". ESPN FC. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Meza fue vendido a Rayados de Monterrey". TyC Sports. 22 December 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Meza fue presentado en Monterrey". IAM Noticias. 3 January 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Monterrey secure aggregate win over Tigres in CONCACAF Champions League final". ESPN. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Lista de convocados". Argentine Football Association. 11 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Jorge Sampaoli dio la lista de jugadores locales para los amistosos de la selección: Maximiliano Meza, la sorpresa". La Nación. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Spain 6-1 Argentina: goals, as it happened, report". AS. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala highlight 35-man Argentina World Cup squad". ESPN. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Argentina World Cup squad: Paulo Dybala included but Mauro Icardi misses out on 23-man group for Russia". The Independent. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Los 40 preseleccionados por Lionel Scaloni para la Copa América". Marca. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Lista de convocados para la Copa América". Marca. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2019.

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