Cuauhtemoc Blanco

Date of birth17 January 1973
Place of birthMexico City
NationalityMexican
Weight72 kg
Height1.77 m
PositionForward

One of Mexico's best players he began his career at Americas making his debut in December 1992 and spent four happy seasons there. He made his international debut in February 1995 against Uruguay and played in the 1996 Olympic games before moving to Necaxa after they finished. He spent two years there before returning to the Americas but left for current club Real Valladolid on loan in 2000 where he still plays. He has been a regular member of the national team when injuries have allowed and should start up front. He is an excellent all round centre forward with his speed and direct running winning a lot of dangerous set pieces but he does pick up more than his fair share of injuries.

He won and scored the penalty that secured Mexico's vital 1-0 victory in their opening game of the 2002 World Cup finals against Croatia.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Valladolid Primera Liga
3
2001-02 Valladolid Primera Liga 10
10
3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Sep 2000 Real Mallorca v Valladolid D 1-1 Primera Liga 1
23 Sep 2000 Las Palmas v Valladolid D 1-1 Primera Liga 3
01 Oct 2000 Valladolid v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 4
26 Aug 2001 Deportivo La Coruña v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
23 Sep 2001 Valladolid v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 4
29 Sep 2001 Real Madrid v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 5
14 Oct 2001 Athletic Bilbao v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
21 Oct 2001 Valladolid v Alavés D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
28 Oct 2001 Celta Vigo v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
04 Nov 2001 Valladolid v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 11
18 Nov 2001 Valladolid v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 13
02 Dec 2001 Valladolid v Rayo Vallecano D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
09 Dec 2001 Osasuna v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 16
16 Dec 2001 Valladolid v Tenerife D 0-0 Primera Liga 17
22 Dec 2001 Real Sociedad v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
06 Jan 2002 Valladolid v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 19
27 Jan 2002 Valladolid v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 22
03 Feb 2002 Real Betis v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 23
24 Feb 2002 Valladolid v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 27
03 Mar 2002 Alavés v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 28
10 Mar 2002 Valladolid v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
24 Mar 2002 Valladolid v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 31
14 Apr 2002 Rayo Vallecano v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 34


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Mexico International Friendly 1
1994-95 Mexico Panamerican Games 3
2
3
1995-96 Mexico CONCACAF Gold Cup 4
2
1995-96 Mexico International Friendly 1
1
1995-96 Mexico Olympics 4
4
1995-96 Mexico US Cup
1
1
1996-97 Mexico Copa America 3
1
1
1996-97 Mexico FIFA World Cup 2
2
1996-97 Mexico International Friendly
2
1996-97 Mexico Olympics 1
3
1997-98 Mexico CONCACAF Gold Cup 4
2
1
1997-98 Mexico FIFA Confederations Cup 3
3
1
1997-98 Mexico FIFA World Cup 4
4
1
2
1997-98 Mexico Hugo Sanchez Farewell 1
1997-98 Mexico International Friendly 4
2
1
1998-99 Mexico Copa America 5
2
1
1998-99 Mexico International Friendly 3
1
1998-99 Mexico Korea Cup 2
1
1998-99 Mexico Tour Nouvel An Chinois 2
1998-99 Mexico US Cup 1
1999-00 Mexico FIFA Confederations Cup 5
6
1
1999-00 Mexico International Friendly 2
1
2000-01 Mexico FIFA World Cup 1
2
4
2001-02 Mexico FIFA World Cup 7
1
6
2
2001-02 Mexico International Friendly 1
2
2002-03 Mexico International Friendly 2
2004-05 Mexico FIFA World Cup 5
1
2004-05 Mexico International Friendly 1
2005-06 Mexico International Friendly 1
2006-07 Mexico CONCACAF Gold Cup 2
2
1
1
2006-07 Mexico Copa America 2
2
2
2006-07 Mexico International Friendly 2
1
1
1
2007-08 Mexico FIFA World Cup
2
1
2008-09 Mexico FIFA World Cup 1
2
1
2009-10 Mexico FIFA World Cup 5
3
3
2009-10 Mexico International Friendly 7
4
1
2
2013-14 Mexico International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Feb 1995 Mexico v Uruguay W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Mar 1995 Mexico v Ecuador W 4-2 Panamerican Games Group C
13 Mar 1995 Mexico v Trinidad and Tobago W 1-0 Panamerican Games Group C
15 Mar 1995 Mexico v Colombia W 3-0 Panamerican Games Group C
22 Mar 1995 Mexico v Colombia W 2-1 Panamerican Games Semi-final
24 Mar 1995 Argentina v Mexico L 0-0 (4-5) Panamerican Games Final
