Jesús “Tecatito” Corona, fourth Mexican soccer player to wear the Sevilla jacket

Jesus Crown. Photo: Twitter @SevillaFC

With the confirmation of the arrival of Jesus Crown al Sevilla, the soccer player becomes the fourth Mexican in history to be part of the club. The ancestors of Tecatito in the Andalusian painting are Gerardo Torrado, Javier Chicharito Hernández Y Miguel Layun, who incidentally dedicated a few words to him as part of their welcome.

The signing of Corona was officially announced on the morning of this Friday, January 14. The footballer arrives from the Porto de Portugal, a team with which he played for seven seasons and where he established himself in European football. Now with his arrival at the red and white team, the winger will seek to have a successful stage, a trend contrary to that registered by former nationals.

Gerardo Torrado

Who is today Sports General Director of the Mexican Football Federation was the first Mexican to sign for the team palangana. It was at the beginning of 2002 when Torrado was transferred from the Polideportivo Ejido of the Spanish second division, to Sevilla to have his first experience in the top flight.

with the Andalusians played just over two years. His step was discreet. played a total of 40 games officials where he barely scored a goal. Until now, he is the Aztec player with the most matches played. He left the club in 2004 to sign with Racing de Santander.

“I hope you are very well. Congratulations on your signing with Sevilla. Have fun, enjoy and give your best at every moment. I send you a big hug and a lot of success, which I am sure you will have”, were Borrego’s words to Corona in a video projected on the giant screens of the Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium.

Miguel Layun


Like Tecatito, Layún had a precedent with the Porto Dragons before signing for Sevilla. The defender arrived in Spain to play the second part of the 2017-18 season on loan. The Veracruz native participated in a total of 18 duels, 16 of them from La Liga and two from Copa del Rey. Scored two touchdowns. The purchase clause was not exercised and he left the team to join Villarreal.

“I am sure that you will fall in love from day one of everything, from the fans, the city, the club, everything. You are going to have an incredible time”, Layún told his former teammate with whom he played for three seasons in Portugal.

Javier Hernandez

Chicharito He is the Mexican with the shortest time in the institution. The striker barely played 15 times. His signing took place in the summer of 2019 and came from West Ham of the English Premier League. However, that same season he was transferred to the LA Galaxy in the United States. In the semester as red and white scored three goals.

“It feels like being in a family. It’s a beautiful city and well, with the biggest club in Seville. I send you a hug, I wish you the best. I know you will do very well”, Hernandez is heard saying.

File photo of striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez celebrating after scoring a goal for Sevilla against Apoel Nicosia for the Europa League.  Oct 3, 2019 REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo
Archive photo of striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez celebrating after scoring a goal for Sevilla against Apoel Nicosia in the Europa League. Oct 3, 2019 REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo


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