Charlyn Corral

Verónica Charlyn Corral Ang (born 11 September 1991) is a Mexican footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish Primera División club Atlético Madrid and the Mexico women's national team. She has previously played for Merilappi United in Finland and for the University of Louisville's college soccer team in the United States.

Charlyn Corral
Charlyn Corral 2014 (cropped).jpg
Playing for Mexico in 2014
Personal information
Full name Verónica Charlyn Corral Ang[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-11) 11 September 1991 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Acolman, State of Mexico, Mexico[2]
Height 152 cm (5 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
Number 9
Youth career
0000–2011 Borregos Salvajes
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Louisville Cardinals 35 (21)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Merilappi United 8 (5)
2015–2019 Levante 117 (86)
2019– Atlético Madrid 20 (8)
National team
2006–2010 Mexico U-20 13 (3)
2008– Mexico 33[3] (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 June 2015

Club careerEdit

After scoring 23 goals for Levante in her debut 2015–16 season, Corral signed a one-year extension to her contract with the Spanish club.[4] She had been named in the Primera División's Team of the Season.[5] She left the side in 2019.[6]

International careerEdit

Corral made her debut for the Mexico U-21 team in 2006 at the age of 14. She was a member of the Mexico squad at the 2006, 2008 and 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. In 2006, Corral was the top scorer at the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship. Corral earned her first cap for the Mexico women's national football team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in a group stage match against New Zealand.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Charlyn's brother George Corral is also an international footballer, who currently plays for Querétaro FC.[8]

ControversiesEdit

On June 19, 2015 Corral was reported to have called for the replacement of Leonardo Cuellar, long-time coach of the Mexico women's national team. Corral was not on the roster for the 2015 Pan American Games and the qualifying matches for the 2015 Women's World Cup.[9] Cuellar stepped down as coach in 2016 and in 2017 Corral was again selected for the roster of the national team.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Las Delanteras de la Selección Femenil de México que Participarán en Canadá 2015". Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación, A.C. (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 22 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Charlyn Corral renueva con Levante" (in Spanish). La Jornada. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Así queda el once ideal de la Primera División Femenina" (in Spanish). La Liga. 27 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Mercado de fichajes de la Liga Iberdrola: altas, bajas y hoja de ruta para la temporada 2019-20" (in Spanish). Marca.com. 27 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  7. ^ Charlyn Corral Bio Louisville Cardinals. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Know Your Cardinals: Charlyn Corral" The Louisville Cardinal, 4 November 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Charlyn Corral Lamento que no Haya Libertad de Expresion", Telemundo Deportes, June 19, 2005, http://www.telemundoamarillo.com/story/29365969/charlyn-corral-lamento-que-no-haya-libertad-de-expresion, accessed 30 Nov 2017
  10. ^ "Alineacion seleccion nacional de Mexico"; https://twitter.com/miseleccionmx/status/935252443117576197/photo/1, accessed 30 Nov 2017

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