Francisco Palencia

Date of birth28 April 1973
Place of birthMexico City
NationalityMexican
Weight73 kg
Height1.76 m
PositionForward

Another product of the Cruz Azul youth system he is now a veteran of the squad. He spent seven years at the team. He played in the 1996 Olympic games and made his full debut in June 1996 against Bolivia and he has remained a member of the international set up ever since. He left Mexico to play in Spain for Espanyol on loan in 2001 and has had rave reviews despite playing in a poor team. He can be compared to England's Teddy Sheringham using his brain as his pace has diminished, he is the main provider for Cuauhtemoc Blanco with whom he has a great partnership.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Cruz Azul
Espanyol 01 Jul 2001 31 May 2002 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Espanyol Primera Liga 18
12
6
3


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
26 Aug 2001 Español v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
29 Sep 2001 Español v Rayo Vallecano D 0-0 Primera Liga 5
14 Oct 2001 Las Palmas v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
21 Oct 2001 Español v Tenerife D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
28 Oct 2001 Athletic Bilbao v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
04 Nov 2001 Español v Real Sociedad D 0-0 Primera Liga 11
18 Nov 2001 Español v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 13
25 Nov 2001 Celta Vigo v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 14
01 Dec 2001 Español v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
09 Dec 2001 Villarreal v Espanyol D 0-0 Primera Liga 16
15 Dec 2001 Español v Valencia D 0-0 Primera Liga 17
22 Dec 2001 Español v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
06 Jan 2002 Malaga v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 19
13 Jan 2002 Real Zaragoza v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
20 Jan 2002 Español v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
27 Jan 2002 Sevilla v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 22
03 Feb 2002 Español v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 23
06 Feb 2002 Rayo Vallecano v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 24
10 Feb 2002 Español v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
24 Feb 2002 Español v Las Palmas D 0-0 Primera Liga 27
03 Mar 2002 Tenerife v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 28
10 Mar 2002 Español v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
17 Mar 2002 Real Sociedad v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 30
24 Mar 2002 Español v Alavés D 0-0 Primera Liga 31
07 Apr 2002 Español v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 33
14 Apr 2002 Deportivo La Coruña v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 34
21 Apr 2002 Español v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 35
27 Apr 2002 Valencia v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 36
05 May 2002 Barcelona v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 37
10 May 2002 Español v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 38


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
1995-96 Mexico Olympics 1
1
1995-96 Mexico US Cup 1
1996-97 Mexico Copa America 3
1996-97 Mexico FIFA World Cup 1
1996-97 Mexico International Friendly
2
1996-97 Mexico Olympics 1
2
1
1997-98 Mexico CONCACAF Gold Cup 2
1
1997-98 Mexico FIFA Confederations Cup 2
2
1997-98 Mexico FIFA World Cup 2
1997-98 Mexico Hugo Sanchez Farewell
1
1997-98 Mexico International Friendly 2
5
1
1998-99 Mexico Copa America 4
1
1
1998-99 Mexico International Friendly 2
1
1998-99 Mexico Korea Cup 1
2
1998-99 Mexico Tour Nouvel An Chinois 1
1998-99 Mexico US Cup 1
1999-00 Mexico Chinese New Year Tournament 1
1
1999-00 Mexico CONCACAF Gold Cup 3
2
1999-00 Mexico FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
1
1999-00 Mexico International Friendly 1
2000-01 Mexico FIFA World Cup 6
3
2000-01 Mexico International Friendly 3
3
2001-02 Mexico FIFA World Cup 5
2
1
2001-02 Mexico International Friendly 2
1
1
2003-04 Mexico Copa America 2
2003-04 Mexico FIFA World Cup 1
1
2006-07 Mexico International Friendly 1
1
1
1
2009-10 Mexico FIFA World Cup 1
1
1
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
15 May 1996 Mexico v Trinidad and Tobago W 2-0 Olympics CONCACAF final round
19 May 1996 Canada v Mexico W 0-1 Olympics CONCACAF final round
08 Jun 1996 Mexico v Bolivia W 1-0 US CUP
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
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
23 Oct 1996 Mexico v Ecuador L 0-1 International Friendly
16 Jun 1997 Brazil v Mexico L 3-2 Copa America Group C
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
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
12 Feb 1998 Mexico v Jamaica W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-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
20 May 1998 Norway v Mexico L 5-2 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
20 Jun 1998 Belgium 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
13 Mar 1999 USA v Mexico W 1-2 US Cup Final
28 Apr 1999 Paraguay v Mexico L 2-1 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
18 Jun 1999 Mexico v Egypt W 2-0 KOREA CUP
30 Jun 1999 Chile v Mexico W 0-1 Copa America Group B
06 Jul 1999 Mexico v Venezuela W 3-1 Copa America Group B
10 Jul 1999 Peru v Mexico W 3-3 (4-2) Copa America Quarter-final
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
13 Oct 1999 Mexico v Paraguay L 0-1 International Friendly
05 Feb 2000 Mexico v Japan W 1-0 CHINESE NEW YEAR TOURNAMENT
13 Feb 2000 Mexico v Trinidad and Tobago W 4-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
17 Feb 2000 Guatemala v Mexico D 1-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
20 Feb 2000 Mexico v Canada L 1-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
01 Jul 2000 Mexico v El Salvador W 3-0 International Friendly
05 Jul 2000 Mexico v Venezuela W 2-1 International Friendly
16 Jul 2000 Panama v Mexico W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group C
23 Jul 2000 Trinidad and Tobago v Mexico L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group C
15 Aug 2000 Mexico v Canada W 2-0 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
27 Sep 2000 Mexico v Bolivia W 1-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2000 Canada v Mexico D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group C
20 Dec 2000 Argentina v Mexico L 2-0 International Friendly
24 Jan 2001 Mexico v Bulgaria L 0-2 International Friendly
31 Jan 2001 Colombia v Mexico L 3-2 International Friendly
28 Feb 2001 USA v Mexico L 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
25 Mar 2001 Mexico v Jamaica W 4-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
25 Apr 2001 Trinidad and Tobago v Mexico D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
16 Jun 2001 Mexico v Costa Rica L 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
01 Jul 2001 Mexico v USA W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
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
14 Nov 2001 Spain v Mexico L 1-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Mexico v Bulgaria W 1-0 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
13 Jun 2002 Mexico v Italy D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
19 Jun 2004 Dominica v Mexico W 0-10 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF group 9
07 Jul 2004 Mexico v Uruguay D 2-2 Copa America Group B
13 Jul 2004 Mexico v Ecuador W 2-1 Copa America Group B
01 Mar 2007 Mexico v Venezuela W 3-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2007 Mexico v Ecuador W 4-2 International Friendly
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


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