Who is Uriel Antuna?

Uriel Antuna is a renowned Mexican athlete. A professional footballer, Uriel Antuna is a winger for Liga MX club Cruz Azul and the Mexican national team. In his early football career, Uriel Antuna acquired his skills from the Santos Laguna Academy, and the footballer made his Liga MX debut for the senior team in 2017.

Uriel Antuna Biography
Uriel Antuna Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameUriel Antuna
BirthdayAugust 21, 1997
Sun signLeo
Age 25 years old
TraitsPositive- Competitive, adventurous, and brave
Negative- Impatient, arrogant, and stubborn
BirthplaceGómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
NationalityMexican
ReligionChristian
EthnicityMixed
GenderMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Height5 feet 9 inches
EyesDark brown
HairBlack
ParentsCarlos Antuna (father)
Berta Alicia Romero (mother)
Marital statusMarried
SpousePenelope Garcia
ChildrenBruno Antuna Garcia (son)
Profession Professional football player
Net WorthUSD 1 million
Social mediaInstagram
Twitter

Fun Facts

  1. Uriel Antuna is a professional football player hailing from Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. 
  2. He plays as a winger for Liga MX club Cruz Azul and the Mexico national team. Antuna  joined LA Galaxy in 2019 on loan from Manchester City F.C. 
  3. Uriel scored his first-ever hat-trick in the opening match of the 2019 Gold Cup with the Mexican football team.
  4. Antuna was a part of the Mexican football team that participated in the 2020 Summer Olympic in which the Mexican Olympic team won the bronze medal.  
  5. He got married to Penelope “Penny” Garcia in May 2018. The couple shares a son named Bruno Antuna Garcia and is expecting the arrival of their daughter in 2022. 

Uriel Antuna Birthday and personality traits

Uriel Antuna was born on August 21, 1997. He was born in Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. 

Since Antuna was born on August 21, his sun sign is Leo. People having this sign are known for their competitive, adventurous, and brave nature. However, they also tend to be stubborn, impatient, and arrogant at times. 

Uriel Antuna Height and Appearance

Uriel Antuna is not just an exceptional talent on the football field, but the Durango native is also a handsome and charming young man. Standing tall at the height of 5 feet and 9 inches, Uriel is roughly 130 pounds. 

The star player has a lean and athletic physique through a healthy diet and an extremely rigorous exercise regimen. Likewise, Antuna has black-colored hair and dark brown eyes

Nationality, Religion, and Ethnicity

Since Uriel was born in Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico, he is a Mexican citizen and a follower of Christianity. Likewise, when it comes to his ethnic background, the footballer belongs to a mixed ethnic background. 

Early Life, Parents, and Upbringing

Born in Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico, Uriel Antuna is the son of Carlos Antuna and Berta Alicia Romero. From an early age, Antuna developed an interest in football. Luckily, both his parents encouraged him to follow his passion for football which eventually helped Antuna kickstart his career as a professional football player. 

With his parents’ encouragement, Uriel started playing football from a young age, and by the time he was in his teenage years, his football skills had improved tremendously. As a result of his dedication and hard work, at the age of 15, Antuna joined the Santos Laguna Youth Academy. 

Antuna started playing football in the U-15 category at the Santos Laguna Youth Academy. He later joined the  U-17 and U-20 teams. When Antuna was a player in the U-20 team, he made his debut in the Liga MX.

Uriel Antuna Career

Initial Club Career

After joining the Santos Laguna Youth Academy in 2012, Uriel joined the U-15 team. Later, Antuna successfully became a part of Santos Laguna Youth Academy’s U-17 and U-20 teams.

Antuna’s skills improved by miles after joining the Santos Laguna Youth Academy. His hard work was eventually appreciated in 2017 when José Manuel de la Torre, the first-team manager, promoted Uriel Antuna. On March 5, the Mexican footballer made his professional debut in the Liga MX.

He entered the field as a substitute. The game ended in a 2–1 loss to Pumas UNAM.

Uriel Antuna photo
Uriel Antuna photo

FC Groningen

Uriel Antuna’s big break came on July 12, 2017, when the Mexican star footballer joined Manchester City. Antuna joined the English club after signing a four-year contract via City Football Group. On August 9, following a two-year loan deal, Antuna joined Eredivisie club FC Groningen.

Uriel made his league debut against VVV-Venlo on September 10, 2017. Antuna appeared in the match as a substitute in a 1–1 draw.

LA Galaxy

The Mexican professional footballer joined LA Galaxy on loan for their 2019 season on January 29. On April 28, Antuna impacted the international football fans after scoring his first goal for LA Galaxy in their 2–1 victory over Real Salt Lake.

