The famous ‘Little Prince’ continues to increase his legend in Mexican soccer and surpasses the numbers of Rafa Márquez and Hugo Sánchez
The Real Betis midfielder, Andrés Guardado, became the first Mexican footballer to reach the 350-game mark in the world’s elite football team.
With his participation in the match against Osasuna for the sixth date of LaLiga, the ‘Little Prince’ adds his 350th match in Europe (only First Division). It should be remembered that Andrés also has experience in the Second Division of Spain by participating in 36 games with Deportivo La Coruña.
Below Andrés, with the most games in Europe, is the former Real Madrid player, Hugo Sánchez. The ‘Macho’ participated in a total of 347 matches in the Spanish Championship and became one of the best strikers in Merengue history. It should be noted that Guardado is the only Mexican footballer who has remained 15 seasons interrupted in European clubs, surpassing the 12 campaigns of Héctor Moreno (2007-2019), the 11 seasons of Hugo Sánchez (1982-1993) and Rafael Márquez (1999-2010). ).
Guarded reached 117 commitments with Betis on Thursday, the team with which he has played the most First Division games since he arrived in Europe in 2007 from Atlas to play for Deportivo, a club with which he played 101 games in total. With the PSV squad, Andrés participated in 80 games, with Valencia 48 games and only four games at Bayer Leverkusen.
Throughout his extensive career in the Old Continent, Guarded has a positive record with 168 victories, 77 draws and 104 lost commitments. In clashes against Mexican players in Europe, the ‘Little Prince’ has a record of seven wins, three draws and nine setbacks being Carlos candle and Hector Moreno to the compatriots he faced the most. Total, Andrew 10 Aztec footballers have been measured in European leagues, highlighting that they have never lost to Jesús ‘Tecatito’ Corona and Néstor Araujo.
Finally, Andrew Saved He will become the third Mexican who has remained playing in the main leagues in Europe after 35 years. The former player of the Atlas, who will celebrate his birthday on September 28, will join Hugo Sánchez (Rayo Vallecano 1993-94) and Rafael Márquez (Hellas Verona 2014-15) like the Aztecs who participated in the elite of European football with greater age.
* With information from ESPN Stats & Info