Jesús Manuel Corona Ruíz (born 6 January 1993) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a winger for Portuguese club Porto and the Mexico national team.
Corona began his football career with Monterrey, where he was spotted by experienced clubscout Alejandro Niemeijer, according to people familiar with the club. He made his senior team debut at 17 years old under coach Víctor Manuel Vucetich on 7 August 2010 as a starter in an away league match against Atlante in a 2–1 victory for Monterrey.
Corona scored his first goal for Monterrey on 7 October 2011 in an away match against Estudiantes, with the game ending in a 3–2 victory for Monterrey. Corona also scored his first goal for Monterrey in their presentation at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup against Ulsan Hyundai on 9 December, with an assist from Aldo de Nigris in the 3–1 victory. In the match for third place against Al Ahly on 16 December, Corona scored in the third minute of the match, which ended in a 2–0 victory for Monterrey. Though he began his career at Monterrey as a forward, he was eventually deployed mostly as a winger by Vucetich.
On 22 August 2013, it was announced that Corona was transferred to Dutch side F.C. Twente, for whom he signed a four-year contract. He started the 2014 season with F.C. Twente's reserve team, which plays in the Second Division, scoring 2 goals on 18 August. On 13 September 2014, Corona returned from injury and a stint with the reserve team to start his first game with Twente in the 2014-15 season and went on to record an assist and a goal against Go Ahead Eagles in a 2-1 victory for Twente, the club's first victory of the 2014-15 Season.
On 31 August 2015, Twente announced the transfer of Corona to Portuguese club Porto on a four-year deal for €10.5 million, with a €50 million buy-out clause.
On 12 September, Corona scored two goals on his official debut in the 3–1 victory over FC Arouca. On 25 September, Corona scored his third goal playing against Moreirense giving Porto the 2-1 lead, the match resulted in 2-2 draw. On 4 October, Corona scored Porto's first goal against Belenenses in a match that ended in a 4-0 win over the Lisbon team.
Jesús Corona participated in the 2011 Milk Cup and 2012 Milk Cup with the Mexico U-20 team. In the 2012 edition of the Milk Cup, Mexico won the final against Denmark. Corona was called up by coach Sergio Almaguer to participate in the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship hosted in Mexico. Jesús played four out of five matches and scored three goals. In the final against the United States U-20 team, Corona scored in the fourth minute of the match, and helped Mexico win the championship. Corona was selected again by Almaguer to participate in the 2013 Toulon Tournament, with Corona playing in every single match. Mexico were placed sixth in the tournament. Corona was a squad member at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup hosted in Turkey.
Corona made his debut with the Mexico national team on 12 November 2014 in the friendly against the Netherlands, coming on in the 61st minute and providing the assist for Carlos Vela in scoring Mexico's second goal in the 3–2 win over Netherlands.
Corona was a member of Mexico's 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup winning squad, scoring his first competitive international goal in the 3–1 win over Jamaica in the Final in Philadelphia. He also received the Bright Future award.
In 2016, Corona played at the Copa América Centenario in the United States of America. He has featured in all three of Mexico's group games, providing an assist in the 2-0 win over Jamaica and a late equalizer in the 1-1 draw against Venezuela.
During his early years at Monterrey, Corona was given the nickname "Tecatito" in reference to the beer company, as his surname is also the name of a beer company, which is considered a competitor to the Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery company, which owns Tecate, and was a club sponsor, with the logo of the subsidiary Carta Blanca being present on the kits. During the club's participation at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup, with Carta Blanca as the sole kit sponsor, the name 'Corona' was not displayed, instead 'Jesús C.' was shown .As of 28 January 2017