Carlos Fierro

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Carlos Fierro
Carlos Fierro - Rio 2016.jpg
Fierro at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full nameCarlos Eduardo Fierro Guerrero
Date of birth (1994-07-24) July 24, 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Ahome, Sinaloa, Mexico
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Morelia
Number 7
Youth career
2008–2015 Guadalajara
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2018 Guadalajara 153 (11)
2016Querétaro (loan) 22 (2)
2018– Cruz Azul 13 (1)
2018–Morelia (loan) 16 (1)
National team
2011 Mexico U17 7 (4)
2013 Mexico U20 3 (0)
2014– Mexico U23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 09:27, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Carlos Eduardo Fierro Guerrero (born July 24, 1994 in Ahome, Sinaloa) [1] is a Mexican footballer, who plays as winger for Monarcas Morelia in Liga MX. He was part of the Mexico U-17 FIFA World Cup champions in 2011, becoming the first national team to achieve it while hosting, defeating Uruguay 2–0 and managing their second title. With 4 goals, his performance in the tournament was recognized by being awarded the Adidas Bronze Ball. [2]

Ahome Municipality in Sinaloa, Mexico

Ahome is a municipality on the coast of the Gulf of California in the northwestern part of the Mexican state of Sinaloa; it is adjacent to the southern border of Sonora state. It reported 388,344 inhabitants in the 2005 census. Ahome is also the name of the second-largest community in the municipality. The municipal seat is the port city of Los Mochis, its largest community. It is the third most important municipality in the state of Sinaloa, and is a commercial corridor to the northwest of the country. It is situated on the Pacific coastal plain, at the entrance of the Gulf of California and lies in the heart of a rich agricultural region, Fort Valley. It stands at 25°33′50″N108°46′00″W.

Sinaloa State of Mexico

Sinaloa, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Sinaloa, is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, compose the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided into 18 municipalities and its capital city is Culiacán Rosales.

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Early life

Fierro was born on 24 July 1994 in Ahome, Sinaloa. His mother Irma Guerrero, has always been very involved with her son's career, little is known about Fierro's father. He had one older brother, Gustavo Iván Fierro Guerrero who passed in 2011 due to cancer. [3] At the age of four, Fierro started playing football for a club subsidiary of Guadalajara in Sinaloa, coached by Bernardo Chico Vonn. [4] Fierro's brother Gustavo had left to Jalisco in 2007 to try his luck with C.D. Guadalajara, so in 2008, Fierro followed his footsteps to try to make it in Mexico's most beloved club. Fierro and his brother seemed to have reached their goal, Carlos playing for the youth squads of Guadalajara and Gustavo for its second division team. Gustavo was diagnosed with cancer and returned to Sinaloa leaving Carlos by himself in the capital of the state of Jalisco, all seemed as if Fierro would have to return to Sinaloa as well, but the family of Giovani Casillas, who also played for the youth teams of Guadalajara practically, adopted Carlos in order to support his dreams of being a football player. [5]

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Club career

Guadalajara

2011–14

He made his senior team debut as a substitute on August 20, 2011 in a match against Monterrey [6] [7] coming in for Omar Arellano at the 76th minute. He was the most used substitute in the Apertura 2011 coming in as a sub on eight occasions. He was named to be in the initial line-up in the Copa Libertadores 2011 as a starter against Deportivo Quito, thus scoring his first official goal with the senior team in all competitions. The first time he completed an entire game was in week six of the Clausura 2012 when they were defeated by Monterrey. The tournament in which he managed to accumulate the most minutes was in the Clausura 2014, totaling 1,286 minutes with 16 caps. He suffered from an injury in the start of the Clausura 2014 and on another in mid-season, this affected Guadalajara as they had 9 players injured midway through the Clausura 2014. [8]

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2014–15 season

Aldo and Bravo sometimes yell, scold, they scold us the younger players, but it's humbly, don't talk back, if they are nagging at you it's for something, for you to improve, for you to grow, accept what they ask and be thankful for all the help the bigger names bring."

— Carlos Fierro thankful to Bravo and de Nigris. [9]

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From the beginning of Liga MX and Copa MX Apertura 2014, Fierro has been capped 12 times and scored 3 goals, the same number of goals he scored in the 2013-14 season. As Guadalajara has never been in the second tier of Mexican football is struggling to avoid relegation, but still in hopes of fighting for the first positions, Fierro has stated his intent of consolidating himself as a starter for the club and taking that next step. Fierro has stated the support and guidance club legendary player Omar Bravo and Aldo de Nigris have shown him since his return to Guadalajara, even if it requires yelling and scolding. [10]

Liga MX top level of the Mexican association football (soccer) league system

The Liga MX is the top level of the Mexican football league system. Currently sponsored by BBVA through its Mexican subsidiary BBVA Bancomer, it is officially known as Liga BBVA Bancomer.

On 7 September, Fierro scored a duet of goals against U de G in a 3-0 home win at Estadio Omnilife, [11] scoring his first two goals of the season.

Loan at Querétaro

On 2 December 2015, Querétaro F.C. announced they had signed Fierro on a loan deal with the option of purchase. [12] He made his official debut as a starter on 8 January 2016 at home against Club Atlas. He scored his first goal on 22 January 2016 in a home match against Sinaloa.

Return to Guadalajara

Fierro returned to the club for the 2017 season. After a year long loan to Querétaro he made his return on January 7, 2017 as a sub against Pumas UNAM in a 2-1 victory.

Cruz Azul

On 8 December 2017, Cruz Azul announced the signing of Fierro for a fee of $3 million USD, about $55 million MXN. [13] [14]

Style of Play

Fierro is known for his ability to become unmarked, and quickly mobile with the ball. While in play with or without the ball and having a decent shot with his right leg. He is also known for his fight, honor, intelligence and recovery of the ball while playing a defensive role. Most notably he is known for the decent technique when connecting the ball with the head also possessing good control while receiving the long through balls. [15]

Outside football

Personal life

Fierro's older brother Gustavo Iván Fierro Guerrero was diagnosed with cancer in late 2008, Gustavo fought the war against cancer for nearly 4 years. Exactly 2 months after Carlos and Mexico conquered the U-17 World Cup, Gustavo died in the Hospital Country 2000 of Guadalajara, Jalisco at the age of 22. [16]

International career

Mexico U-17

Carlos Fierro was a major key to the national team that won the U-17 World Cup in 2011. He scored his team's first goal in the tournament against North Korea. Fierro was one of the most important players for his team, scoring in the round of 16 and quarterfinals of the tournament. He was awarded the Adidas Bronze Ball for his exceptional performance at the end of the tournament. He dedicated every goal to his brother Gustavo who was diagnosed with cancer in late 2008.

Career statistics

Club

As of 9 December 2017
Club statistics [17] [18]
ClubSeason League Cup North America South America Other1Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Guadalajara 2011–12 Primera División de México 21051261
2012–13 Liga MX 16131192
2013–14 30251353
2014–15 323121444
2015 16161232
2017 22182303
2017 1635210225
Total1531136731511019820
Querétaro (loan) 2016 Liga MX1422031
2016 Liga MX808400
Total2228420326
Cruz Azul 2018 Liga MX13140171
Morelia (loan) 2018 Liga MX000000
Career total18814481151511024727

1Includes 2017 Campeón de Campeones and Supercopa MX matches.

    Honours

    Guadalajara
    Querétaro
    Mexico

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