Rogelio Funes Mori Biography. Born in Argentina and playing forward for Liga MX club Monterrey, Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori (born 5 March 1991) is a professional Mexican football player who also plays for the Mexico national team.
After a brief stint in Turkey, he signed with Liga MX club Monterrey in the summer of 2015. He quickly established himself as one of the league’s best strikers, winning the league, two domestic cups, and two CONCACAF Champions League titles. He also surpassed Humberto Suazo to become the club’s all-time leading scorer in all competitions.
José Ramiro, his identical twin brother, is a football player who played defense for Villarreal of La Liga and Everton of the Premier League.
Rogelio Funes Early Life
Funes Mori was created in Argentina’s Mendoza. He relocated to Arlington, Texas, in 2001, where he went to Workman Junior High and Arlington High School, where he played football with his twin brother Ramiro and was coached by Jeffrey Waldrop.  In the 1980s, Miguel, the father of the twins, played professional football in Argentina with teams like Club Atlético Argentino and Independiente Rivadavia. Funes Mori led his team to a 24-2-1 record and an area final with 40 goals scored during the 2008 season. The identical twins Rogelio and Ramiro also participated in a number of seasons of play for the Associated Soccer Group (ASG) 91′ squad. Uche Okafor was his ASG coach.
On December 6, 2009, Funes Mori made his professional debut for River Plate in a 1-3 loss against Vélez Sársfield in the Argentine Primera División. The two games he played in the final two of that season were against Racing Club at home and Tigre away, with the latter seeing him score his first goal for the team.
He scored for River in a 3-1 victory over Boca Juniors at Mar del Plata’s Copa Desafio, one of the regular preseason games for Argentina’s top clubs known as Torneos de Verano.
Rogelio Funes Career
In a matchup against Racing Club on May 9, 2010, he got his first hat-trick for River Plate. This was part of the 2010 Clausura competition. In just 24 minutes, he scored three goals, snapping a personal goalless streak of 11 games. The forward scored River’s lone goal in a 1-5 home loss to Tigre in the tournament’s final game.
He beat Tigre 1-0 in the opening match of the 2010 Apertura with a goal he scored in the 90th minute off an assist from Ariel Ortega.
In three games versus that side, he had scored three goals. He scored two goals in the first half of the third game against Independiente, which River won 3-2. He scored his fourth goal as a forward.
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