After 409 games played and six titles with the Club Leon in 12 years, Luis Montesthe eternal captain of the Esmeralda team in recent tournaments, said goodbye to the team to undertake a new adventure in South America, the first that he will live outside of Mexico and that he will start at the age of 36 with Everton in the Chilean first division.
It was at halftime of the match between La Fiera and Necaxa, on date 2 of the Mexican championship and the first that the Panzas Verdes played as locals, which on 10 emerald he received a tribute from his team as a farewell.
At those moments the fans formed a giant mosaic in the stands with the number worn by its captain for so many years, the same person who moments later stepped onto the field with his family to dedicate a few words of thanks to those who accompanied him during his career as a feline.
“I am very grateful to you, I will miss you very much. They are a very cool hobby, thank you very much for everything, I will always carry you in my heart. I love. Being fierce is a pride!”, said the midfielder through tears, before overtaking “I assure you that I will return”.
As part of the tribute that the club prepared for him, the six trophies he has won (3 from the Liga MX, 2 from the Ascenso MX and one from the Leagues Cup) were also shown in the middle of the field of the León Stadium, in addition to An emotional video with his best moments as an emerald player told by himself was projected on the giant screens.
It should be noted that, during the game, his former teammates played with a commemorative shirt that included the legend “XSiempre Capitán” and the date of the midfielder’s farewell: 01-16-2023.
Luis Montes will join his new team in the coming days, Everton de Viña del Mar, which is also owned by Grupo Pachuca and is suffering in the Chilean championship due to poor results. It is expected that the incorporation of “Chapito” can contribute to ending malaria in Oro y Cielo. The Mexican’s contract is for one year.
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