Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona is Sevilla’s newest Mexican signing

Jesüs Corona is moving to Sevilla after spending the past 5 1/2 seasons with Porto. (Photo by ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP via Getty Images)
Jesüs Corona is moving to Sevilla after spending the past 5 1/2 seasons with Porto. (Photo by ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Jesús Corona gets a chance to fulfill his boyhood dream of playing in Spain after signing a 5-year contract with La Liga side Sevilla. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images) /

In fight for La Liga title, Sevilla sign Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona

Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona is Sevilla’s newest signing. The former Porto player joins the Spanish team for the remainder of the season, becoming the fourth Mexican to play for the club.

We’ll take a look at how his compatriots fared during their time with Sevilla.

The three other Mexicans who have played for Sevilla are: Javier Hernández, Miguel Layún and Gerardo Torrado.

Torrado was the first ever Mexican player to sign with Sevilla. During the 2002 season, the Spanish side took the midfielder from Polideportivo Ejido, a second division team, on a free transfer.

Torrado played 41 matches in three seasons (the most by any Mexican). Unfortunately for him, Sevilla couldn’t compete for the league title as they ended 10th in their first season, and sixth in the other two. Torrado’s tenure with Sevilla ended in a free transfer to Racing Club in the 2005 season.

Miguel Layún was the second Mexican to sign with the ‘Nervionenses‘, 13 years after Torrado’s exit. Like Tecatito, Layún also came from Porto were he had success. Unlike Torrado, Layún only stayed for half a season, going back to Porto five months later. The defender played in only 18 games. However, to his credit, he managed to score two goals during his tenure.

Finally, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández signed for Sevilla heading into the 2019-2020 season. He was by far the most famous Mexican to play for Sevilla, as he made a name for himself in Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. He also played for Bayer Leverkusen and Real Madrid. However, his previous success didn’t help him extend his time with the  ‘Hispalensesas’ as he only played in 15 games in four months before leaving for the LA Galaxy.

Corona faces a new challenge in hopes of doing a better job than his compatriots. “Tecatito” arrives to Sevilla after seven years in Portugal, where he played in 285 games, scoring 30 goals. As for this season, the 29-year-old played in 11 games, contributing one assist and zero goals.

This will be Corona’s third stop in a European team, as he played for Twente for three years before signing with Porto.

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Sevilla paid €3 million for the midfielder which isn’t that much. But as they sit second in LaLiga, only five points behind Real Madrid (with a pending match), they need all the help they can get if they want to take the championship for the first time in 77 years.