Mexico: Jesús Corona

Written by George Smith

Already a veteran of the Mexican national team, Corona is certainly a player to watch during Copa America Centenario.  Jesus made his professional debut at just 17 years old at Monterrey in 2010.  After playing there for three years, he made his move into European football by joining the FC Twente reserve team.  In less than a year he had moved up to the main team.[3]  In the two years that he played with Twente’s main team, he appeared in 46 games with 11 goals.[1]  In 2015 Corona transferred to the Portuguese team Porto, where he has also been quite successful, making 22 appearances with 8 goals.[1]

Although he has been playing outside of Mexico for several years, Corona has played for the national team consistently since 2011.  First by playing for the U20 team, which he helped win the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, and more recently by joining the national team in 2014, which went on to win the 2015 Gold Cup.[3]  Since joining the national team just two years ago, Corona has already made 20 appearances with 5 goals.[1]

Corona has proved to have explosive speed and skill on the field, as well as a willingness and ability to fight for the ball.[2]  Many of his goals have been hard fought and hard won, including his goal in the 2015 Gold Cup final.  To score that goal he had to fight a Brazilian defender for the ball before turning to goal and taking the shot.  Taking into account these qualities, as well as Corona’s experience as a professional player, it is clear that he will be an offensive threat that cannot be ignored.


  1. “Jesus Corona Statistics,” Soccerway. Accessed April 17, 2016.
  2. “El Tri hot list: Jesus Corona on the rise, while Hector Herrera struggles,” ESPN FC, last modified July 27, 2015.  Accessed April 17, 2016.
  3. “Why Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona is the next big thing for Mexico,” Karla Villegas Gama, last modified April 8, 2015.  Accessed April 29, 2016.

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