Sigifredo Mercado

Date of birth21 December 1968
Place of birthMexico City
Weight75 kg
Height1.82 m

Son of a former international footballer he is another veteran in the Mexican team. He started his playing career at Puebla making his debut in the 1987-1988 season. He moved to hometown club Tolouca in 1990 and spent six seasons there before moving to Leon for the winter season in 1996. He remained here until the winter season of 1999 when he returned to Puebla but returned to Leon in 2000. He joined his present club Atlas for the summer league of 2002. Despite a long career he did not make the squads for the 1994 and 1998 World Cup Finals and has only appeared recently at international level. He can provide cover in defence and midfield but in recent matches he has been used as a left- winger. He is dangerous from set plays and is regarded as the best crosser in the team.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Mexico CONCACAF Gold Cup 1
1997-98 Mexico International Friendly 1
2001-02 Mexico Copa America 3
2001-02 Mexico FIFA World Cup 1
2001-02 Mexico International Friendly 4

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
07 Feb 1998 Mexico v Honduras W 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
24 Feb 1998 Netherlands v Mexico L 3-2 International Friendly
12 Jul 2001 Brazil v Mexico W 0-1 Copa America Group B
15 Jul 2001 Paraguay v Mexico D 0-0 Copa America Group B
18 Jul 2001 Peru v Mexico L 1-0 Copa America Group B
22 Jul 2001 Chile v Mexico W 0-2 Copa America Quarter-final
25 Jul 2001 Mexico v Uruguay W 2-1 Copa America Semi-final
29 Jul 2001 Colombia v Mexico L 1-0 Copa America Final
24 Aug 2001 Mexico v Liberia W 5-4 International Friendly
02 Sep 2001 Jamaica v Mexico W 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
31 Oct 2001 Mexico v El Salvador W 4-1 International Friendly
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
13 Feb 2002 Mexico v Yugoslavia L 1-2 International Friendly
13 Mar 2002 Mexico v Albania W 4-0 International Friendly
03 Apr 2002 USA 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
09 Jun 2002 Mexico v Ecuador W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
17 Jun 2002 Mexico v USA L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round

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