Israel Jiménez

Israel Jiménez
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Personal information
Full name Israel Sabdi Jiménez Nañez
Date of birth (1989-08-13) 13 August 1989 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right Back
Club information
Current team
Juárez
Number 13
Youth career
2006–2008 UANL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2019 UANL 190 (3)
2014 Tijuana (loan) 15 (0)
2019– Juárez 13 (0)
National team
2012 Mexico U23 14 (1)
2012– Mexico 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:19, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Israel Sabdi Jiménez Nañez[a] (born 13 August 1989), known as Israel Jiménez, is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Liga MX club Juárez on loan from Tigres UANL. He is an Olympic gold medalist.[2]

Club career

Tigres UANL

On 26 July 2008, Israel Jiménez debuted in the Primera Division in the first game of the Apertura 2008, in a draw 0-0 against Pachuca under the manager, Manuel Lapuente.

His first international game with Tigres UANL was in the 2009 North American SuperLiga in a game against Chivas USA, he played for the entire game.

Since Ricardo Ferretti became the team's coach, Jiménez is a regular starter. He was part of the Apertura 2011 and Apertura 2015 championship-winning teams's starting line-up.

International career

Mexico U23

In 2012 Jimenez was chosen by coach Luis Fernando Tena to be on the Mexico national team at the 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament held in the United States. Jimenez scored in his debut in the tournament from a long range free kick against Trinidad and Tobago. Mexico went on to win the tournament and qualify to the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Jimenez made the final cut for those participating in the Olympics. Jimenez won gold team medal for Mexico after defeating Brazil in the final.

Mexico

On 23 May 2011, Jiménez received an opportunity to play the 2011 Copa America and was called up to the Mexico U-22 national football team preliminary squad.[3] however he did not make the final cut for those participating in the tournament. Jimenez made his full senior debut with Mexico 25 January 2012 in a friendly game against Venezuela, the game resulted in a 3-1 win for Mexico. Jimenez was a squad member at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Club

As of 3 September 2012[4]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mexico League Cup North America Total
200809 Tigres Liga MX 1 0 - - 1 0
2009–10 10 0 - - 2 0 12 0
2010–11 35 0 - - - - 35 0
2011–12 39 3 - - - - 39 3
2012–13 3 0 - - - - 3 0
Total Mexico 88 3 - - 2 0 90 3

Honors

Club

UANL

International

Mexico
Mexico U-23

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