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Gerardo Torrado
Personal information
Full name Gerardo Torrado Díez de Bonilla
Date of birth April 30, 1979 (1979-04-30) (age 30)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Central Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current club Cruz Azul
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 UNAM Pumas 44 (1)
2000–2001 CD Tenerife 36 (0)
2001–2002 Poli Ejido 12 (0)
2002–2004 Sevilla 40 (0)
2004–2005 Racing Santander 19 (0)
2005– Cruz Azul 155 (11)
National team
1999– Mexico 103 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 December 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 November 2009

Gerardo Torrado Díez de Bonilla (born April 30, 1979 in Mexico City) is an international Mexican football player, currently playing as a midfielder in Cruz Azul.


Cruz Azul

Torrado became a Cruz Azul player on 2005, he rapidly became one of the most important players in the squad, he is the captain of the team and he has played 155 games with the Cruz Azul Shirt, and has scored 11 goals. He is the shield of the midfield of the team, and he also leaded the team to a two consecutive finals on the Mexican Tournament, but he has never been champion on the Mexican League.


Torrado has played for Mexico both at youth and senior level. He is one of four children of the Torrado Díez de Bonilla family. His parents are Spaniards who relocated to México in the 70's. He is an important part of the Mexican national team and has amassed 95 caps for his country. Torrado has represented Mexico in both youth and senior level. He was part of the Mexican youth team, that played in the FIFA World Youth Championship tournament in 1999, held in Nigeria, where his side reached the quarter-finals. Since then, he has been a regular starter for the senior Mexican national team and has played in the FIFA Confederations Cup both in 1999, 2005 and the FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan in 2002, where he scored the winning goal in their 2-1 victory over Ecuador.

Torrado was selected by national team coach Ricardo Lavolpe to be part of the 23 man Mexican squad which played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Torrado played in all of Mexico's matches in the World Cup. He was part of the starting line-up that beat Brazil 2-0 in the 2007 Copa America.

In recent times, Torrado has also served as captain of the national team on several occasions, usually in absence of Rafael Márquez and Pável Pardo.

In July, 2009, he captained Mexico to win the 2009 Concacaf Gold Cup final against the USA. [2]




Mexico Mexico


International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. July 10, 1999 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Peru 3–3 (p.s.o.) Win 1999 Copa America
2. June 9, 2002 Miyagi Stadium, Rifu, Japan  Ecuador 2–1 Win 2002 FIFA World Cup
3. June 2, 2007 Estadio Alfonso Lastras, San Luis Potosí, Mexico  Iran 4–0 Win Friendly
4. July 8, 2007 Estadio Monumental de Maturín, Maturín, Venezuela  Paraguay 6–0 Win 2007 Copa América
5. July 12, 2009 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, United States  Guadeloupe 2–0 Win 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
6. July 26, 2009 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States  United States 5–0 Win 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup


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  2. ^ "U.S. kicking self after 5-0 blowout loss to Mexico in CONCACAF Gold Cup". New York Daily News. 2009-07-26. Retrieved 2009-07-27.  

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