11 Jan 1996 Mexico v St. Vincent and the Grenadines W 5-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
14 Jan 1996 Mexico v Guatemala W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
19 Jan 1996 Mexico v Guatemala W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
21 Jan 1996 Brazil v Mexico W 0-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
07 Feb 1996 Chile v Mexico L 2-1 International Friendly
11 May 1996 Mexico v El Salvador W 3-0 Olympics CONCACAF final round
13 May 1996 Mexico v Costa Rica W 4-0 Olympics CONCACAF final round
15 May 1996 Mexico v Trinidad and Tobago W 2-0 Olympics CONCACAF final round
17 May 1996 Mexico v Jamaica W 2-1 Olympics CONCACAF final round
12 Jun 1996 Mexico v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 US CUP
16 Jun 1996 USA v Mexico D 2-2 US Cup
21 Jul 1996 Mexico v Italy W 1-0 Olympics Finals Group C
23 Jul 1996 Mexico v Korea Republic D 0-0 Olympics Finals Group C
25 Jul 1996 Ghana v Mexico D 1-1 Olympics Finals Group C
28 Jul 1996 Nigeria v Mexico L 2-0 Olympics Quarter-final
31 Aug 1996 France v Mexico L 2-0 International Friendly
15 Sep 1996 St. Vincent and the Grenadines v Mexico W 0-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 3
21 Sep 1996 Honduras v Mexico L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 3
06 Nov 1996 Mexico v Honduras W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 3
30 Apr 1997 Brazil v Mexico L 4-0 International Friendly
08 Jun 1997 El Salvador v Mexico W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
19 Jun 1997 Mexico v Costa Rica D 1-1 Copa America Group C
22 Jun 1997 Ecuador v Mexico W 1-1 (4-3) Copa America Quarter-final
25 Jun 1997 Bolivia v Mexico L 3-1 Copa America Semi-final
28 Jun 1997 Mexico v Peru W 1-0 Copa America 3rd place
05 Oct 1997 Mexico v El Salvador W 5-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
12 Oct 1997 Canada v Mexico D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
02 Nov 1997 Mexico v USA D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
09 Nov 1997 Mexico v Costa Rica D 3-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
12 Dec 1997 Australia v Mexico L 3-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
14 Dec 1997 Saudi Arabia v Mexico W 0-5 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
16 Dec 1997 Brazil v Mexico L 3-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
04 Feb 1998 Mexico v Trinidad and Tobago W 4-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
07 Feb 1998 Mexico v Honduras W 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
12 Feb 1998 Mexico v Jamaica W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
15 Feb 1998 USA v Mexico W 0-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
24 Feb 1998 Netherlands v Mexico L 3-2 International Friendly
19 Mar 1998 Mexico v Paraguay D 1-1 Hugo Sanchez farewell
15 Apr 1998 Mexico v Peru W 1-0 International Friendly
09 May 1998 Estonia v Mexico W 0-6 International Friendly
23 May 1998 Republic of Ireland v Mexico D 0-0 International Friendly
31 May 1998 Mexico v Japan W 2-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1998 Saudi Arabia v Mexico D 0-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 1998 Korea Republic v Mexico W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
20 Jun 1998 Belgium v Mexico D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
25 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Mexico D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
29 Jun 1998 Germany v Mexico L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
10 Feb 1999 Argentina v Mexico L 1-0 International Friendly
16 Feb 1999 HONG KONG League XI v Mexico W 0-0 (4-3) TOUR NOUVEL AN CHINOIS
19 Feb 1999 Mexico v Egypt W 3-0 TOUR NOUVEL AN CHINOIS Final
11 Mar 1999 Mexico v Bolivia W 2-1 US CUP
13 Mar 1999 USA v Mexico W 1-2 US Cup Final
14 Apr 1999 Mexico v Ecuador D 0-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 1999 Mexico v Argentina D 2-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 1999 Korea Republic v Mexico D 1-1 Korea Cup
16 Jun 1999 Croatia v Mexico L 2-1 KOREA CUP
30 Jun 1999 Chile v Mexico W 0-1 Copa America Group B
03 Jul 1999 Brazil v Mexico L 2-1 Copa America Group B
06 Jul 1999 Mexico v Venezuela W 3-1 Copa America Group B
14 Jul 1999 Mexico v Brazil L 0-2 Copa America Semi-final
17 Jul 1999 Chile v Mexico W 1-2 Copa America 3rd place
25 Jul 1999 Mexico v Saudi Arabia W 5-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
27 Jul 1999 Mexico v Egypt D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
29 Jul 1999 Bolivia v Mexico W 0-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
01 Aug 1999 Mexico v USA W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
