Uriel Antuna is a football player who plays in the Mexico Football League’s top professional division Liga MX.
He currently plays for the professional football club called Club Deportivo Guadalajara S.A. de C.V., also known as Guadalajara. The football club’s popular nickname is Chivas or Las Chivas.
Guadalajara does not accept international players and is the only club in the Mexico League to do so.
The team is continuously focused on giving their national players a chance and helping nourish and grow their talent. The Chivas player is on loan to the L.A. Galaxy by Manchester City. He plays midfielder for the Galaxy.
Besides Chivas and L.A. Galaxy, the football player has also played in Santos Laguna and Groningen.
Being only 23 years old, Antuna-Romero has a net worth of over $1 million. Moreover, he also quite recently became the father of an adorable son named Bruno.
Moreover, the Chivas serves as a midfielder to the Mexico National Team from 2017. He is still a part of the national team and has helped assist wins for Mexico in the FIFA under 20 World Cup.
Besides that, he has also represented his country along with the team in many other tournaments.
Let’s look at some quick facts about the football player before diving into his life details.
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Quick Facts about Uriel Antuna
|Full Name||Carlos Uriel Antuna Romero|
|Birth Date||August 21, 1997|
|Birth Place||Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico|
|Father’s Name||Carlos Antuna|
|Mother’s Name||Berta Alicia Romero|
|Age||25 Years Old|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Kids||Bruno Antuna Garcia|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch of Guadalajara||Jersey, Other Gears|
|Last Update||September, 2022|
Uriel Antuna | Early Life, Family, And Education
Uriel Antuna was born in Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico, to Carlos Antuna and Berta Alicia Romero. The Mexico born professional player loved the game since he was tiny. Moreover, his parents were equally supportive of his decision to play and never missed a single game.
The athlete was inspired to play the game by numerous professional footballers and grew up to love it and eventually make a career. When he was just 15 years old, he joined the Santos Laguna Youth Academy. Subsequently, the player was in the under-15 category there.
He gained a lot of fame and attention while in the academy. After reaching the under-17 and then an under-20 category, he made his first professional appearance in the Liga MX.
Uriel Antuna | Age, Weight, And Height
The Chivas recently turned 23 years old on August 21, 2020. He weighs about 130lbs that is roughly around 59 kgs and is 6 feet 3 inches high.
Uriel Antuna | Professional Football Career
Playing Career With Santos Laguna
The footballer started his football career with Liga MX Clausura champions, Santos Laguna, when he was just 15 years old. He then went on in the under-15, under-17, and under-20 category.
In 2017, the Laguna’s manager promoted Uriel and played in the Liga MX as a professional player. However, the game resulted in a loss to a Mexico City-based club Pumas UNAM.
Playing Career With FC Groningen
In 2017 the 23-year-old signed a four-year contract with English football club Manchester City who play in the Premier League. After that, he joined the Eredivisie League, which is the most significant professional football club. He signed a two-year contract on loan with the club F.C. Groningen.
He made a debut as a Groningen in a game against VVV-Venlo. However, his playtime in the team was limited, and he could not show his true potential while in the league.
Playing Career With LA Galaxy
After the two year contract, Uriel joined the L.A. Galaxy of Major League Soccer on loan and played in the 2019 season. He proved valuable to the team, and the L.A. Galaxy was lucky to have him.
In an interview, he said he somewhat felt at home, and as there are Spanish players in the team, he feels free to talk in his native language. Also, the Mexican player ended up starting two playoffs and 29 games in the regular season. On top of that, he scored six goals and provided five assists.
While there were rumors of a permanent position in the team, he decided to return to his hometown and join the Chivas. The LA Galaxy respected his decision and thanked him for giving his best.
Playing Career With Guadalajara
In November of 2019, the former Laguna joined the top football division in the Mexico Football League, known as Guadalajara or Chivas. The Mexico team was proud to have him playing with them.
