Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magana (born July 13, 1985) known professionally as Guillermo Ochoa is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper for the Serie A club Salernitana and the national team of Mexico.
His style of play has been described as “proven to be a safe keeper, with confidence and leadership”. He also cited Peter Schmeichel as an influence on his playing style.
Real Facts About Guillermo
- Full Name: Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magana
- Stage Name: Guillermo Ochoa
- Born: July 13, 1985
- Age: 37 yrs old (2022)
- Birth Place: Guadalajara, Mexico
- Nationality: Mexican
- Wife: Karla Mora (m. 2017)
- Occupation: Footballer
- Club: Salernitana
- Position: Goalkeeper
- Net Worth: N/A
Ochoa was born Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magana on July 13, 1985, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
Guillermo Ochoa began his football career with Club América in 2004. He went on loan to San Luis in 2004 and returned to Club América where he won the league title in 2005 and was the club’s first-choice goalkeeper until 2011 while making over 200 appearances for the club.
He signed for the French club, Ajaccio in 2011 and had three seasons with the club until their relegation from Ligue 1.
He joined Malaga in 2014 but failed to make an impact. He joined Granada on loan in 2016 and moved to Standard Liege in 2017, before returning to Club América in 2019.
He represented Mexico at the under-13 before being called up for the senior team. He was part of the team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
He saved Lewandowski’s penalty in their first match against Poland which ended in a 0-0 draw at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
On 23 December 2022, Ochoa signed for Italian Serie A club Salernitana, agreeing on a contract until 30 June 2023 with a one-year extension option.