She scored a double in the National Classic of the Liga MX Femenil and thanks to her the Chivas Rayadas del Guadalajara won the match against América at the Akron Stadium 2-1. Alicia Cervantes is today one of the best forwards in the league and the absolute reference for Chivas. That is why in 90min we bring you 5 facts about the red and white artillery.
Recruited while working in the United States
We are in 2017, in Mexico the Liga MX Femenil emerged after years of work and planning, the fruit of hundreds of people who made this a reality.
While all this was happening in Mexican lands, Licha was in the United States working and that is when, unlike the vast majority of young Mexican women, they sought to incorporate Licha into the Liga MX Femenil, specifically the Atlas Femenil team. This through a professor from the Jalisco National Team who contacted her and asked her to attend tests with Atlas.
Low salary at Atlas
For the start of the Clausura 2018 tournament, surprisingly, Licha separated from the red and black box, this after making public his displeasure at the economic situation he was going through.
Licha commented that the main reason for his departure was that the club had refused to give him a salary increase. And when you hear this, one might think that the player threw a tantrum or that it was out of ambition, but how would you react if I told you that what Licha received per month for being a reference in the Atlas was ridiculous? Alicia Cervantes received the modest amount of $ 1500 pesos per month.
During her stay with the royal team, Licha could not meet again with that version that catapulted her as a benchmark in Atlas, because in her first two tournaments with Rayadas, which were far from bad, she scored 5 goals, and already for the third, the Apertura 2019, was when his minutes were more and more diminished and consequently also his scoring quota, because in that tournament he only made two annotations but in the end, together with his teammates, he would hang the medal and lift the first and only title at the time of the Rayadas de Monterrey that they obtained at the expense of Tigres Femenil.
His debut was against Chivas
Licha officially joins the red and black team for the first league tournament, Apertura 2017, thus becoming a professional player for a team from her native Jalisco, playing her first league match on July 29 in the opening match of the tournament that would be also the first Clásico Tapatío in history that would end with a positive balance for Chivas after a score of 3-0.
Chivas’ historical top scorer
With Chivas, Licha began to score and score, surprising locals and strangers, throwing exceptional numbers and becoming an absolute benchmark for the team together with María Sánchez, with whom she formed a formidable pair, being the Mexican-American who put the balls in a way and Licha who finished the plays.
Thus, on March 14, 2021, Licha would make history with Chivas Femenil by scoring her goals number 22 and 23 as rojiblanca, thus breaking in a tournament and a half the mark of 21 goals that Norma Palafox held in her 6 tournaments with the Flock.