Alberto Medina

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Alberto Medina
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Personal information
Full nameAlberto Medina Briseño
Date of birth (1983-05-29) May 29, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position(s) Winger
Senior career*
2000–2012 Guadalajara 331 (54)
2012 Pachuca 6 (0)
2013–2017 Puebla 31 (1)
2014–2015Chiapas (loan) 4 (0)
2015–2016Oaxaca (loan) 25 (1)
2016–2017Coras (loan) 23 (2)
National team
2003–2010 Mexico 56 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 20 October 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 June 2010

Alberto Medina Briseño (born May 29, 1983) is a former Mexican footballer. He is known as El Venado (The Deer).


Club career

Medina made his professional debut for Chivas on 8 August 2000 at 17 years, and won an award for most promising player. Alberto "El Venado" Medina (at time of reporting) had seven goals in the Apertura 2006, alongside his partners Adolfo Bautista and Omar Bravo, and he was a major factor in Chivas' Championship win for the Apertura 2006 Tournament. Medina had the game – winning assist in the championship game of the Apertura 2006 Tournament.

Beto (Medina) had a tremendous start to the Clausura 2007 Tournament, he scored six goals in eighteen games in the league. One of his more amazing goals came in the Super Clasico game against rivals America. A lob pass came from Diego Martínez which Medina controlled in the box and with a perfect technique, cut and finished excellently with a powerful shot over America's goalie Guillermo Ochoa. Chivas went on to win 2-0 at home. Medina is part of attacking duo in the pitch alongside his teammate Omar Bravo, often switching sides on either wing to confuse the rival team. Alberto has shown that he is an important part of Chivas with his blistering speed, ball control and accurate crosses.

On June 2, 2012 Chivas sold Medina to Pachuca due to the poor last two seasons he had. Medina played for Chivas from 2000–2012 where he registered 323 caps on the Mexican League with 52 goals, and 39 assists.

Later that year, on November 28, Pachuca confirmed that Medina was sold to Puebla F.C. for the next season.

International career

Ricardo Lavolpe called Medina to Mexico's national team many times, be it for friendly matches in 2003, the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, or for the 2005 Confederations Cup in Germany as a substitute for senior players such as Jared Borgetti or fellow Chivas player Ramón Morales.

He was called upon once again to represent the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team) during Hugo Sánchez's tenure as coach. He represented his country in the 2007 Gold Cup tournament where they were finalist. He also played in Venezuela in the Copa América 2007 where his country won 3rd place and only losing to Argentina in the semi-finals.

Alberto was recalled to the national team under coach Javier Aguirre's second stint. Medina made Aguirre's squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, scoring in all the friendlies before the start of the tournament, but did not appear in any matches.

International goals

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.
1.November 10, 2004 Alamodome, San Antonio, United StatesFlag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 2–02–0 Friendly
2.July 13, 2005 Reliant Stadium, Houston, United StatesFlag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 1–01–0 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
3.May 10, 2010 Soldier Field, Chicago, United StatesFlag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 1–01–0Friendly
4.May 16, 2010 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1–01–0Friendly
5.May 30, 2010 Hans-Walter Wild Stadion, Bayreuth, GermanyFlag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia 5–15–1Friendly
6.June 3, 2010 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, BelgiumFlag of Italy.svg  Italy 2–02–1Friendly



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