One of the most prominent and famous members of the Mexican Tigres team, it is the Frenchman André-Pierre Gignac, who led his team to the World Cup final and face Bayern Munich for the precious title on Thursday.
Gignac, 35, played most of his career in French teams, and the most important milestone of his career was 5 years with Marseille, with whom he won two French Cup titles.
Amid talks about receiving offers from European teams, Gignac decided in 2015 to leave European football and join the Mexican team, to turn with him into a legend in the team and the beloved of its fans.
Since the arrival of the striker, the top scorer to the team, he opened a page full of goals and titles with him, as he scored 147 goals in 246 matches, and he also won 5 titles, including 3 in the Mexican League, and the North, Central American and Caribbean Championship title (CONCACAF), which allowed him to participate in the World Cup. Clubs currently based in Qatar.
Among the most prominent goals he scored in the Mexican team jersey:
On 22 December he scored the winning goal for his team in the final of the CONCACAF Championship.
In the current World Cup, he scored 3 goals for his team against Ulsan, Korea (2) and Brazilian Palmeiras, and led his team to the final of the tournament topping the list of scorer.
He was also nominated - last March - one of his goals in the Mexican League for the "Puskas" prize presented by the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) for the best goal of the year.
Gignac hopes to continue his brilliance in the last 12 months, and to achieve surprise, defeat Bayern, and win the World Championship.