Ahead of the Clausura 2022, Santiago Solari asked for a striker, among them was Joaquín Montencinos. Unfortunately for the 'Azulcremas', the Chilean striker did make it to the Liga BBVA MX, but not with them.
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Xolos of Tijuana went ahead and acquired the services of the South American, who has already expressed his feelings about being monitored by América, and the importance that it would have had in his career to arrive at the nest.
"I had the opportunity to come to America, from there I learned a little of how big it is. You notice everywhere you go that almost everyone is an America fan, it's impressive. I was told at the club that there will be a lot of yellow jerseys, that it will be full of América fans, that this is very common, and that it happens everywhere. Everywhere you go there are América fans", said the player.
Who is Joaquín Montecinos?
Joaquín Montecinos was born on December 7, 1995 in Barranquilla, Colombia. He made his professional debut at the age of 16 with the team Union Temuco of the Chilean second division, in 2013 he moved to Deportes La Serena and in 2019 he signed for San Luis and Melipilla. The following year he was signed by Audax Italiano of the first division.
Although he is Colombian by birth, Joaquín Montecinos decided to represent the Chilean national team, as he is the son of former Chilean soccer player Cristian Montecinos. Joaquín Montecinos father, played for Cruz Azul Hidalgo, Santos Laguna, Necaxa and Puebla.
The Tijuana player made his debut with the Chilean national team in October for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. He also played in the friendly match against Mexico in Austin, Texas, last December, where he was one of the best players on the pitch during the match.
Joaquín Montecinos' numbers in Mexican soccer
Of the 14 matches that have been played in the Clausura 2022, Montecinos has played 11 games, six of them as a starter, for a total of 630 minutes played, in which he has scored three goals.