An athlete is truly loved if he equates his character to his skilled gameplay, and the Mexican footballer Oribe Peralta is one of the best examples to read it up. The footballer is a wine that gets better with age and turns more classic with perfect integrity.
The very player is currently a forward professional for Liga MX club Guadalajara, who first started with Morelia in 2003.
Furthermore, the footballer has played for teams as León, Monterrey, Santos Laguna, Chiapas, and América.
In almost every game, Peralta gives out consistent in his games, marking his dominant authority, where he has been featured in the international field commencing through his debut in 2005.
Similarly, the games he featured at the international level are the 2011 Pan American Games, the 2012 Olympic football tournament, the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Copa America Centenario, 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2018 FIFA World Cup, and 2018 World Cup.
|Oribe Peralta Morones
|Date of Birth
|12 January 1984
|Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
|Brush, Hermoso, Cepillo
|40 Years Old
|1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
|73 kg (160.93 lb)
|Miguel Angel Peralta Ruelas
|Julieta Morones de Peralta
|Four younger siblings (names unknown except od one named Obed Peralta)
|A son, Diego Peralta, and a daughter, Romina Peralta
Santos Laguna (2006-2014)
Peralta is an athletic man with a built body which stands at 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) while weighing 73 kg (160.93 lb). Additionally, he has a square-shaped face with a cut jawline.
To complement it, he has black short hair and a beard while he has dark brown eyes.
Oribe Peralta | Early Life
Peralta was born on 12 January 1984 under Capricorn’s star sign to his parents Miguel Angel Peralta Ruelas and Julieta Morones de Peralta.
Furthermore, Oribe grew up with his other three siblings while he was the oldest. Their family was poor as their father barely made more from a metal rod factory.
Furthermore, Peralta spent his childhood days at Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, and had his dream to play football ever since his early days.
Not to mention, Peralta is a good saxophone player; however, his passion for football was never-ending. Hence, he started towards it, although he could not start right in an organized team or club.
Oribe Peralta | Amateur Career
Following it, his foremost organized team came at the age of 13 in Los Vagos. During his high school years in 1998, he also played for La Partida against the other Municipalities in Torreon.
In the meantime, his father also supported his dream, and for the training, Peralta used to do it around the parking lots of La Partida.
As a boy with aspiring dreams, he had promised his father to make it till the World Cup of Brazil while he advanced to join CESIFUT (Synergy Center of Football) located in Lerdo, Durango.
Back then, he had completed his elementary school and was in high school, and his mother did not want him to quit his studies.
Likewise, in the friendly match with CESIFUT, he had scored two goals; however, he ended with a broken tibia and fibula due to which he couldn’t claim the football pitch for a year.
That very incident left him immobile for a year, which came as his major challenge. However, after months and days of recuperation, he returned to the field.
Even with these, his journey was still long, due to which, at times, he thought of giving up and do something normal to earn for the family.
However, he was lucky enough to hear “No” from his father every time, who had managed to earn enough for the family so that Peralta could follow his dreams.
Consequently, with a trial and error series, he got into Alacranes de Durango, a professional team in the Liga Premier de México.
In the meantime, for his distinctive hairstyle, he was nicknamed “The Brush” and that every brush was able to attract the C.D. Guadalajara’s head coach, Oscar Ruggeri, towards him.
Thus, he took the first step towards his club career when the manager Rubén Omar Romano asked him to try in the Monarcas Morelia.
Oribe Peralta | Club Career
Since Peralta’s debut for the club on 22 February 2003, he played only for a few months. He stood against Club América as a substitute in the second half of a league for his debut match, which he contributed to a 1–2 defeat.
Similarly, he also faced the club Cruz Azul right in his first season.
Hereby, for the following two seasons, Paltera did not have any match and, thus, was hired by León of the second division.
Therefore, for this club, he featured in the Clausura tournament in 2004 after making 33 other appearances and ten scores; anyhow, he won the tournament.
