The Mexican International Joins Sporting On A Club-Record Transfer Fee
The twenty eight year old led Mexico’s top division with 12 goals in 2019 Apertura season – now Designated Player in a transfer to Sporting KC from C.D. Guadalajara (Mexico).
Sporting Kansas City has acquired Mexican striker Alan Pulido as a Designated Player on a club-record transfer fee from C.D. Guadalajara.
Pulido joins the team through 2023 and will occupy an international spot on Sporting’s roster.
We are very excited to add Alan Pulido to our roster ahead of the new season. He is a winner, has a terrific work rate and embodies all of the attributes we value at our club.Peter Vermes – Sporting Director
Pulido has scored over 100 combined goals for club and country during a decorated career highlighted by five domestic championships, the 2018 Concacaf Champions League title and 13 caps for the Mexico Men’s National Team. The striker joins Sporting after finishing atop the Liga MX scoring charts with 12 goals for C.D. Guadalajara in the 2019 Apertura season this fall.
At the international level, Pulido has scored five goals for Mexico’s senior team and was part of the El Tri squad at the 2011 Copa America and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He also led the Mexico U-23s to the 2012 Concacaf Olympic Qualifying.
Alan Pulido (AH-lahn poo-LEE-dough)
Born: 3/8/1991 (28 years old)
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hometown: Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
Birthplace: Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
Former Club: C.D. Guadalajara (Mexico)
Alan Pulido – Club Honors
- 2009 North American SuperLiga winner (Tigres)
- Two-time Liga MX champion (2011 Apertura, Tigres; 2017 Clausura, Guadalajara)
- Two-time Copa MX champion (2014 Clausura, Tigres; 2017 Clausura, Guadalajara)
- 2015-16 Super League Greece champion (Olympiacos)
- 2018 Concacaf Champions League winner (Guadalajara)
Alan Pulido – Mexican National Team
- 2011 Concacaf U-20 Championship winner
- 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup Third Place
- 2011 Copa America squad
- 2012 Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Tournament champion (U-23s)
- 2012 Toulon Tournament Champion (U-23s)
- 2014 FIFA World Cup squad
Alan Pulido – Individual Achievements
- 40 goals for Tigres in all competitions (2009-2014)
- 41 goals for Guadalajara in all competitions (2016-2019)
- Five goals in 13 appearances for Mexico Men’s National Team
- 2012 Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Tournament top scorer (Mexico U-23s)
- 2014 Copa MX Clausura top scorer (Tigres)
- 2017 Liga MX Clausura Best XI (Guadalajara)
- 2018 Concacaf Champions League Goal of the Tournament (Guadalajara)
- 2019 Liga MX Clausura top scorer (Guadalajara)