Mexico football player Cesar Montes

Mexico football player Cesar Montes (1)

Cesar Montes Castro (born on February 24, 1997) is a Mexican professional footballer who is a center-back for Liga MX club Monterrey and the Mexico national team.


Club career Club career


Monterrey


In the youth league’s playoff match against Pob. Miguel Aleman against Monterrey, Cesar Montes caught the eye of the opposition squad. He was admitted to Monterrey’s youth squad on August 2nd, 2015. Montes was part of his very first game with Monterrey in a match against Portuguese team Benfica at the time of the opening of the Estadio Bancomer BBVA. Cesar Montes played as a substitute in the second half and in the 48th minute, he scored his first goal during the Estadio BBVA Bancomer. Monterrey defeated Benfica 3-0.

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Montes made his debut with Monterrey on the 29th of July, 2015, playing against Correcaminos UAT, in the Apertura 15 Copa MX group stage match where Monterrey beat Correcaminos 3-1. After the conclusion of the year 2016 Clausura the team was named the Best XI.
In December 2019, he’d take home the Apertura finals 2019. Apertura finals in the match against America. Seven.
In the wake of Monterrey’s victory in the 2019-20 Copa Mexico, They had clinched the continental triple.


Clasico Regiomontano


Clasico Regiomontano matches against crosstown rivals Tigres UANL have proven to be important for Montes with three goals against Tigres UANL to date. Cesar Montes would make the league’s debut on September 19th, 2015 at Tigres UANL, contributing a 40-meter long ball assist for Rogelio Funes Mori who scored the only goal scored by Monterrey which they lost.

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Monterrey 3-1. 3-1.14 May 2016, he scored Monterrey’s sole goal in the second stage of the Clausura Quarter-finals of the 2016 championships with Tigres UANL, losing 2-1 and a total score of 4-3 for Monterrey so that they could advance to the semi-finals against America. 29 October Montes would draw the game with Tigres UANL, 1-1. On the 21st of April, 2017 Montes scored the sole goal in a 1-0 win over Tigres UANL.


International career of Cesar Montes


Youth


Cesar Montes was one of the players who were part of the team that took part in the 2018 Toulon Tournament. He went to participate in every group stage match including the semi-finals, except in the final, where Mexico lost 1-1 to England because he sustained an injury during the match prior against Turkey. Montes was then part of the Best XI team of the tournament. He
On July 7, 2016, Montes was selected as a member of Mexico’s 21-man team that would compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cesar Montes was to appear in all of Mexico’s group stage matches, but Mexico finished 3rd in the group and was eliminated from the tournament.

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Excluded from Montes was not eligible for the 2021 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship because the event was not FIFA sanctioned competition, Montes was called up to take part in the 2020 Summer Olympics. He took home his Bronze medal along with his Olympic squad.


Senior


Cesar Monteswas selected by the national team’s senior squad to play at the CONCACAF 2017 Gold Cup. Montes would make his debut on the 13th of July 2017 in the group stage game against Jamaica and was brought in as an alternative to Rodolfo Pizarro in the second half and finishing the match with 0-0.

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On June 6, 2019, Cesar Montes was summoned to his coach Gerardo Martino to play in CONCACAF’s Gold Cup. He was a substitute during the group stage match against Cuba and also as a starter for the last group stage game against Martinique in which Mexico was able to win the tournament.

Cesar Montes


Style of play Style of play


A ball-playing defensive player who has displayed maturity despite an early age. Cesar Montes has a wide range of passing. He has shown on several occasions that he’s been able to discern long-range passes, and can perform a precise and precise slide tackle. He’s demonstrated that he’s capable of scoring goals through set-pieces and is also adept in the air, and capable of handling high-quality balls that enter the goal box.


Career statistics


Club

As of the match played on 17 September 20, 2022 

ClubSeasonLeagueCupContinentalOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Monterrey2015-16Liga MX33141372
2016-173346021415
2017-18270100370
2018-192521070332
2019-2024110120362
2020-2130060360
2021-2228111292
2022-23120120
Total21293121513126113
Career total21293121513126113

International

As of the game played on the 31st of August, 2022 

Mexico
YearAppsGoals
201750
201950
202020
202171
202280
Total271

World Goals Goals for the International community International goals

Results and scores Mexico’s first goal scorer.

No.DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.30 June 2021Nissan Stadium, Nashville, United StatesPanama2-03-0Friendly

Honors

Monterrey

Liga MX: Apertura 2019

Copa MX: Apertura 2017, 2019-20

CONCACAF Champions League: 2019, 2021

Mexico U23

Olympic Bronze Medal: 2020 

Mexico

CONCACAF Gold Cup: 2019

Individual

Liga MX Best XI: Clausura 2016

Liga MX Best Rookie: 2015-16

Liga MX All-Star: 2021

Toulon Tournament Best XI: 2018

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