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Alex Zendejas

Full name  Alejandro Zendejas
Name  Alex Zendejas
Current team  FC Dallas
Years  Team
Weight  66 kg

2012–2014  FC Dallas
Height  1.70 m
Number  29
Role  Soccer player
Playing position  Midfielder
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Date of birth  (1998-02-07) February 7, 1998 (age 17)
Place of birth  El Paso, Texas, United States

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Alejandro "Alex" Zendejas Saavedra (born February 7, 1998) is a Mexican footballer who currently plays as a winger for Zacatepec on loan from C.D. Guadalajara of the Liga MX. He also holds US citizenship having grown up in Texas, and appeared for US youth squads before signing with Guadalajara. In 2017 he was called up to the Mexican Under-21 national team.


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Early life

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Zendejas was born in Ciudad Juárez in Mexico before moving to El Paso in the United States at a young age. The MLS, U.S. Soccer and FC Dallas websites all listed him as being born in El Paso, Texas and he appeared for United States youth teams. However in June 2016 Zendejas signed for Mexican club Chivas, a club that has a tradition of only using Mexican players. FC Dallas later confirmed that Zendejas had been born in Mexico.

FC Dallas

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On October 1, 2014, Zendejas signed a homegrown player contract with FC Dallas, making him the 13th homegrown signing in club history. However, he wasn't eligible to play for the first team until the 2015 season. He made his professional debut on May 1, 2015 in a 4–1 victory over Houston Dynamo.

C.D. Guadalajara

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On June 23, 2016, Zendejas signed with Liga MX C.D. Guadalajara. In order to meet with the club's tradition, Zendejas agreed to reject future U.S. national team call-ups and accept Mexico national team call-ups if they ever occur. Zendejas was registered with the first team and was given the number 29 jersey, the same kit he had at Dallas. Zendejas made his Liga MX debut on August 6, in a match against Querétaro.

Loan at Zacatepec

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In a press conference, Chivas coach Matias Almeyda confirmed some youth players would be sent out on loan to sister club Zacatepec to get playing time. On 8 June 2017 Zacatepec announced they had signed Zendejas on loan. Zendejas scored his first professional goal in a Copa MX match against Cruz Azul. He scored his first Ascenso MX goal on 12 August 2017 against Murciélagos F.C., his team would go on to win 1-0 with his goal.

International career

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Zendejas was a member the United States under-17 squad that competed at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. Overall, he gained 27 caps and scored four goals for the U17 national team. After joining Mexican club C.D. Guadalajara, Zendejas agreed to reject future U.S. national team call-ups and accept Mexico national team call-ups if they occur.

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In August 2017 Zendejas was called up to the Mexican Under-21 national team for games in China and Qatar, the start of the road to Tokyo 2020.


  • Liga MX: Clausura 2017
  • Supercopa MX: 2016
  • Copa MX: Clausura 2017
  • References

    Alejandro Zendejas Wikipedia

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