Omar Bravo

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Bravo during his time with Cruz Azul
Personal information
Full nameOmar Bravo Tordecillas
Date of birth (1980-03-04) March 4, 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2001–2008 Guadalajara 258 (101)
2008–2009 Deportivo La Coruña 9 (2)
2009Tigres UANL (loan) 6 (0)
2009–2010 Guadalajara 41 (7)
2011 Sporting Kansas City 28 (9)
2012–2013 Cruz Azul 36 (6)
2013Atlas (loan) 33 (13)
2013–2017 Guadalajara 83 (24)
2016North Carolina (loan) 14 (4)
2017Phoenix Rising (loan) 13 (1)
Total537(169)
National team
2004 Mexico Olympic 3 (2)
2003–2013 Mexico 66 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 14:56, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2017

Omar Bravo Tordecillas (born 4 March 1980 in Los Mochis) is a retired Mexican footballer who played as a striker. He last played for Phoenix Rising of the USL. He is Guadalajara's all-time leading scorer in all matches.

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Contents

Club career

Club Deportivo Guadalajara

Omar Bravo has scored 132 goals with Guadalajara. Omar Bravo was brought to the Guadalajara youth system by Jose Luis Real. He made his debut with the senior team on 17 February 2001 against Tigres UANL in a 0–0 draw. Bravo became a regular starter for the team during the 2002 Apertura, playing 15 games and scoring 6 goals.

Tigres UANL Mexican football club

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In 2006, Bravo participated in a successful season for Club Deportivo Guadalajara, helping the team win the Apertura championship title, as well as achieving first place for the top goal scorer in the Mexico First Division and registering 11 goals for the tournament. Bravo scored the leading goal in the first leg match of the 2006 Apertura final, which ended in a 1-1 draw against Toluca.

In 2007, Bravo displayed skills at the Clausura division, winning the golden boot for most goals in the league with 11 goals in 17 matches. Club Deportivo Guadalajara becoming champion in the Apertura 2006 made them eligible to participate in the Champions Cup. Bravo scored in his first appearance in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup against W Connection F.C. as well as in the first match of the semifinals against D.C. United. In the final, on 8 April 2007, he helped Club Deportivo Guadalajara to a 2–2 draw against CF Pachuca at the CONCACAF Champions' Cup Final, scoring 2 Goals in the first match.

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D.C. United American soccer team

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Omar Bravo scored his 100th goal on 26 April 2008 in a 4–0 victory over Puebla F.C.. Bravo became the 2nd player in Club Deportivo Guadalajara history to reach 100 goals, only behind Salvador Reyes, who has 122 goals. He played his last match of his first stint in C.D. Guadalajara by scoring his 101st goal against C.F. Monterrey in the quarter-finals, which they tied 4–4, losing 8–5 on aggregate.

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C.D. Guadalajara Mexican association football club

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Omar Bravo playing for Deportivo la Coruña

Deportivo de La Coruña

On 22 May 2008, Deportivo de La Coruña announced an agreement between the club and Omar Bravo for the next three years. Omar Bravo left Guadalajara as a free agent. Bravo became the second Mexican on Deportivo's squad at that time, after Andrés Guardado. Omar Bravo made his debut on 31 August 2008 in a 2–1 victory over Real Madrid. On 8 December 2008 he scored his first league goal against Málaga in a 2–0 victory. With only nine league appearances (only two of them as a starter), it was evident that his stint at the Spanish club was not as successful as expected.

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Loan to Tigres UANL

On 5 March 2009, he was loaned out to Mexico side Tigres UANL for the remainder of the Clausura 2009 season. However, he had a bad season, as he did not have much playing time due to the inactivity in Spain. He made 6 appearances and scored no goals.

Return to Club Deportivo Guadalajara

After his stint with Deportivo and the loan at Tigres UANL, Omar returned to the Chivas where he signed a 1-year contract with the club and appeared in 32 games, as well as scoring 5 goals. Later on, he would be again loaned by the Chivas to Sporting Kansas City, to play some League games where he scored two goals, and the Copa Santander Libertadores where Chivas became Runner Up in the tournament.

Sporting Kansas City

On 8 August 2010, Sporting Kansas City announced that Bravo was signed as the squad's first designated player since Claudio López. Bravo would join SKC beginning with the 2011 season. [1] Upon arrival in Kansas City, Bravo mentioned that he was very happy to join the team, and that he believed the level of play in MLS was among the best in the world. In his debut for the club against Chivas USA, he showed off his skilled form and managed to score two goals for his new club. [2] He scored nine goals for Sporting and was named Latin Player of the Year.[ citation needed ]

Cruz Azul

On 12 December 2011, Sporting Kansas City announced that Bravo would not be returning in 2012 and would instead be signing with Cruz Azul in his native Mexico. [3] He scored a brace against San Luis F.C. in a 3-1 home win. After underperforming with Cruz Azul, the club later transferred Bravo to Club Atlas on a loan. Later, he revealed that he felt he failed with Cruz Azul. [4]

Loan to Atlas

Bravo joined Club Atlas of Guadalajara on loan before the Clausura 2013. He proved effective by scoring seven times during his stint there.

