Oribe Peralta

An athlete is truly loved if he equates his character to his skilled gameplay, and the Mexican footballer Oribe Peralta is one of the best examples to read it up. The footballer is a wine that gets better with age and turns more classic with perfect integrity.

The very player is currently a forward professional for Liga MX club Guadalajara, who first started with Morelia in 2003.

Furthermore, the footballer has played for teams as León, Monterrey, Santos Laguna, Chiapas, and América.

In almost every game, Peralta gives out consistent in his games, marking his dominant authority, where he has been featured in the international field commencing through his debut in 2005.

Similarly, the games he featured at the international level are the 2011 Pan American Games, the 2012 Olympic football tournament, the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Copa America Centenario, 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2018 FIFA World Cup, and 2018 World Cup.

Quick Facts

Full Name Oribe Peralta Morones
Date of Birth 12 January 1984
Birth Place Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Nick Name Brush, Hermoso, Cepillo
Religion Catholic
Nationality Mexican
Ethnicity Latino
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Age 38 Years Old
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 73 kg (160.93 lb)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Miguel Angel Peralta Ruelas
Mother’s Name Julieta Morones de Peralta
Siblings Four younger siblings (names unknown except od one named Obed Peralta)
Education Unknown
Marital Status Married
Wife Monica Quintana
Kids A son, Diego Peralta, and a daughter, Romina Peralta
Profession Football Player
Position Forward
Affiliations Morelia (2003)
León (2003-2004)
Monterrey (2004-2006)
Guadalajara (2005)
Santos Laguna (2006-2014)
Chiapas (2008-2009)
América (2014-2019)
Guadalajara (2019-present)
Active Years 2003-present
Net Worth $9 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update July, 2022

Body Dimensions

Peralta is a fit, athletic man who stands 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) tall and weighs 73 kg (160.93 lb). He also has a square face with a defined jawline.

He has dark brown eyes, black short hair, and a beard to go with it.

Early Years of Oribe Peralta

Peralta’s parents, Miguel Angel Peralta Ruelas and Julieta Morones de Peralta, welcomed him into the world on January 12, 1984, under the Capricorn horoscope.

Additionally, even though Oribe was the oldest, he grew up alongside his other three siblings. Due to their father’s meager earnings from a metal rod manufacturer, their family was destitute.

Peralta also spent his formative years in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, where he first developed a passion for football.

Peralta also plays the saxophone well, but his passion for football was unquenchable. In spite of the fact that he couldn’t begin in a club or team, he nevertheless made progress in that direction.

Oribe Peralta | Career as an Amateur

After that, his first structured team arrived when he was 13 years old in Los Vagos. He also played for La Partida versus the other Municipalities in Torreon during his senior year of high school in 1998.

Meanwhile, Peralta’s father encouraged him to pursue his goal, and for training, he used to run through La Partida’s parking lots.

As a young man with aspirational goals, he had made a promise to his father that if he advanced to join the CESIFUT (Synergy Center of Football) in Lerdo, Durango, he would make it till the World Cup of Brazil.

He had finished elementary school and was enrolled in high school at the time, and his mother did not want him to discontinue his studies.

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Similar to how he scored twice in the exhibition game against CESIFUT, he ended up with shattered tibia and fibula, which prevented him from playing football for a year.

His biggest obstacle came from the catastrophe itself, which rendered him immobilized for a whole year. He did, however, return to the field after recovering for weeks and days.

Even with them, his voyage was still lengthy, and as a result, he occasionally considered abandoning up and working a regular job to support his family.

He was fortunate enough to always get the answer “No” from his father, who had managed to provide enough money for the family so that Peralta may pursue his aspirations.

He eventually joined Alacranes de Durango, a professional team in the Liga Premier de México, after a series of trials and errors.

In the meantime, Oscar Ruggeri, the head coach of C.D. Guadalajara, was drawn to him because of his unique hairdo, earning him the moniker “The Brush.”

He therefore took the first step toward his club career when Rubén Omar Romano, the manager, suggested that he give the Monarcas Morelia a shot.

Monarcas Morelia – Oribe Peralta | Club Career

Peralta played for the team just briefly after making his debut on February 22, 2003. In the second half of his league debut against Club América, he played as a replacement and helped the team lose 1-2.

