Full name: Kevin Uriel Magaña Araujo
Date of birth: 01/02/1998 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Guadalajara (Mexico)
Youth career: Chivas de Guadalajara
Senior career: Chivas de Guadalajara, Deportivo Tepic (loan)
Squad number: —
Current national team: Mexico U-17
Position: winger, attacking midfielder, second striker
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, Copa Chivas Internacional 2015, 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (7/2)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: Nico Gaitán
– defensive contribution
Style of play:
– explosive winger/wide forward
– likes to cut inside
– likes to cross
– likes to dribble
– all-action and energetic
– counter attack threat
– often uses his speed and skill to take on defenders
– likes to use tricks and skills to remain in possession of the ball
– holds good skill, pace and low center of gravity
– known for his explosive acceleration, and his dribbling ability at speed
– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box
– excellent balance and changes of pace
– gets fouled often
He is best suited to playing as:
Left winger in 4-3-3.
2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship winner with Mexico.
Copa Chivas Internacional 2015 4th place with Mexico.
2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup 4th place with Mexico.
No senior team appearances yet.
Kevin Magaña is certainly one of the most exciting prospects in Mexico. He is a product of Chivas Guadalajara youth academy – the only football club in Mexico to exclusively field Mexican players. The team has constantly emphasized homegrown players and is famous for having produced many internationally successful players, including Javier Hernández, Carlos Vela, Marco Fabián, Omar Bravo, and Carlos Salcido among others. Kevin was one of the key players for Mexico during the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, where young “El Tricolor” won the title in great style. Just a few months later, he went to the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where Mexicans lost to Nigeria in the semi-finals and eventually finished in fourth place. In December 2015, he was sent on loan to second division side Coras de Tepic to gain valuable first-team experience.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.