Andres Guardado is a very versatile Mexican star player who plays as a midfielder and left defender. He performs his craft for both the national team of the country and the Spanish team Real Betis. He has been playing football since 1993 and over the years has become a very important player for both his country and his club. Here are some things you should know about him.
José Andrés Guardado Hernández was the name given to the footballer when he was born on 28 September 1986 in the Mexican capital of Jalisco, Guadalajara. Unlike many other players, not much is known about this player in terms of his biography.
Nevertheless, his father’s name is Andrés Manuel Guardado, while his mother’s name is Teresa Hernández. He started playing football at a very early age, so by the age of 7, he had already made his way as a professional footballer.
Club Football Career
The midfielder’s life as a footballer began when he joined Atlas in 1993. He remained with the youth team until 2005 when the Mexican football club granted him a promotion to the senior side, which he did until 2007 when he was allowed to play for Deportivo La Coruña.
137 games and 23 goals later, he was on his way to another Spanish club, Valencia in 2012, after signing a four-year contract. The next step for Andres Guardado was to move to the Bundesliga, where he played on loan for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 2014. After only 4 games, he moved again on loan to the Netherlands, where he played for PSV Eindhoven until 2015 when the contract became permanent.
Between 2015, when the deal was signed, and 2017, when he moved to Betis, he had already played 52 games for the club, with 3 goals in his account. By the end of the 2017/2018 season at Betis, the Mexican footballer had already played 28 games and had seen the next two from behind.
His club football career to date can be summed up with the Segunda División title and the UEFA Intertoto Cup with Deportivo, as well as 2 Eredivisie and 2 Johan Cruijff Shield with PSV.
National Football Career
As with his career in the Mexican colors, Andres Guardado made his debut at the same time as he switched from youth club football to senior national team football. The winger began playing for the Mexican senior team in 2005 at the age of 19, without paying for the country’s younger teams.
He made his first appearance at a FIFA World Cup in 2006 when he played for the country in Germany, and he was also present at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where he played in the last 16 until the team was eliminated. He was also present at the 2014 event in Brazil.
When he was due to play for the country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, he had already won the country’s jersey 144 times and scored 25 goals.
Although he has not yet represented the country at any FIFA World Cup, just as Mexico will not dominate the world at this stage, he has won a number of other trophies, including the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011 and 2015 and the CONCACAF Cup 2015.
Andres Guardado’s Net Worth
In 2017, the deal that prompted the move from Guardado to Real Betis is said to have been worth over $2 million. Its actual net value is therefore largely unknown, and although some sources put it at an estimated $5 million, there is no real evidence to support this figure.
Andres Guardado has been married more than once in the past. The first woman to become his wife was Briana Morales, with whom he entered into a marriage in 2006. Unfortunately for her, the marriage ended in divorce only five years later.
His next marriage was to Sandra de la Vega. The two could hide everything well, as no one is sure in which year they really got married. Nevertheless, they have a son named Maximo. He was born in 2015.
Height and Weight
Of course, the physique of a footballer, like any other athlete, is very important, but this is only a complement to their own abilities. This applies to the back of the wings, which has a good body to support his abilities. It has a weight of 67 kg (148 lbs) and a height of 1.70 m (5 feet 6 inches).