|Name Enrique Meza|
Current team C.S. Cartagines
2000–2001 Deportivo Toluca F.C.
Parents Enrique Meza
Role Football player
|Full name Enrique Maximiliano Meza Salinas Jr.|
Date of birth (1979-11-14) November 14, 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
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Enrique Meza Jr. (born 14 November 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a football coach and teamwork professional. He is head coach and technical director of Youth Team at FBC Melgar in the premier league of Peru. Previously, he served as head coach and technical director for Querétaro Football Club Under-20; and earlier as head coach and technical director of C.S. Cartaginés Football Club in Costa Rica.
- Enrique maximiliano meza s
- CONCACAF Championship
- Independence Cup final
- Mediterranean International Cup Spain
- Olympics Champions
- Copa MX 2013
- FIFA Club World Cup
- European studies and 2010 World Cup
- 2014 Barcelona Technical Course
- Santos de Gupiles Costa Rica
- Club Sport Cartagins Costa Rica
- Quertaro Football Club Mexico
- Football Club Melgar Peru
Notably, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the African continent, by the invitation of Thomas N'kono and Paul Le Guen, Enrique studied the trainings of Cameroon. In 2012, with the authorization of General Secretary: Horace Reid, Enrique consulted on technical analysis and report for the Jamaica Football Federation during the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification matches for CONCACAF: Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football region. For Mexican First Division clubs: Pachuca and Cruz Azul, Meza Jr. served as assistant coach. He is the son of Enrique Meza.
As assistant coach for Pachuca Football Club, Meza won the 2007 and 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup.
In addition, CONCACAF awarded Enrique's Pachuca Football Club, the 2007 CONCACAF Team of the Year for their 5 titles in 15 months. Also, as assistant coach with Pachuca, Enrique won the 2007 Mexican Clausura Premier Division League Championship. The highly contested championship began on Friday 19 January 2007, and lasted for the next five months. During the final game, on 27 May, Pachuca defeated America 3-2 to become champions for the fifth time.
Independence Cup final
In August 2011, Meza led the Cruz Azul under 17 team to the final of the Mexican and South American clubs invitational Independence Cup; but lost to Boca Juniors of Argentina by a score of 0-1.
Meza's team got to the final by topping their Group B with 4 wins out of 4 games, 12 points, 10 goals in favor, 2 goals against and +8 goals difference.
Mediterranean International Cup Spain
On Wednesday 28 March 2012, Enrique traveled to Barcelona and Palamós: Spain with his Cruz Azul under 17 team - to participate in the global 2012 MIC: Mediterranean International Cup - starting from Tuesday 3 April to Sunday 8 April 2012; involving up to 40 countries from around the world.
Enrique Meza, Jr.'s Cruz Azul under 17 team began the tournament's Qualifying Round in Group E on a highly strong note by beating AC Hostalric of Spain 6-0 on Wednesday 4 April. On Thursday 5 April Enrique's Cruz Azul team continued their winning streak with a 2-0 overcoming of EF Gironés Sàbat from Girona: Catalonia, Spain; and also solidly out-scoring Sakuyo Futuro of Japan by 4-0; later the same day.
Having led Group E with 3 wins out of 3 games, a maximum of 9 points, 12 goals for, 0 goals against and +12 goals difference, Enrique's Cruz Azul qualified for the MIC: Mediterranean International Cup Round of 16, pitched against Nordstrand IF: Nordstrand Idrettsforening sports club from Oslo, Norway.
In Lloret de Mar, on Friday 6 April, Meza, Jr.'s Cruz Azul booked their MIC 2012 Quarter Final slot against CE Farners of Spain by emphatically beating Nordstrand IF of Norway 3-0; bringing Enrique's Cruz Azul team's impressive run in the 2012 MIC to 5 wins out of five games - with 15 goals; and no goals conceded. On Saturday 7 April, in Tossa de Mar, at the Quarter Final stage, Meza Jr.'s Cruz Azul crashed out of the 2012 Mediterranean International Cup tournament after losing 0-1 to Spain's CE Farners.
Within Mexico's Under 23 national football team that won the gold medal as champions on Saturday 11 August at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London - were 3 of Enrique's Cruz Azul boys: Néstor Araujo and Javier Aquino plus the team's captain and goalkeeper: José de Jesús Corona.
Copa MX 2013
On 10 April 2013, as assistant coach and technical director, Meza's Cruz Azul team won the Copa MX Championship by defeating Atlante F.C. at Estadio Andrés Quintana Roo. The highly contested was won by Cruz Azul in a penalty shoot-out after a score of 0-0 in regular time.
FIFA Club World Cup
From 2007 to 2008, Enrique Meza, Jr. served as assistant coach of successful Mexican first division football club: Pachuca in their participation at the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup hosted by Japan - where his team came fourth and took away US$2 million in FIFA prize money.
In May 2009, during the H1N1 outbreak, while working as scout for Pachuca, Meza was detained incommunicado in Ghana for over 27 hours under terrible hygienic conditions since he flew in from Mexico. His father, Enrique Meza, strongly protested this human rights violation and inhumane treatment of his son in a letter for the Government of Ghana through the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations. Meza Jr. was later sent to Nigeria from where he left for Mexico.
European studies and 2010 World Cup
From studying in Liverpool, United Kingdom, starting from April 2008, Enrique Meza Jr. traveled to Italy, Spain and Germany to take courses in football management. In Barcelona, he met Thomas N'kono. N'kono of FECAFOOT: Football Federation of Cameroon invited Meza Jr. to watch, study and analyze trainings of Cameroon for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Africa. Earlier, N'kono had taken the coaching position on an interim basis from Otto Pfister.
When Paul Le Guen became manager of Cameroon in October 2009, he asked Meza Jr. to stay on board. Subsequently, Cameroon qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa. His Cameroon period ended in November 2009. In December 2009, Meza Jr. was reunited with his father: Enrique Meza at Cruz Azul, as assistant coach and technical manager.
2014 Barcelona Technical Course
In terms of further knowledge enrichment, from January 2014 to 15 May 2014, Meza Jr. was in Barcelona Spain for a special course in the latest football coaching techniques and management.
Santos de Guápiles Costa Rica
On Friday 16 May 2014, Limón, Costa Rica based Santos de Guápiles Football Club announced that its management has contracted Meza, Jr. as the Club's technical director and head coach.
Club Sport Cartaginés Costa Rica
2015: Head Coach and Technical Director of C.S. Cartaginés.
Querétaro Football Club Mexico
2016: Head Coach and Technical Director of U20 Querétaro F.C..
Football Club Melgar Peru
January 2017: Head Coach and Technical Director of FBC Melgar Youth Team.