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CLAUDIO SUAREZ

"The Emperor"

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Position: Defender

Nickname: The Emperor

Nationality: Mexico

Birthplace: Texcoco, Mexico

Date of Birth: 12/17/1968

Special Interests:

  • concerts
  • reading
  • traveling

One of the best defenders the world has seen, Claudio embodies the true meaning of the phrase "The Ultimate Professional".

Leader, champion, dedication, discipline, loyal, gentlemen, honor, warrior and longevity are all words that best describe Claudio. With 178 international matches played for Mexico, Claudio currently holds the FIFA World Record for the field player with the most international games played for his country. Nobody in Mexican soccer history has played more games for the Mexican National Team than Claudio, allotting him another record. Claudio had the honor of being named to three different World Cup teams for Mexico: 1994, 1998 and 2006. Because of his prominent career at the club and international level, Claudio was invited to participate in three Rest of the World Selections: 1997 in Moscow, Russia, 1999 in Johannesburg, South Africa and 2000 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

Professional Club Career: 1988 – 2009

Pumas UNAM (1988 – 1996)
* 1990 – 1991: League Champions
* 1995 – 1996: Citalis Best Defender

Chivas de Guadalajara (1996 – 2000)
* Apertura 1996: Citalis Best Defender
* Clausura 1997: League Champions - Citalis Best Defender
* 1998: Runner-up
* Apertura 1999: Citalis Best Defender

Tigres UANL (2000 – 2005)
* 2001: League Runner-up
* 2003: League Runner-up

Chivas USA of MLS (2006 – 2009)
* 2001: League Runner-up
* 2003: League Runner-up

Mexican National Team: 1992 – 2006
178 international caps

FIFA World Cup:
United States 1994
France 1998
Germany 2006

FIFA Confederations Cup:
1995 (Third place)
1997 (Fifth place)
1999 (Champions)

Copa America:
Ecuador 1993 (Runner-up)
Uruguay 1995 (Seventh place)
Bolivia 1997 (Third place)
Paraguay 1999 (Third place)
Peru 2004 (Third place)

CONCACAF Gold Cup:
1993 (Champions)
1996 (Champions)
1998 (Champions)

Olympic Games:
Atlanta 1996

USA Cup:
1996 (Champions)
1997 (Champions)
1999 (Champions)

Carlsberg Cup:
Hong Kong 1999 (Champions)

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