Latin North Americas Union

Latin North Americas zone covers all Latin nations from Central Americas and Mexico. The Mexican players dominates the selection of squad. Although there are eight nations in this zone consist of Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Belize and Nicaragua but only five nations are qualified to be named in the squad. The first legend must be a Costa Rican Alejandro Morera from the early 1930s, playing for Barcelona and is known for his prolific score within a domestic season. The late 1930s to early 1940s saw Luis De La Funete as the most remarkable attacking midfielder ever in history the North American football. Errol Daniels represents as the best North American player in the 1960s. Hugo Sanchez became one of the best strikers in the World in the second half 1980s and with his contemporary Magico Gonzalez who entertainingly shows a spectacular dribbling. 


Latin North Americas


Location :  Central America
Copa America Participation : 10 Times (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2016)
World Cup Participation : 16 Times (1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
Achievement : 2 Times Copa America Runner-Up (1993, 2001)
Most Caps : Claudio Suarez (178 Games)
Top Scorer : Javier Hernandez (47 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever  :  Hugo Sanchez


All-Time Latin North American Squad


                                                                                    
1. Antonio Carbajal

Date Of Birth  :  7 June 1929
Height  : 180 cm, Position : Goalkeeper
Nation : Mexico, Caps :  48 Games
Major Club :  Leon
World Cup Participation: 1950,1954,1958,1962,1966 (11 Games)
Club Honours  : 2 Times Mexico Champions, 1 Time Mexico Cup  
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement  : 
4 Times CONCACAF Footballer of The Year (1953,1956,1957,1961)
1999 IFFHS CONCACAF - Mexican Goalkeeper of The Century
Class : Prince Gold
2. Gustavo Pena

Date Of Birth : 22 November 1941
Nation : Mexico, Caps : 82 Games
Position : Right-Back/ Center-Back
Height : 184 cm, Major Club : Cruz Azul, Monterry
World Cup Participation : 1966, 1970 (7 Games)
Club Honours : 5 Time Mexican League
1 Time Mexican Cup, 3 Times CONCACAF Champion Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1969 CONCACAF Footballer of The Year
Class  : Prince Silver


3. Ramon Ramirez

Date Of Birth : 5 December 1969
Nation  : Mexico, Caps : 121 Games
Position : Left-Wing-Back/Side-Midfielder
Height : 173 cm
Major Club : Santos Laguna, Chivas
World Cup Participation  : 1994, 1998
Club Honours  : 1 Time Mexican Verano
International Honours  :  1993 Copa Ameirca Runner-Up
3 Times CONCACAF Gold Cup (1993, 1996, 1998)
1999 FIFA Confederation Cup Winner
Individual Achievement : None
Class  : Prince Bronze
4. Claudio Suarez

Date Of Birth : 7 December 1968
Height :  178 cm, Position : Center-Back
Nation :  Mexico, Caps. : 177 Games
Major Club : UNAM, Guadalajara, UNAL
World Cup Participation: 2006 (Games)
Club Honours  : 2 Times Mexican League
International Honours :  1993 Copa America Runner-Up
1999 FIFA Confederation Cup
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class : Prince Bronze

5. Rafael Marquez

Date Of Birth : 13 February 1979
Nation  : Mexico, Caps  : 87 Games
Position : Center-Back/Destroyer
Height : 182 cm, Major Club : Barcelona
World Cup Participation : 2002, 2006, 2010
Club Honours : 1 Time French Ligue, 1 Time French Ligue Cup
3 Times Spanish La Liga, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
2 Times UEFA Champion League (2006, 2009)
2009 FIFA Club World Cup
International Honours : 1999 FIFA Confederation Cup Winner
2001 Copa America Runner-Up, 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup 
Individual Achievement : 2005 North American Player of The Year
Class : Prince Bronze

6. Gilberto Yearwood

Date Of Birth : 15 March 1956
Nation  : Honduras
Position :  Destroyer
Height : 184 cm
Major Club :  Elche, Real Valladolid
Caps : 24 Games
World Cup Participation  :1982 (3 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Honduras League
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement :  IFFHS Honduras Greatest Player Ever
Class  : Prince Bronze


7. Raul Cardenas

Date Of Birth  : 30 October 1928
Nation   : Mexico, Caps : 37 Games
Position :  Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height  : 182 cmม Major Club  :  Zacatepec
World Cup Participation : 1954,1958,1962,1970 (7 Games)
Club Honours  : 2 Times Mexican League
3 Times Mexican Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement :  None
Class : Prince Silver


