5 Mexican Soccer Players In Europe
It is not uncommon for soccer players from Mexico to join European teams; learn about 5 Mexican Soccer players in Europe. It is often easier to make money playing soccer in Europe than it is in Mexico. Professional soccer clubs in Europe have more money to spend than Mexican soccer clubs (generally speaking). Additionally, many teams offer assistance with European citizenship as part of the package. While there are many soccer players who decide to go to Europe, this article will focus on Mexican soccer players Nery Castillo, Carlos Salcido, Javier Iturriaga, Giovani dos Santos and Pavel Pardo.
Javier Iturriaga is a mexican soccer player who plays midfielder for Portugalete, an amateur soccer league. Iturriaga began his career with Athletic but didn't make much on an impression. Iturriaga is best known for his 2006 sub for Pablo Orbaiz in the 58th minute of Gimnàstic de Tarragona, leading to a the 3–2 win. Iturriaga also played for UD Salamanca's second division in Spain.
Nery Castillo is a Mexican soccer player and started playing for FC Dnipro in 2009. FC Dnipro is a European Soccer club in the Ukraine. Despite being recruited for teams in four other countries, Castillo started his professional soccer career in Mexico. Castillo plays forward and midfielder and has had a number of honors (including participating in the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup).
Carlos Salcido. Mexican defender. Like Castillo, Salcido began his professional soccer career with Mexico and is mostly recognized for playing in the Confederation Cup in Germany, where he started in all 5 games and helped Mexico finish fourth. Salcido played in the 2007 semifinals for the Gold Cup. Salcido has played for PSV Eindhoven, a professional soccer club based in the Netherlands since 2007.
Giovani dos Santos , was born in Monterrey, Mexico. He is the son of the famous Brazilian soccer player, Gerardo dos Santos,(aka "Zizinho"). Santos plays soccer for Club América in the Primera División (first division) Mexico as a defensive midfielder. Santos was MVP of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Pavel Pardo. is a Mexican international football player, who played for Germany's professional soccer club, Stuttgart from 2006 to 2009 and Club America from 2010. Pardo Plays defensive midfield. He has played in the Mexican Primera Division and for the Mexican national team. Pardo has been important in the international arena especially in 1998 and 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments. His nickname is "el comandante" which means boss due to his respectable performances and that he is older relative to the average player in their mid-twenties.