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Xavier Báez

XAVIER BÁEZ

MIDFIELDER

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Date of Birth: 7/22/1987
Hometown: Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Height: 5-9
Weight: 149
Position: Midfielder
Country: Mexico
Last Club: Club Necaxa (Mexico)

Biography

Báez spent 11 seasons with four clubs in Liga MX, the top division of the Mexican football system, including six seasons with Club Deportivo Guadalajara. In 205 matches with Chivas, the defensive midfielder scored 11 goals and registered 16 assists.

The native of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico spent his youth career with the C.D. Guadalajara Reserves and Academy before moving to the Chivas senior club in 2007. While with Chivas, Báez was a member of the 2009 InterLiga Championship team and the 2010 Copa Libertadores de América runner-up squad.

After a loan to Deportivo Toluca FC in 2013, he moved to Cruz Azul for the 2014-15 season, helping the club to a fourth-place result in the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco, before starting a two-year run with Club Necaxa in 2016. In 350 career matches, Báez has netted 12 goals with 23 assists.

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