Adrián Aldrete is a Mexican professional football player. As of September 2021, he plays for Cruz Azul as a left-back. He has played for the Mexican National Team several times, including in the U17, U20, and U23 games. He has also played for the main National Team from 2007 to 2016.
Adrián is also noted for being part of the Mexican team that won the FIFA U7 World Cup in 2015. Aldrete is considered a part of what is referred to as the “Generacion Dorada” or the Golden Generation of Mexican footballers.
Aldrete was born, Adrián Alexei Aldrete Rodríguez on June 14, 1988 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He stands 1.77 meters or 5 feet 10 inches tall and he holds a left-back position. He wears jersey number 16.
He has played for a number of clubs, and the most notable ones are Morelia, Santos Laguna, and his current team, Cruz Azul.
Aldrete’s football career started with Monarcas Morelia. In the beginning, he was a midfielder and defender for the team. While he was with Morelia, he was noticed by Jesus Ramirez and was given a spot in the Mexican National Team that would go on to play at the 2005 FIFA U17 World Cup.
When he returned for the World Cup, he was loaded by Morelia to the Dorados de Sinaloa to play for Clausura 2006. After the six-month loan, he was returned to Morelia and was trained under Hugo Hernandez.
For Apertura 2012, Aldrete was transferred to play for Club America.
In total, he made 200 league appearances for Morelia.
In June 2016, Aldrete joined Cruz Azul for Apertura 2016 in the Liga MX. He has been with Cruz Azul since.
Aldrete appeared in U17, U20, and U23 matches for the Mexican Team in FIFA. In addition, Aldrete also played in the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2006. He was one of the youngest members of the Mexican team for that event.
When he became a senior professional player, he started playing for the main national team. From 2007 to 2016, Aldrete played in 20 games for the National Team.
National Team Career
- 2005 - Mexico U17
- 2006 - Mexico U23
- 2007 - Mexico U20
- 2007–2016 - Mexico