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Raúl Jiménez Biography

Raul Ximenes Alonso Jiménez Rodrguez, a Mexican professional football player who plays as a striker for Premier League side Fulham and the Mexico national team, was born on May 5, 1991.

Before making his first-team debut in the top league in October 2011, Jiménez started his career in Club América’s youth program. He was the second-highest goal scorer for América in 2013 when they won the Clausura tournament, giving him his first championship. Jiménez joined the Spanish team Atlético Madrid in August 2014. He joined Benfica after one season. During his three years with the Portuguese team, he made 120 games, scored 31 goals, and won two back-to-back league championships, among other prestigious awards.

Jiménez, who joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan in June 2018, led the team in goals scored with 17 in all competitions. The next year, he made a permanent move to Wolves, where he quickly established himself as a valuable and productive striker. However, between November 2020 and August 2021, he missed nine months due to a major brain injury.

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Jiménez was a member of the 2012 Summer Olympics gold-winning Mexico under-23 team. The 2014, 2018, and 2022 FIFA World Cups, the 2013 and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the 2013 and 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2015 Copa América, and the Copa América Centenario have all seen Jiménez play for his nation as a full international. With 30 goals, he is presently tied for seventh place all-time with Luis Roberto Alves.

Raúl Jiménez Childhood & Early Life

Ral Jiménez Vega and Martha Rodriguez welcomed Ral Alonso Jiménez Rodrguez into the world on May 5, 1991, in the sleepy Mexican lakeside hamlet of Tepeji. His four siblings include a sister named Miranda, two brothers named André and Raul, and him as the oldest.

He was chosen as one of the numerous academy players of the Mexican football team “Club América” in 2008 after being talent-scouted.

Raúl Jiménez Nationality

Mexican national Raul Jimenez was born in Tepeji del Ro de Ocampo, Mexico.

Raúl Jiménez Net Worth

Ral Jiménez’s exact net worth is unknown, however given that he is said to make a salary of £ 2,132,000 year, it is assumed that he is worth more than $2 million.

Raúl Jiménez Height & Weight

Raul Jimenez is 76 kg (168 lb) and 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) tall.

Raúl Jiménez Club career

América

2011–12 season

As a bright young attacker, Jiménez began his career playing for Club América’s development program. In a 1-1 tie against Monarcas Morelia on October 9, 2011, Jiménez made his professional debut. Jiménez was playing for interim coach Alfredo Tena at the time. On October 30, he scored his first goal in the opening minute of a 2-3 loss against Puebla. In his first tournament, he made six appearances and scored one goal.

In week seven of the Clausura 2012, on February 11, against Atlas, which resulted in a 1-1 draw, Jiménez made his first appearance. He replaced Christian Bermudez in the second half. On March 9 at the Estadio Caliente, he tied Tijuana 1-1 with his first goal of the competition. Jiménez made twelve appearances and scored once during the Clausura, which saw América defeated by Monterrey in the semifinals.

2012–13 season

Jiménez earned a berth in America’s starting eleven for the Apertura 2012 competition after competing in the Summer Olympics with Mexico and the sale of Vicente Matas Vuoso. Jiménez played as a second striker opposite Christian Bentez under manager Miguel Herrera’s 5-3-2 tactical system. Additionally, he received the open number 9 shirt in place of the number 47 garment he initially wore. On September 15, Jiménez scored in the Estadio Azteca’s 2-0 victory over Santos Laguna. Two weeks later, he scored in the 1-1 tie against Monarcas Morelia.

Jiménez was suspended for the El Super Clásico match against Guadalajara after receiving his first red card during América’s 2-1 victory over San Luis. He added the second goal to the team’s 4-0 victory over Pachuca on November 3. On November 17, Jiménez scored in the second leg of the quarterfinal’s 1-2 loss to Morelia. Despite the defeat, América nevertheless won the series 3-2 overall and moved on to the semifinals. Toluca would ultimately defeat América in the semifinals. Jimenéz made sixteen appearances and scored four goals by the tournament’s conclusion.

