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Top 10 Mexican Players - May 2016

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Every month, Cesar Hernandez (@Cesarhfutbol) collaborates with others to rank the Top 25 Mexican players. The rankings are not a "best of the month" list but recent performances will affect the rankings. Here is our Top 10.

Here are the rankings of the FMF State of Mind staff with words on our selections. The accumulated Top 25 is over at FutMexSource. We discussed many of these players on the latest podcast episode.


  1. Chicharito Hernandez -The Bayer Leverkusen front man has been on an absolute tear this season. His goal scoring adventures have helped the team secure third place in the Bundesliga and a Champions League place in the upcoming season. STAT: 1 goal every 120 minutes for a total of 26
  2. Andres Guardado"El Principito" has been an absolutely invaluable player for both El Tri and his Dutch club side, PSV. His level head, decision making skills, and relentless work ethic make him one of the best players on the pitch at any given time. When given the chance to play in a  defensive midfield role, Guardado is at his very best. Tracking down loose balls, intercepting passes, and springing counter attacks with ease. We should also look forward to him continuing to captain El Tri this summer in Copa America Centenario. STAT: Finished as 6th highest rated player in Eredivisie, per WhoScored
  3. Hector Moreno- Oozing in class, Hector Moreno has all the qualities of a modern center back. As shown in PSV's title clinching season, Moreno can play both a constructive role on the field and the more traditional center-back role. With a skill-set like that, a move in the summer isn't out of the question. STAT: 6th highest Pass % in Eredivisie this season, 87.8%
  4. Miguel Layun- This season could not have been any better for Layun. He was one of the better Left Backs in Europe and an automatic starter at club & country. Even if Porto don't use their buy option, he will have many suitors this Summer. STAT: Has 25 combined Goals + Assists this season (Watford/Porto)
  5. Hector Herrera- HH is peaking at the right time for Mexico, his play has gotten better since Lopetegui sat him so he could rest. He will be a key part of Mexico's midfield this Summer. Napoli is rumored to want him this transfer window. STAT: 2nd on Porto w/ 9 goals this season (career high)
  6. Jesus "Tecatito" Corona - The FC Porto winger has scored 8 goals in 25 appearances for the club this season. However, his play has been far better than the stats would lead you to believe. His decision making and quality touch on the ball allow him to play an integral role in the game while he's on the field. STAT: Has 13 combined Goals + Assists this season
  7. Jona Dos Santos - Just recently back from injury for Villarreal, JDS continues to be an integral part in coach Marcelino's system. While it is true the right midfielder position limits his creativity, he plays an important role in the retainment of the ball. With his team in the Champions League next season, things are only going to get better for JDS. STAT: Averaging 2.7 tackles per game in La Liga
  8. Raul Jimenez - A stark contrast from his first European season, Raul has played important minutes for his club.  Benfica have already cleared him to play in the Olympics but he might be playing too well to go to Rio.  STAT: 11 Goals this season, 1 every 152 minutes
  9. Carlos Vela - No one can deny the flair in Carlos Vela's boots. The Mexican forward might not be having the best of seasons for Real Sociedad but he continues to be one of few players in Mexico with the ability to turn a game on its head with a single touch of the ball. STAT: 7th in fouls suffered per game in La Liga
  10. Diego Reyes - A break out season for the Club America product. After only playing about 600 mins with Porto over 2 years, he is over 2,000 minutes this season with Real Sociedad. Diego has shown an ability to play in the midfield as well. The "heir apparent" to Rafa is finally starting to live up to the hype. The heir STAT: Currently the 3rd highest rated CB in La Liga, per WhoScored

Where did we go wrong? Let us know in the comments.