Guillermo Franco

Guillermo Franco

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Guillermo Luis Franco Farquarson (born 3 November 1976) is an Argentine-born Mexican football striker who plays for Vélez Sársfield. He also played for the Mexico national team, until his international retirement in September 2010.

Early life

Guille Franco was born in Corrientes, the capital city of the Corrientes Province in Argentina.

Club career

San Lorenzo

Franco began his career with Argentine Primera División side San Lorenzo, playing with the team from 1996 to 2002 mainly as a right winger.


He then joined Mexican Monterrey in the middle of 2002, and made his debut during the 2002 Apertura. Franco was very successful with the Rayados, and led the league in scoring during the 2004 Apertura with 15 goals in 16 games, playing as a striker. He was part of the team that won the Primera División de México championship in 2003 and achieved runner-up position twice in 2004 and 2005.


Subsequently, Franco spent 3 years in Spain playing for Villarreal, but his spell was plagued with injuries. The forward, however, scored a goal that qualified Villarreal for the UEFA Cup, in a 1–0 victory against Celta de Vigo.

West Ham United

In September 2009, Franco signed for West Ham United on a one year contract, becoming the first Mexican to play for the Hammers. On 25 September, it was disclosed that due to West Ham's perilous financial situation following former chairman Björgólfur......
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