Hugo Ayala Castro, a.k.a. Hugo Ayala is a Mexican professional footballer currently signed to the Liga MX side Tigres UANL as a center back. Before landing to the UANL, he played for the Atlas till 2010 from 2004. Apart from his domestic career, Ayala has been a regular player for the Mexico national football team.
Hugo Ayala was born on 31st March 1987, in Zacapu, Michoacan, Mexico with the star sign Aries.
Ayala with his mother.
At the age of thirteen, Ayala began his football career playing at Morelia. After two years, he switched to Atlas.
Hugo Ayala is a wealthy footballer with an estimated net worth of $15 million. As of 2018, he gets paid $58, 830 as his weekly salary, which is around $3 million per annum, receives through his present club Tigres UANL.
His Current market value is recorded at $2.94 million.
With his youth team at Atlas, Ayala made his professional debut in a 3-1 loss against C.D. Guadalajara. Despite a loss in his start game, he became an often used substitute ending the season.
In the following season, he became a starter in Atlas's defensive line up, leading his side all the way to the quarterfinals to face Club América, nonetheless lost to them with the score 7–4.
During his career with Atlas, Ayala was mostly taken as a substitute until the manager, Ricardo La Volpe; further, La Volpe made him the caption as well.
On 1st July 2010, Ayala penned a contract with Tigres UANL. By the following year, he established himself as the starter center-back along with teammate Juninho, both significant players for the Aperture 2011 championship.
Until now, Ayala has won 2011 Best Centre Back of the Tournament: Apertura 2011, Liga MX Best XI Aperture 2015 and Apertura 2017.
In 2009, Ayala earned a first call-up to the Mexico national team. Under Juan Carlos Osorio, Miguel Herrera, and José Manuel de la Torre, Ayala has been a regular call-up for Mexico senior team.
On 31st January 2018, Ayala scored his first international goal in a 1-0 friendly victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Currently 31, Ayala stands 6.2 ft. tall with a perfect weight of 78 Kg. If you take eyes on his personal life, nowadays he is dating girlfriend, Lucia Arizpe.
Exploring his Instagram account, Ayala often shares adorable pictures, captured during their vacations celebration and different functions.