Return to Guadalajara

Bravo returned to C.D. Guadalajara after Cruz Azul agreed to sell him after his loan deal expired. He scored on his return debut against Santos Laguna. During the Apertura 2015 season, Bravo scored 10 goals in 16 appearances, which was tied for 6th on the individual scoring table. Despite Bravo's return to form, Guadalajara missed the playoffs, placing 12th on the table. On 12 August 2015, Bravo scored a brace at home against Morelia that converted him into C.D. Guadalajara's all-time top scorer in league matches, surpassing club legend Salvador Reyes with 123 goals. On 29 September 2015, Bravo scored a goal against Monterrey, making him the club's all-time top scorer in all official and nonofficial matches.

He led the team to win the Copa MX on 4 November 2015, their first major title in nine years. On 10 April 2016, Bravo scored his final goal in the Clausura 2016 season against Puebla in 3–0 away win. His team Chivas, had the chance to get into la Liguilla, and they did, but once in it they were not able to beat their most hated rivals, Club America. They had an intense Quarter-Final against Club America, they tied in the first leg 0–0 and lost 2–1 in the second leg. Omar Bravo, 36, was not able to score. Bravo finished the 2015–2016 season scoring 11 goals in 34 games. On 10 July 2016, Bravo scored his last goal for Chivas playing against recent Copa MX champion Veracruz in the last minute of the game ending in 2–0 win giving them their first Supercopa MX title their second in nine months and, clinched Guadalajara a spot for the Copa Libertadores 2017.

Carolina RailHawks

On 13 July 2016, it was announced that Bravo had signed with NASL club Carolina RailHawks during halftime of a match against West Ham United, becoming the first Mexican player to join the club. [5]

Phoenix Rising FC

On 9 February 2017, it was announced that Bravo had signed with recently re-branded USL club Phoenix Rising FC (formerly Arizona United). [6] In September 2017, Bravo would no longer be an active player for the club.

International career

Bravo has played for many various levels of the Mexico youth national system and in several amateur tournaments including the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He has accumulated 71 caps and has scored 15 goals for the senior Mexico national team.

On 11 June 2006, playing at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Bravo scored two goals on Mexico's 3–1 victory over Iran and was named the Man of the Match.. Two matches later, he missed a penalty against Portugal in a 2–1 loss for Mexico, and did not play in the game against Argentina.

In 2007, Bravo was selected by former coach Hugo Sánchez to represent his country to play in a series of friendly international matches and to take part in Gold Cup 2007 and 2007 Copa América, where he scored three goals.

Bravo also played in World Cup Qualifiers and in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He was recalled to the national team in March 2013.

Honours

Club

Guadalajara
Deportivo La Coruña

International

Mexico

Individual

Career statistics

International goals

#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.July 20, 2003 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 1–05–0 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2.February 14, 2004 The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1–11–1Friendly
3.March 10, 2004 Estadio Víctor Manuel Reyna, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, MexicoFlag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 2–02–1 Friendly
4.July 10, 2005 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United StatesFlag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 4–04–0 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
5.March 29, 2006 Soldier Field, Chicago, United StatesFlag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 1–12–1Friendly
6.2–1
7.May 5, 2006 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United StatesFlag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela 1–01–0Friendly
8.June 11, 2006 EasyCredit-Stadion, Nuremberg, Germany Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 1–03–1 2006 FIFA World Cup
9.2–1
10.March 28, 2007 McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, United StatesFlag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 3–24–2Friendly
11.July 1, 2007 Estadio Monumental de Maturín, Maturín, Venezuela Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 2–02–1 2007 Copa America
12.July 8, 2007Estadio Monumental de Maturín, Maturín, VenezuelaFlag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 6–06–02007 Copa América
13.July 14, 2007 Estadio Olímpico, Caracas, VenezuelaFlag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 2–13–12007 Copa América
14.September 10, 2008Estadio Víctor Manuel Reyna, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, MexicoFlag of Canada.svg  Canada 1–02–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
15.March 28, 2009Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, MexicoFlag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 1–02–02010 FIFA World Cup qualification

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References

  1. Kansas City sign Mexico international Bravo
  2. Sporting KC Tops Chivas USA 3-2
  3. http://www.sportingkc.com/news/2011/12/sporting-kc-and-omar-bravo-agree-cruz-azul-move
  4. http://www.record.com.mx/article/fracase-en-cruz-azul-omar-bravo
  5. http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/soccer/carolina-railhawks/article89051592.html
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