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Is André Pierre-Gignac the highest-scoring foreigner to have played in Mexico?

After winning the Liga MX 2022 scoring title, this question has gone viral.

The French player who plays for Miguel Herrera's powerful Tigres won the goal-scoring title in Liga MX 2022, having scored 11 goals in the 17 rounds of the tournament.
The French player who plays for Miguel Herrera's powerful Tigres won the goal-scoring title in Liga MX 2022, having scored 11 goals in the 17 rounds of the tournament.

Liga MX 2022 has concluded and with it, we already know who is the top scorer of the tournament, so now everyone is wondering, is André Pierre-Gignac the highest scorer foreigner who has played in Mexico?

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The French player who plays for Miguel Herrera's powerful Tigres won the goal-scoring title in Liga MX 2022, having scored 11 goals in the 17 rounds of the tournament.

And this is the third time that the Frenchman has achieved this feat of being crowned the top scorer in Mexican soccer, which is why many of his followers are wondering if he is the highest-scoring foreigner to have played in Liga MX. 

Is André Pierre-Gignac really the highest-scoring foreigner to have played in Mexico?

The answer is no since many foreigners have played in Mexican soccer and have left their mark with their goals, but no foreigner has scored more goals in Liga MX than Evanivaldo Castro Silva, better known as Cabinho.

The lethal Brazilian striker played for Pumas UNAM from 1974 to 1979, during which time he scored a staggering 166 goals. However, Pumas was not the only club he played for in Mexico.

In addition to playing for the Auriazules, Cabinho also played for Atlante, León, and Tigres, and scored 312 goals in Mexico, making him the highest-scoring foreigner in Mexican soccer.

Although it must also be taken into account that the contexts are very different and when Cabinho played in Mexico, there were still long tournaments that lasted 1 year, not like now that there are two short tournaments a year, which could influence the number of goals a player can score in Mexican soccer.

But this does not detract from the fact that the Brazilian's achievement is a milestone in the history of Mexican soccer, which has just recognized Gignac as the top scorer in Liga MX 2022.

Where does André Pierre-Gignac rank compared to the top foreign scorers in Liga MX?

The lethal French striker does form part of the top 10 top foreign scorers in Mexican soccer, but he is all the way down in this position.

The top foreign top scorers in Mexican soccer is in this order:

Cabinho, from Brazil with 312

José Saturnino Cardozo, from Paraguay with 249

Oswaldo Castro of Chile with 214

Carlos Berucci of Brazil with 197

Ricardo Ferretti of Brazil with 182

Ricardo Brandón of Uruguay with 169

Luis Gabriel Rey of Colombia with 156

Alfredo Moreno of Argentina with 146

Vicente Matías Vuoso of Argentina with 145

André Pierre-Gignac /Marco Figueroa of French / of Chile with 138

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Walter Gabriel Estrella Yah.

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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