In the current season of the Liga MX, Cesar Huerta has become the name of the moment and the undisputed protagonist in the ranks of Cougars. The talented winger, affectionately known as ‘El Chino’, has been leaving good feelings in the university team, surprising fans day after day with his virtuoso dribbling and his ability to score from the penalty spot. If he continues his impressive performance, he could end a nearly 20-year drought without a scoring champion in Pumas.
The last time a Pumas player was crowned scoring champion in the Liga MX was in the Clausura 2004, when Bruno Marioni achieved this title. His two goals in the match against Puebla at the Cuauhtémoc Stadium not only ensured the victory but also the lead in goals for the striker trained at Chivas de Guadalajara. Since then, Universidad Nacional has not had the tournament’s top scorer in its ranks.
Historically, Pumas has had big names among its scoring champions, such as Alberto Etcheverry in the 1963-1964 season, ‘Cabinho’ with four scoring titles, Hugo Sánchez with 26 goals in 1978-1979, Luis Flores with 24 goals in 1987 -1988, Luis García with 26 goals in 1990-1991, Jesús Olalde with 15 goals in Winter 1999, and Bruno Marioni with 16 goals in Clausura 2004.
In the current campaign, César Huerta has been a fundamental piece in Pumas’ attack, directly participating in six goals for the team. The former Mazatlán player has scored five goals and provided a valuable assist in the Apertura 2023. His ability to unbalance rival defenses and his scoring instinct have made him an indispensable player in the Pumas squad.
With each outstanding performance, César Huerta gets closer to the possibility of breaking the drought of scoring champions in Pumas. Fans are looking forward to seeing ‘Chino’ continue to shine on the field and lead his team to success in the tournament. His ability, youth and ambition make him a strong candidate to write a new chapter in the golden history of Pumas in Liga MX.