Aldo de Nigris

Aldo de Nigris
Aldo de Nigris (cropped).jpg
de Nigris playing for Monterrey
Personal information
Full name Aldo de Nigris Guajardo
Date of birth (1983-07-22) July 22, 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Raya2 (Manager)
Youth career
1999–2002 Tigres UANL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Tigres UANL 86 (9)
2007–2008 Veracruz 28 (7)
2008–2010 Necaxa 8 (0)
2009 Monterrey (loan) 38 (16)
2010–2013 Monterrey 103 (37)
2013–2015 Guadalajara 52 (7)
2015–2017 Monterrey 38 (6)
Total 353 (82)
National team
2003 Mexico U20 3 (1)
2010–2014 Mexico 28 (9)
Teams managed
2019–2021 Monterrey (assistant)
2021– Raya2
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Aldo de Nigris Guajardo (born 22 July 1983) is a Mexican former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Having scored over 80 goals in Liga MX, he is the top Monterrey-born scorer in Mexican football history. He is the younger brother of the late Antonio de Nigris.

Club career

He started his career at the youth divisions of Tigres UANL, the biggest rival of CF Monterrey. Tigres debuted him on Liga MX. Aldo played some irregular seasons with Tigres, Veracruz and Necaxa until he arrived to Monterrey. In the first game after his brother's death he dedicated his only goal to him in an Apertura 2009 playoff game against América on 21 November 2009 in the second minute of the second half. He then scored two goals against Toluca in the semi-final. He also scored in the final against Cruz Azul, giving Monterrey the lead, and eventually dedicating the winning championship to his late brother.

A year later, Aldo would win his second league title with Monterrey, this time against Santos Laguna. On 27 April 2011, Monterrey won the CONCACAF Champions League, where they defeated MLS club Real Salt Lake in the final. De Nigris was their top goal scorer, with four, tied with teammate Humberto Suazo

C.D. Guadalajara

On 1 July 2013 Aldo signed with C.D. Guadalajara for 5 million dollars until June 30, 2016. He made his debut with the club on 18 August 2013 in a home match against Puebla F.C..

Return to C.F. Monterrey 2015

On 10 June 2015 Aldo returned to Rayados. Yet the exact amount of the transaction is not known.

International career

He was called up to the Mexico national football team for the friendly matches against Bolivia on 24 February 2010 and New Zealand on 3 March 2010. Mexico defeated Bolivia 5-0, in which de Nigris entered to the game as a substitute. He started in his first game for Mexico against New Zealand, in which he played the first forty-five minutes, until being taken off at half-time. Mexico would win 2-0. Aldo would be left out of Javier Aguirre's 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup due to an ankle injury, in which he took 12 weeks to recover.[1]

On 29 March 2011 he scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Venezuela.

2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup

De Nigris was named in the 23-man squad to participate in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.[2] On 5 June he scored the second goal in the 5-0 over El Salvador after coming on as a substitute in the second-half.[3] On 9 June de Nigris again scored after coming off the bench in a 5-0 win over Cuba.[4] Three days later, he would score again coming on in the second half in the quarter-final match against Guatemala.[5] After Mexico and Honduras held each other to a 0-0 draw in the semi-final match, de Nigris opened the score in the first half of extra-time, heading in a corner kick. Mexico would win the match 2-0, thus advancing to the final.[6]

International goals

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.[7]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. March 29, 2011 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States  Venezuela 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2. June 1, 2011 Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, United States  New Zealand 3–0 3–0 Friendly
3. June 5, 2011 Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, United States  El Salvador 2–0 5–0 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4. June 9, 2011 Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, United States  Cuba 3–0 5–0 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
5. June 18, 2011 New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, United States  Guatemala 1–1 2–1 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
6. June 22, 2011 Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States  Honduras 1–0 2–0 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
7. May 27, 2012 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, United States  Wales 1–0 2–0 Friendly
8. 2–0
9. June 4, 2013 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Jamaica 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification






Personal life

Aldo is the youngest of three brothers. His oldest brother, Alfonso "Poncho" de Nigris, is an actor and television host. His other brother, the late Antonio "Tano" de Nigris, was also a footballer. On 15 November 2009, Antonio died from a heart attack at the age of 31 in Greece while playing for AE Larissa. He is also of Italian descent.[8]


  1. ^ Monterrey: Aldo de Nigris lesionado - "Aldo de Nigris lesionado" Archived 2011-04-12 at the Wayback Machine. Goal. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Mexico name 23 man Gold Cup squad"Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  3. ^ "México 5 - El Salvador 0 Afortunado Estreno a lo Chicharito". MedioTiempo. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Cuba 0 - México 5: Aplastante pase del Tri a cuartos" Archived 2016-10-22 at the Wayback Machine. Media Tiempo. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  5. ^ "México 2 - Guatemala 1: Dorado gol de oro del Chicharito para ir a Semis". Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Honduras 0 - México 2: de Nigris puso al Tri en la final" Archived 2016-08-28 at the Wayback Machine. Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  7. ^ "A. De Nigris". Archived from the original on 2016-07-03. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Murió el Tano - Futbol - ESPN Deportes". Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2009-11-16.

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