Afterward, as Peralta moved towards the Monterrey, he played for them for the two seasons. Likewise, he made his debut match for the club as a substitute player against UANL in the second half, which they won by 2-6.
Furthermore, impressed with him, Ricardo La Volp gave him a chance to feature on the Mexican national side in March 2005 against Argentina; however, he struggled to fulfill the chance and faith put upon him.
Along his journey, he made it to the first division, where he recorded his first goal as a substitute against the club Cruz Azul.
Therewith, he took the game by the storm of win with 3–0. Overall, his foremost season ended with five goals in 22 matches as they went on to the finals but, unfortunately, lost to UNAM.
Moving much further to the next season, he again appeared as a substitute playing four games in total as he scored the second goal of the season against the Puebla.
Altogether, by the end of the season, he had managed to score two goals in 22 matches as the playing time for him was limited.
Peralta could feature for the Guadalajara for only a short period of four matches as he was loaned to them. In fact, he was only presented as a reinforcement for the 2005 Copa Libertadores tournament, where he was unable to score any goals.
For the season of 2006, he dealt with the Santos Laguna, where he made his foremost appearance against his former club, Monterrey. By the end of the season, he had played 17 totals matches where he had 9 goals and 7 assists.
Like before, Santos Laguna loaned Peralta to the Chiapas, where his career was short-lived as he only had a one-year agreement to Jaguares for the Clausura tournament. In the short frame of one year, he made 35 appearances, where he posted 12 goals.
Santos Laguna (Return)
As Peralta returned to the club Santos Laguna, he made his step towards his real breakthrough in 2010. Right then, he started marking his name for both the club and the country as he starred as Santos Laguna’s main striker.
At the very moment, he appeared in 225 games while scoring 82 goals and also claiming the Clausura 2008 and 2012 championships.
In the interval of two years, Peralta successfully led Santos Laguna towards the CONCACAF Champions League’s finals. In the 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League, he stood Santos Laguna against Monterrey by featuring in a total of 8 games with 7 goals.
The same year, Peralta bagged the title of the top scorer of the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League.
Following it in 2013, during the same occasion, he took home the title of the CONCACAF Player of the Year. Furthermore, for his last gameplay in the club before going to Club América, he played the match against Veracruz on 26 April 2014.
They won the match with a 2-1 lead, and lastly, he played in Estadio Corona in a 4–2 win against Pachuca.
Peralta joined the Club América on 13 May 2014, as America paid US$10 million to Santos Laguna and an annual salary of US$2.5 million for Peralta.
Right after it, he made his debut against Leon on 19 July, which came as a 2-1 win, while his first goal for the club only came on August 2.
It was during a match against the Puebla at the Estadio Cuauhtémoc, which was also bagged as a 4–0 victory.
The whole league title was scored by Peralta for the club on December 14 against the Tigres UANL. He had the third and final score during the game in an aggregate score of 3-1.
Two years later, in the same Apertura tournament, Peralta recorded his first career hattrick on 23 July in a 3–1 victory over Toluca. Following it, at the Summer Olympics against Cruz Azul, he suffered an injury.
After his recovery, he stood as the team captain as Rubens Sambueza (Captain) and Moisés Muñoz (Vice-captain) left the club. Right then, he was also named the club’s top scorer with eight goals.
Additionally, he recorded his half-century on 15 September 2017 during a 1–1 draw match against Tijuana. Nearly a year later, on May 26, 2018, Peralta had his second Liga MX title against Cruz Azul with a 2–0 win at the Estadio Azteca.
In 2019, Peralta signed a permanent two-year contract with the Guadalaraja, extending to the third year. Hence, the club’s first win came on October 1 against the Correcaminos UAT as they won 2-0.
Similarly, Peralta’s foremost score of the league only came on 31 January 2020, as they faced Atlético San Luis and ended in a 2-2 draw.
