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6Gerardo Torrado

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Date of Birth: 04/30/1979
  • Age: 37
  • Country: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Weight: 161 lbs
  • Height: 5.9'

Legendary Mexican midfielder Gerardo Torrado confirmed his return to Indy Eleven for a second season upon officially re-signing with “Indiana’s Team” on January 26. 2017. "El Borrego" became the 12th player committed to the Indy Eleven roster for 2017, and the 11th returning from the 2016 squad that captured the NASL Spring Season title and appeared in The Championship Final last November.

Speculation regarding the American club destination of the longtime Mexican international ended on June 8, 2016, when Indy Eleven added the longtime Cruz Azul captain to its roster for the 2016 Fall Season. After joining the “Boys in Blue,” the now 37-year-old Torrado notched one assist across 1,084 minutes of regular season and playoff action, including a 75-minute stint in the Final at the New York Cosmos.

2016 Statistics
NASL Regular Season:  16 GP/10 GS  |  1009  |  0G/1A
The Championship:  2 GP/0 GS  |  90 MIN  |  0G/0A
US Open Cup: Did not play
TOTAL:  18 GP/10 GS  |  1,099 MIN  |  0G/1A

The hard-nosed midfielder was a stalwart for the Mexican National Team during his 15 years of service at the senior level from 1999-2013, his 146 “caps” tied with his comtemporary Pavel Pardo for the second-most in the nation’s history. The 37-year-old Torrado appeared in 11 of Mexico’s 12 matches across the 2002, 2006 & 2010 FIFA World Cups, starting 10 games, scoring once (2002 Group Stage, game-winner in 2-1 triumph over Ecuador) and serving as vice-captain during the 2010 tournament.

Torrado also brings nearly 20 years of top-level club experience between his playing days with Liga MX (Primera Division) squads UNAM Pumas, where he began his career from 1997-2000, and Cruz Azul (2005-2016), in between performing for four clubs across Spain (Tenerife, Polo Ejido, Sevilla and Racing Santander). One year after joining Cruz Azul in 2005, “el borrego” would become the captain of the Mexican City powerhouse squad, leading “los Cementaros” to both the 2014 CONCACAF Champions League and 2013 Copa MX titles in addition to four other Liga MX finals appearances. 

 

Torrado upon signing with Indy Eleven (June 2016): “I am thrilled to begin this new adventure as a soccer player. I am sure that with my teammates, the club and the great fan base of Indiana, we will achieve great things. I want to thank the leadership of the team - Peter Wilt, Tim Hankinson and Jeff Belskus – and Pepe Galvan for advising me during my career.”

Indy Eleven owner Ersal Ozdemir on Torrado: “The addition of Gerardo Torrado is a significant step towards achieving our club’s goals of winning a championship in 2016 and building our growing club’s reputation across the American and global soccer landscapes. Indianapolis is the greatest sports city in the country, and in Gerardo we are getting a great player and an even better person that we cannot wait for our supporters and the community to embrace.”

Indy Eleven head coach Tim Hankinson on Torrado's addition to Indiana's Team: “Players possessing Gerardo Torrado’s experience and quality, both at the club and international levels, are few and far between. I give our club’s leadership – especially (General Manager) Peter Wilt, who headed our negotiations in recent weeks – tremendous credit for seizing this opportunity to make our team stronger on the field and in the locker room. Gerardo is fit and ready to contribute and has the personality and professional attitude that will allow him to blend right into what has become a tight-knit roster over the last few months.”

Hankinson upon Torrado's re-signing (Jan. 2017): “Gerardo’s experience in the game is unmatched by any player in the NASL, and every teammate will gain from his calm on the ball and his knowledge of situational play. Having Gerardo around for a full preseason will allow him to provide an even greater impact starting with the Spring Season and lasting throughout the year.”


REGULAR SEASON CAREER STATS

Year Team GP GS SI SO Min G A Sh Y R
2017 Indy Eleven 5 5 0 0 450 0 0 2 0 0
2016 Indy Eleven 16 10 6 0 1009 0 1 7 3 0
TOTAL 21 15 6 0 1459 0 1 9 3 0

POST SEASON CAREER STATS

Year Team GP GS SI SO Min G A Sh Y R
2016 Indy Eleven 2 0 2 0 90 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 2 0 2 0 90 0 0 1 0 0

GAME APPEARANCES

Date Type Match Result Appear Min G A Sh Y R
04/22/2017 Regular Season IND v SFD D 0 - 0 Start 90 0 0 2 0 0
04/08/2017 Regular Season PRFC v IND D 1 - 1 Start 90 0 0 0 0 0
04/01/2017 Regular Season IND v PRFC D 3 - 3 Start 90 0 0 0 0 0
03/25/2017 Regular Season SFD v IND D 1 - 1 Start 90 0 0 0 0 0
03/25/2017 Regular Season SFD v IND D 1 - 1 Start 90 0 0 0 0 0
11/13/2016 The Championship NYC v IND D 0 - 0 Sub In 75 0 0 1 0 0
11/05/2016 The Championship IND v FCE W 1 - 0 Sub In 15 0 0 0 0 0
10/30/2016 Regular Season OKC v IND L 2 - 1 Sub In 28 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2016 Regular Season TBR v IND W 2 - 3 Sub In 25 0 1 0 0 0
10/02/2016 Regular Season FCE v IND L 2 - 1 Start 61 0 0 0 0 0
09/24/2016 Regular Season IND v NYC W 3 - 0 Start 90 0 0 0 0 0
09/17/2016 Regular Season IND v MIA W 2 - 1 Start 90 0 0 0 0 0
09/10/2016 Regular Season FTL v IND L 2 - 1 Start 90 0 0 2 1 0
09/03/2016 Regular Season IND v TBR D 1 - 1 Sub In 28 0 0 0 1 0
08/31/2016 Regular Season NYC v IND L 3 - 0 Start 90 0 0 0 0 0
08/28/2016 Regular Season OTT v IND D 1 - 1 Sub In 26 0 0 0 0 0
08/20/2016 Regular Season NCFC v IND L 3 - 2 Start 90 0 0 1 0 0
08/13/2016 Regular Season IND v OKC W 2 - 1 Start 90 0 0 1 0 0
08/06/2016 Regular Season IND v OTT W 1 - 0 Start 90 0 0 1 0 0
08/03/2016 Regular Season IND v JAX W 5 - 2 Sub In 27 0 0 0 0 0
07/30/2016 Regular Season MIA v IND L 2 - 1 Start 80 0 0 0 1 0
07/23/2016 Regular Season IND v FCE W 1 - 0 Start 59 0 0 0 0 0
07/16/2016 Regular Season MNU v IND L 2 - 0 Sub In 45 0 0 2 0 0

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