Several footballers have left Cruz Azul to go to Europe as Orbelín Pineda has recently done, who just signed for him Celta de Vigo in LaLiga
Footballers who have left Cruz Azul to go to Europe
Several footballers have left Cruz Azul to go to Europe as Orbelín Pineda has recently done, who just signed for him Celta de Vigo in LaLiga of Spain for the remainder of the 2021-2022 season. However, he is not the only one who has managed to reach his destination on the Old Continent from the Machine.
The case of Orbelín Pineda has been carried out as a free footballer; He has left after ending the contract with Cruz Azul and has taken the opportunity to go to Celta de Vigo.
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Are already several footballers who have left Cruz Azul to go to Europe and fulfill the dream of playing in the Old Continent.
The Italian footballer spent two years with Cruz Azul from 1998 to 2000, but his performances led him to sign for the Hellas Verona from Serie A; later he arrived at Juventus in Turin where he became a figure in world football to the extent that he put on the shirt of the Italian National Team.
The Mexican forward managed to be champion with the team and after a great participation in the Copa Libertadores in 2001 he signed for the Espanyol of Iberian football. But he could barely last a season in which he had scored six goals to later return with the Chivas de Guadalajara.
The Argentine forward arrived at Cruz Azul from Rosario Central for the 2004 Apertura tournament, later he went through the Villarreal from Spain, although he could not have a good performance and had to return to Argentina.
The famous ‘Chelito’ was an important element of Cruz Azul for four years, although he could not take them to the championship, later he was sold to French football where he played with the Olympique Lyonnais and was able to secure a place in the UEFA Champions League, although he returned to Mexico with Rayados de Monterrey’s team.
It was one of the Cementeras jewels shining on the right wing, after it won the gold medal with the Mexican National Team; went to Villarreal from Spain but he did not manage to consolidate and after a year on loan with Rayo Vallecano he ended up returning to Mexican soccer with the Tigres UANL.
Central defender who left Cruz Azul, after being a product of the quarry, to play in the German Bundesliga soccer. Arrived at VfB Stuttgart in exchange for $ 3.9 million.
3.9 million dollars were paid by the Benfica from Portugal by the Mexican forward; who left Cruz Azul to play briefly with the Lusitanian Eagles.
Canadian-Portuguese with very little tour with Cruz Azul left the club in exchange for 2.8 million dollars, who left for the Paços de Ferreira of Portugal.
Luis Romo and Carlos Rodríguez; even change for Cruz Azul and Monterrey