2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Hector MORENO

Age
31
Height
184.0 cm
Date of Birth 17 January 1988
International Caps
95
International Goals
3

A champion at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru 2005, Hector Moreno has been a mainstay of the Mexico defence for a number of years.

After bursting on to the scene at Pumas as a youngster, the left-footed centre-back made the move to Europe not long afterwards in 2007. In the more than a decade since, he has consistently played at the highest level in the Netherlands, Spain and Italy.

Among his many strengths as a defender, Moreno's spatial awareness gives him the enviable habit of being in the right place at the right time. Coupled with his aerial ability, this also makes him a real attacking threat from set-pieces, which came in handy for El Tri during 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying.

A veteran of two FIFA Confederations Cups (2013 and 2017) and FIFA World Cups (2010 and 2014), the stopper started most of his country's games en route to Russia.