Zepeda made his name at Atlas, where he became one of the best attackers in the Mexican league. He was a member of Atlas’s golden generation of players, and soon earned a big money move to Cruz Azul. He spent his entire career in Mexico, playing for some of the nation’s biggest clubs, but it was his first spell at Atlas where he is most remembered. No doubt his greatest moment for the national team came at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup. He played a key part throughout the tournament, and scored two goals in the final as Mexico beat the mighty Brazil 4-3.
Full name: Miguel Ángel Zepeda Espinoza
Born: 25/05/1976, Tepic, Mexico
Clubs: Atlas (1996-2001), Cruz Azul (2001-2003), Morelia (2003), Toluca (2004), Cruz Azul (2004-2005), Santos Laguna (2005), América (2006), San Luis (2006), Veracruz (2007), Club Atlas (2009-2010), Leones Negros (2010-2011), Veracruz (2011-2012)
International: 50 apps, 8 goals (1999-2005)
• Confederations Cup (1): 1999
• CONCACAF Gold Cup (1): 2003
• CONCACAF Champions’ Cup (1): 2006