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Chivas de Hierro's boost to the Cantera Rojiblanca (youth academy)

08/02/2024 11:29 / Enrique Noriega

If anything has characterized Fernando Hierro's management at Guadalajara, it is the trust he has placed in young players. Furthermore, one of the parameters that the sporting director has used to select coaches, in addition to the methodology and game model, is the way in which the strategist works with the youth players.

That is why, a little more than a year after his arrival and after Chivas' victory in the Concachampions, we will tell you about the 8 debuts that the Red and White team has had since his arrival.

Apertura 2023

A total of 4 players made their debut with the Rebaño during that semester: Raúl Rangel, Raúl Martínez, Yael Padilla and Jesús Brígido.

- Raúl 'Tala' Rangel accumulated 7 games in the maximum circuit and is currently the starting goalkeeper for Guadalajara. In addition, the Red and White goalkeeper played 2 Leagues Cup matches.

- Raúl Martínez has played 6 games, in which he has demonstrated the technical quality and defensive talent that led him to become Champion of the Expansion League with Tapatío.

- At 18 years of age, Yael Padilla has 20 Liga MX games, in which he has scored 3 goals. The Red and White attacker also participated in Leagues Cup.

- Jesus Brígido has played 9 Liga MX matches and scored 1 goal. He also had minutes in the 2023 Leagues Cup.

Clausura 2024

The tournament has barely started and Fernando Gago has already given their first opportunity to 4 more players, which we will analyze below.

- Mateo Chávez started the 2024 season with a bang, as he made his debut in Day 1 and from then on he established himself as a starter at fullback. Mateo has played 5 Liga MX matches and 1 CONCACAF Champions Cup match.

- Gael García is another of Guadalajara's recent debutants. He made his debut on the first matchday and has already played 2 games in the maximum circuit, in addition to having also participated in the match against Hamilton Forge.

- Armando 'Hormiga' González only made his debut this tournament and has only played 18 minutes, which he has used quite well, as he has already registered 1 assist.

- Leonardo Sepúlveda has not made his formal debut in Liga MX, but he was already a starter in Concachampions and gave a tremendous display with and without the ball, so it will not be long before he makes his debut in the domestic tournament.


Position Teams Matches Points
7 15 25
8 15 25
9 15 23
10 15 23
11 15 20

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