Player Details

Name

Fernando Meza

Height

5' 9"

Date of Birth

3.21.1990 (31)

Birthplace

San Martin, Argentina

Position

Defender
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Club Tijuana on January 10, 2020.

Meza is an athletic, ball-playing center back who started all 17 of his appearances across all competitions, including 13 regular season matches after more than a decade of top-flight experience in Argentina, Chile and Mexico. After struggling with injuries for much of the season, formed a partnership with Miles Robinson late in 2020.

OUTSIDE MLS: Meza joined Atlanta United with 12 years of professional experience in Argentina, Chile and Mexico. He most recently played for Necaxa in 2019 where he made 39 appearances across all competitions. The center back is a native of San Martín, Argentina and started his career in San Lorenzo’s youth academy. He was signed to the senior team in 2008 and made his professional debut against Boca Juniors on March 11. Meza played seven years with San Lorenzo while spending time on-loan with Olimpo and Chilean Club San Marcos. Meza transferred to Palestino of Chile in 2015 where he made 23 appearances in league play. He then moved to Necaxa in July 2016 where he made 13 appearances across the Apertura and Clausura campaigns and scored one goal. Meza returned to Chile to play for Colo-Colo in January 2017 where he made 22 appearances in all competitions and won the Primera División and the Supercopa de Chile. The Argentine again returned to Necaxa in January 2019.

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