Erick Torres

  • Birth Name: Erick Estéfano Torres Padilla
  • Birth Place: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Profession: Mexico National Team soccer player
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  • Nicknamed "El Cubo," a name derived from the shape of his head.
  • Scored in his first Super Clásico match (vs. Club America) in his first season (2010-11) with Mexico's Chivas Guadalajara.
  • Nominated for the La nueva Promesa award at the 2012 Premios Juventud, losing out to boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. 
  • Introduced a "robot" goal celebration after scoring on a bicycle kick in Vancouver in his first season with Chivas USA (2013) of Major League Soccer.
  • Set the Chivas USA single-season record with 15 goals in 2014, the club's final year before folding; also became the MLS career leader in goals for players from Mexico. 
  • Recorded his first senior national-team goal in the 89th minute of Mexico's 1-0 friendly win over Panama in 2014.
  • Led Mexico's Under-23 squad with three goals en route to winning the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. Torres also played in the 2011 Olympic qualifiers, but was not chosen for Mexico's gold medal-winning squad in London.
  • Was part of Mexico's national team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, but the squad was knocked out in the group stage.
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