Jiménez started the first two league games of the Clausura 2013 competition, and on January 19, he scored his first two goals in the 4-0 triumph over Atlante. He scored twice more on February 2 in América’s 3-0 victory over Querétaro. Jiménez scored twice in a 2-0 victory over Guadalajara on March 31 at the Estadio Omnilife. Jimenéz scored in América’s 1-0 away victory over Pumas UNAM in the first leg of the playoff quarterfinal series on May 8 to give him eight goals overall during the tournament’s regular phase.

Jimenéz scored a penalty and assisted Christian Benitez in the second goal to help América defeat Monterrey 2-1 (4-3 overall) in the second leg of the semi-final series, advancing the team to the championship against Cruz Azul. Jiménez participated in both halves of the match and scored in the subsequent penalty shootout, which América ultimately won and went on to win the league.

2013–14 season

In a 3-0 victory over Atlas on August 3, 2013, Jiménez scored his first goal of the Apertura competition. In the following three games, he would score in victories over Atlante, Pachuca, and Morelia, bringing his total to four goals in five games played. On September 13 in América’s 1-2 loss to Santos Laguna, he would score once again. In the 2-0 victory over Guadalajara on October 5, Jiménez scored a header and provided an assist for Luis Gabriel Rey’s goal. Jiménez scored seven goals in twelve games during the Apertura’s regular season.

He scored in the tie-breaking second leg of the quarterfinal match against Tigres UANL on December 1 at the Estadio Azteca, which resulted in a 2-2 overall score but saw América advance thanks to the away-goals rule. América defeated Toluca in the semi-final matches and advanced to the league final once more, but was unable to repeat the feat after losing to León in both legs.

Jiménez made 17 appearances during the Clausura 2014 competition, scoring 8 goals. On April 30, Santos Laguna was the opponent in the quarterfinal game, and Jiménez scored a hat-trick in the 5-3 victory. Despite a 6-6 aggregate score due to the away-goals rule, América would lose the second leg of the series 1-3 and be eliminated from the playoffs.

2014–15 season

Jiménez scored four goals in the first three games of the Apertura 2014 competition. He provided the opening goal in América’s 2-1 victory over Tijuana on July 26. He contributed to Oribe Peralta’s hat-trick and the team’s 4-0 victory over Puebla on August 4. On August 9, 2014, Jiménez played his final match for América against Tigres UANL, contributing an assist to Miguel Layn’s second goal in the 2-0 victory.

Atlético Madrid

Atlético Madrid and Club América agreed to a transfer of Jiménez on August 13, 2014 for an estimated value of €11 million. After passing the medical test the next day, he signed a six-year contract. On August 16, Jiménez made his professional debut against Sampdoria in the Ramón de Carranza Trophy preseason competition final. He started the game but was removed in the 79th minute. Atlético triumphed by a score of 2-0.

On August 19, Jiménez made his professional debut against Real Madrid in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espaa, drawing 1-1. He replaced fellow rookie Mario Manduki for the final 12 minutes. Jiménez participated in the second leg as well, replacing Antoine Griezmann in the 73rd minute of play. The game finished in a 1-0 victory, giving the series a final score of 2-1.

In a scoreless draw with Rayo Vallecano on August 25, 2014, Jiménez made his La Liga debut. Coming off the bench, he scored his first league goal for Atlético on September 27 in a 4-0 victory over Sevilla. He scored just once for Atlético that year.

Benfica

Jiménez was supposed to conclude a loan agreement with Premier League team West Ham on August 9, 2015, however he did not show up for his physical. According to sources, he missed his flight to London because he overslept. However, according to numerous sources, his agent Jorge Mendes had advised against the move and in favor of a transfer to Benfica of the Primeira Liga.

