Alberto Garcia-Aspe Mena
Alberto García-Aspe Mena is a retired midfield football player from Mexico. García-Aspe was born on May 11, 1967 in Mexico City, Mexico known for being the leading player with the most caps for Mexico’s national team. Throughout his career that spanned from 1984 to 2002, García-Aspe has made 109 appearances, scoring 21 goals in all. Subsequently, Mena has graced the World Cup tournament three times, in1994, 1998, and in 2002.
García-Aspe’s career as a professional football player in the club level was in 1984 when he joined UNAM Pumas. He stayed with this team until 1991 and got transferred to Necaxa. During his stint in Necaxa from 1991 to 1997, García-Aspe made the most appearance of 185 while playing with the club and made 69 goals.
Whilst playing with Necaxa, García-Aspe was loaned temporarily to River Plate, where he made 5 appearances for the team. He was then returned to Necaxa, and stayed there until he was transferred to Club America. While at Club America, García-Aspe was able to make 66 appearances with 11 goals until 1999.
Before retiring from the sport, García-Aspe played his last matches for Puebla F.C. García-Aspe retired from professional football in 2002, and currently works as a commentator for Televisa, and is an annual participant in one of Mexico’s fundraising activities known as the “Teleton.”
During his years of activity, García-Aspe was a part of the Mexican national team from 1988 to 2002, where he served not only as a huge force for the team, but also as an inspiration to Mexicans everywhere.