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Carlos Augusto Ochoa Mendoza (born March 5, 1978 in Apatzingán) is a former Mexican footballer striker who last played for Monarcas Morelia of the Liga MX.

Carlos Ochoa
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Personal information
Full name Carlos Augusto Ochoa Mendoza
Date of birth (1978-03-05) March 5, 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Apatzingán, Michoacán, Mexico
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Necaxa 1 (0)
2001–2003 Tigres UANL 63 (11)
2002Osasuna (loan) 3 (0)
2003–2004 Querétaro 30 (10)
2004–2006 Chiapas 60 (21)
2006–2008 Monterrey 76 (16)
2009Guadalajara (loan) 9 (2)
2009–2015 Santos Laguna 42 (7)
2010Chiapas (loan) 15 (7)
2011Tigres UANL (loan) 8 (1)
2012–2013Morelia (loan) 23 (6)
2013–2014Chiapas (loan) 31 (12)
2014Veracruz (loan) 13 (1)
2015Atlas (loan) 8 (0)
2015Morelia (loan) 4 (1)
National team
2002–2009 Mexico 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 October 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 February 2009

He started his career as a substitute for Necaxa in 1999, but rose to prominence playing with UANL Tigres, where he reached the final. From Tigres, he was transferred to CA Osasuna of Pamplona in La Liga, but saw little action and was returned to Tigres. He has also played with Querétaro FC and Chiapas, where Salvador Cabañas and he formed a dominant forward offense in the 2000s. He then moved to CF Monterrey where he played for two years.

In December 2008, Ochoa was loaned to Club Deportivo Guadalajara on a one-year deal with an option for sale.

Ochoa stated that he would be honored to end his career with the Guadalajara jersey. He also said he had wanted for years to play for Chivas, but since they never made an offer, he stayed with Monterrey. During the Interliga 2009, Ochoa scored four goals in three games for Chivas. In the final he scored an own goal but Chivas still won the Interliga Championship.

In his Clausura 2009 debut, he scored 2 goals against Cruz Azul, which ended in a 3-3 draw. Due to poor performance, though, Ochoa was sent to CD Tapatio, the Chivas second-division affiliate. When new head coach Paco Ramirez took rein of Chivas, Ochoa was called back up to the first team.

At the end of the season, Chivas passed on purchasing Ochoa and he was sold by Monterrey to Santos Laguna for the Apertura 2009 season. After being purchased by Santos Laguna, he has been also loaned to Chiapas and Tigres UANL. After his loan to Tigres UANL he returned to Santos Laguna .[1]

National teamEdit

During Javier Aguirre's era in front of Mexico, he was called up for the 2002 World Cup qualifying matches, but in the end he was left out of the squad that participated in the 2002 World Cup. Five years later, he finally got another chance to represent his national team again.

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. January 21, 2002 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States   Guatemala 3–1 3–1 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup



  1. ^ "Cerda regresa a Tigres; Ochoa se va a Santos" (in Spanish). 2011-05-26. Archived from the original on 2011-05-29. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  2. ^ "Carlos Ochoa's Senior International Goals".

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