Jiménez signed a five-year contract to join Portuguese champions Benfica on August 13, 2015. Benfica spent €9.836 million to sign Jiménez to the team, albeit this sum in addition to the transfer fee also includes unidentified sums for agent fees and signing-on payments. A €1 million transfer fee and €3 million to purchase 50% of the player’s economic rights may have been included in the €9.836 million.

2015–16 season

On August 29 against Moreirense, Jiménez scored his first goal for Benfica with a header to tie the score at 1-1. Benfica went on to win the game 3-2.

On November 26, Jiménez scored his first two UEFA Champions League goals, one in each half, to help Benfica hold Astana to a 2-2 draw on the road. On March 9, 2016, he assisted Benfica in defeating Zenit Saint Petersburg 2-1 on the road to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals. Yuri Lodygin saved a long-range attempt from Jimenéz in the 85th minute of the game, but the ball rebounded to Nicolás Gaitán, who levelled the score at 1-1.

He scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Académica on April 9 after coming off the bench, giving Benfica the lead in the Primeira Liga. As a result of Jonas’ first-leg suspension, Jiménez started the second leg of Benfica’s Champions League quarterfinal match against Bayern Munich four days later. Jiménez scored the game’s first goal in a 2-2 draw at the Estadio da Luz, which resulted in a 3-2 loss overall that eliminated Benfica from the competition.

On April 24, he added to Benfica’s league-leading tally by scoring another winner, this time the lone goal against Rio Ave. On May 15, Jiménez entered the game as a second-half substitute as Benfica defeated Nacional 4-1 to win the league title. Five days later, he ended the campaign with a penalty-kick goal in the Taça da Liga championship victory over Martimo, ending the campaign with four goals overall and taking the competition’s top scorer honors.

2016–17 season

On July 21, 2016, it was revealed that Benfica had paid €12 million to acquire the remaining 50% of Jiménez’s economic rights. It was widely reported that this increased the total cost of his transfer to somewhere around €22 million, making Jiménez the most expensive player in Portuguese football history (this remains unproven as the €9.836 million Benfica spent in 2015 included other expenses in addition to the transfer fee).The most expensive Mexican player is. He participated in the Taça de Portugal final that year, which Benfica defeated Vitória de Guimares (2-1) to win.

2017–18 season

Jiménez scored the winning goal for Benfica in their 3-1 Super Cup victory over Vitória de Guimares after coming off the bench. Following a 5-1 away victory over Tondela on December 17, Jiménez earned his 100th appearance for Benfica in all competitions.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

2018–19 season as loan

For a cost of €3 million and with a €38 million buyout clause, Benfica loaned Jiménez to newly promoted Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers on June 12, 2018. He reportedly extended his Benfica contract to June 2021 before being loaned away, according to a report on June 29.

On July 22, during the H-Hotels Cup semifinal game against VfL Bochum, Jiménez made his unofficial team debut. He converted his first penalty attempt after having a perfect conversion rate. On the opening weekend of the Premier League season on August 11, Jiménez made his competitive debut for Wolves by scoring the equalizing goal that gave the home club a 2-2 draw with visiting Everton.

Jiménez scored the lone goal in the victory over Burnley on September 16. He assisted Joo Moutinho on September 22 to level the league game against Manchester United at 1-1. He helped Ivan Cavaleiro score the opening goal in a 2-0 victory over Southampton on September 29 by giving him an assist. Jiménez assisted Matt Doherty in his team’s 1-0 away victory over Crystal Palace on October 6. This was his third assist of the year, meaning Jiménez had contributed to a goal in each of Wolves’ previous four league contests, assisting in the previous three after scoring in the contest before that.

He gave Ivan Cavaleiro the assist on November 11 in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal, bringing his season total of assists to four. On December 5 at Molineux, Jiménez scored the opening goal for Wolves in a 2-1 victory over Chelsea. The opening goal in Wolves’ 2-0 victory over Bournemouth on December 15 came from Jiménez. Wolves hadn’t won three straight Premier League games or three straight in the highest division of English football since 1980 until they did so this season.

