Fernando Navarro has become a real Finals magnet and titles in Liga MX. The veteran midfielder goes for its fifth League title in this Apertura 2022plus he’s been in five title matches previously, so the series between Toluca and Pachuca It will be the sixth in the midfielder’s career.
Since he began his career with Atlante in 2008, Navarro caught the attention of several Mexican soccer coaches, who have integrated him into their projects. In recent years, the one who has taken him into account the most has been Ignacio Ambriz, who raised him with León and took him to Toluca.
The results have been immediate with the Red Devils, in this Apertura 2022 he started in 16 of the 17 games of the Regular Phaseadds two goals and is one of Ambriz’s immovable in the scarlet scheme.
To all this is added that it will be in its third Final in the last three years and with three different teams (Pachuca, León and Toluca).
“You know that you arrive with someone you already know, you know how he works. Personally, with Nacho and his coaching staff, the relationship was not only work but also friendshipand I consider him a friend, even before as a coach,” he said in an interview with the official Toluca channel.
Navarro’s five Finals
This will be the sixth Final of his career after his team managed to eliminate America Y he got into the fight for the champion trophy in this semester.
The first series for the title in which he was involved was with León in the 2013 Apertura as part of the team led by Gustavo Matosas and which was Champion. to that end the second championship of the Fiera is added in the Clausura 2014. Of those games, he only played a few minutes in the final match against América in 2013 because against Pachuca in 2014 he was only on the bench.
Years passed and in 2019, with Ignacio Ambriz as coach, Navarro took center stage and was part of the Final that the Panzas Verdes lost to Tigres in the Clausura 2019 for the slightest difference. In those two games he acted as a starter.
Soccer would give him a revenge very quickly and in 2020 he was once again key in Ambriz’s scheme and He was a starter in the series that the felines beat Pumas in the Guard1anes 2020 tournament.
With the Tuzos of Pachuca He also played the Clausura 2022 Final under the guidance of coach Guillermo Almada, whom he will face this week with the Tuzos. In the series against Atlas he did not start but received minutes in both games in which they lost the crown against the Rojinegros.
H2. Navarro’s four titles
Besides championships with León in 2013, 2014 and 2020on his resume there is also the title of Tigers in the Opening 2011. A young Navarro was part of the Tigres team, as shown in the official photo of that contest. However, he did not have much activity with Ricardo Ferretti, who did not take him into account for the Liguilla, although he was with the team in the celebrations.
If he wins the Apertura 2022, he will have the privilege of having won five titles with a few years ahead to look for more championships.