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Why is Jesús Corona called “Tecatito”?

Jesús Corona is just one of many players recognized by his nickname. Find out here how he received it.

Tecatico Corona in Mexico's national team.
Tecatico Corona in Mexico's national team.

Wherever the part of the world they come from, most of the greatest soccer stars have a nickname that is not often associated with the names they were given by their parents and are a great mystery to fans. Sometimes it is related to their physical appearance, their style of play, or their position in the field. Get to know what nickname Jesús Corona has.

Jesús Corona, also known as “Tecatito”, made his debut at 17 years old by joining F.C. Monterrey and started his distinguished professional career there. Through the years, he developed the ability to play with both feet equally and is well known for being agile and having excellent technique. Find the latest news about the Liga MX, and get to know the most recent details of the Mexican top professional football division.

Jesús "Tecatico" Corona at Porto.

After three years playing for F.C. Monterrey, Jesús Corona emigrated to Europe and played for two seasons with F.C. Twente. 

Due to his great level and professional skills, he was acquired by F.C. Porto where he has remained for six years, since 2015. Now that he has been granted citizenship from the Portuguese government, it will be easier for him to change teams and there is a strong possibility that he will soon join F.C. Sevilla.

An special nickname

Tecatito Corona belongs to a select group of football players with mythical status from all over the world who accumulated nicknames as their legend grew. Some of them are “O Rey” Pelé, “Bullfighter” (Edinson Cavani),  “The King” (Eric Cantona), or “Hand of God” (Diego Maradona). Learn more about other international players, and get to know all their less known curiosities.

However, to know the origin of his nickname we will have to travel back in time: he received the nickname from his first steps in Liga MX, back in 2010. 

However, to know the origin of his nickname we will have to travel back in time: he received the nickname from his first steps in Liga MX, back in 2010. 

Carta Blanca beer brand was one of the sponsors of F.C. Monterrey, that is why wearing the surname “Corona” in his jersey represented a conflict with the opposite brewing company. 

The 28-year-old was given the name “Tecatito” by his former coach Víctor Manuel Vucetich. The nickname refers to the Mexican beer brand Tecate, which was owned by club sponsor Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery, and due to his height is why they use the diminutive.

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