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La Liga: the ideal championship for Latin American players

With the virtual arrival of Sergio “Kun” Agüero to Barcelona for the next two seasons, it is necessary to remember the impact that some players born in this part of the world have had on Spanish clubs .

Sergio 'Kun' Agüero with the Barcelona shield

Agüero is one of the objectives of Joan Laporta to renew the Blaugrana team and encourage Lio Messi to remain at the club. Photo: IG-kunaguero, LatinAmerican Post

LatinAmerican Post | Onofre Zambrano Moreno

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Leer en español: Liga de España: el campeonato ideal para los futbolistas latinoamericanos

Another elite South American will play in the Spanish League starting next season and only time will tell if he will make his mark on the Iberian championship. We are talking about the Argentine striker Sergio “Kun” Agüero, who returns to “La Liga” after 10 years after his previous time at the current champion, Atlético de Madrid , between 2006 and 2011.

Agüero is one of Joan Laporta's goals to renew the Blaugrana team and encourage Lio Messi to remain at the club , taking into account that both players are more than friends, just like brothers. It cannot be predicted if Kun will triumph in the Catalan team, but he has come to achieve it at Manchester City, a club where he played for 10 seasons.

The 33-year-old scored 184 Premier League goals to be that competition's top scorer in a single jersey , ahead of Wayne Rooney. But in total in the sum of all the competitions, Agüero played 389 games, scored 260 goals and obtained 15 titles with the Citizen, not including the match that he will play for the Champions League title against Chelsea.

The information of the arrival of the Argentine to the Blaugrana club was released by the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who explained that the agreement between the parties is already closed until June 2023 and that only the official announcement is missing.

A "Latin" league

Undoubtedly, Spain is a springboard thanks to the good adaptation that is facilitated by the use of the same language and a more comfortable climate than other European countries .

The historical ones, Messi the number 1

His debut in an official match was in the 2004/2005 season, in a league derby against RCD Espanyol at the Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc on October 16, 2004. Messi became at that time, at the age of 16, the Youngest Blaugrana player to play a First Division game .

A few months later, on May 1, 2005, he set a new record for that moment: the youngest player in the club to score a goal in a league match. It was against Albacete with only 17 years, 10 months and 7 days.

From then on only achievements and successes. In the 2009-10 season Messi scored 47 goals, 34 in the League, to win his first Pichichi and Golden Boot, thus equaling Ronaldo's scoring record of the 1996-97 season .

In 2014-15, Luis Enrique's Barca equaled Pep Guardiola's with the treble -Liga, Cup and Champions- being the only team to obtain it twice in history. Messi lifted his fourth "Orejona" and won his fifth Ballon d'Or on January 11, 2016 in Zurich.

He also reached the magic figure of 500 goals, in a Barça match against Sevilla in 2016-17. Messi is, without a doubt, the best player in the history of the Catalan entity, an undisputed figure ahead of the mythical Johan Cruyff and one of the best foreigners in the history of the Spanish league.

On the 2nd place, Hugo Sánchez

Although it could be Alfredo Di Stefano, the Argentine who was the most important player in the history of Real Madrid, until the appearance of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Mexican forward was with more than 200 goals, scorer and figure of the white team is also in the top of our list. Sánchez reached the "Pichichi" up to four times.

The manito is considered one of the best Mexican athletes in history and, at the time, he had the luxury of surpassing in the club's history the aforementioned Di Stefano, Carlos Santillana and Ferenc Puskas, as top gunners of the merengue team.

“Hugol” was a key player for five league titles, one UEFA Cup, three King's Cups and three Spanish Super Cups. In addition to this, he also got a golden boot. In the league he scored 164 goals, being the 1989-90 his best campaign with 38 goals, he also scored 21 in cups and 23 in international tournaments.

 

The 3rd, "Mago" González

He is remembered as one of the great soccer players of Salvador, playing with the Cadiz shirt of Spain and considered by the IFFHS as the best in the history of his country and among the best Central American players of the 20th century.

He was fine, he faced class, he made impossible controls, he was able to haggle everyone who came his way and he had such a sweet touch that he drew ovations in Spanish stadiums. He was even considered among the ten best players in the '82 World Cup in Spain . He arrived as a star signing in 82-83, promoted his team to First Division, scored 15 goals in 33 games. The following year, Cádiz was condemned to only six victories in 34 games, but "Mágico" continued to do his thing, scoring 14 goals.