Pedro Pineda

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Pedro Pineda
Personal information
Full name Pedro Pineda Deras
Date of birth (1971-11-30) November 30, 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1991 AC Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 CD Guadalajara
1992–1995 Club América
1995–1996 Toros Neza
1996–1997 Club América
1997–1998 Necaxa
1999 Atlante
1999 Monterrey
2000 Cruz Azul
2000–2001 Pachuca
2001 La Piedad
2002–2004 Atlante
2003 CF Puebla
National team
1991 Mexico U-20 5 (4)
1992 Mexico / Mexico Olympic team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pedro Pineda (born November 30, 1971 in Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico) is a retired professional footballer from Mexico. He played as a forward during his career. He was a member of the Mexico national football team competing at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Pineda was one of the first Mexican football players to join a Serie A club, which was AC Milan in 1991.[1] He was signed by the club after the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1991. After an unsuccessful stint in Milan, where he played a few league games despite his five-year contract, he returned to Mexico where he played for a number of teams in the Mexican 1st Division. He made his debut for Chivas Guadalajara in the 1991-1992 season at the age of 19.

A well-traveled player, Pineda represented nine different clubs in the Mexican top flight, some more than once. Perhaps his best year came in 1998, when he scored 11 goals in both the Verano and Invierno tournaments. In that year, he played for Necaxa as the team finished second in the Verano competition and won the Invierno tournament. Pineda also helped Pachuca to a runner-up finish in the Verano 2001 championship.

His last job was related to Mexican football. He coached Lerma in third Mexican professional football league.


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