8. Luis De La Fuente

Date Of Birth : 17 January 1914
Nation : Mexico
Position : Attacking Midfielder
Height : Unknown
Major Club :  Real Club Espana
Caps : 9 Games ( 7 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : None
Club Honours : 5 Times Mexican League
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver



9. Hugo Sanchez

Date Of Birth : 11 July 1958, Position : Target Striker
Nation : Mexico, Caps : 58 Games (29 Goals)
Height : 175 cm, Major Club : Real Madrid 
World Cup Participation : 1978, 1986, 1994 (8 Games/1 goal)
Professional Score Record : 510 Goals/ 880 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times Mexican League
5 Times La Liga, 2 Times Copa Del Rey
2 Times CONCACAF Champion Cup, 1986 UEFA Cup
International Honours : 1977 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Mexican League Top Scorer
5 Times Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
1990 European Golden Shoe, World League Top Scorer
1987 Spanish La Liga Best Player,1990 Best Foreigner
IFFHS CONCACAFMexico Greatest Player of The Century
Mexico Best Sportsman of The Century
Class  : Queen Silver

10. Jorge Alberto Gonzalez

Date Of Birth : 13 March 1958
Nation : El Salvador
Caps  : 62 Games (21 Goals)
Position : Attacking Midfielder
Height : 174 cm
Major Club :  FAS, Cadiz
World Cup Participation : 1982 (3 Games and No Goal)
Club Honours  : 5 Times El Salvador League
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : IFFHS El Salvador Player of The Century
Class : Prince Silver

11. Alejandro Morera

Date Of Birth : 14 July 1909
Nation : Costa Rica
Position : Creative Forward
Height : 165 cm
Major Club : Alajuelense, Barcelona
Caps  : Unknown
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours  : 3 Times Costa Rica League
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement : Alajuelense Greatest Player Ever
IFFHS Costa Rica Greatest Player Ever
Class : Prince Silver


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12. Luis Gabelo Conejo

Date Of Birth  : 1 January 1960
Nation  : Costa Rica
Caps  :  29 Games
Position :  Goalkeeper
Height  : 188 cm
Major Club : Albacete
World Cup Participation : 1990 (3 Games)
Club Honours  : 3 Times Costa Rica League
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement :  None
Class : Prince Silver


13. Pavel Pardo

Date Of Birth : 26 July 1976, Height  : 173 cm
Nation  : Mexico, Caps : 149 Games
Position : Destroyer/Right-Back
Major Club : Atlas, America, VFB Stuttgart
World Cup Participation : 1998,2006,2010 (7 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Bundesliga Champion
1 Time Mexican Verano, 1 Time Mexican Clausura
2006 CONCACAF Champion Cup
International Honours: 2 Times CONCACAF Gold Cup (1998, 2003)
1999 FIFA Confederation Cup Winner
Individual Achievement  : None
Class  : Prince Bronze


14. Carlos Salcido

Date Of Birth : 2 April 1980
Nation : Mexico, Position : Left-Back
Caps : 124 Games, Height :176 cm
Major Club : PSV Eindhoven
World Cup Participation: 2006, 2010
Club Honours  :  2 Times Dutch League
International Honours : 2011 COCACAF Gold Cup
Individual Achievement : None
Class :  Prince Bronze

15. Fernando Quirarte

Date Of Birth : 17 May 1956
Nation : Mexico, Position : Center-Back
Caps : 45 Games, Height :180 cm
Major Club : CD Guadalajara
World Cup Participation: 1986
Club Honours  :  1 Time Mexican League
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
Class :  Prince Bronze

16. Alberto Garcia Aspe

Date Of Birth : 11 May 1967
Nation : Mexico
Position : Defensive Holding Midfielder
Caps : 109 Games, Height : 169 cm
Major Club : Pumas, Necaxa
World Cup Participation: 2006, 2010
Club Honours  :  3 Times Mexican League
1989 CONCACAF Champion Cup
1994 CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup
International Honours : 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup
1999 FIFA Confederation Cup
Individual Achievement : None
Class :  Prince Silver

17. Alvaro Murillo

Date Of Birth : 24 November 1930
Nation : Costa Rica
Position : Attacking Midfielder
Nation : Mexico, Caps : 36 Games
Height :176 cm, Major Club : Deportivo Saprissa
World Cup Participation: None
Club Honours  :  3 Times Costa Rican League
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
Class :  Prince Silver
18. Bryan Ruiz

