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Alexis Vega
Personal information
Full name Ernesto Alexis Vega Rojas
Date of birth 25 November 1997 (1997-11-25) (age 23)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.73 m
Playing position Attacking midfielder, winger
Club information
Current club Guadalajara
Number 10
Youth career
Toluca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Toluca 58 (12)
2019– Guadalajara 72 (13)
National team
2021 Mexico U23 14 (4)
2019– Mexico 8 (1)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2021 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 August 2021 (UTC)

Ernesto Alexis Vega Rojas (born 25 November 1997) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder and winger for Liga MX club Guadalajara and the Mexico national team.

Club career

Toluca

Vega made his senior team debut on 27 February 2016 coming on as a substitute in a home league match against Pachuca. On 5 April he scored his first professional goal for Toluca in the Copa Libertadores against Ecuadorian club LDU de Quito, the game ended 2–1 and Toluca qualified to the tournament's Round of 16. On 16 April, Vega scored his first two goals in the league against Veracruz.

Guadalajara

On 8 December 2018 it was announced that Vega was joining Guadalajara for a reported $9 million, making his transfer one of the most expensive in the history of the club.

After playing six games without any goals and going three straight games without any wins on 16 February 2019 Vega managed to score 3 goals in the 3–0 victory against town rivals Atlas, his first career hat-trick.

Prior to the start of the 2021–22 season, Vega was given the number 10 jersey.

International career

Mexico U-23

Vega was called up by Jaime Lozano to participate at the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, scoring one goal in five appearances, where Mexico won the competition. He was awarded the Golden Ball for best player and included in the tournament's Best XI. He was subsequently called up to participate in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Mexico national team

He made his debut for the Mexico national team on 26 March 2019 under Gerardo Martino in a friendly against Paraguay, as a 78th-minute substitute for Javier Hernández. In May 2019, Vega was included in the provisional 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster and was subsequently included in the final list. In the first group stage match against Cuba, he would score his first goal with the national team in a 7–0 thrashing. Mexico would go on to win the tournament.

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Toluca 2015–16 Liga MX 10 2 5 1 15 3
2016–17 12 1 2 0 14 1
2017–18 17 3 7 2 24 5
2018–19 19 6 3 0 21 6
Total 58 12 12 2 5 1 75 15
Guadalajara 2018–19 Liga MX 16 4 1 0 17 4
2019–20 24 5 3 2 27 7
2020–21 32 4 32 4
Total 72 13 4 2 0 0 0 0 76 15
Career total 130 25 16 4 5 1 0 0 151 30

International

Mexico national team
Year Apps Goals
2019 6 1
2020 1 0
2021 1 0
Total 8 1

International goals

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 June 2019 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States  Cuba 6–0 7–0 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Honours

Mexico U23

Mexico

Individual

  • CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament Golden Ball: 2020
  • CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament Best XI: 2020
  • Liga MX All-Star: 2021
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