Guillermo OChoa

Guillermo OChoa

Mexican football player
Date of Birth: 13.07.1985
Country: Mexico

Biography of Guillermo Ochoa

Guillermo Ochoa was born on July 13, 1985, in Guadalajara, Mexico. From a young age, he played football and caught the attention of professional Mexican clubs. In 2004, at the age of 18, Ochoa joined the popular Club América, where he quickly found a place in the team's starting lineup, replacing the veteran goalkeeper Adolfo Ríos. He remained with the team until 2011, playing in all the important matches.

Guillermo OChoa

Known for his quick reactions, Ochoa gained fame as the "Penalty King" due to his low coefficient of goals conceded from the penalty spot. In 2011, it was announced that Ochoa would not renew his contract with his hometown club and would move to Europe. He had several meetings with agents from Manchester United and even trained with the English club Fulham. Eventually, he ended up in the French team AC Ajaccio, but he struggled to perform at his best in France. Despite a few successful games and significant victories, Ochoa conceded 59 goals, making him one of the league's worst goalkeepers.

Guillermo OChoa

Throughout his career, Ochoa represented the Mexican national team since he was 20 years old. In 2007, he and other players were involved in a scandal when banned substances were found in their tests. According to Mexican doctors, the cause was attributed to poor meat that the players had consumed for some time. However, the official committee was not satisfied with this explanation.

Guillermo OChoa

Ochoa's moment of stardom came during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he not only proved the strength of the Mexican national team but also demonstrated his own abilities. In the match against Brazil, which was expected to end in Mexico's defeat, Ochoa did not concede a single goal. One of his saves was included in the list of the tournament's most beautiful moments and will be remembered by football fans for a long time.

Guillermo OChoa

His impeccable performance at the World Cup did not go unnoticed by professional club owners, and several giants such as Barcelona, Arsenal, and Liverpool have shown interest in acquiring the Mexican talent. Currently, Ochoa is preparing with the national team for the final match of the group stage before entering the tournament's knockout stage, while simultaneously more than 20 clubs from England and Spain are interested in signing the talented goalkeeper.

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