In a similar vein, he also played against Cruz Azul during his rookie campaign.

As a result, Paltera had no games for the next two seasons and was therefore hired by León in the second level.

He so played in the Clausura tournament for this club in 2004 after making 33 additional appearances and scoring 10 goals; he ultimately won the competition.


Afterward, as Peralta moved towards the Monterrey, he played with them for the two seasons. He also played in his first game for the team against UANL in the second half, which they defeated 2-6.

Furthermore, impressed with him, Ricardo La Volp gave him an opportunity to participate for the Mexican national team in March 2005 against Argentina; nonetheless, he struggled to fulfill the chance and faith given upon him.

Along his journey, he made it to the first division, where he recorded his first goal as a replacement against the team Cruz Azul.

Therewith, he took the game by the storm of win with 3–0. Overall, his primary season ended with five goals in 22 matches as they went on to the finals but, tragically, lost to UNAM.

Moving much farther to the next season, he again played as a substitute playing four games in total as he scored the second goal of the season against the Puebla.

Altogether, towards the end of the season, he had managed to score two goals in 22 matches since the playing time for him was limited.


Peralta could appear for the Guadalajara for only a short period of four matches as he was loaned to them. In truth, he was only offered as a reinforcement for the 2005 Copa Libertadores competition, where he was unable to score any goals.

Santos Laguna

For the season of 2006, he connected with the Santos Laguna, where he made his foremost appearance against his former club, Monterrey. By the end of the season, he had played 17 totals matches where he had 9 goals and 7 assists.


Like before, Santos Laguna loaned Peralta to the Chiapas, where his career was short-lived as he only had a one-year commitment to Jaguares for the Clausura competition. In the brief term of one year, he made 35 appearances, where he tallied 12 goals.

Santos Laguna (Return)

As Peralta returned to the team Santos Laguna, he made his move towards his real breakthrough in 2010. Right then, he started marking his name for both the club and the country as he shined as Santos Laguna’s main striker.

At the same moment, he featured in 225 games while scoring 82 goals and also earning the Clausura 2008 and 2012 championships.

In the interval of two years, Peralta successfully led Santos Laguna towards the CONCACAF Champions League’s finals. In the 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League, he stood Santos Laguna against Monterrey by appearing in a total of 8 games with 7 goals.

The same year, Peralta claimed the title of the top scorer of the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League.

Following it in 2013, during the same occasion, he took home the title of the CONCACAF Player of the Year. Furthermore, during his last gameplay with the club before leaving to Club América, he played the match against Veracruz on 26 April 2014.

They won the match with a 2-1 lead, and lastly, he played in Estadio Corona in a 4–2 win against Pachuca.


Peralta joined the Club América on 13 May 2014, as America paid US$10 million to Santos Laguna and an annual salary of US$2.5 million for Peralta.

Right after that, he made his debut against Leon on 19 July, which came as a 2-1 win, but his first goal for the club only occurred on August 2.

It happened during a match against the Puebla at the Estadio Cuauhtémoc, which was also bagged as a 4–0 triumph.

The complete league title was scored by Peralta for the team on December 14 against the Tigres UANL. He had the third and final score during the game in an aggregate score of 3-1.

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Two years later, in the same Apertura tournament, Peralta struck his first career hattrick on 23 July in a 3–1 victory over Toluca. Following it, at the Summer Olympics versus Cruz Azul, he suffered an injury.

After his rehabilitation, he stood as the team captain since Rubens Sambueza (Captain) and Moisés Muñoz (Vice-captain) left the club. Right then, he was also crowned the club’s leading scorer with eight goals.

Additionally, he recorded his half-century on 15 September 2017 during a 1–1 draw match versus Tijuana. Nearly a year later, on May 26, 2018, Peralta had his second Liga MX title against Cruz Azul with a 2–0 triumph at the Estadio Azteca.

Guadalajara (Return)

In 2019, Peralta signed a permanent two-year contract with the Guadalaraja, extending to the third year. Hence, the club’s first win came on October 1 against the Correcaminos UAT as they triumphed 2-0.

Similarly, Peralta’s foremost score of the league only came on 31 January 2020, as they faced Atlético San Luis and concluded in a 2-2 stalemate.

Additional Information: Unfortunately, the player also tested positive with COVID-19 amid its Pandemic in Mexico on July 29, 2020.

