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Hiram Ricardo Mier Alanís (born 25 August 1989), known as Hiram Mier, is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a defender for Liga MX club Guadalajara. He won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3]

Hiram Mier
Hiram MierMonterrey.jpg
Mier with Monterrey in 2012
Personal information
Full name Hiram Ricardo Mier Alanís
Date of birth (1989-08-25) August 25, 1989 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Monterrey, Mexico
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Guadalajara
Number 21
Youth career
2008–2010 Monterrey
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2017 Monterrey 159 (1)
2017–2018Querétaro (loan) 33 (1)
2018 Querétaro 33 (1)
2019– Guadalajara 20 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Mexico U23 26 (1)
2011– Mexico 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:09, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018

Club careerEdit

MonterreyEdit

 
Hiram Mier (player on the Left) playing against Chelsea, Defending Oscar at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup.

Hiram Mier started his career with home town club, CF Monterrey playing for their Affiliate Clubs in the Third and Segunda Divisions of Mexico football. He made his debut for the affiliate team in the Third Division in 2007. One year later Gerardo Jimenez called him to play for Rayados in the Second Division playing 11 games, 9 of them disputing the entire 90 minutes. He was Promoted to the first team during the summer of 2010.

On August 25, 2010, Mier debuted with the first team in a game of 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League against Seattle Sounders. Finally on October 2, 2010, he debuted in the Primera Division in a win 2–1 over Necaxa. Hiram Mier became champion with his team in his debut season Apertura 2010 and then becoming champion in the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League. He has recently slotted at Right-Back for Monterrey during the end of the Clausura 2013 season.

International careerEdit

Mexico National Under-23 Football TeamEdit

2011 Pan American GamesEdit

 
Hiram Mier (Mexican player on the bottom right) playing against Senegal U-23 at the 2012 London Olympics.

he was called up to participate in the 2011 Pan American Games,[4] Mexico ended up winning the final against Argentina 1–0.[5]

2012 Olympic qualifyingEdit

Hiram Mier was a squad member during the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament and was selected as team captain. He led the Mexico team to win all of its matches including the final against Honduras, winning 2–1, in the tournament. He created a defensive doublet with Diego Reyes. Mexico qualified to the 2012 Summer Olympics after eight years, missing out on the 2008 edition.

2012 Toulon TournamentEdit

Once again Mier was selected as team captain in this Pre-Olympic Games tournament held in France. Mexico would make it to the final against Turkey winning 3-0 with Mier also managed to score in the final. This was Mexico's first title in this competition.

2012 London OlympicsEdit

Hiram Mier made the final cut for those players participating in the 2012 Summer Olyimpics held in Great Britain. Mexico would make it to the final against Brazil winning the match 2–1. Mier played an important role by demonstrating leadership and team work alongside Diego Reyes. Hiram Mier played all 6 matches.

Mexico National Football TeamEdit

2011 Gold CupEdit

Hiram Mier received his first call up to the Mexico national football team after 5 players tested positive for Clenbuterol. Coach Jose Manuel de la Torre called up Mier and 4 players as substitutes to compete for the Gold Cup; Mier did not make an appearance and Mexico would win the tournament final after defeating the United States 4–2. Mexico national under-23 football team

2011 Copa AmericaEdit

On 23 May 2011, Mier was called up to the Mexico U-22 team to participate in the 2011 Copa America,[6] However Mexico was limited to take a team made entirely of players under age 22. Mier made his unofficial debut with the Mexico team, 4 July 2011 against Chile, playing all 90' minutes. Chile won the match 1–2. Hiram would go on and play all of the group matches in a Center-Back position disputing all 90' minutes of the matches, Mexico did not reach the knock-out stage of the tournament and was placed last in their group.

Hiram officially made his debut with the Mexico national football team 31 May 2013 against Nigeria, in the Reliant Stadium, coming in for Francisco Rodríguez at half time. The match ended in a 2–2 tie for Mexico.

2013 Confederations CupEdit

Hiram Mier was selected by coach Jose Manuel de la Torre to dispute the Confederation Cup held in Brazil. He made his debut in the Confederations cup against Italy[7] coming in as a substitute for Javier Aquino in the 53' minute of the match. Mier also played the full 90' minutes against Brazil[8] and Japan[9] playing as a Right Back.

2014 FIFA World Cup QualifyingEdit

Hiram Mier only played one 2014 World Cup qualifying match against arch rivals, United States; 10 September 2013 in the Columbus Crew Stadium [10] in which Mexico lost 0–2. Hiram Mier was selected as one of the domestic league players to dispute the Intercontinental Play-off against New Zealand by new coach Miguel Herrera,[11] however an injury caused by a right knee ligament rupture during a League match left him out for 7 months[12] missing the 2014 World Cup also.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 12 November 2013[13]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mexico League Cup North America Total
2010–11 Monterrey Primera Division 25 0 - - 10 0 35 0
2011–12 31 0 - - 7 1 38 1
2012–13 31 0 - - 6 1 37 1
Total Mexico 87 0 - - 23 1 110 2

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Monterrey Player Profile". Rayados.com. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Hiram Mier profile". rayados.com. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Hiram Mier Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  4. ^ "Mexico squad for the Pan American Games 2011". setodo.com. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "Mexico wins Pan American Games final". goal.com. Retrieved October 28, 2011.
  6. ^ "Preliminary Squad of Mexico National Football Team to Copa America". Femexfut.org.mx. Archived from the original on May 28, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  7. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 - Matches - Mexico-Italy - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  8. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 - Matches - Brazil-Mexico - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  9. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 - Matches - Japan-Mexico - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  10. ^ FIFA.com. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ - Matches - USA-Mexico - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  11. ^ "Hiram Mier es Baja del Tri de Cara a Repechaje". Diario de Morelia - La Extra (in Spanish). 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  12. ^ México, El Universal, Compañia Periodística Nacional. "Hiram Mier, siete meses de baja por lesión". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  13. ^ "Hiram Mier". Fichajes.com. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  14. ^ "Mexico wins olympic qualifying tournament; Mexico U-23 2, Honduras U-23 1". Tri Report. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2018-04-03.

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