Angel Israel Mena Delgado is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who is excellently known as Angel Mena. He is well recognized for playing as a winger for Liga MX club Leon and the Ecuador national team. His shirt number is 13. He first started his youth career playing for the Emelec club in 2004 and then began his senior career in 2007 for Emelec as well. In 2015, he made his debut appearance for the Ecuador national team and in 2017, he started playing for the Cruz Azul club. Angel has won several awards for his playing including Assist Leader in the Serie A 2014 season. Moreover, he is also active on social media as he has earned more than 264K followers on his Instagram account.
Angel Mena famous for
- He is an Ecuadorian professional footballer.
- He plays as a winger for Liga MX club Leon and the Ecuador national team.
Where is Angel Mena from?
Angel Mena stepped into the world for the very first time on 21st January 1988 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. His real name is Angel Israel Mena Delgado and his religious belief is in the Christian religion. Being born in Ecuador, he holds Ecuadorian nationality and belongs to Ecuadorian-black ethnic background. Angel celebrated his 34th birthday in 2022 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Aquarius. Thus, his race is black. He is the son of his father, Miguel Angel Mena Boyas and his mother’s name has not been disclosed yet.
Who does Angel Mena play for?
- Angel Mena kicks off his professional football career with Club Sport Emelec where he extended his contract until 2017 and played in 129 games for the national championship and scored 25 goals.
- In 2007, he debuted in the first division and scored his first official goal on 16th March 2008 at the Tecnico Universitario.
- He was then loaned to Deportivo Cuenca in 2010 and in 2011, he returns to Club Sport Emelec, and was champion in 2013 and 2014.
- He extended his contract with the club for two years in February 2015 after scoring 14 goals as Emelec won the 2014 championship.
- Also, he scored the first goal in the 2014 Ecuadorian Serie A season final match against Barcelona SC, winning 3-0.
- Angel joined Mexican side Cruz Azul in 2017 and on 12th February of the following year, he scored an impressive free-kick goal against Santos Laguna which earned Cruz Azul a 2-2 draw.
- Angel Mena was first called up to the Ecuador national football team in April 2014 and was called for Ecuador’s provisional 30-man squad for World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
- Later the interim coach of the Ecuadorian national team, Sixto Vizuete called up him in 2014 to play friendly matches against Bolivia and Brazil. Unfortunately, Angel suffered an injury that prevented him from playing with the national team.
- On 28th March 2015, he made his debut in a match against Mexico, coming in as a sub for Jefferson Montero.
Awards and Achievements
- Serie A: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- Liga MX: Guardianes 2020
- Leagues Cup: 2021
- Serie A Assist Leader: 2014
- Liga MX Golden Boot: Clausura 2019
- Liga MX Offensive Midfielder of the Year: 2018-2019
- Liga MX Best XI: Clausura 2019, Guardianes 2020, Apertura 2021
- Liga MX All-Star: 2021
- Club Leon on 1st January 2019 for free
- Cruz Azul on 1st January 2017 at 2.9m euros
- Emelec on 25th January 2011 for free
- Deportivo Cuenca on 20th April 2010
Who is Angel Mena married to?
Angel Mena is a married footballer. He tied the knot with his beautiful wife, Shirley Posligua. The couple met each other while they were both teenagers and were attending high school. The pair is also blessed with two daughters whose details have not been revealed yet. Angel and Shirley are having a good time together, which signifies they do not have affairs with other people. Furthermore, talking about Mena’s sexual orientation, he is straight.
How much is Angel Mena’s Net Worth?
Angel Mena has a net worth of $5 million as of 2022 and he also earns a handsome amount of salary which is around £988,000 per year. He had a deal of €2.85m when he got signed to CD Cruz Azul. As Angel is also a national player, he might be earning a fair sum from representing the national football team of Ecuador. At the time of this post, his market value is €1.50m whereas his highest market value was €3.00m as of 13th August 2019. In addition, his major source of income is his football career and he is sincere in his work.
What is the Height of Angel Mena?
Angel Mena has unarguably accomplished a decent height career-wise. He stands at an ideal height of 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) with a balanced body weight of 62 kg. His hair and eyes color is dark brown. Besides, his body build type is athletic.