Additional Information: Unfortunately, the player also tested positive for COVID-19 amid its Pandemic in Mexico on July 29, 2020.
Oribe Peralta | International Career
2011 Pan American Games
Peralta had his own time for his peak career; however, he is humble as ever and has covered some milestones.
For the first time, he had his international appearance in 2011 after coach Luis Fernando Tena selected him for the 2011 Pan American Games.
Oribe successfully turned his first match into Mexico’s victory, starring as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals.
On the one hand, his foremost goal was on October 19 with a 2–1 win against Ecuador, followed by the score in the match against Trinidad and Tobago (1-1 draw).
On the other hand, his other goal came in the match against Uruguay (5-2 win), a hat-trick against Costa Rica, and finally, against Argentina (1-0 win).
2012 Summer Olympics
The next year, he featured in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London under coach Luis Fernando Tena.
Similarly, this year, he surprised everyone as he advanced Mexico for another gold medal. At first, he played against Japan, which came as a 3-1 win after his score in the 65th minute.
Following it, for his final round, they faced Brazil, where he scored in the first 29 seconds and the 75th minute ending the match with a 2-1 win.
Therewith, he set the record for recording the Olympics’ fastest goal and in any FIFA tournament final. By the end of the event, he was the tournament’s third-best goal scorer and Mexico’s top-scorer with four goals.
2016 Summer Olympics
The next Summer Olympics he featured in as a captain was of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the event, he appeared in the match against Germany (2-2 draw); however, he could not play more due to his fractured nose against Fiji.
Mexico National Team
It is not that Oribe Peralta started late in the national team as he was in as a substitute right from the year 2005; however, he was waiting patiently to have his hard work to turn into eventual work.
The start came in the 2011 Copa América at the age of 22; however, it was only a reserve, giving him limited gameplay.
Years after, he officially managed to starr in the national team against the United States on 10 August 2011, which stood as a 1-1 draw match. On 8 May 2014, Peralta partook in the 2014 FIFA World Cup under coach Miguel Herrera.
In the whole event, he could only score a single goal against Cameroon after 61 minutes on 13 June.
Advancing forward, his foremost hat-trick in the national team came against Cuba in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Following it was his national team retirement after the game in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Oribe Peralta | Gameplay Style, Honors, and Awards
Peralta is known for his great consistency in his gameplay; however, often described as the ‘late bloomer.’ Having said this, he rocks an aerial game and is a superb passer.
- Primera División A: Clausura 2004
- Primera División: Clausura 2008 & 2012
- Liga MX: Apertura 2014 & 2018
- Copa MX: Clausura 2019
- CONCACAF Champions League: 2014–15 & 2015–16
- Pan American Games: 2011
- Summer Olympics: 2012
- CONCACAF Gold Cup: 2015
- CONCACAF Cup: 2015
- Pan American Games Golden Boot: 2011
- Mexican Primera División Forward of the Tournament: Apertura 2011 & Clausura 2012
- CONCACAF Champions League Golden Ball: 2011–12
- Mexican Primera División Golden Ball: Clausura 2012
- CONCACAF Champions League Golden Boot: 2011–12 & 2014–15
- CONCACAF Player of the Year: 2013
As of 2020, Peralta is estimated to have a net worth of $9 million. Before, he also stood as the most expensive player in Mexico who has an annual income of $2.9 million annually.
Furthermore, he is also sponsored by German sportswear manufacturer Puma.
Oribe Peralta | Love Life & Social Media
Peralta is a happily married man with his loving wife, Monica Quintana, since 2004. The duo has two beautiful kids named Diego Peralta and Romina Peralta. His wife is Peralta’s one of the biggest supporters as she is present in every single game.
Oribe Peralta FAQs
What is the favorite food of Oribe Peralta?
Oribe Peralta’s favorite food is flour tortillas and potatoes with chili. El Cepillo means ‘the brush,’ Oribe Peralta was nicknamed such due to his hairstyle back in the time.