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JonnIn Magallon

  • Position: Defender
  • Squad number: 19
  • Date of birth: 21 November, 1981 (28 years old)
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
0 JonnIn Magallon
0|0 JonnIn Magallon
0 As substitute
22|28 Total Mexico
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
4 Total Mexico
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 JonnIn Magallon
0 JonnIn Magallon
4 Total Mexico
4 Total Mexico
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|0 JonnIn Magallon
0|0 JonnIn Magallon
72|56 Total Mexico
9|0 Total Mexico
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Mexico games played

  1. South Africa 1-1 Mexico
    Friday, 11 June Match report
  2. France 0-2 Mexico
    Thursday, 17 June Match report
  3. Mexico 0-1 Uruguay
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report
  4. Argentina 3-1 Mexico
    Sunday, 27 June Match report

Player Profile

Magallon is a solid centre-back with good technique and man-marking skills but he has been criticised for his aerial ability. He was handed his debut in 2007 by Hugo Sanchez and has remained a regular since, despite three changes of manager.

He started his footballing career as a defensive midfielder but was converted to a centre-back when he broke into the Chivas first team.

The defender struggled to make an impact early in his career and only made his top-flight debut in 2005 at the relatively late age of 23, having earlier spent time in the Mexican second and third divisions. He won the 2006/07 Apertura title (champions of the first half of the season) and was part of Mexico’s 2009 Concacaf Gold Cup-winning squad.

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