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Raul Jimenez - Player profile

General information
Squad number:
7
 
First name:
Raul
 
Middle name:
-
 
Last name:
Jimenez
 
Playing Position:
Striker
 
Nationality:
Mexico
 
Date of Birth:
Sunday, 05 May 1991
 
Place of Birth:
Tepeji, Hidalgo, Mexico
 
 
Player description
In July 2023, the Club announced the signing of Raúl Jiménez from Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee, with the striker agreeing a contract until the summer of 2025, with a Club option to extend by a further 12 months.

Jimenez – who has made a name for himself as a scorer of all sorts of goals – began his career in his native Mexico with Club América.

Despite his tender age, Jimenez played a key role for the club, scoring 38 goals and assisting a further 16 in 103 appearances, helping them to win the league in 2013.

After spending a year in the Spanish capital with Atletico Madrid, the frontman headed to Benfica, where he won six trophies – including the Primeira Liga in successive seasons – across a three-year period in Portugal, claiming 31 goals and 14 assists in that time.

A first taste of Premier League football was next, as Wolves looked to Jimenez to spearhead their first campaign back in the top-flight following their promotion – alongside Fulham – from the Championship in 2018.

Initially a loan deal, the club made the move permanent for €38m after his 17 goals helped them to an FA Cup Semi-Final and a seventh-place finish.

That standing provided Wolves a Europa League spot in 2019/20, with Jimenez registering an exceptional 14 goal involvements (10G, 4A) in 15 matches as the Midlands side reached the Quarter-Finals, where they were narrowly beaten by eventual winners Sevilla.

Jimenez was equally prolific in the Premier League that season, netting 17 times as Wolves finished seventh once again.

The 2020/21 campaign was a harrowing one for Jimenez. After scoring four goals in Wolves’ first six Premier League matches, he suffered a fractured skull after a clash of heads with Arsenal’s David Luiz.

Despite it ending his season, thankfully the striker made a full recovery and was back in action during the club’s friendlies the following summer, going on to register 10 goal involvements as Wolves secured another top-half finish.

He departs Molineux having scored 57 goals, in addition to laying on 24 assists, in 166 matches for the club.

An icon in Mexico, Jimenez made his international debut more than a decade ago, and has now represented his country on more than 100 occasions.

In that time he has scored 30 goals, and also represented Mexico at no fewer than three World Cups.

Source: Fulham FC



Transfer information
Transferred in from:
Wolverhampton Wanderers
 
Transferred in date:
Tuesday, 25 July 2023
 
Transferred in value:
£5.5m
 
Transferred out to:
-
 
Transferred out date:
-
 
Transferred out value:
-
 
 
Playing information
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