Alexis Quezada Cardenas
|Full name||Alexis Quezada Cárdenas|
|Date of birth||May 2, 1997|
|Place of birth||Chicago, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
Alexis Quezada Cardenas (born May 2, 1997 in Chicago) is a American-Ecuadorian soccer player who currently plays for Celaya Premier in Liga Premier.
Quezada was born in Elgin, Illinois and was raised most of his life in West Chicago, Illinois. Attending Wegner Elementary School, Leman Middle School and West Chicago Community High School until deciding to pursue and sign his first professional contract in South America. He is an American of Ecuadorian and Mexican descent. Nicknamed and known by the soccer fans in Ecuador by "Chicago" and "El Parce" in Mexico.
W.C United Wildcats
Quezada first participated in club soccer with his hometown team, W.C United Wildcats which stands for West Chicago United.
Chicago Eclipse Select
Quezada also saw a higher level of play when he joined Chicago Eclipse Select which is stationed in the Chicago metropolitan area and participates in regional and national competitions. Playing their for a short time of his club soccer experience.
After a short high school career at West Chicago (IL) Community high school in Chicago, Quezada trialed with Chicago Fire youth academy in the Major League Soccer. Spending four years in the clubs youth academy.
On February 12, 2014 it was announced that Quezada signed his first professional contract with Deportivo Cuenca of the Serie A after being on trial with Toluca U15's in Mexico and not being able to stay due to nationality problems. Receiving his first call up to Cuenca's first squad and becoming an (Juvenil) which is a word for young upcoming players who are more likely to receive playing time in first division and train with the senior squad daily. Quezada received minutes in reserves (OPEN AGE) and U18 with just 16 years of age.
In 2015, Quezada was on trial with Necaxa. After a couple of friendly matches played with their reserves, both didn't come to an agreement for his services. Also, nationality played a big role in the clubs negotiation for Quezada, making him stay as a free agent for a season.
On July 6, 2016 Quezada received his Mexican nationality and was joining Mexican side Venados F.C. of Ascenso MX. Not playing much of his time there due to 5 injuries on his same ankle until playoffs. Helping Cantera Venados obtain their first championship title in their institution Tercera División in GROUP 1. After that season, Quezada decided to stay away from the fields for 5 months due to his previous injuries throughout his season with Venados.
On January 4, 2018 it was announced that Quezada signed with Celaya Premier in the Liga Premier with less than 48 hours to go of the transfer window after not being able to close a deal with Veracruz U20. Club Celaya would be the 4th team in 3 different countries that Quezada has played for. 
- LIGA MX Profile [[Celaya]]
- Player Profile at [[Celaya]]
- Champions at Venados
- Alexis Quezada high school newspaper at Daily Herald (Arlington Heights)
- Alexis Quezada High school interview
- FEF Quezada Cuenca U18 squad
Celaya Premier Squad
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