An elder statesman of Mexican football, Jose de Jesus Corona's crowning moments at club level have been between the sticks for Cruz Azul, one of the country's powerhouses.
Corona has also enjoyed a long career on the international stage, including several stretches as Mexico's first-choice keeper. He has twice been to the FIFA Confederations Cup (in 2005 and 2013) and the FIFA World Cup™ (in 2006 and 2014) and he played a vital role in El Tri's run to gold-medal glory at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The old hand shared the goalkeeping duties with Guillermo Ochoa and Alfredo Talavera on the road to Russia. His ability to command his box and deal with crosses made him a natural choice for coach Juan Carlos Osorio in the qualifiers against opponents with a potent aerial threat, although he is no slouch with the ball at his feet either.