Date Of Birth : 18 August 1985
Nation : Costa Rica, Height :188 cm
Position : Left and Right Winger
Nation : Mexico, Caps : 95 Games (22 Goals)
Major Club : Alajuelense, Gent, Fulham
World Cup Participation: None
Club Honours  :  1 Time Costa Rican League
1 Time Eredivisie, 1 Time Dutch Cup
2004 CONCACAF Champion Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 2016 CONCACAF Player of the Year
2 Times Silver Ball CONCACAF Player of the Year (2014, 2015)
                                                       Class :  Prince Silver


19. Horacio Casarin

Date Of Birth : 25 May 1918
Nation : Mexico
Caps : 15 Games (14 Goals)
Position :  Forward
Height : 173 cm
Major Club  :  Atlante
World Cup Participation : 1950 (3 Games/1 Goals)
Club Honours  : 2 Times Mexican Cup
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Mexican League Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver


20. Julio Cesar Dely Valdes

Date Of Birth : 12 March 1967
Nation  :  Panama
Height : 185 cm, Position : Forward
Major Club  :  Alajuelense, Barcelona
Caps  : 32 Games (22 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : None
Club Honours : 1 Time Uruguayan League
1996 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : IFFHS Panama Greatest Player Ever
Class : Prince Bronze


21. Errol Daniels

Date Of Birth : 7 May 1943
Nation : Costa Rica, Caps : 19 Games (8 Goals)
Height : 179 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club :  Alajuelense
Professional Scores Record : 197 Goals/ 168 Games
Club Honours  : 3 Times Costa Rica League
International Honours, World Cup Participation : None
Individual Achievement : 1967 World League Top Scorer
Alajuelense All-Time Top Scorer
Costa Rican League All-Time Top Scorer
Class : Prince Bronze
22. Javier Hernandez

Date Of Birth : 1 June 1988
Nation : Mexico, Caps : 91 Games (47 Goals)
Height : 175 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club :  Man Utd, Leverkusen
Professional Scores Record : 136 Goals/ 1346 Games
Club Honours  : 1 Time Mexican Apertura
2 Times English League
2014 FIFA Club World Cup
International Honours : 2 Times CONCACAF Gold Cup
World Cup Participation : 2010, 2014
Individual Achievement : 1 Times Mexican League Top Scorer
2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Most Valuable Player
2015 CONCACAF Player of the Year
Mexico All-Time Top Scorer
Class : Prince Bronze



Manager


Javier Aguirre

Year Of Birth :  1 December 1958
Nation  :  Mexico
Major Team :  Mexico, Atletico Madrid
Major Achievement : 2001 Copa America Runner-Up
1 Time CONCACAF Gold Cup
1 Time Mexican League
Individual Achievement : None
Class  :  Prince Bronze








Conclusion of Squad

GK : Antonio Carbajal, Luis Gabelo Conejo
DF :  Ramon Ramirez, Gustavo Pena, Carlos Salcido, Rafael Marquez, Claudio Suarez, Fernando Quirarte, Pavel Pardo 
MF : Raul Cardenas, Gilberto Yearwood, Alberto Garcia Aspe, Bryan Ruiz, Jorge Alberto Gonzalez, Alvaro Murillo, Luis De La Fuente 
FW : Alejandro Morera, Horacio Casarin, Hugo Sanchez (Captain), Julio Cesar Dely Valdes, Errol Daniels, Javier Hernandez
Manager : Javier Aguirre


Formation XI (4-3-3)




Explanation of Formation

The team strategy is defensive counter-attack. Carbajal is stand as first choice keeper. Ramon Ramirez is a full-time wing-back to fill the vacancy in left-side midfield area while Gustavo Pena is a full-back on the right. Suarez as a sweeper and Marquez as a stopper will be the strong partnership in central defender. Yearwood would mainly responsible for destroying the opponent game. Cardenas is a deep-lying playmaker. Fuente would go advanced independently as a free-attacking midfielder role. Morera and Magico will be primarily support assist on the semi-sides to Hugo Sanchez who is a key player to effectively finish score.

