Guillermo Ochoa

Birth Day July 13th, 1985
Birth Place Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Age 37 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Cancer

About Guillermo Ochoa - Mexican Football Player

Guillermo Ochoa is a Mexican professional football player. Ochoa is professionally/ mostly known by his nickname "Memo". Currently, he plays as a goalkeeper for Liga MX Club America and Mexico national team. He also captains Liga Mx Club America. 

Ochoa made his professional debut at the age of 18 with Club America in 2004. Since then he has played for numerous clubs such as  French Club Ajaccio, Spanish La Liga club Malaga, Club Granada, and club Standard Liege. Moreover, he has been included in Mexico's squads for the 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, and 2022 FIFA World Cup, the 2013 and 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2020 Summer Olympics, the 2007 Copa América, the Copa América Centenario, 2007, 2009, 2015, and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.


Early Life & Parents

Guillermo Ochoa was born on July 13, 1985, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. His birth name is Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña. Ochoa was born to his parents Guillermo Ochoa Sánchez (father) and Natalia Magaña Orozco (mother). Moreover, he is Mexican by nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. His zodiac sign is cancer.

However, there is no information regarding his educational background.

Guillermo Ochoa Club Career

Club América

  • Guillermo Ochoa made his professional debut at the age of 18 with Club America in 2004. He received the Rookie of the Tournament award during his first season.
  • Following a season in the 2005 season, Ochoa won his first championship with the team: Clausura 2005. The victory also followed Ochoa and the team's hands over the 2005 Campeon de Campeones Cup and the 2006 CONCACAF Champions Cup.
  • Ochoa remained a member of Club America through 2011 and contributed to the team's InterLiga Tournament in 2008.

Club Ajaccio

  • On July 4, 2011, he joined the French Club Ajaccio on a free transfer and signed a 3-year contract with the club.
  • He then made his debut for the club on August 5, 2011, in a 0-2 loss against Toulouse.
  • Ochoa played for the club until 2014, when Ajaccio was relegated to Ligue 2 on April 20, 2014.
  • He made a total of 112 appearances throughout his three years with the Club Ajaccio.

Club Málaga

  • On August 1, 2014, Ochoa signed a 3-year contract with Spanish La Liga club Malaga, but he didn't make any appearance in the first season.
  • Ochoa made his La Liga debut on March 5, 2016, in Malaga's 3-3 draw with Deportivo La Corua, coming on in the 36th minute to replace injured Carlos Kameni.

Club Granada

  • Ochoa transferred to Granada on loan on July 22, 2016, and played until 2017 for Granda. Ochoa conceded 82 goals while playing for Granda, which was demoted to the Segunda Division following the season with just 4 victories.

Club Standard Liège

  • Ochoa signed a 2-year contract with Standard Liege on July 9, 2017, and won the Belgian Cup in 2017-18 with the team.
  • He leave Standard Liege in May 2019.

Return to Club América

  • Ochoa returned to Club America and signed a three-and-a-half-year contract on August 5, 2019.
  • He competed in his first game for América since 2011 on August 24 against Tigres UANL, which resulted in a 1-1 draw. During his 2019-20 season, he made 31 appearances for the club, making 9 clean sheets in all the competitions.
  • Ochoa wore the captain's armband for the first time since returning to Club America on August 29, 2020, when they defeated  Atlético San Luis by 2-1. During that season 2020-21, he made 39 appearances for the club, making 10 clean sheets in all the competitions.
  • Ochoa broke Adrian Chavez's previous record of 110 clean sheets with a 1-0 victory over Querétaro on August 24, 2022, to become the goalkeeper with the cleanest sheets in Club América's 105-year history.

International Career

  • Guillermo Ochoa has represented his birth nation Mexico at various age levels. He has played for Mexico at both the U23 and senior levels, as well as was a member of the Mexico U23 team that took the bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
  • He was included in the roster to participate at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, but saw no playing time as the third-choice goalkeeper.
  • Similarly, he was also selected for the 2005 Gold Cup but he didn't play there.
  • On December 14, 2005, Ochoa made his senior international team debut for Mexico in a 2-0 friendly victory against Hungary.
  • Thereafter, he has been included in Mexico's squads for the 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, and 2022 FIFA World Cups, the 2013 and 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2020 Summer Olympics, the 2007 Copa América, the Copa América Centenario, 2007, 2009, 2015, and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
  • Moreover, he was part of Mexico's squad that won the 2009, 2011, 2015, and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Guillermo Ochoa's Wife & Children

Guillermo Ochoa is a married man. He is married to his longtime girlfriend Karla Mora since 2017. Karla Mora is a Mexican model. The couple was blessed with their first child, a baby girl named Lucciana Ochoa Mora on February 8, 2013. They welcomed their second child, a baby boy on April 1, 2015. Their third child was born in 2019.

Previously, he dated Mexican actress, singer, and songwriter Dulce Maria in 2005.


Guillermo Ochoa Net Worth 2022

Footballer Guillermo Ochoa has amassed a great fortune throughout his professional career. His major source of wealth is his football career. He earns money from contracts, salaries, bonuses as well as endorsements deals. His net worth is estimated around to be $5 million as of 2022. Similarly, he earns £3.3 million as a yearly salary from his current club. His current market value is around€1.50 a million. Overall, he is living a lavish lifestyle with his enormous wealth.   

Guillermo Ochoa Height & Weight

Guillermo Ochoa is a handsome man with a charming personality. The footballer stands at a tall height of 1.83m (6 feet) while his body weighs around 78kg (172 lbs.). Similarly, he has an athletic body builds. His hair and eye color are dark brown. Concerning his sexuality, his sexual orientation is straight.

Overall, he has a fit and healthy body. 

Transfer History

  • In 2004, Ochoa began his career with Club America.
  • In July 2011 he signed a three-year contract with a one-year extension with French Club Ajaccio.
  • In August 2014, he signed a three-year contract with Spanish La Liga club Malaga.
  • In July 2016, he was loaned to Granada.
  • In July 2017, he signed a two-year contract with Belgian club Standard Liege.
  • In August 2019, he returned to Club America and signed a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Honors

  • Won the Clausura 2005 Mexican Primera Division with Club America
  • Won the 2005 Campeon de Campeones with Club America
  • Won the 2006 CONCACAF Champions' Cup with Club America
  • Won the 2008 InterLiga with Club America
  • Won the 2017018 Belgian CupWith Standard Liege
  • Won the 2020 Olympic Bronze Medal with Mexico U23
  • Won 2009, 2011, 2015, and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup with Mexico

Awards

  • Won the 2003-04 Mexican Primera Division Best Rookie
  • Won the Apertura 2006,Clausura 2007 Mexican Primera Division Golden Glove
  • Won 2011-12, 2012-13 Ajaccio Fan's Player of the Season
  • Won August 2013, and September 2013 Ajaccio Player of the Month
  • Won the 2016-17 Granada Fan's Player of the Season
  • Won November 2017, October 2018, November 2018, February 2019, and April 2019 Standard Liege Player of the season.
  • Won the 2019CONCACAF Gold Cup Golden Glove Award
  • Won the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League Golden Glove
  • Won the 2021 Liga MX All-Star
  • Won the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League Golden Glove
  • Won the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League Team of the Tournament

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