Isaác Brizuela Biography

Mexican footballer (born 1990)In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Brizuela and the second or maternal family name is Muñoz.*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 3 December 2023

Isaác Brizuela Muñoz (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 28 August 1990), also known as El Conejo, is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Liga MX club Guadalajara. Born in the United States, he played for the Mexico national team.

Brizuela was born in the United States to Mexican parents who worked in California at the time. His family returned to their hometown of Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, when he was two years old. He began playing football in his town until he was scouted to play for Toluca's youth squad in Guadalajara. Brizuela was promoted to the club's first-team squad in 2009 after good performances with the club's farm team, Atlético Mexiquense, from the second division. He also had a brief loan-spell with Atlas in 2013.

Club career

Toluca

Brizuela debuted with Toluca on July 26 2009, in the 2009 Apertura against Guadalajara. He won the 2010 Bicentenario tournament with Toluca, his first professional championship. In January 2013 Brizuela was loaned to Atlas for six months in order to get more playing time. His successful campaign at Atlas, where he was crucial for the team finishing the 2013 Clausura in third place, entering the quarterfinals and avoiding relegation, prompted Toluca coach José Cardozo to include him in the club's squad once again.

International career

In May 2013, Brizuela revealed that he was born in San Jose, California, to Mexican parents even though he had initially reported to the FMF (Mexican Football Federation) that he was born in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco. Therefore, he was eligible to play for either the United States and Mexico. Mexico head coach José Manuel de la Torre listed Brizuela in Mexico's 35-man preliminary squad for the Gold Cup due to his good performances with Atlas. He was subsequently included in the final 23-player squad.Brizuela made his first compe*ive appearance for Mexico with the senior squad in a 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Panama that also, given his dual US-Mexican citizenship, cap-tied him to Mexico. He was included in Miguel Herrera 23-man world cup squad, but didn't appear in any matches.

Career statistics

International

As of match played 27 March 2019

Honours

Toluca

  • Mexican Primera División: Bicentenario 2010

Guadalajara

  • Liga MX: Clausura 2017
  • Copa MX: Apertura 2015, Clausura 2017
  • Supercopa MX: 2016
  • CONCACAF Champions League: 2018

Mexico U23

  • Pan American Games: 2011

Individual

  • CONCACAF Champions League Best XI: 2018

References

    External links

    • Isaác Brizuela Muñóz at Liga MX (in Spanish)
    • Isaác Brizuela at Univision Deportes (in Spanish)
    • Isaác Brizuela at National-Football-Teams.com
    • Isaác Brizuela at Soccerway