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Oribe Peralta

Oribe Peralta
Personal information
Full name Oribe Peralta Morones
Date of birth (1984-01-12) 12 January 1984
Place of birth Torreón, Mexico
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Morelia 2 (0)
2003–2004 León 33 (10)
2004–2006 Monterrey 64 (11)
2006–2014 Santos Laguna 225 (82)
2008–2009 Chiapas (loan) 35 (12)
2014– América 51 (22)
National team
2011–2012 Mexico Olympic 14 (10)
2005– Mexico 45 (21)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 October 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2015

Oribe Peralta Morones (born 12 January 1984) is a Mexican professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Club América of Liga MX and the Mexico national team.

Peralta began his professional career with León and Monterrey in 2004 and 2006. Peralta was then sold to Santos Laguna, then loaned out to Chiapas in 2008. After he returned from loan, Peralta was a mainstay with Santos Laguna for the next five years, playing in over 200 matches and scoring over 70 goals.

A Mexico international since 2005, Peralta did not become a regular call-up until 2011, being one of the over-aged reinforcements who won the 2011 Pan American Games with the under-22 squad. He scored two goals in the gold medal match at the 2012 Olympic football tournament against Brazil, which was the first Olympic gold medal for Mexico in football. He also participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and won the following year's CONCACAF Gold Cup.


  • Early life 1
  • Club career 2
    • Morelia 2.1
    • Monterrey 2.2
      • Guadalajara (loan) 2.2.1
    • Santos Laguna 2.3
      • Chiapas (loan) 2.3.1
    • Return to Santos Laguna 2.4
    • América 2.5
  • International career 3
    • Mexico U23 3.1
      • 2011 Pan American Games 3.1.1
      • 2012 Summer Olympics 3.1.2
    • Mexico national team 3.2
  • Career statistics 4
    • Club 4.1
      • International goals 4.1.1
      • U-23 International Goals 4.1.2
  • Sponsorship 5
  • Honours 6
    • Club 6.1
    • International 6.2
    • Individual 6.3
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Early life

Oribe Peralta was born in a small town near Torreón, Coahuila named "La Partida" to Miguel Ángel Peralta and Julieta Morones.

At the age of 13, Peralta joined his first football team Los Vagos from his home town. In 1998, when he was in high school, he made the official town team of "La Partida" to play against other Municipalities in Torreon. He managed to join CESIFUT (Centro de Sinergia Futbolista) [Synergy Center of Football] and after a year he fractured his ankle which left him immobile for a year. After months of recuperation, Peralta managed to get into Alacranes de Durango, a professional team and drew the attention of C.D. Guadalajara's head coach Oscar Ruggeri, who took him to Guadalajara for a trial. He would then receive an invitation from Monarcas Morelia, where manager Rubén Omar Romano gave him a try out with the team in which he debuted.[2]

Club career


A native of Torreón, Oribe Peralta made his debut for Monarcas Morelia on 22 February 2003, coming in as a substitute in the second half of a league match against Club América, which ended in a 1–2 defeat. Peralta then played his second match of his first season against Cruz Azul. For the next two seasons Peralta did not see any action, and was transferred to León of the second division. He made 33 appearances and scored ten goals, winning the Clausura tournament with the club in 2004.[3]


After playing for León, Peralta joined Monterrey to play with them for the next two seasons. Peralta made his debut for Monterrey against UANL in the second half as a substitute in the 2–6 defeat. In his second match, he scored his first goal of his career in the first division after coming in as a substitute, scoring the second goal of the match against Cruz Azul, with Monterrey going on to win the match 3–0. Peralta ended his first season with five goals in 22 matches and making it to the final. Monterrey would go on to lose against UNAM.

Peralta then started his second season at the club as a substitute. For the next four matches, he was used as a substitute until he made his second start against Puebla, scoring his second goal of the season. He ended the season with four goals. For the next two seasons, Peralta received less playing time, only managing to score two goals in 22 matches.

Guadalajara (loan)

In 2005, Monterrey loaned Peralta to Guadalajara as a reinforcement for the 2005 Copa Libertadores tournament. He only played in four matches and did not score any goals.[4]

Santos Laguna

In 2006, Peralta moved to Santos Laguna. He made his debut against Monterrey - his former club - scoring his first goal in his first start of the season. Peralta ended the season with three goals in 17 matches and two assists.

Chiapas (loan)

In 2009, Peralta was loaned out for on a one-year deal to Jaguares for the Clausura tournament. He had a successful loan spell with Jaguares, scoring 12 goals in 35 appearances. He became an immediate fan favorite within the year.[5]

Return to Santos Laguna

After his successful loan spell, Peralta returned to Santos Laguna in 2010. He was Santos Laguna's main striker and went on to score 82 goals in 225 games during his time with the club, as well as winning the Clausura 2008 and 2012 championships. Peralta also helped Santos reach the finals of e CONCACAF Champions League on three occasions within' three years.