He made his debut by serving as a substitute for a fellow winger in a game against Juárez, where Chivas won. Moreover, he scored his first goal in a win against Tigres UANL.
Playing Career In The Under-20 And Under-21 Category
In 2017, Antuna received an invitation to join the U-20 national team to play in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship. In a win against El Salvador, he scored a hat-trick and was even the best XI of the tournament. Moreover, he also played for Mexico in the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
The Chivas also accompanied the Mexico National Team in 2018 in the under 21 category.
Playing Career In The Mexico National Team
In 2019, he appeared in a friendly match against Venezuela as a substitute in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
THE WINGER WAS IN EVERY GAME IN THE TOURNAMENT AND HELPED ASSIST MEXICO WITH A WIN IN THE GOLD CUP.
Uriel Antuna | Chivas Jersey
Here’s a picture of Uriel Antuna wearing his Chivas jersey:
Uriel Antuna | Marriage And Kids
The Manchester City player is married to his girlfriend Penelope “Penny” Garcia. The now husband and wife dated for a long time before tying the knots.
In May of 2018, the couple got married privately and, as of 2020, have celebrated two marriage anniversaries. Also, they welcomed a beautiful baby boy named Bruno Antuna Garcia in January of 2020.
The midfielder considers his wife his biggest motivation and his inspiration to do better every day. He continually shares and celebrates her existence in his life by sharing their beautiful moments on social media.
In May, the footballer wished his wife her first Mother’s day and thanked her for being the best wife and the best mother to his son. He claims Penny to be the source of his strength and hard work. The duo travels to many countries and cities together.
Uriel Antuna | Net Worth And Salary
Antuna’s specific net worth is not available yet, but a regular player in the Liga Mx earns about a million to two million dollars. The Guadalajara reportedly has a net worth of over $1 million.
On top of that, he earns $171,951 from Chivas and has signed a contract that will last till 2023. The details of the deal are covert. Also, he earned about $420,000 from his previous club L.A. Galaxy.
Moreover, his market value is relatively high, and he earns pretty well from endorsements and sponsorships. The player owns a beautiful house and few possessions in Mexico. It is safe to assume that he leads a comfortable life.
Uriel Antuna | Covid-19 Infection
Uriel was one of the five people, including the coach of Chivas, who tested positive for the coronavirus. Antuna was initially asymptomatic, as shared by the Chivas team when he arrived from Mexico City.
However, his wife reported that he wasn’t feeling too well and had a temperature, so the doctors suggested he skip training and rest.
SHORTLY AFTER THAT, URIEL WAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS IN JULY OF 2020.
His wife, Penelope Garcia, shared a video of the football player struggling with the virus attacking his body. She reported he had an uncontrollable high fever, trembles, and fatigue, which was surprising for her as he usually does not get sick.
Nevertheless, the video gathered many controversies as the Chivas had previously reported that he was asymptomatic, but his wife posted a video where he was suffering. However, the player cleared the air by stating that particular nights were quite rough compared to others.
Uriel Antuna | Social Media Presence
The 23-year-old is on Instagram, with more than 270 thousand followers. He is quite active in his account and always shares pictures of himself on the football field with his teammates.
On top of that, he posts a lot about his wife, newborn son, and expresses his gratitude towards them.
Antuna is also on Twitter since 2014, with over 57 thousand followers. He tweets mostly about his team, games, and football. The Chivas also admire the midfielder’s effort and hard work for the team and express it on their Twitter.
Besides that, the athlete also has a Youtube vlogging channel with his wife. They have almost 90 thousand subscribers and have posted 21 videos till now.
The family of three aren’t daily vloggers but share bits and pieces of their life. Penny and Uriel announced their pregnancy and shared their gender reveal result in Youtube videos.
Moreover, they have done videos from baby clothes haul to gynecologist visits. Aso, they did their son’s face reveal on Youtube too.
Penny recently shared Uriels’s struggle with the coronavirus and opened up about their positive test. However, as of now, the family is in recovery.