Andrés Guardado sets new record for Mexican players in Europe
The 35-year-old became the Mexican player with the most games in Europe. He surpasses ex-striker Hugo Sánchez who held the record for many years.
Real Betis was able to hold on for a 1-1 draw against Rayo Vallecano after Alex Moreno saw a red card in the 33rd minute. The Mexican international started the game but was taken off before the break because their manager wanted fresh legs for the second half.
New record established by Guardado
The 35-year-old has made 21 appearances this campaign for Betis across all competitions and on Sunday he reached a new record in his career. Andrés Guardado reached 496 games in Europe and he surpassed the record established by Hugo Sánchez during his time in LaLiga.
Andrés Guardado started his playing career with Atlas in Mexico and he started his career in Europe with LaLiga side Deportivo. He has also played for Valencia in Spain, Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie and now Betis.
“496 matches in Europe and those to go,” wrote Guardado on social media. The captain of the Mexican national team played 149 matches with Deportivo, 70 with Valencia, seven with the Bundesliga side and so far, 168 with Betis.