Jiménez equaled Steven Fletcher for the most Premier League goals in a single season with twelve on March 10, 2019, when he scored for Wolves in their 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Six days later, Jiménez scored Wolverhampton’s opening goal in a 2-1 FA Cup home victory over Manchester United to move his team to the semi-finals. It was his third cup goal and fifteenth goal overall for the season.

On April 4, it was revealed that Wolves had used their €38 million option to sign Jiménez to a four-year deal, and on July 1, the loan arrangement will become official. The transfer of Adama Traoré for £18 million was reportedly surpassed by the signing for a reputed club record £30 million. Three days later, at Wembley Stadium, in the FA Cup semifinal against Watford, he scored his team’s second goal and celebrated by donning a Sin Cara wrestling mask. Wolves ultimately lost the game 3-2. Luther Blissett, a former Watford player, accused Jiménez of being disrespectful.

He became the Wolves player with the most goals in a single Premier League season on April 27 when he headed in a Diogo Jota cross from close range to open the scoring in the 2-1 away victory against Watford. Jiménez finished the season with 17 goals in all competitions and was named the Wolves Players’ Player of the Season on May 15.

2019–20 season

Nuno Esprrito Santo excused Jiménez from the squad’s preseason trip to China and possibly the club’s Europa League debut on July 9, 2019, so that he could recover from his summer activities with the Mexico national team. He scored a brace against Crusaders in the second qualifying round of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League on August 1 to register his 50th and 51st goals in Europe. Jiménez scored twice more to help Wolves defeat FC Pyunik of Armenia 4-0 in the first leg of the third qualifying round.

On August 25 in the 1-1 draw with Burnley, he scored his first Premier League goal of the year by scoring the penalty kick in the 97th minute. He would score his team’s equalizer against Arsenal on November 2 in the 76th minute, resulting in a 1-1 draw. He would contribute two assists and a goal to a 3-3 tie against Portuguese club Braga on November 28. Jiménez was selected as the PFA Player of the Month for November as a result of his achievements.

Jiménez equaled his season total from the previous year by scoring Wolves’ second goal in their 3-2 victory over Manchester City on December 27. He now has eight goals in the Premier League and seventeen goals overall. He would record a brace on January 18 in a 3-2 victory over Southampton to surpass Wayne Rooney as Wolves’ all-time leading Premier League scorer. After scoring a header in a 2-0 away victory over West Ham United on June 20, Jiménez broke his own mark for the most goals by a Wolves player in a single Premier League season, which he had set the season before.

He finished the season with a total of 27 goals and was a member of the squad that advanced to the UEFA Europa League quarterfinals, however he missed a penalty in their defeat to eventual champion Sevilla. Despite this, both fans and his teammates chose him as the Wolves player of the year.

2020–21 season

In Wolves’ opening league game of the season on September 14, Jiménez made his 100th appearance for the team, celebrating by scoring in the third minute against Sheffield United. For his contributions to the team’s 2-0 victory, BBC Sport awarded him Man of the Match. On October 3, it was revealed that Jiménez has extended his contract with Wolves for a further four years, thereby putting an end to transfer rumors.

Jiménez was rendered unconscious after colliding with David Luiz five minutes into Wolves’ Premier League match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on November 29. Jiménez needed to be stretchered off and was immediately rushed to a hospital for severe trauma, where he was eventually determined to be conscious. Luiz, however, was able to play on for the remainder of the first half despite suffering just minor injuries. The next morning, it was determined that he had cracked his skull in the collision with Luiz and had needed surgery soon after being admitted to the hospital, ultimately ending his season.

2021–22 season

For the first time since his head injury, Jiménez played for the Wolves during preseason, but it was later revealed that he would need to use a head guard the remainder of his professional life. Jiménez scored on his sixth Premier League appearance of the 2021–22 campaign, a 1-0 victory away to Southampton on September 26, for the first time since his potentially career-ending injury. On November 1, Jiménez scored his fifth goal against Everton in five games, giving the team a 2-1 victory at Molineux. This was Jiménez’s second goal of the year and fifty-first overall for the team.

