Full name: Erick Germain Aguirre Tafolla
Date of birth: 23/02/1997 (18 years old)
Place of birth: La Ruana, Michoacán (Mexico)
Youth career: Monarcas Morelia
Current club: Monarcas Morelia
Squad number: 96
Current national team: Mexico U-20
Position: right-back, defensive midfielder, central midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup (6/0), 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship (6/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Jordy Clasie & Riccardo Montolivo
– long shots
Style of play:
– creative central midfielder
– likes to shoot from distance
– likes to play through balls
– likes to come deep to get ball and dictate tempo
– likes combination play
– naturally receptive to new techniques and tactics
– great work ethic and strong focus
– improves the team’s off the ball movement when in possession
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup runner-up with Mexico.
2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship winner with Mexico.
Liga MX Apertura 2014: 11 matches/1 goal (Monarcas Morelia)
Erick Aguirre’s home club is Monacras Morelia. He is one of the most talented youth players in Mexico. He made his debut in Primera Division de Mexico on August 9 2014 against Club Tijuana, where he replaced Jorge Zarate in the 79th minute. It took him just four games at a senior level to score a goal – and what a goal that was. He scored against Pumas, but that did not help Monarcas who fell 2-3 to the Pumas. In 2013, he went to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in United Arab Emirates, where he played in 6 out of 7 matches. Young “El Tricolor” surprisingly got a 2nd place in that tournament. In 2015 he won CONCACAF U-20 Championship – he was a very important player for young “El Tri”, despite being two years under the age limit for the category. It’s worth noting that he played as a right back, while his nominal position for his club is in centre of midfield. In October, “The Guardian” chose him to the TOP 40 of biggest talents in world football.
“Erick Aguirre is from an area of Mexico infamous for violence related to drug trafficking, but the midfielder could soon be putting La Ruana Michoacan on the map for an altogether more positive reason. The technically gifted Aguirre is already a regular starter in Mexico’s first division, playing at the heart of Morelia’s midfield, and names Andres Iniesta as his role model.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.