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Jonathan Orozco: I am proud to represent this great institution

06 de Diciembre del 2018 5:51 pm.

First team goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco is here to stay. The 32 year old veteran player renewed his contract for another two years on Thursday morning, giving continuity to the work he’s already demonstrated on the field with los Guerreros.

“I'm very happy because I feel very comfortable here,” he said.  “The people have really been good to me after two years of working. I feel like I'm in a good moment, and happy for the confidence.”  

Orozco, a native of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, made his professional debut at 19 years old with los “Rayados” on August 13, 2005 – a 1-0 victory against Atlas.  Since then, he’s managed to collect three league titles – including one with Santos, two Golden Balls for “Best Goalkeeper,” three consecutive CONCACAF Champions League titles, appearances in Copa Libertadores and two Club World Cup competitions. At the national team level with Mexico, has two Gold Cup trophies and a CONCACAF Cup title.

In the winter of 2016, it was announced that “Jona” would join Santos ahead of the 2017 Clausura,  where in just a year and a half he helped los Guerreros to their sixth league title.

He’s just getting started.

Since he first stepped on the field in a Santos jersey in the 2017 Clausura, he’s amassed 74 official games and 6600 minutes in league and cup play, and says he’s dedicated to achieving more while wearing the colors of the institution.

“I want our fans to know we are going to keep going with the same will and dedication to keep fighting, we want more titles, we dream of an international title, there are good things still to come for Santos.”

Above all, he says he’s more content than anything to have won the respect and affection of Guerreros everywhere.

 “I appreciate the support of all our fans, especially after the game against Monterrey, they never left our side,” he said. “And the affection they've shown me and that I have been able to win among them. I'm very content to represent this great institution that confides in me,” he said.