After receiving two cautions in less than a minute during the first half of Wolves’ 1-0 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on December 11, Jiménez was given his first career red card and was suspended for one match. In Wolverhampton’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on February 13, he netted his fifth Premier League goal as well as his first club goal of 2022. After getting two yellow cards in a 3-2 loss at home to Leeds United on March 18, 2022, he was shown the red card for the second time in his Wolves career.

2022–23 season

On August 20, 2022, Jiménez made his Premier League debut for Wolves in a 1-0 away loss to Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as a second-half substitute. He was making a comeback after missing several weeks due to knee and groin injuries sustained during a preseason game, which also prevented him from playing in Wolves’ opening two Premier League games.

On August 23, 2022, Jiménez made his first appearance for Wolves in the 2022–23 season, and he scored the team’s first goal in the ninth minute of a 2-1 EFL Cup victory over Preston North End at Molineux.

Fulham

Jiménez was signed by Premier League team Fulham on July 25, 2023, on a two-year deal with a further year’s option. According to reports, the transfer cost was £5.5 million, or roughly €6.4 million. Carlos Salcido, who joined Fulham in 2010, was the only Mexican football player to play for the club before him. In the Premier League’s first round, Jiménez started and made his official debut in a 0-1 away victory over Everton F.C.

Raúl Jiménez International career

Under-23

2012 Toulon Tournament

Jiménez was chosen by head coach Luis Fernando Tena to represent the under-23 team in the Toulon Tournament in 2012. On May 30, Jiménez accomplished scoring Mexico’s third goal in a 4-2 triumph over the Netherlands in the semifinals. Later, Mexico would triumph in the championship match, defeating Turkey 3-0, with Jiménez starting and playing for 65 minutes.

2012 Summer Olympics

Jiménez was chosen for the team competing in the London 2012 Summer Olympics. On July 26, during the group stage encounter against South Korea, he made his Olympic debut. Jiménez entered the game as a replacement and nearly scored a late goal, but the ball bounced against the left post of the goalkeeper. Later, he made appearances as a substitute against Switzerland, Senegal, Japan, and Brazil in the championship game. Mexico went on to win the gold medal after defeating Brazil 2-1.

Senior

On January 30, 2013, Jiménez made his senior national team debut in a 1-1 draw with Denmark. He entered the game as a second-half substitute.

2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

On May 20, 2013, Jiménez was selected for the 23-person team representing Brazil in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. He played in all three of the group games for a total of 96 minutes. He was included in the starting lineup for Mexico’s third game against Japan on June 22. Javier Aquino replaced him in the 90th minute as Mexico won 2-0.

2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup

In place of injured midfielder David Cabrera, Jiménez was named to Mexico’s 23-man roster for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup on June 26, 2013. He started every game during the group stage and managed to score in Mexico’s 2-0 victory over Canada on July 11th. On July 20, Jiménez scored the game-winning goal against Trinidad and Tobago in the quarterfinals. In the semifinal, Mexico would be defeated by Panama.

2014 FIFA World Cup

Jiménez scored a bicycle kick goal in the 11 October 2013 World Cup qualifier against Panama, which Mexico needed to win to avoid complicating the qualification process. The goal, which helped Mexico win 2-1, won the 2013 CONCACAF Goal of the Year award. On June 5, 2014, Jiménez was officially announced as a member of coach Miguel Herrera’s final 23-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He was absent from Mexico’s opening match against Cameroon. On June 17, Jiménez made his World Cup debut against the host nation Brazil. He entered the game in the 84th minute as a replacement for Giovani dos Santos.