04 Aug 1999 Mexico v Brazil W 4-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
09 Jan 2000 Mexico v Iran W 2-1 International Friendly
19 Jan 2000 Mexico v Romania W 3-1 International Friendly
23 Jul 2000 Trinidad and Tobago v Mexico L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group C
03 Sep 2000 Mexico v Panama W 7-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group C
08 Oct 2000 Mexico v Trinidad and Tobago W 7-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group C
02 Sep 2001 Jamaica v Mexico W 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
04 Sep 2001 Mexico v Trinidad and Tobago W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
07 Oct 2001 Costa Rica v Mexico D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
10 Nov 2001 Mexico v Honduras W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
17 Apr 2002 Mexico v Bulgaria W 1-0 International Friendly
12 May 2002 Mexico v Colombia W 2-1 International Friendly
16 May 2002 Mexico v Bolivia W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2002 Croatia v Mexico W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
09 Jun 2002 Mexico v Ecuador W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
13 Jun 2002 Mexico v Italy D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
17 Jun 2002 Mexico v USA L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
04 Feb 2003 Mexico v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Mexico v Colombia D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Oct 2004 Mexico v St. Vincent and the Grenadines W 7-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 3
10 Oct 2004 St. Vincent and the Grenadines v Mexico W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 3
09 Feb 2005 Costa Rica v Mexico W 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
09 Mar 2005 Mexico v Argentina D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2005 Mexico v USA W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
30 Mar 2005 Panama v Mexico D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
25 Jan 2006 Mexico v Norway W 2-1 International Friendly
07 Feb 2007 USA v Mexico L 2-0 International Friendly
01 Mar 2007 Mexico v Venezuela W 3-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2007 Mexico v Paraguay L 0-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 2007 Mexico v Honduras L 1-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
17 Jun 2007 Mexico v Costa Rica W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
21 Jun 2007 Mexico v Guadeloupe W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
24 Jun 2007 USA v Mexico L 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
01 Jul 2007 Ecuador v Mexico W 1-2 Copa America Group B
04 Jul 2007 Mexico v Chile D 0-0 Copa America Group B
08 Jul 2007 Mexico v Paraguay W 6-0 Copa America Quarter-final
14 Jul 2007 Mexico v Uruguay W 3-1 Copa America 3rd place play-off
20 Aug 2008 Mexico v Honduras W 2-1 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group B
06 Sep 2008 Mexico v Jamaica W 3-0 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group B
10 Sep 2008 Mexico v Canada W 2-1 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group B
06 Jun 2009 El Salvador v Mexico L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
10 Jun 2009 Mexico v Trinidad and Tobago W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
12 Aug 2009 Mexico v USA W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
05 Sep 2009 Costa Rica v Mexico W 0-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
09 Sep 2009 Mexico v Honduras W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
10 Oct 2009 Mexico v El Salvador W 4-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
14 Oct 2009 Trinidad and Tobago v Mexico D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
24 Feb 2010 Mexico v Bolivia W 5-0 International Friendly
03 Mar 2010 New Zealand v Mexico W 0-2 International Friendly
17 Mar 2010 Mexico v Korea DPR W 2-1 International Friendly
07 May 2010 Mexico v Ecuador D 0-0 International Friendly
10 May 2010 Mexico v Senegal W 1-0 International Friendly
13 May 2010 Mexico v Angola W 1-0 International Friendly
16 May 2010 Mexico v Chile W 1-0 International Friendly
24 May 2010 England v Mexico L 3-1 International Friendly
26 May 2010 Netherlands v Mexico L 2-1 International Friendly
30 May 2010 Gambia v Mexico W 1-5 International Friendly
03 Jun 2010 Italy v Mexico W 1-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 2010 South Africa v Mexico D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
17 Jun 2010 France v Mexico W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
22 Jun 2010 Mexico v Uruguay L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
28 May 2014 Mexico v Israel W 3-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.