Alexis Vega (Mexican footballer) facts for kids
|Full name||Ernesto Alexis Vega Rojas|
|Date of birth||25 November 1997|
|Place of birth||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder, winger|
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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.
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.
|Mexico national team|
- Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.
|1.||15 June 2019||Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States||Cuba||6–0||7–0||2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
- 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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