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Jesús Medina
Personal information
Full name Jesús Manuel Medina Maldonado
Date of birth 30 April 1997 (1997-04-30) (age 24)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger, Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current club New York City FC
Number 19
Youth career
2010–2016 Libertad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 Libertad 74 (17)
2018– New York City FC 78 (19)
National team
2013 Paraguay U17 15 (7)
2015–2017 Paraguay U20 11 (4)
2017– Paraguay 1 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 June 2021 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2018

Jesús Manuel Medina Maldonado (born 30 April 1997) is a Paraguayan professional footballer who plays for Major League Soccer club New York City FC and the Paraguay national team.

Club career

Medina made his senior debut as a 15-year-old for Libertad on 7 July 2012 in a 1-0 win over Club Rubio Ñu.

On 31 December 2017, it was announced that Medina was signing with Major League Soccer side New York City FC ahead of their 2018 season.

International career

Paraguay U17 and U20

Medina was part of the Paraguay U17 squad for the 2013 South American Under-17 Football Championship, scoring four times as the team finished fifth.

He was also named to the Paraguay U20 squad for the 2015 and 2017 South American Youth Football Championships (CONMEBOL U-20 Championship). In the 2015 tournament, he scored a goal in a 4–2 win over Bolivia U20 in the group stage, and in the 2017 tournament he scored twice in a 3–2 group stage loss to Brazil U20.

Paraguay

He was named in the senior team's provisional squad for Copa América Centenario, but was cut from the final squad. On 1 July 2017, Medina made his debut for Paraguay in a friendly match against Mexico, coming in as a substitute in the 85th minute.

Personal life

In February 2019, Medina earned a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.

Career Statistics

Club

Club Season League Domestic Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Libertad 2012 Primera División 1 0 1 0
2016 38 9 1 0 39 9
2017 35 8 13 2 48 10
Total 74 17 0 0 14 2 0 0 88 19
New York City FC 2018 MLS 28 6 1 0 2 0 31 6
2019 18 3 2 1 0 0 20 4
2020 22 5 4 0 1 0 27 5
Total 68 14 3 1 4 0 3 0 78 15
Career total 142 31 3 1 18 2 3 0 166 34

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Paraguay 2017 1 0
Total 1 0
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