Azteca Stadium



Opened :  1961
City : Mexico City
Capacity :  105, 000 Seats
Field Dimension : 105x68m











Statistics

  By Decade
      By Class
        By Nation
1920s : -
1930s : 1.5
1940s : 1.5
1950s : 3
1960s : 2
1970s : 0.5
1980s : 4.5
1990s : 4
2000s : 3.5
2010s : 1.5

King : -
Queen : 1
Prince : 21

Mexico : 14
Costa Rica : 5
El Salvador : 1
Honduras : 1
Panama :  1


Minor Reserved Group 

Oswaldo Sanchez : Goalkeeper/Mexico
Benjamin Galindo : Playmaker/Mexico
Salvador Reyes : Playmaker/Mexico
Cuauhtemoc Blanco : Forward/Mexico
Enrique Borja : Striker/Mexico


The Greatest Latin North American Footballers of All-Time
1. Hugo Sanchez
2. Alejandro Morera
3. Antonio Carbajal
4. Luis De La Fuente
5. Jorge Alberto Gonzelez 

24 comments:

  1. Anonymous31/1/15

    what about jorge campos and ignacio flores?

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    1. Campos was an agile and intuitive keeper, is definitely more talented than Canejo but his height is always a main problem cannot reach the shot ball in several times.
      Ignacio Flores ? I never heard him and also not found info with his great status. May you suggest on him ?

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    2. Anonymous1/2/15

      He is Cruz Azul's one club man and appeared in 1978 FIFA World cup. He is all-time finest Mexican Right back

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    3. I'm doubtful and need more inf to confirm he is that great. Noticeably, he was capped only 12 times.

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  2. Raul Cardenas BIRTH IN 1928.

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  3. Anonymous18/5/15

    Please list position for Hugo Sanchez in his biography. Thank you!

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  4. Anonymous29/10/15

    what about Manuel Negrete? He was a great player

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    1. I'm accustomed to his name but I doubt about his consistency when he was chosen as the best player in Mexican league only once time. Look into his record in Europe within a short period, he seems to fail with Sporting CP and Sporting Gijon.

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  5. Anonymous5/4/16

    Álvaro Murillo was voted as the best Costa Rican football player of all-time by fans, journalists, former players and officials, in 1979:

    Alvaro Murillo - 253 votes
    José R. Fello Meza - 204
    Mario Catato Cordero - 120
    Juan José Gámez - 102
    Edgar Quesada - 87
    Alejandro Morera Soto - 60

    It's curious that Morera was placed too low or received too few votes.

    Also I rated Keylor Navas as the best costa rica best GK ever. No doubt about the importance of conejo in NT, but keylor Navas have already, in a overall view, better and more interesting carrer than him.

    in la Liga, Conejo played in a middle table team, Navas was LFP best GK and play in a top 3 team and in UCL (in a great level). Also in the WC 2014 was one of the best GKs of the competition.

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    1. Oh, this is a rare valuable knowledge when I'm not even ever heard of the names in top five. Anyway, what is the position of Alvaro Murillo ? second striker or attacking midfielder ?

      In the peak season, Navas should be better but he disappeared a large part of career as a reserved keeper and the collective performance is not enough.

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  6. Anonymous5/4/16

    Alvaro Murillo was inside right, not sure if he would be more a second striker or attaking midfielder today.

    More info: http://wvw.nacion.com/ln_ee/1999/agosto/08/deportes4.html

    About Navas, I understand your idea. Maybe is too early to consider him.

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  7. Anonymous9/10/16

    Cuautemoc Blanco in subs

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  8. Anonymous9/10/16

    Carlos Hermosillo was a prolific scorer for club and country

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  9. Anonymous9/10/16

    Enrique Borja too

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  10. Anonymous9/10/16

    And Oswaldo Sanchez, Guillermo Ochoa, Keylor Navas or Oscar Perez Rojas should replace Conejo

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  11. Anonymous9/10/16

    Benjamin Galindo too

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  12. Anonymous9/10/16

    Ramon Morales was regarded as Mexico's most skillful left midfielders

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  13. Anonymous24/7/17

    Anything special in Fernando Quirarte? I think he's profile is not deserve to this squad

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  14. Anonymous7/8/17

    'El Macho' José Roberto Figueroa?

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  15. Anonymous15/8/17

    'El Macho' Jose Roberto Figueroa?

    - 1981 CONCACAF Championship Winner
    - 1982 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
    - 1985 CONCACAF Championship Top Goalscorer
    - 1981 part of the 'Rest of the World XI' vs 'Europe XI'

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    1. He mostly played in Spanish second division. In NT career, he won only 28 games although it is understandable that he played aboard.

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  16. Have you considered Adalberto "Dumbo" López?

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    1. I just know him. He never played for Mexico due to being second to his contemporary Horacio Casarin. I'm quite sure Mexican league at that time is not competitive enough so his 5 times top scorer profile is not enough to have him in the place.

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    2. Adalberto played the 1947 and 1949 NAFC cup for Mexico NT, making a total of 6 games and 4 goals, between 1947-1952.

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