Less than a month to start the Opening Tournament 2021, the 18 Mexican teams continue in the preseason and closing the last signings to play a good role in the tournament. However, there are some footballers who, due to their age, could put an end to their career at the end of the semester. Here we review who it is.
One of the footballers who would be putting an end to his career is Rubens Sambueza. The Red Devils player from Toluca had the intention of retiring with América, however, he was not contemplated by the azulcremas and his retirement could occur with the chorizo team.
On the other hand, the starting goalkeeper of the Camoteros del Puebla, Antony Silva, arrived at the beginning of the year to defend the three clubs of the Angelopolis team; however, and after an outstanding event, he could hang up his gloves to seal his career as a professional.
One of the oldest players in Liga MX is forward Oribe Peralta. The Chivas del Guadalajara attacker is 37 years old, so the end of his career seems imminent. His contract with the rojiblancos ends in December, so it will be in the winter market when he is expected to end his career.
On the other hand, goalkeeper Edgar Hernández is 38 years old, and the end of his career could come in December. The contract with the Rayos del Necaxa team ended, and until now, negotiations continue to be able to stay at the Aguascalientes club for at least one more tournament.
Another of the goalkeepers who would be finishing his career in the winter month is Alfredo Talavera. The native of La Barca, Jalisco, would tie one more tournament with the UNAM Pumas, to seal his successful career. At 38, he is one of the oldest active players of the moment.
After his destiny seemed to be in the air by not renewing the contract with the Tuzos del Pachuca, the ‘Sergeant’ Gustavo Cabral ended up staying in the La Bella Airosa team. Although it is true that he was a contract for two seasons, anything can happen, and due to his 35 years of age, time would be playing against him.
Another goalkeeper on the list is now the turn of the Uruguayan Nicolás Vikonis. The Mazatlán FC goalkeeper is 36 years old, so at the end of the semester he would be firing as a professional goalkeeper. Although it is true that he still has a contract, he could do without it by entering into discussions with the board.
At 38 years of age, goalkeeper Iván Vázquez Mellado signed with the Panzas Verdes del León team for the 2021 Apertura Tournament. Although the Bajío team did not plan, the managers ended up opting for his services due to the injury to goal White. He is expected to be with La Fiera by the end of the year.
What to say about Efraín Velarde? Without a doubt, one of the most outstanding Mexican players in recent years. Much scandal caused his signing with the Pumas, however, everything seems to indicate that he will only play one more semester to hang up the boots at the end of the contest. The ‘Chispa’ will retire after 17 years as a professional.
The player Rodrigo Millar ended up being left without a team for the Apertura Tournament that is about to start. After having defended the colors of Mazatlán FC, he remained as a free agent to negotiate with another squad. With 39 years, everything seems to indicate that the ‘Chino’ will play one more semester to say goodbye to the professional fields.