11 Mexican footballers who triumphed in Spain

11 Mexican footballers who triumphed in Spain

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11 Mexican footballers who triumphed in Spain

Jose Juan Macías joined the list of Mexicans who made the leap to the Old Continent, landing specifically in the Getafe from Spain, at the request of the technician Míchel González, and now he only has to respond to the trust that the helmsman has placed in his person to be able to give a tough fight in LaLiga.

Spanish football is good for the Aztecs, so much so that some left the name of Mexico high, others are also getting it, and here we present them:

The living legend of CONCACAF. The forward left pleasant flavors in the mouth of Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid.

The Pentapichichi played 347 games in The league, reaping 234 entries among the meringues, colchoneros and Vallecano Ray.

His record in Spain was: five leagues, a King’s Cup, three Spanish Super Cup and a UEFA Cup with those of the Santiago Bernabéu, as well as a King’s Cup with Atleti.

Likewise, El Macho was awarded five Pichichi Trophies as top scorer of The league.

The five-time captain of the Mexican national team left the country in 1999 to join the AS Monaco.

Thanks to his outstanding performances he was signed by Barcelona, ​​becoming an emblem of the Blaugrana club.

The Kaiser managed to establish himself as a starter, add international tournaments, wear the captain’s badge and make a great dumbbell with Carles Puyol.

The Atlas youth squad won four Leagues, three Spanish Super Cups, one King’s Cup, two UEFA Champions League, one European Super Cup and one Club World Cup.

The Doctor signed with Atlético de Madrid in 1992, winning the affection of the fans with his annotations, 17 in 29 games, however, for the second season he had problems with the board, remaining at eleven.

Then he passed without pain or glory for Real Sociedad, so he returned to Mexico, however, he maintains a brilliant statistic in Spain of 68 commitments and 28 goals in only 30 complete duels.

The Bomber became an idol in the Real society, a team that he defended for six years with brilliant performances, even in his first season he was the third best scorer in the league, only behind the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and the Argentine Lionel Messi, and on one occasion he competed to be the Best Forward in LaLiga competing against El Bicho and Diego Costa.

Later, doing barbell up front with the French Antoine Griezmann, helped the Txuri-urdin they returned to dispute a Champions.

Finally, he said goodbye to Anoeta after turning 73 touchdowns and 45 assists in 250 appearances, counting all the tournaments.

During his time as a footballer, El Vasco managed to play with him Osasuna for a year, however, his best stage in Spain was achieved from the bench.

Already as a strategist, the one formed in America was able to take the reins of the Pamplona team, which he managed to stabilize in the First Division, leading him to play a final of the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Cup, being named the ‘Best Technical Director of the Year in Spain’ during 2006.

After that, he was able to direct the Atletico Madrid, Real Zaragoza, Spanish Y Leganes.

He returned the Colchoneros to the Champions League, after twelve years of absence; he saved Las Avispas and Paraiquitos from relegation also twice in a row.

Perhaps he is not an indisputable headline in the Argentine scheme Diego Simeone, but HH already added his first great triumph with the Athletic by being crowned League champion in 2020-2021.

His season had ups and downs, but with just two years he was part of the team that ended the reign of Real Madrid Y Barcelona, appearing in 16 matches, having a relay role, although he still has more time to prove his worth.

Currently, The Little Prince remains in The league defending the cause of Real Betis, where he has already established himself as one of the captains, thanks to his seniority and leadership.

The athletic youth squad had his first opportunity with him Deportivo La Coruña in 2007, playing for five years, and then wearing the colors of Valencia for two years. After four years outside the Iberian country, the Verdolagas bet on his services.

Even when he lost the category with the Depor In the 2010-2011 season, the midfielder remained to return to Primera after winning the Forward League in 2011-2012, although it also added a UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2008.

With the three clubs he has had the shower of playing international tournaments.

Perhaps he does not have as many reflectors as the rest of his compatriots, but at least the central defender formed in Cruz Azul has achieved regularity with Celta de Vigo since his arrival.

It was in 2018 when the defender was transferred to the celestial team to play for five seasons, leading three, being that already a triumph, since several have become a bench or retire quickly.

So far, the tapatío has accumulated 102 duels with four goals and three assists.

Unlike most of the list, the youngest son of Zizinho He did not have a leading role, but that did not prevent him from winning three Spanish leagues with him Barcelona.

Due to the power of the Blaugrana midfield, he could never earn a place as a starting player, but he can boast that he also has three Spanish Super Cups, a Copa del Rey, a Champions League, a Super Cup and a World Cup.

The first Mexican who ventured into soccer in Spain, having positive results.

The Pirate signed with him Racing Santander in 1934, forming a lethal couple with Enrique Larrinaga, avoiding the decline of the club.

After not consolidating in Barcelona, the elder of the Two Saints went to England and Turkey, returning in 2011 to wear the elastic of the Racing Santander, helping the team save the category with a good performance, although the following year it would not repeat the same with the Majorca.

He received another opportunity in the First Division with Villarreal, ending the 2013-14 campaign with ten goals and seven assists, making them sixth on his return to The league and qualifying for the Europa League, being rated as the best player of the Yellow Submarine.

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