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Jesús Antonio Molina Granados (born 29 March 1988) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Liga MX club Guadalajara and the Mexico national team as midfielder.

Jesús Molina
Personal information
Full name Jesús Antonio Molina Granados[1]
Date of birth (1988-03-29) March 29, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Hermosillo, Mexico
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Guadalajara
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Tigres UANL 95 (10)
2011–2014 América 126 (6)
2015–2016 Santos Laguna 72 (4)
2017–2018 Monterrey 61 (4)
2019– Guadalajara 28 (0)
National team
2010– Mexico 30 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:11, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 04:29, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

UANLEdit

Jesús Molina debuted with Tigres UANL on 24 August 2007 in a 1–2 defeat against Veracruz. During the Apertura 2007 tournament he made eight appearances under then-manager Américo Gallego. The following Clausura 2008 tournament, Molina only made one appearance against Pachuca in a 1–6 defeat on 14 February.

Molina scored his first goal for UANL on 10 May 2009 in a 1–1 draw against Monarcas Morelia. During the Clausura 2010 tournament, Molina scored six goals in thirteen appearances.

For the Clausura 2011, his final tournament with UANL, Molina made sixteen appearances and scored one goal.

AméricaEdit

On 8 June 2011 Molina was officially transferred to Club América for the Apertura 2011 tournament. He made his official debut on 24 July 2011 in a 2-1 victory against Querétaro. He then went on to become a champion with Club América in the Clausura 2013 tournament and in the Apertura 2014 tournament.

Molina scored his first goal for CF America on 25 February 2012 in a 0-4 victory against CF Atlante.

Santos LagunaEdit

On 1 January 2015 Molina was officially transferred to Santos Laguna for the Clausura 2015 tournament. He made his official debut on 18 January 2015 in a 0-1 loss against Cruz Azul. He then went to become a champion with Santos Laguna in the Clausura 2015 tournament.

Molina scored his first goal for Santos Laguna on 24 January 2015 in a 4-1 victory against CF Monterrey.

International careerEdit

Jesús Molina made his debut for Mexico on 17 March 2010 in a friendly match against North Korea, which Mexico won 2–1.

In May 2018, Molina was named in the preliminary 28-man squad for the World Cup.[3] However, he did not make the final 23. [4]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jesús Molina". Club América – Sitio Oficial.
  2. ^ "Jesús Antonio Molina Granados". Televisa Deportes. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  4. ^ https://www.goal.com/en-us/news/mexicos-2018-world-cup-roster-who-chicharito-guardado-final/9k4np6x1pri31g4t8jt72jvun

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