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Mauro Laínez
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Lainez with Mexico in 2020
Personal information
Full name Mauro Alberto Lainez Leyva
Date of birth 9 May 1996 (1996-05-09) (age 25)
Place of birth Villahermosa, Tabasco, México
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club América
(on loan from Tijuana)
Number 28
Youth career
Pachuca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 Pachuca 0 (0)
2016–2017 → Zacatecas (loan) 48 (1)
2017–2018 León (loan) 2 (0)
2018–2019 → BUAP (loan) 27 (4)
2019– Tijuana 37 (3)
2021– América (loan) 19 (1)
National team
2015 Mexico U20 7 (1)
2019 Mexico U23 4 (1)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2021.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mauro Alberto Lainez Leyva (born 9 May 1996) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a winger for Liga MX club América on loan from Tijuana.

Club career

Pachuca

Lainez was scouted at a young age and joined Pachuca's youth academy in 2011. On 19 August 2015, under manager Diego Alonso, Lainez made his competitive debut with Pachuca in the Copa MX group stage match against Ascenso MX club Venados playing 85 mins in the 4-1 win.

Lobos BUAP

During the 17/18 season, Lainez signed on a loan deal with Lobos BUAP from Pachuca.

International career

Mexico U-20

Mauro Laínez was included in the roster to be part of the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. On 8 May 2015, Lainez was also included to form part of the final roster that will participate in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. In Mexico’s third group match against Serbia, Lainez played the last 35 minutes in the team’s 2-0 loss.

Mexico U-23

He was called up by Jaime Lozano to participate with the Mexico national under-23 team at the 2019 Pan American Games. With Mexico winning the third-place match, Mexico received the bronze medal for the tournament.

Mexico national team

In September 2020, Lainez received his first senior national team call up by Gerardo Martino for a training camp.

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pachuca 2015–16 Liga MX 3 0 3 0
Zacatecas (loan) 2015–16 Ascenso MX 13 0 4 1 17 1
2016–17 35 1 9 0 44 1
Total 48 1 13 1 61 2
León (loan) 2017–18 Liga MX 2 0 3 0 5 0
Lobos BUAP (loan) 2018–19 Liga MX 27 4 4 0 31 4
Tijuana 2019–20 Liga MX 23 3 7 0 30 3
2020–21 14 0 14 0
Total 37 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 44 3
América (loan) 2020–21 Liga MX 19 1 4 0 23 1
Career total 133 9 30 1 4 0 0 0 167 10

Personal life

Mauro Lainez has a younger brother called Diego Lainez, who also is also a professional footballer. Both brothers started in Pachuca's Youth Academy. However, Mauro's brother decided to leave for América, while Mauro opted to stay at Pachuca.

Honours

Mexico Youth

  • CONCACAF U-20 Championship: 2015
  • Pan American Games Bronze medalist: 2019
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