2015 Copa América

Jiménez headed from a corner in Mexico’s 2015 Copa América match against Chile, giving Mexico a 2-1 lead in the match that ended in a 3-3 draw at Estadio Nacional. He scored a penalty kick in their subsequent game against Ecuador on June 19 after Hugo Ayala was hauled down by Gabriel Achilier, but the 1-2 loss left Mexico in last place in their group.

Copa América Centenario

Juan Carlos Osorio called Jiménez up to the Copa América Centenario team. Despite making three appearances, he was scoreless.

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Jiménez was a member of the squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.[129] He tied the game 1-1 against New Zealand with his sole goal of the tournament; the team went on to win the game 2-1.

2018 FIFA World Cup

Jiménez was selected for Mexico’s 23-man final World Cup team in Russia. He continued to play, albeit without scoring, in both the round of 16 encounter against Brazil and the first group stage match against Germany.

2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jiménez was a member of the Mexico team that was announced for the CONCACAF Gold Cup on June 5, 2019. Jiménez scored twice as El Tri won 7-0 over Cuba in the team’s inaugural game. He added his third goal in Mexico’s 3-2 triumph over Martinique to help them win Group A and advance to the next stage. In Mexico’s 5-4 shootout triumph over Costa Rica, Jiménez missed his penalty shot after scoring in the 1-1 draw in the quarterfinal match. Jiménez scored the game’s lone goal from the penalty spot in the semifinal game against Haiti on July 2 after being fouled in the first period of extra time.

Jiménez assisted Jonathan dos Santos in scoring the game’s sole goal in the championship game against the United States, giving Mexico their eighth Gold Cup. After participating in all six of Mexico’s games and tallying five goals, he was given the Golden Ball Award.

2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League

Jiménez assisted and scored twice as El Tri defeated Panama 3-0 on November 15, 2019.

2022 FIFA World Cup

Jiménez was included in the final 26-man Mexico roster for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Raúl Jiménez Style of play

Jiménez, a forward, is renowned for his forceful presence in the penalty area, his ability to halt play, and his skill in the air, which enables him to head long passes forward or bring the ball down and include others in play. Despite his size, he has been referred to as a “well-rounded player” rather than merely a “traditional number nine.” Zlatan Ibrahimovi has been compared to him because of the way he plays. He is renowned for having a good penalty conversion rate as well.

Raúl Jiménez Awards & Achievement

His outstanding goal against Panama earned him the 2013 COCACAF Goal of the Year award.

Benfica’s highest scorer in the 2015–16 Taça da Liga competition was Ral Jiménez.

He received the Golden Ball for his bravery during the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and was named to the Best XI team.

Raúl Jiménez Family & Personal Life

Since 2017, Ral Jiménez has been faithfully dating Mexican actress Daniela Basso. In Mexico, Daniela is a well-known telenovela actress. On July 21, 2020, the couple welcomed a daughter as their first child. In May 2022, they had a second child, named Ander.

Ral André, his younger brother, is also pursuing a football career. He is presently one of Club América’s academy team’s goalkeeping prospects.

The Jiménez family is well-liked in their hometown of Tepeji, and local authorities there have also honored the family with accolades.

Raúl Jiménez Trivia

A truncated version of his middle name, Alonso, Ral Jiménez’s nickname in his native Mexico is “Alo.”

Raul Jimenez and Daniela Bassom – The Love Story

As the cliché goes, there is always a woman behind every great man. Now, as can be seen in the stunning Daniela Bassom, practically every successful Mexican footballer has a lovely WAG.

Jimenez’s striking prowess and lifestyle off the field combine to create a whole image of his Swagger as seen here.

Raúl Jiménez Marital Status

Although Raul Jimenez’s marital status is unknown, there are rumors that he is dating Mexican actress Daniela Basso.

Raúl Jiménez Family & Siblings

Raul Jimenez is known to have a sister named Miranda Jiménez, as well as two brothers, but the names and details of his parents remain unknown.

Raúl Jiménez Children

There is no information available about the two children Raul Jimenez is rumored to have.

