Nestor Alejandro Araujo Razo or Nestor Araujo is a Mexican professional football player who plays primarily as a defender for the Mexican national team and Spanish professional football club, RC Celta de Vigo. Apart from playing for Santos Laguna, he also has played for another Mexican MX club, Cruz Azul, in 2010 and Santos Laguna from 2014-to 2018.
He has represented Mexico in their youth teams and has made his senior international debut for Mexico in 2011. Araujo won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics with Mexico in London and has represented Mexico at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.
Araujo has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2022. The main source of his income is his football career. His annual salary is above £1,040,000 with a weekly salary of €21,000, which he receives from playing for Celtic.
Apart, he earns much from his endorsement deals. He has signed a deal with Nike and wears shoes designed especially for him by the company.
Araujo is a married man living a happy married life with his wife named, Odette Méndez. The duo had been dating each other for several years before their marriage. Nestor and Odette exchanged their wedding vows at a private wedding ceremony on June 2, 2017. His wife is a sports journalist.
Nothing is known about his personal and private life. There is no concrete evidence of him having any past or present relationship or marital status.
There is also no controversy surrounding him as he seems to focus more on his playing career rather than be involved in any controversy. Nestor Araujo, currently 30 years old, has 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 85 kg.
Nestor Araujo born to mother, Emilia Razo, and father, Felix Araujo at Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on August 29, 1991. He holds a Mexican nationality.
He has been fond of playing football since his early childhood days and joined the youth club of the Mexican football club of Cruz Azul in 2007.
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After playing for the junior team of Cruz Azul, he began his senior playing career with the main team of Cruz Azul in 2010. Araujo made his debut in the Mexican Primera division in September 2010.
He appeared in 49 matches for the club, left the team in 2013, joined the fellow Mexican MX club Santos Laguna in 2013, and signed a permanent contract with the club in 2013.
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Overall, he has made 106 appearances and scored three goals for Santos Laguna. On June 14, 2018, he signed Spanish outfit Celta de Vigo on a five-year contract.
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After representing Mexico in their U 20 and U 23 and being in the Mexican team U20 team that won the CONCACAF U20 Championship in 2011 and received a gold medal at the Summer Olympics, he made his international debut for the senior Mexican team in 2011.
He scored his first international goal for Mexico against Chile at the Copa America 2011 held in Argentina. Araujo has represented Mexico at various tournaments, such as the 2011 Copa America and 2016 Copa America Centenario 2017.
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Since making his debut in Mexico, he has made fifty-eight appearances for Mexico and scored three goals.
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