On May 10, 2014, Peralta played his final game for Santos Laguna at home in Estadio Corona in a 4-2 win against C.F. Pachuca.


On May 13 2014, it was announced that Peralta was sold to América prior to the Apertura tournament.[6][7][8] Though details of the transfer where undisclosed, it was believed that América paid US$10 million for Peralta, making his transfer the most expensive in Mexican football history, as well as receiving an annual salary of US$2.5 million.[9]

Peralta made his league debut on 19 July, assisting in Osvaldo Martínez's first goal in América's 2–1 win over León.[10] On 2 August, Peralta scored his first goal for América in the 4–0 victory over Puebla at the Estadio Cuauhtémoc.[11]

International career

Mexico U23

2011 Pan American Games

In 2011, Peralta was selected by coach Luis Fernando Tena as one of three over-aged reinforcements for the 2011 Pan American Games. Mexico won the gold medal with Peralta finishing as the tournament's top scorer with six goals. At the start of the tournament, Peralta scored his first goal in a 2–1 win against Ecuador on 19 October. Two days later, He scored a goal in the match against Trinidad and Tobago, which ended in a 1–1 draw. In the third match against Uruguay on 23 October, Peralta scored a goal in Mexico's 5–2 win. Peralta scored a hat-trick against Costa Rica to make it to the final against Argentina in which Mexico won with a score of 1-0.

2012 Summer Olympics

Coach Luis Fernando Tena again called-up Peralta as one of the three over-age reinforcements for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Peralta participated in all of Mexico's matches, playing a vital role in the semi-final match against Japan by scoring in the 65th minute of the game to go up 2–1, with Mexico winning the match 3–1 and advancing to the final. In the gold-medal match against Brazil, Peralta scored in the first 29 seconds of the game, being assisted by Javier Aquino, making it the fastest goal of the Olympics and in any FIFA tournament final. Peralta scored the second goal in the 75th minute, scoring a Marco Fabian free-kick. Mexico won the match 2–1.[12] In total, Peralta made six appearances and was the tournament's third-best goalscorer, and Mexico's top-scorer with four goals in 529 minutes played.

Mexico national team

Peralta made his debut for Mexico coming on as a late substitute during a friendly match against Argentina on 9 March 2005. He was included in the preparations for the 2006 World Cup but did not make the final squad.[3]

Peralta was called up by coach Luis Fernando Tena as one of the five over-aged reinforcements of the Mexican team composed entirely of players under the age of 22 that participated in the 2011 Copa América, though he had a limited role as a reserve.[13]

On 10 August 2011, Peralta officially made his return to the national team after six years and scored his first goal for Mexico against the United States in a match that ended in a 1–1 draw.[14] He did not participate in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup or the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup due to injury.

On 8 May 2014, Peralta was selected for the final 23-man roster participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup by coach Miguel Herrera.[15] He scored the only goal in Mexico's debut match in Natal against Cameroon on 13 June, pouncing on the rebound after goalkeeper Charles Itandje parried Giovani dos Santos' shot after 61 minutes.[16][17]

On 9 July 2015, Peralta scored a hat-trick during Mexico's opening match of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup – a 6–0 defeat of Cuba in Chicago;[18] he also scored in the Final, a 3–1 win against Jamaica in Philadelphia.[19]

Career statistics


As of 16 October 2015[20][21][22]
Club Season League Cup Continental[1] Other[2] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Morelia 200203 Liga MX 2 0 2 0
Total 2 0 2 0
León 2003–04 Primera División A 33 10 33 10
Total 33 10 33 10
Monterrey 200405 Liga MX 40 9 40 9
200506 24 2 24 2
Total 64 11 64 11
Guadalajara (loan) 200405 Liga MX 0 0 4 0 4 0
Total 0 0 4 0 4 0
Santos Laguna 200607 Liga MX 35 4 35 4
200708 29 4 29 4
200809 10 0 4 2 2 0 16 2
2009–10 22 9 1 0 23 9
2010–11 31 5 9 3 40 8
2011–12 40 28 8 7 48 35
2012–13 23 13 8 0 31 13
2013–14 35 19 2 0 7 3 44 22
Total 225 82 2 0 36 15 3 0 266 97
Chiapas (loan) 200809 Liga MX 19 6 19 6
2009–10 16 6 16 6
Total 35 12 35 12
América 2014–15 Liga MX 38 15 0 0 6 7 0 0 44 22
2015–16 12 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 13 8
Total 50 22 0 0 7 8 0 0 57 30
Career Total 403 137 2 0 47 23 3 0 449 160
  1. ^ Includes Copa Libertadores and CONCACAF Champions League.
  2. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including InterLiga and North American SuperLiga.

International goals

U-23 International Goals


Peralta is currently sponsored by German sportswear manufacturer Puma, appearing in various adverts for the company, including the presentation of the new line of boots that would be used during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[25]



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External links

  • Oribe Peralta Liga MX stats at Medio (Spanish)
  • Oribe Peralta at
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Profile
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