Today's Guillermo Ochoa Talking Points
Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡiˈʝeɾmo oˈtʃo.a]; born 13 July 1985), commonly referred to as Memo, is a Mexican footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Spanish club Granada, on loan from Málaga, and the Mexico national team.
Ochoa made his debut for América in 2004 in a league match against Monterrey. He won his first league title in 2005 and was the club's first-choice goalkeeper up until 2011, making over 200 appearances for América. That summer Ochoa was transferred to Ajaccio in France. He spent three seasons with the club until their relegation from Ligue 1. In 2014, Ochoa joined Málaga but failed to establish himself in the team. In July 2016, he joined Granada on a season-long loan.
A Mexican international since 2005, Ochoa received his first cap at age 20 during a friendly match against Hungary. Ochoa was Mexico's starting goalkeeper in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, being chosen twice as man of the match, and the 2009 and 2015 editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which Mexico won. He was also included in the squads for the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and was originally in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup before being suspended from the competition due to false doping allegations.Close