Luis Ernesto Michel

Luis Ernesto Michel Vergara ( born July 21, 1979 in Guadalajara, Jalisco ) is a Mexican football goalkeeper, nicknamed El Gato ( the cat ) was due to its excellent reflexes.



Michel played as a child and teenager in the youth teams of Chivas Guadalajara, in whose ranks he also gave his Erstligadebüt in an away game at CD Irapuato on 24 September 2003, the Chivas won 3-2.

However, because there was for the talented goalkeeper no chance to supplant the set to number one teammate Oswaldo Sánchez out of the gate, Michel was transferred to the league rivals Santos Laguna. Soon, however, Michel returned to Guadalajara and played for Chivas Coras often, a reserve team of Club Deportivo Guadalajara. Occasionally he came in the first team to use when Oswaldo Sánchez was the same for the national team in action. Since his departure to Santos Laguna in January 2007, Michel goalkeeper of his longtime club Chivas Guadalajara and since 11 January 2010, he also serves as team captain.


Luis Ernesto Michel made ​​his international debut for the Mexican national football team in a friendly match against New Zealand (2-0) on March 3, 2010. His fourth and so far last match he graduated on May 30, 2010 in a ausgetragegen in Germany friendly against Gambia, the Mexico won with 5:1 and in the Michel suffered his first goal in an international match. Michel also belonged to the squad of Mexico at the 2010 World Cup, but did not play.