Raúl Jiménez Social Media

On Twitter and Instagram, Raul Jimenez is known by the name @Raul_Jimenez9.

Who Is Raúl Jiménez?

Mexican striker Ral Alonso Jiménez Rodrguez competes for both the Mexico national team and Premier League side Fulham as a striker.

Before making his debut in the top level in October 2011, Raul Jiménez began his career at Club América’s youth program. In 2013, while playing for América, he earned his first league championship. He also finished second on the squad in scoring.

Raul Jiménez joined the Spanish team Atlético Madrid in August 2014. After one season, he signed with Benfica. In three years with Portugal, he made 120 games, scored 31 goals, and won two consecutive league titles in addition to numerous other prestigious awards.

Raul Jiménez, who joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan in June 2018, leads the team in goals with 17 in all competitions. The next year, he made a permanent move to Wolves, where he quickly established himself as a crucial player and prolific striker. However, between November 2020 and August 2021, a catastrophic head injury forced him to miss nine months of action.

The Mexican U23 team that captured the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics included Raul Jiménez. Raul Jiménez has competed for his nation as a full-time international since 2013. He has participated in the 2014, 2018, and 2022 FIFA World Cups, the 2013 and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the 2013 and 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2015 Copa América, and the Copa America Centenario. With 30 goals, he is presently tied with Luis Roberto Alves for seventh place all-time in goals scored.

As a bright young attacker, Raul Jiménez began his career playing for Club América’s youth program. Jiménez made his professional debut in the Apertura against Monarcas Morelia on October 9, 2011, in a game that ended in a 1-1 tie and was played under interim manager Alfredo Tena. On October 30, he scored his first goal in the second minute of a loss against Puebla that ended in a score of 2-3. He participated in six games and scored once in the opening competition.

Only on February 11, the seventh week of the competition, against Atlas, which ended in a 1-1 draw, did Jiménez take part in Clausura 2012. He came on to replace Christian Bermudez. At Estadio Caliente on March 9, he tied Tijuana 1-1 with his first goal of the competition. When América was eliminated by Monterrey in the Clausura’s semifinals, Jiménez made twelve appearances and scored one.

Raul Jiménez gained a berth in the United States starting lineup for the 2012 Apertura competition after representing Mexico in the Summer Olympics and selling Vicente Matas Vuoso. He played as a second striker opposite Christian Bentez under Coach Miguel Herrera’s 5-3-2 tactical system. Along with switching from the number 47 shirt he wore on his debut, he was also awarded the open number 9 shirt. On September 15, Raul Jiménez scored in a 2-0 victory over Santos Laguna at Estadio Azteca. He scored in a 1-1 draw with Monarcas Morelia two weeks later.

He added the second goal to a 4-0 victory over Pachuca on November 3. Raul Jiménez scored in the second leg of the quarterfinal loss to Morelia on November 17 (1-2). Despite the loss, the US went on to win the series 3-2 overall and reach the semi-finals. Toluca ultimately defeated the US in the semifinals. Raul Jimenez made 16 appearances and scored 4 goals before the end of the competition.

Raul Jiménez made 17 appearances during the 2014 Clausura competition and scored 8 goals. Raul Jiménez scored a hat-trick on April 30 against Santos Laguna to lead his team to a 5-3 victory. Nevertheless, despite having a 6-6 aggregate score according to the away goals rule, the US lost the second leg 1-3 and was eliminated from the knockout stages.

In the first three games of the 2014 Apertura campaign, Raul Jiménez scored four goals. He opened the scoring in America’s 2-1 victory over Tijuana on July 26. He contributed to a 4-0 victory over Puebla on August 4 by scoring a hat-trick and setting up Oribe Peralta. On August 9, 2014, Raul Jiménez played his final match for the US against Tigres UANL, contributing to Miguel Layn’s second goal in a 2-0 victory.

