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He played for Mexico National Team on 3 World Cups but now he sells ice cream to survive

He's mostly remembered by his 11-year stint with Cruz Azul.

His family manages the ice cream shop.
His family manages the ice cream shop.

He debuted with Mexico National team in 1999 and played in 3 World Cups for El Tri. During his first year he played in Spain wearing Sevilla FC and Racing Santander colors, but he’s better known for his stint with Cruz Azul, where he played for 11 years, from 2005 to 2016.

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With Mexico National team, Gerardo Torrado was part of the squads that played in 2002 FIFA World Cup held in Korea and Japan, where El Tri was eliminated by USMNT in Round of 16; 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, where they couldn’t beat Argentina in both occasions to reach quarterfinals.

After leaving Cruz Azul, he decided to keep playing, this time in the United States, where he joined Indy Eleven, USL Championship team, where he played until his retirement. And as many retired players do, he decided to open an ice cream shop, Moyo, that his family manages. So far, they’ve open in many spots in Mexico and are planning on expanding to Central America.

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Is he still involved on the soccer industry?

After retiring in 2017, Gerardo Torrado became Mexico National Team’s Technical Director, position that he withholds until today, as he oversees managing the players that El Tri’s coaches, including senior squad’s Gerardo Martino, call to play for Mexico on both official and friendly matches.

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