Alberto García Aspe

Mexico 2017

Without doubt one of the greatest midfielders to have ever worn the Mexican shirt. Not only was he the creative playmaker but also the captain due to his natural leadership qualities. He earned the nickname ‘Captain Courage’, and was always on cue to slot home an important penalty with that trusty left foot. He won three league titles in Mexico, with Pumas and Necaxa, where he spent the best years of his career. For Mexico he played in three FIFA World Cups and was part of the victorious Confederations Cup team in 1999. He became the first Mexican to score at two different World Cups when he put away a penalty against Belgium in 1998.

Full name: Alberto García Aspe Mena
Born: 11/05/1967, Mexico City, Mexico
Clubs: UNAM (1984-1991), Necaxa (1991-1997), River Plate (loan, 1995), América (1997-1999), Puebla (1999-2002)
International: 109 apps, 21 goals (1988-2002)
Position: Midfielder

Honours:

  • Primera División (3): 1990–91, 1994–95, 1995–96
  • CONCACAF Champions’ Cup (1): 1989
  • Copa México (1): 1994–95
  • Campeón de Campeones (1): 1995
  • CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup (1): 1994
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup (1): 1996
  • FIFA Confederations Cup (1): 1999