Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña
(born 13 July 1985) is a Mexican goalkeeper
who currently plays for French Ligue 1
. He also plays for the Mexican national football team
Born in Guadalajara
, Ochoa made his debut with Club América
during the 2004 Clausura tournament against C.F. Monterrey
. Ochoa quickly demonstrated his skill and talent in goal, and the young goalkeeper was thrust into the spotlight to replace injured veteran Adolfo Ríos
. He would then share the starting job with Rios after he recovered from his aforementioned injury.
When the 2004 Apertura season began, Ochoa was thought to be the heir apparent to Ríos, who had retired. However, new coach Oscar Ruggeri
brought new goalkeepers with him, among them Argentine Sebastián Saja
. Ruggeri's stay at the club was marred by controversy and unpopular decisions. He was fired after only six games into the season and Ochoa was soon reinstated by new coach Mario Carrillo
. Since then, he has started every game for Club América barring incidents involving injuries or national team duty. Under Carrillo, Ochoa won his first championship with América following the 2005 Clausura season.
Ochoa would start 2008 in great form, helping América win the InterLiga
tournament with excellent performances, most notably in the group match against Monarcas Morelia
, were he saved a late penalty kick, and América's 1-0 lead.
Guillermo Ochoa's last season with América was the 2011... Read More