Liga MX figures who have also been in soccer in Greece
They can be players who made the leap to Europe or players who reached Liga MX after passing through the soccer from Greece. Although the league of that country is not among the elite of the ‘Old Continent’. It can serve as a stepping stone to ascend. However, in most cases this has not been the case.
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The Mexican striker is one of the most remembered cases. His transfer was the subject of controversy, since he decided to emigrate as a free player to the modest Levadiakos in 2015. A few months later he moved to the most important team in Greece, to Olympiacos. He had a fleeting step through the institution and then was sold to Chivas for 6.5 million of euros.
The career of the Mexican Nery Castillo began in Europe, due to his family situation. He debuted as a professional with the Olympiacos in 2001 and was with them until 2007. Later he had a spell in Ukrainian football, he was even on loan at the Manchester City. Years later he came to MX League, with Pachuca and with Lion.
In 2015, the ‘Rabbit’ Benítez came to Blue Cross with the hope of being the team’s new offensive benchmark. The club he came from was the Olympiacos, same in which he only spent a year. He found regularity with the Machine and they ended up buying it for 4 MDE.
Before you get to Pachuca, Franco Jara had a considerable career in Europe. He first wore the Benfica shirt, then the Granada shirt and later he came to Olympiacos. From the Greek League he traveled to Liga MX, signing with the Tuzos in 2015.
Although Almeyda never played in Mexico, he did leave his mark as a coach by being the coach who made Chivas champion After several years. After leaving the Flock, his career has been on the decline in MLS. After his departure from the San Jose Earthquakes, there was speculation about his possible return, however, he is very close to signing with the AEK of Athens.