Oribe Peralta | International Career\sMexico U-23\s2011 Pan American Games

Peralta has his own time for his prime career; nonetheless, he is humble as ever and has covered certain milestones.

For the first time, he had his international participation in 2011 as coach Luis Fernando Tena selected him for the 2011 Pan American Games.

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Oribe effectively turned his first encounter into Mexico’s triumph, shining as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals.

On the one hand, his foremost goal was on October 19 with a 2–1 win against Ecuador, followed by the score in the match against Trinidad and Tobago (1-1 tie) (1-1 draw).

On the other hand, his other goal came in the encounter against Uruguay (5-2 win),  a hat-trick against Costa Rica, and finally, against Argentina (1-0 win) (1-0 win).

2012 Summer Olympics

The next year, he featured in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London under coach  Luis Fernando Tena.

Similarly, this year, he stunned everyone when he advanced Mexico for another gold medal. At first, he played against Japan, which came as a 3-1 triumph following his score in the 65th minute.

Following it, for his last round, they met Brazil, where he scored in the first 29 seconds and the 75th minute concluding the match with a 2-1 triumph.

Therewith, he set the record for recording the Olympics’ fastest goal and in any FIFA tournament final. By the end of the event, he was the tournament’s third-best goal scorer and Mexico’s top-scorer with four goals.

2016 Summer Olympics

The next Summer Olympics he featured in as a captain was of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the event, he appeared in the match against Germany (2-2 draw); however, he could not play more due to his fractured nose against Fiji.

Mexico National Team

It is not that Oribe Peralta debuted late in the national team as he was in as a substitute right from the year 2005; yet, he was waiting patiently to get his hard effort to turn into eventual work.

The start occurred in the 2011 Copa América at the age of 22; nonetheless, it was only a reserve, providing him minimal gameplay.

Years after, he formally managed to starr in the national team against the United States on 10 August 2011, which stood as a 1-1 draw match. On 8 May 2014, Peralta partook in the  2014 FIFA World Cup under coach Miguel Herrera.

In the whole event, he could only score a solitary goal against Cameroon after 61 minutes on 13 June.

Advancing forward, his maiden hat-trick in the national squad came against Cuba in the  2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Following it was his national team retirement following the game in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Oribe Peralta | Gameplay Style, Honors, and Awards

Peralta is noted for his excellent consistency in his gameplay; nonetheless, sometimes regarded as the ‘late bloomer.’ Having saying this, he rocks an aerial game and is a fantastic passer.

Club Honors


  • Primera División A: Clausura 2004

Santos Laguna

  • Primera División: Clausura 2008 & 2012


  • Liga MX: Apertura 2014 & 2018
  • Copa MX: Clausura 2019
  • CONCACAF Champions League: 2014–15 & 2015–16

International Honors

Mexico Olympic

  • Pan American Games: 2011
  • Summer Olympics: 2012


  • CONCACAF Gold Cup: 2015
  • CONCACAF Cup: 2015

Individual Awards

  • Pan American Games Golden Boot: 2011
  • Mexican Primera División Forward of the Tournament: Apertura 2011 & Clausura 2012
  • CONCACAF Champions League Golden Ball: 2011–12
  • Mexican Primera División Golden Ball: Clausura 2012
  • CONCACAF Champions League Golden Boot: 2011–12 & 2014–15
  • CONCACAF Player of the Year: 2013

Net Worth

As of 2020, Peralta is estimated to have a net worth of $9 million. Before, he also stood as the most expensive player in Mexico who has an annual income of $2.9 million annually.

Furthermore, he is also sponsored by German sportswear manufacturer Puma.

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Oribe Peralta | Love Life & Social Media

Peralta is a happily married man with his loving wife, Monica Quintana, since 2004. The duo has two beautiful kids named Diego Peralta and Romina Peralta. His wife is Peralta’s one of the biggest supporters as she is present in every single game.

Instagram handle @oribepm
Twitter handle @OribePeralta

Oribe Peralta FAQs

What is the favorite food of Oribe Peralta?

Oribe Peralta’s favorite food is flour tortillas and potatoes with chili. El Cepillo means ‘the brush,’ Oribe Peralta was nicknamed such due to his hairstyle back in the time.

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