August 4, 2021

Foreign Soccer Players From Liga MX Who Have Been To The Olympic Games

From the year 2000 to date, six footballers played the Olympics while playing in Liga MX. That list will be joined by the French Gignac and Thauvin

André-Pierre Gignac and Florian Thauvin confirmed as French reinforcements for Tokyo 2020. These calls do not represent the first time that foreign players of the MX League they go to some Olympic Games In the new millennium to represent their respective country, even Mexican soccer contributed two footballers to Argentina’s gold in Athens 2004.

Sydney 2000

Julio César de León – Honduras

The footballer went to Sydney 2000 as a player of Celaya, a team that only represented in the Winter 2000. In the Olympic Games they only participated in one commitment, while Honduras He did not go beyond the group stage, a round in which he shared the sector with Italy, Nigeria and Australia.

Athens 2004

Cesar Delgado – Argentina

The ‘Chelito’ was a fundamental part of the Olympic championship of Argentina in the 2004 Olympic Games. Delgado arrived as a soccer player from Blue Cross and he started all six matches of the contest, in which he registered two goals.

Luciano Figueroa – Argentina

The forward center was called up by Marcelo Bielsa for Athens 2004. However, the footballer, who at that time belonged to Blue Cross, did not participate in the Olympic Games in which Argentina hung the gold medal.

José Saturnino Cardozo (Reinforcement) – Paraguay

It was one of the reinforcements of the selection of Paraguay for Athens 2004, a tournament in which the Guarani reached the final and lost to Argentina. Cardozo, as a footballer of Toluca, played all six games of the Olympic Games and scored five goals.

Beijing 2008

Michael Orozco – United States

The soccer player has Mexican and American nationality, but the Olympic Games faced them with the selection of the stars and stripes. As a player of saint Louis, in Beijing he played the three games he played USA, combined that failed to pass the group stage.

Rio de Janeiro 2016

Dorlan Pabón (Reinforcement) – Colombia

It was reinforcement of Colombia for the 2016 Olympic Games, a contest that he attended as a soccer player from Monterrey. Pabón played the four games that the coffee growers faced in the tournament, as they fell in the quarterfinals, while the attacker finished the contest with two targets.