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José Francisco "Kikin" Fonseca Guzmán (born October 2, 1979 in Leónmarker, Guanajuatomarker) is a Mexicanmarker football striker, who currently is unattached.

Biography

Career

Fonseca made his first division debut with La Piedad in the 2001 Invierno season. After two seasons with Piedad, in which he played mostly as a substitute, Fonseca moved to UNAM Pumas, where he emerged as a star. After impressive showing in the 2003 Apertura and Clausura, he cemented his place in the Pumas starting lineup in the 2004 Clausura, during which he helped lead UNAM to a championship. After helping Pumas to a second title in the 2004 Apertura season, he was transferred to Cruz Azul, having registered 25 goals in 81 appearances for Pumas. At the beginning of 2005, Fonseca moved to Cruz Azul in one of the biggest transfers in Mexicanmarker league history. In Cruz Azul, he also was an important player playing 60 and registering 25 goals, help Cruz Azul reach the quarterfinals.

S.L. Benfica

On July 27, 2006, Fonseca signed a four year contract with the Portuguese team S.L. Benfica. Although playing in only 8 league games and scoring 1 goal (he also played in 3 cup games scoring 2 goals) in Portugal, Benfica's fans liked Kikin's attitude and his charismatic personality. His first goal at S.L. Benfica was on December 21, 2006 when he headed in a pass from Nuno Gomes against Belenenses.Kikin scored another two goals in a match of the 4th round of the Taça de Portugal between Oliveira do Bairro SC and Benfica that ended 5-0.[114557]

After a half season with Benfica, he was transferred to Mexico's UANL Tigres for the start of the Clausura 2007. Kikin hasn't regained the form that saw him reach the 2006 FIFA World Cup since it ended. Right now he isn't even in the starting eleven for the Tigres. For the 2007-2008 season he has appeared in 29 matches and has scored only 1 goal. [114558]

International career

Fonseca was an emerging force at forward for the Mexican national team. On April 2, 2006, coach Ricardo Lavolpe selected him in the 23 man Mexican squad for the 2006 World Cup, in Germany. He scored his first goal in the 2006 FIFA World Cup against Portugal and won the Man Of The Match Award given by FIFA in the defeat of Mexico versus Portugal. After being selected by Hugo Sánchez for the 2007 Gold Cup, Fonseca was dropped from the squad for the 2007 Copa America due to his low performances and being shown the yellow card two games in a row for un-called for fouls and complaints against refs. Despite an injury to star striker Jared Borgetti, Fonseca declined invitation to the 2007 Copa America. Even though he was Hugo's first choice, he took Luis Angel Landin instead, since this incident, he has not been called up to the national team since. On August 7, 2008, Fonseca was called up to join Ericksson's second list of players, after an almost 1 and a half drought of not playing with the national team.

International goals



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1. October 27, 2004 East Rutherfordmarker, United Statesmarker 2–1 Win Friendly
2. October 27, 2004 East Rutherford, United States 2–1 Win Friendly
3. November 13, 2004 Miamimarker, United States 5–0 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. November 13, 2004 Miami, United States 5–0 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. November 17, 2004 Monterreymarker, Mexicomarker 8–0 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. November 17, 2004 Monterrey, Mexico 8–0 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. February 23, 2005 Culiacánmarker, Mexico 1–1 Draw Friendly
8. June 16, 2005 Hanovermarker, Germanymarker 2–1 Win 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup
9. June 29, 2005 Leipzigmarker, Germany 3–4 Loss 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup
10. August 17, 2005 Mexico City, Mexico 2–0 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
11. September 7, 2005 Mexico City, Mexico 5–0 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
12. October 8, 2005 San Luis Potosímarker, Mexico 5–2 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
13. October 8, 2005 San Luis Potosí, Mexico 5–2 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
14. October 8, 2005 San Luis Potosí, Mexico 5–2 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
15. October 8, 2005 San Luis Potosí, Mexico 5–2 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
16. December 14, 2005 Phoenixmarker, United States 2–0 Win Friendly
17. January 25, 2006 San Franciscomarker, United States 2–1 Win Friendly
18. May 12, 2006 Mexico City, Mexico 2–1 Win Friendly
19. May 12, 2006 Mexico City, Mexico 2–1 Win Friendly
20. June 21, 2006 Gelsenkirchenmarker, Germany 1–2 Loss 2006 FIFA World Cup
21. June 2, 2007 San Luis Potosí, Mexico 4–0 Win Friendly

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