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Omar Bravo Tordecillas (born March 4, 1980 in Los Mochismarker, Sinaloamarker) is a Mexicanmarker international football striker who plays for Club Deportivo Guadalajara, where he is currently team captain.

Club career

Chivas de Guadalajara

He was trained at the Deportivo Guadalajara youth system, and made his debut with the senior team on August 20, 2001 against U.A.N.L. in a 0-0 draw. After playing as a substitute in his first three seasons, Bravo became a regular starter for the team during the 2002 Apertura, playing 15 games and scoring 6 goals.

In 2006, Bravo participated in a "successful" season for Guadalajara helping the team to win the Apertura championship title, as well as achieving first place for the top goal scorer in the Mexican League Division and registering 11 goals for the tournament.

In 2007, Bravo displayed his lucky form at the Clausura division, winning the golden boot for most goals in the league with 11 goals in 17 matches. Chivas becoming champion in the 2006 Apertura 2006, was eligible to participate in the Champions Cup. Bravo, scored in his first appearance in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup against W Connection as well as in the first match of the semifinals against DC United. Passing to the final, On April 8, 2007, he helped Guadalajara to a 2-2 draw against CF Pachuca at the CONCACAF Champions' Cup Final, scoring 2 Goals in the first match.

Omar Bravo scored his 100th goal on April 26, 2008 after7 years in a 4-0 victory over Puebla F.C. in the Estadio Jalisco. Bravo is the 2nd player in Chivas history to reach 100 goals, only behind Salvador Reyes who has 122 goals. He finished his career in Guadalajara with 101 goals, scoring his last goal against Monterrey in the Mexican First Division quarter-finals of the play-offs which they tied 4-4, losing 8-5 on aggregate.

Deportivo de La Coruña

On May 22, 2008, Deportivo de La Coruña announced an agreement between the club and Omar Bravo for the next three years. Omar Bravo left Guadalajara as a free agent. Bravo became the second Mexican in Deportivo's squad at that time, after Andrés Guardado. Omar Bravo made his debut on August 31, 2008 in a 2–1 victory over Real Madrid. On December 8, 2008 he scored his first league goal against Málaga in a 2–0 victory. With only nine league appearances (only two of them as a starter), it was evident that his stint at the Spanish club wasn't as successful as expected, and on March 5, 2009 he was loaned out to Mexican side Tigres U.A.N.L. for the remainder of the Clausura 2009 season.

Return to Guadalajara

After being released from Deportivo La Coruña on August 6, 2009, Omar Bravo signed with Guadalajara on the same day. Bravo will be using number 99 because he was number 9 before and 9 after.

International career

Bravo has played forseveral Mexican youth national teams and several amateur tournaments including the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. He has 71 caps and has scored 15 goals for the senior Mexican National Team.

Bravo first appeared in the senior national team when veteran forward Jesús Arellano was unable to play in a friendly match due to injury. Since then, Bravo became one of the top contenders for Mexico's offensive lineup on the squad.

On June 11, 2006, playing at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Bravo scored two goals on Mexico's 3-1 victory over Iran and was named the Man of the Match.[100718]. Two matches later, he failed to score a penalty kick against Portugal, which gave Mexico a 2-1 loss. Bravo didn't play in the game against Argentina.

In 2007, Bravo was selected by coach Hugo Sánchez to represent his country to play in a series of friendly international matches, and to take part in Gold Cup 2007, and 2007 Copa América, in which he scored three goals.

Statistics

Club Season League Copa del Rey UEFA Cup Interliga Total
GP Goals GP Goals GP Goals GP Goals GP Goals
Guadalajara 2000-2001 3 0 - - - - - - 3 0
2001-2002 33 2 - - - - - - 33 2
2002-2003 41 18 - - - - - - 41 18
2003-2004 40 14 - - - - - - 40 14
2004-2005 32 18 - - - - - - 32 18
2005-2006 28 9 - - - - - - 28 9
2006-2007 43 22 - - - - - - 43 22
2007-2008 38 18 - - - - - - 38 18
Deportivo 2008-2009 9 1 3 2 8 0 - - 20 3
Tigres UANL
2008-2009 6 0 - - - - - - 6 0


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1. July 20, 2003 Mexico Citymarker, Mexicomarker 5–0 Win 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2. February 14, 2004 Carsonmarker, United Statesmarker 1–1 Draw Friendly
3. March 10, 2004 Tuxtla Gutiérrezmarker, Mexico 2–1 Win Friendly
4. July 10, 2005 Los Angelesmarker, United States 4–0 Win 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
5. March 29, 2006 Chicagomarker, United States 2–1 Win Friendly
6. March 29, 2006 Chicago, United States 2–1 Win Friendly
7. May 5, 2006 Pasadenamarker, United States 1–0 Win Friendly
8. June 11, 2006 Nurembergmarker, Germanymarker 3–1 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup
9. June 11, 2006 Nuremberg, Germany 3–1 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup
10. March 28, 2007 Oaklandmarker , United States 4–2 Win Friendly
11. July 1, 2007 Maturínmarker, Venezuelamarker 2–1 Win 2007 Copa America
12. July 8, 2007 Maturín, Venezuela 6–0 Win 2007 Copa América
13. July 14, 2007 Caracasmarker, Venezuela 3–1 Win 2007 Copa América
14. September 10, 2008 Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico 2–1 Win 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
15. March 28, 2009 Mexico City, Mexico 2–0 Win 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
Club Tournament Matches Goals
Guadalajara La Primera División 258 103
Guadalajara Interliga 11 5
Guadalajara Copa Libertadores 27 9
Guadalajara Champions Cup 5 4
Guadalajara Superliga 2 1
Guadalajara Copa Sudamericana 3 0
Total Guadalajara 306 120
Tapatio La Primera División A 1 1
Total Tapatio 1 1
Deportivo La Liga 9 1
Deportivo Copa del Rey 3 2
Deportivo Intertoto 1 0
Deportivo UEFA Cup 8 0
Total Deportivo 21 3
Tigres UANL La Primera División 6 0
Total Tigres UANL 6 0
Mexico Copa America 5 3
Mexico Gold Cup 10 2
Mexico Olympics 3 2
Mexico World Cup 3 2
Mexico Qualification 11 2
Mexico Friendlies 28 6
Total Mexico 60 17
Total 394 141

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