Antuna’s contract with Manchester City was extended in October, after which the English Club retained Antuna through 2022. When Antuna was still playing for LA Galaxy, he made 31 league appearances. 

The Mexican footballer made 6 goals and 5 assists. Portuguese club Benfica was also keen on signing him due to his exceptional performance. 

Guadalajara

Uriel Antuna joined Liga MX side Guadalajara on November 28, 2019. He made his first appearance with Guadalajara on January 11, 2020, after substituting for Isaác Brizuela in a 2–0 victory over Juárez. On September 5, Antuna scored his first goal with Chivas against Tigres UANL. The game ended in a 3–1 victory.

International Career

Mexico U-20

In preparations for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, Uriel Antuna was invited to join the Mexican U-20 national team camp. As a result, he took part in the tournament and scored a hat-trick during a classification stage match against El Salvador. This eventually led the Mexican team to win the match 6–1. As a result of his impressive performance, Antuna was included in the best XI of the tournament.

Likewise, Uriel Antuna participated in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The Mexican footballer appeared in all five matches. Unfortunately, in the quarter-finals, the Mexican team was eliminated by England. 

Mexico U-21

Uriel Antuna participated in the 2018 Toulon Tournament, appearing in all five matches. In the final, the Mexican team played against England, losing 2–1.

Mexico U-23

Antuna was included in the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship team. He scored three goals in his five appearances. Similarly, Antuna played a big role in helping Mexico win the competition.

Additionally, Antuna was included in the tournament’s Best XI. After being called up to participate in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Antuna and the Mexican Olympic team successfully returned the bronze medal. 

Mexican national team

The Mexican national team’s coach Juan Carlos Osorio suggested Uriel Antuna for the friendly matches against Belgium and Poland on November 3, 2017. The games took place in Mexico on November 10 and 13. However, Antuna did not play in either match.

After Uriel Antuna was included in Gerardo Martino’s preliminary list for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in May 2019, the player debuted on June 5, 2019, in a friendly match against Venezuela. Antuna entered the match in the 68th minute as a substitute for Roberto Alvarado.

Although initially Uriel was not included in the definite list for the Gold Cup, he was later made it to the list after Jorge Sánchez got injured in a friendly match against Ecuador. Antuna scored a hat-trick in Mexico’s opening match against Cuba. Likewise, he assisted in the team’s 7–0 rout. 

In addition, Antuna created history in the match against Cuba. He scored his first goal in the 2nd minute of the match, which became the fastest goal scored by Mexico in a Gold Cup tournament. Antuna played in every match and had a big role in helping Mexico win the tournament.

On November 19, Uriel Antuna scored the winning goal in injury time in Mexico’s final Nations League group stage match against Bermuda. His goal helped the Mexican team emerge victorious with a 2–1 win. Likewise, the win helped in maintaining Mexico’s perfect group-stage record.

Relationships and Dating History

Uriel Antuna is not just a talented footballer but is also a good-looking young man. Due to this, he has attracted quite a massive fan following, especially from the opposite sex. 

Uriel Antuna with his wife and son, Bruno
Uriel Antuna with his wife and son, Bruno

However, Antuna is a married man and remains committed to his wife Penelope “Penny” Garcia. The Mexican footballer tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Penelope, in May 2018 in an intimate ceremony. 

Despite already being married for almost four years, Antuna and Garcia still continue to be head over heels in love. Likewise, the professional football player is not afraid to express his love towards his wife on social media. 

Children

Uriel Antuna is not just a married man, but the Mexican footballer is also a father to a two-year-old child. Antuna and his wife Penelope Garcia welcomed their son, Bruno Antuna Garcia, on January 2, 2020. 

Net Worth and Lifestyle

As of 2022, Uriel Antuna has an estimated net worth of approximately USD 1 million. Antuna has amassed such an impressive net worth as a professional football player throughout his career. 

Likewise, he also makes a good deal of money through brand sponsorships. Owing to such impressive net worth, Uriel leads a luxurious lifestyle.

Antuna and his family can often be seen taking trips to exotic locales, and the Mexican footballer often makes extravagant purchases for himself and his wife, which he shares on social media. As Antuna’s career continues to advance further, there is no doubt that the professional athlete’s net worth will also grow in the coming days.

Social Media

Uriel Antuna Instagram 

On Instagram, Uriel Antuna is active under the username “urielantuna90“. The Mexican athlete has over 363k followers and around 605 followings. 

Antuna shares highlights of his professional football career and gives fans insights into his personal life on his Instagram account.

Uriel Antuna Twitter

Joined in September 2014, Uriel Antuna’s Twitter username is “AntunaUriel.” Antuna has over 69.5k Twitter followers. Similarly, he follows 183 other accounts on the social networking site.  

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