Jesus Gallardo is a professional footballer who can play either as a winger or left-back. The Mexican currently plays for Liga MX club Monterrey and the Mexican national team. Playing for his national team is a dream come true for Gallardo who loved football so much as a kid that he would join other kids to play on the street. Below is a look at his journey as a footballer and what he has achieved so far.
Jesus Gallardo Bio Summary
- Full Name: Jesus Daniel Gallardo Vasconcelos
- Date of Birth: 15th August 1994
- Place of Birth: Cárdenas, Tabasco, Mexico
- Ethnicity: Hispanic
- Nationality: Mexico
- Religion: Roman-Catholic
- Profession: Football Player
- Current Team: Monterrey FC
- Playing Position: Winger/Left-back (defender)
- Dominant Foot: Left
- Height: 5 feet 10 inches
- Net Worth: $6.5 Million
- Jesus Gallardo Parents: Jose Albert Gallardo Sedano (father), Meribel Vasconcelos Gamas (mother)
Jesus Gallardo Biography
Jesus Gallardo was born Jesús Daniel Gallardo Vasconcelos on the 15th of August 1994 in Cárdenas, Tabasco, Mexico. From a very young age, he began playing his favorite sport and was very good at it. As a result of his desire to play the game professionally, he reportedly dropped out of school at the young age of 15 years to join the professional football club, Once Hermanos in Mexico.
The youngster made an impact and even scored some beautiful goals that caught the attention of many football fans in Mexico. In the year 2011, Jesus Gallardo decided to join Jaguares FC and this was where he signed his first football contract. In November 2014, he commenced another journey of his football career with a club in Mexico called Universidad Nacion (UNAM). By the time he turned19, he played for the club and made a lot of impressive performances.
Monterrey FC took interest in Jesus Gallardo after his unforgettable display against them. He even scored an equalizing goal against the club in one of their games. It all happened in the year 2017 while Jesus was still playing with the UNAM club. Monterrey FC was leading the game until Jesus came from nowhere to score a beautiful goal that made the Monterrey fans go haywire. Besides this, Jesus Gallardo scored about 11 goals in 82 matches with a lot of beautiful assists which helped UNAM clinch a few league titles before he left the club.
All The Teams Jesus Gallardo Has Played For
In his early twenties, the Mexican was playing for Jaguares FC, a football club right there in Mexico. This was where he officially started his football career. He stayed in this club until the first day of July 2013 when he moved to UNAM Pumas.
After about seven years with UNAM, Jesus made a big-money move to Monterrey FC on a deal worth 5.15 million euros. Jesus has so far appeared in over 160 games for this club and has scored 16 goals.
- Once Hermanos – 2009–2010
- Jaguares de la 48 – 2011–2013
- UNAM – 2013–2018
- Monterrey – 2018–present
He Began Playing For the Mexican National Team in 2016
Jesus Gallardo’s debut for his national team – the Mexico national team, was on the 9th of October 2016. Since then till now, he has played 47 matches for the team. Unfortunately, he has not scored one single goal for his national team. He, however, has one of the fastest yellow cards in football history.
This happened at the World Cup group stage where Mexico was paired in the same group to play against some other countries. On this day, Mexico was playing against Sweden and just within 13 seconds (less than one minute) from the commencement of the match, Jesus Gallardo received a yellow card. This incident went down in football history as one of the fastest yellow cards a player would ever receive.
List of Awards and Recognitions
Jesus Gallardo has won some awards, accolades, and recognitions during his career. They include:
- Liga MX: Apertura 2019 (Monterrey)
- Copa MX: 2019–20 (Monterrey)
- CONCACAF Champions League: 2019, 2021 (Monterrey)
- CONCACAF Gold Cup: 2019 (Mexico)
Jesus Gallardo is no doubt one of the most sought-after players in the Liga MX. He is also one of the highest earners, taking home about 22,000 dollars a week and 1.16 million dollars annually.