Gignac, first European to win three scoring titles in Mexican soccer

The Frenchman scored 11 goals in the regular phase of Clausura 2022 to win his third scoring title in Liga MX

the french striker Andre-Pierre Gignac He has had different achievements in his time at the MX League and this tournament Closure 2022 got one more by finishing like scoring championan achievement that makes him the first European player to add three such awards within Mexican soccer.

Gignac came to tigers as reinforcement in 2015 and since then he has had achievements, among which are four league championships that were Apertura 2015, Apertura 2016, Apertura 2017 and Clausura 2019, in addition to a Concacaf Champions League.

His goalscoring ability has allowed him to stand out with the UANL team, which allowed him to obtain his first scoring title in the Clausura 2016 by finishing with 13 goals, leaving behind Jorge Benítez, from Cruz Azul, Mauro Boselli, from León, and Oribe Peralta, from América, since they all finished with nine each.

In the 2018 Apertura, once again the Frenchman won that award by finishing with 14 goals in the regular phase, surpassing Julio Furch, from Santos, who finished with 12.

Now, Gignac He added 11 goals with which he takes the top scorer trophy since Rodrigo Aguirre, from Necaxa, could not score on Friday against Chivas and stayed at nine goals.

Another of his closest pursuers is Nicolás Ibáñez, from Pachuca, who also had nine, had a physical problem against Rayados on date 16 and missed the match on the last day against Pumas.

Thus Gignacwho did not play against Atlas due to injury, became the first European to win three scoring titles in Mexicoafter the Swiss Kurt Friederich achieved two, one in the 1922-1923 season and 1925-1926 with the Germania club, in the amateur era.

One more was the Spaniard Miguel Gual, who obtained it in the 1938-1939 campaign with Real España, his compatriot Martín Vantolrá did it in the 1940-1941 campaign with Atlante and the also Iberian Isidoro Lángara achieved it, but it was in a pair in the campaigns, 1943-1944 and 1945-1946 also with Real Spain.

One more Iberian who achieved the individual scoring title was Carlos Muñoz, who won it with Puebla in the 1996 Winter Tournament, and since then no other European had achieved it until Gignac did, who is now close to having another relevant reach within Mexican soccer if you get it in the Closure 2022.

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Gignac, first European to win three scoring titles in Mexican soccer