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Despite the harsh criticism leveled against him, Guillermo ‘Memo’ Ochoawho has already expressed his intention to be active in the 2026 World Cup with the Mexico National Team, he was included among the best 50 archers in history by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).
In the classification, carried out with the rigor of the statistics and the performance of each goalkeeper during his professional career, there is also included what for many is the best goalkeeper in the history of Mexico and who marveled at his incredible abilities to occupy the striker position: Jorge Campos.
Campos, 56 years old and retired for several years, was ranked 34th with 62 points, while Memo Ochoa was 50 with 38 units.
At the top is the Italian Gianluigi Buffon, who at 45 is still active but in the Italian second division, with Parma. Among other American goalkeepers mentioned in the list are José Luis Chilavert (9), Claudio Taffarel (12), Dida (19), Keylor Navas (21), Julio César (27), Sergio Goycochea (32), Rogelio Ceni (41) , Claudio Bravo (43) and Óscar Córdoba (48).
Good time for Guillermo Ochoa in Italy
At 37, it was thought that Guillermo Ochoa would establish himself in the MX League, much loved by the Águilas del América board, but instead he accepted the challenge and headed for Serie A in Italy by signing with Salernitana.
Two months after his decision, everything seems to be going well for the Mexican goalkeeper and he has gained ownership over the team captain, Luigi Sepe.
Ochoa has earned respect not only from the fans of a club that is fighting not to be relegated, but from players and coaches from the Italian first division.
So much so, that the alpine press already has given it a nickname “The Mexican Wall”This is due to the fact that they have known how to contain the goals against when they do not have a good defense that can contain the rival offenses.