Player Focus: Raúl Jiménez | Goals, Skills, Assists | América | 2013/2014

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About Raúl Jiménez

Raúl Alonso Jiménez Rodríguez (born 5 May 1991) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Mexico national team as a striker.

Jiménez made his debut for the senior national team in a 1–1 draw against Denmark on 30 January 2013, coming on as a second-half substitute.

Jiménez is known as a “supporting striker” or “second striker”, rather than a regular goal-scorer, creating plays with former teammate Christian Benítez in manager Miguel Herrera’s 5–3–2 system. His strengths are being able to pick a pass and provide assists to his teammates.

Jiménez made his World Cup debut June 17, 2014 Against host nation Brazil in the Castelão stadium he entered as a substitute for Giovani dos Santos in the 84′ minute of the match. He played a more defensive role in this match by going into the 18-box and clearing the ball in several occasions most notably marking Marcelo and managed to take away the ball in the 18-box without giving away a penalty. He also managed to get one powerful shot on target in which Brazilian goalkeeper, Júlio César, managed to save, the match ended in a historical 0-0 tie for Mexico.

He Scored 36 goals in 96 appearances before moving on to Atletico Madrid in 2014

He is currently valued at 8 Million Pounds (transfermarkt)

Playing Position – CF, SS, LW

Preferred Foot – Right

Market Value – £ 8 Mil.
Height – 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Strength ~ Strength
Weakness ~ Balance

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