Atlético Madrid and Club América agreed to a transfer of Raul Jiménez on August 13, 2014, for a reported sum of about €11 million. After passing a medical exam, he signed a six-year deal the next day. On August 16, Raul Jiménez made his professional debut against Sampdoria in the Ramón de Carranza Trophy preseason competition final. He started the game and was replaced in the 79th minute. To win 2-0, Atletico

On August 19, Raul Jiménez made his professional debut in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espaa, a 1-1 tie against Real Madrid, taking Mario Manduki’s place for the final 12 minutes. Antoine Griezman was replaced by Raul Jiménez in the 73rd minute of the second leg, which resulted in a 1-0 victory and an overall score of 2-1.

Raul Jiménez, who was reaching the conclusion of his loan agreement with Premier League team West Ham, skipped his flight to London on August 9, 2015, according to reports, and failed to show up for a physical. Some sources claim that his agent, Jorge Mendes, has advised him to reject the transfer and prefers a switch to Benfica of the Primeira Liga.

Raul Jiménez signed a five-year contract to join Portuguese champions Benfica on August 13, 2015. Raul Jiménez was acquired by Benfica for 9.836 million euros, although in addition to the transfer money, there was also an undetermined amount paid in agency and signing fees. 9.836 million euros may be broken down as follows: 1 million euros for transfer fees; 3 million euros; and 50% of the player’s economic rights.

Raul Jiménez was given on loan by Benfica to Wolverhampton Wanderers, a newly promoted Premier League team, for 3 million euros with a 38 million euro buyback clause on June 12, 2018, on a season-long loan. He reportedly extended his Benfica contract to June 2021 before being loaned away, according to a report on June 29.

On July 22, at the H-Hotels Cup semifinal against VfL Bochum, Raul Jiménez made his unofficial team debut. This was the first time after a perfect conversion rate that he failed to convert a penalty. Raul Jiménez scored the equalizing goal for Wolves on August 11 to win the home club a 2-2 draw with visiting Everton on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. This marked Jiménez’s competitive debut for Wolves. Raul Jiménez scored the lone goal in a victory over Burnley on September 16.

On August 20, 2022, Raul Jiménez made his Premier League debut for Wolves in a 1-0 away loss to Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He entered the game as a second-half substitute. He had been out for several weeks due to knee and groin injuries sustained in a preseason game, which prevented him from playing for Wolves in the opening two Premier League games.

On August 23, 2022, Raul Jiménez played in his first game for Wolves of the 2022–23 campaign, a 2-1 victory over Preston North End at Molineux in the EFL Cup. He also scored his first goal for Wolves in the ninth minute of that game.

Raul Jiménez was signed by Premier League team Fulham on July 25, 2023, on a two-year deal with a further year’s option. According to reports, the transfer cost was £5.5 million, or roughly €6.4 million. After Carlos Salcido, who joined the team in 2010, he became the second Mexican football player to play for Fulham. In the opening round of the Premier League, Raul Jiménez started and made his official debut in the 0-1 away victory over Everton F.C.

Raul Jiménez is a striker who is renowned for his physicality in the penalty area, ability to stall play, and aerial skills that enable him to make long passes or bring the ball down and tuck it in under defenders. He has been referred to as a “complete player” in addition to being a “traditional number nine” despite his size. His style of play has been compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovi’s. He is renowned for having a good penalty conversion rate as well.

Where is Raúl Jiménez from?

From Tepeji, one of Hidalgo’s 84 municipalities in central-eastern Mexico, Raul Jimenez hails. The town is well-known for its valley scenery, which includes beautiful natural features like the enormous Lake Requena, which is encircled by high hills.

How old is Raúl Jiménez?

Raul Jimenez, who was born on May 5, 1991, is 32 years old.

Why is Raúl Jiménez famous?

Raul Jiménez is well-known for his physicality in the box, his ability to stall play, and his aerial prowess, which enable him to make long passes or bring the ball down and occupy opponents.

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