Chilean defender Lichnovsky returns to Mexico to play with Tigres UANL

Archive photo of Igor Lichnovsky (blue) during a Mexican tournament match between América and Cruz Azul. Azteca Stadium, Mexico City. December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Chilean defender Igor Lichnovsky will return to Mexico to play for Tigres UANL after a spell with Arab club Al-Shabab, the Mexican team said on Wednesday.

Tigres will be the third club in Mexico where the 27-year-old defender plays after playing with Necaxa from 2017 to 2018, and Cruz Azul from 2018 to 2020.

“The 27-year-old Chilean @igor_five will arrive in the next few days to present his medical exams and close his contract with Tigres. Welcome, Igor!” Tigres published on their social networks along with a video that shows some actions of the player in his previous teams.

Lichnovsky returns to Mexican soccer after passing through Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia, where he arrived in October 2020.

He debuted in 2011 with the University of Chile where he was champion in the Clausura tournaments of that year and Apertura 2012, in addition to winning the Copa Chile in 2013.

In 2014 he moved to Porto in Portugal, and two years later he arrived in Spain to play for Sporting de Gijón and Real Valladolid.

“Hello, I’m Igor Lichnovsky and I’m very excited to relive the passion that is lived in the ‘Volcano’ (Tigers stadium). See you soon,” said the defender in the video.

(Report by Carlos Calvo Pacheco)

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