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Alberto García Aspe

Alberto García Aspe Mena (born May 11, 1967) is a retired Mexican football midfielder. He is one of the all-time appearance leaders for the Mexico national team. He participated in 109 matches, scoring a total 21 goals. In addition, he has played in three FIFA World Cups.

Alberto García Aspe
Personal information
Full name Alberto García Aspe Mena
Date of birth (1967-05-11) May 11, 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1991 UNAM 180 (40)
1991–1997 Necaxa 185 (69)
1995River Plate (loan) 5 (0)
1997–1999 América 66 (11)
1999–2002 Puebla 97 (29)
Total 533 (149)
National team
1988–2002 Mexico 109 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

García Aspe's club career started in 1984 with UNAM Pumas, debuting in a 4–1 win against Puebla. García Aspe played for UNAM Pumas, Necaxa, Argentine club River Plate, América, and Puebla. He won three national championships at a professional level, with UNAM Pumas (1991) and Necaxa (1995, 1996). Overall García Aspe played 518 games, scored 142 goals, and registered 51 assists in the Mexican First Division; his last appearance in the competition was in a 5–2 loss to Morelia.

International careerEdit

García Aspe's international debut came on February 21, 1989, in an impressive 2–1 victory against Guatemala. He participated in 109 matches, scoring a total of 21 goals. In addition, he played in three FIFA World Cup tournaments: (1994, 1998 and 2002).[1] He scored once in 1994 against Bulgaria and once in 1998 against Belgium, both from penalty kicks. In the 2002 FIFA World Cup, García Aspe only appeared in one game, playing twelve minutes in the Round of 16 defeat to the United States.

Post careerEdit

Alberto García-Aspe was an executive in Pumas UNAM.[2] He is currently a commentator for Fox Deportes.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

UNAM
Necaxa

InternationalEdit

Mexico

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-04-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ El Porvenir Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Alberto García Aspe - Century of International Appearances

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