Efraín Juárez Valdez is a Mexican right back. Efraín was born on 22 February 1988 in Mexico City. The 13-year-old footballer joined Pumas de la UNAM where he spent the next five years. In 2006 Efraín was invited to Spanish side Barcelona, but he didn’t manage to establish himself within the squad. In 2008 Juárez returned to Mexico to start his professional career in Pumas.
Soon Juárez became one of the key defenders of the team with which he celebrated the victoty in the Liga MX in 2009. In 2010 Efraín signed for Scottish outfit Celtic. However the Mexican footballer rarely earned a place in the starting eleven. In 2011 he was on loan to Zaragoza, and in 2012 Juárez penned a contract with Mexican club América.
In 2005 Efraín Juárez made his debut for the Mexico national U-17 football team. In 2007 he was first called up to the Mexico national U-20 team, and in 2009 the defender became part of the senior side. In 2009 and 2011 Juárez won the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
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