Former Mexican professional footballer and current manager of Spanish club SD Huesca Ignacio Ambriz had a football career that spanned three decades and lasted 18years. He began his career at Necaxa in 1983 and ended it at Necaxa in 2001. He won all the trophies he won in his club career with Necaxa. As the manager of SD Huesca, he recently tried to sign a player from his former club Club America.
How many times did Ambriz play for Necaxa?
Ignacio Ambriz played for Necaxa at three different times in his career, 1983 to 1986, 1989 to 1996 and 1999 to 2001 after which he retired. He began his career at Necaxa in 1983 as an 18year old and after three seasons where he only played 33 times he left the club. He returned again in 1989 as a more mature player and spent another seven years, a period when he achieved titles in his career and left again in 1996. He later returned for the third time in 1999 and retired in 2001. He played a total of 283 games for Necaxa and scored 17 goals.
How many other clubs did Ambriz played for?
Ignacio Ambriz had a journeyman career in which he played for six clubs. He played for five other clubs aside from his beloved Necaxa. When he first left Necaxa in 1986, he played for Petroleros between 1986 and 1987, after which he played for Leon between 1987 to 1989. He returned to Necaxa and spent seven years there and moved again to Atlante and played there between 1996 to 1997. In 1998, he played for two clubs, Puebla and Celaya after which he returned to Necaxa in 1999 and retired there in 2001.
Which team did Ambriz played for and also managed?
Ignacio Ambriz began his managerial career in 2002 shortly after his retirement as the assistant coach of the México national team. He has managed three of his former clubs, Puebla, Necaxa and Leon. He managed Puebla for a short time in 2003 after which he spent six years in Spain, three each at Atletico Madrid and Osasuna as assistant manager. He managed his former club again in Necaxa between 2017 and 2018 and won the Clausura 2018 Copa MX, ending the club's 19year title drought. He left to coach another former club Leon where he spent three years and won the 2020 Liga MX Guardianes before joining Spanish club SD Huesca at the beginning of the 2021/22 season.
How many trophies did Ambriz win as a player?
Ignacio Ambriz won five trophies as a player and won all of them with Necaxa in the space of two years. He won two League titles, one domestic cup and two continental trophies. He also helped Necaxa to a third place finish at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2000. He won the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup with El Tri but lost the Copa America final to Argentina.
Primera División: 1994–95, 1995–96
Copa México: 1994–95
Campeón de Campeones: 1995
CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup: 1994
FIFA Club World Cup third place: 2000
CONCACAF Gold Cup: 1993