Goals and speed


Andrés Mata wears the colours common to Necaxa, one of the Mexican league’s most historic clubs.

César Andrés Mata Torres was only a small child when he had to move away from his family home to follow his dream of becoming a professional football player. He first left Ciudad Juárez to start his career at Club Independiente Chihuahua. Later on, by the age of 14, he would move further south, to the city of Aguascalientes. A 1,400 kilometre journey that would open the doors to a historical club in the Mexican football scene.

“El Club Necaxa asked to see me for the final tryouts in the summer of 2016”, Andrés remembers. “I’m currently competing in the Liga MX, with the under-17s team”. A fact that does justice to the Mexican striker’s talent that has him standing out of the crowd for his goals, speed and ability to dribble past his opponents.

During the summer of 2017, Andrés decided to cross the Atlantic to treat himself to a few weeks of training at Marcet. “Some friends had recommended these intensive course and I really felt like doing something new”, the striker explains. “The truth is, it happened to be very useful, especially because it made me aware of my strengths and weaknesses as a player”. The following photo gallery shows him in action:

At the age of 16, Andrés looks like he ticks all the boxes for a bright future in the professional footballing world. “My most gratifying moment so far has been when my trainer told me that a scout for the Mexican national team had been looking into me”, Andrés tells us. “He said that I need to keep trying my best and working as hard as I can if I wanted to make tryouts”.

This is precisely the dream Andrés can’t get out of his head. “My main objective here is to one day defend the Mexican National Team’s colours and to be the highest scoring striker in my league”. He still might have a long way to go but if one thing’s certain, it’s that César Andrés Mata Torres looks like he’s fit for the race.

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