Julio César Domínguez

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Julio César Domínguez
Julio Domínguez 2012.jpg
Domínguez with Cruz Azul in 2012
Personal information
Full name Julio César Domínguez Juárez
Date of birth (1987-11-08) November 8, 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth Arriaga, Chiapas, Mexico
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Cruz Azul
Number 4
Youth career
2003–2006 Cruz Azul
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Cruz Azul 514 (15)
National team
2007 Mexico U20 11 (0)
2006 Mexico U23 5 (0)
2007– Mexico 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 January 2022
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2021

Julio César Domínguez Juárez (born 8 November 1987) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Liga MX club Cruz Azul and the Mexico national team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Cruz Azul[edit]

Isaac Mizrahi, impressed by Domínguez's performance in Cruz Azul's reserve team, allocated him for the first team in the final fixture of Clausura 2006.[2] At the age of 18, Domínguez made his debut on 29 April 2006 in a home match against Pachuca which resulted in a 3-2 win for Cruz Azul.[3]

Domínguez scored his first and second league goals on 14 November 2007 against Pachuca during the Apertura 2007 repechage.[4]

He has remained with Cruz Azul, having originally started as a pure centre-back, and he has proven his versatility with solid performances as a right-back and left-back.[5]

International career[edit]


He first started with the Mexico Under-20 national team. Domínguez was regarded as one of the brightest young defensive players that Mexico had.

He made his debut for the Mexico national team on 22 August 2007 in a friendly against Colombia.[6] After a five-year absence from the national team, Mexico national team manager Miguel Herrera called him up for friendlies against the national football teams of Honduras and Panama in 2014.[6] He would then be called up again against Netherlands and Belarus.

Domínguez was called up by Miguel Herrera for the 2015 Copa América, playing all 3 games against Ecuador, Chile and Bolivia.[6]

Domínguez was called up again in 2018 during Ricardo Ferretti's interim of the national team but did not see any playing time.[6]

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 16 November 2021[7]
National team Year Apps Goals
Mexico 2007 3 0
2009 2 0
2014 3 0
2015 8 0
2018 2 0
2021 4 0
Total 22 0


Cruz Azul


  1. ^ Julio César DomínguezLiga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Reséndiz, Mac (30 April 2021). "'Cata' Domínguez no es ídolo en Cruz Azul porque no es extranjero: Mizrahi". ESPN. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Cruz Azul felicita al Cata Domínguez por aniversario de su debut y afición lo destroza". Mediotiempo. 29 April 2021. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Mexico 2007/08". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Julio César Domínguez Juárez". LigaMX.net. LIGA BBVA Bancomer MX. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  6. ^ a b c d "What happened the last time "Cata" Domínguez played with the Mexican National Team". Today in 24. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  7. ^ Julio César Domínguez at National-Football-Teams.com

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