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Miguel Layún

25-06-1988
Mexican

Defender

Speedster, shooter, and versatile

We’re used to seeing speed in athletics and aim in shooting, but watching Miguel Layún play is like watching a merge between two worlds. Speed and mid-distance shooting are some of the weapons at the disposal of this natural born right defender, who, considering the amount of times he played on the left, became capable of doing both sides. He is also competent playing further up on the pitch, especially as a midfielder. At FC Porto, where he arrived in August 31, 2015, he made a name thanks to his assistances for goal, reaching 15 in 2015/16. He is a player with several uncommon features for a defender: his excellent fitness allows him to run the entire wing, in a constant and tireless back and forth between the defence and the attack, which he joins easily.

Miguel Layún is a perfect example that, with work and perseverance, anything can be achieved. Ever since he started playing, he set goals for himself. “I never said I wanted to be, I always said I will be”, he stated. Aged 20, already a professional player for Veracruz, he pursued the dream of playing in Europe, becoming the first Mexican to play in Serie A, for Atalanta, but what he really wanted to do was move back to his home country, to show the quality he never had the chance to prove. He signed for America, and, despite the difficult time at first, truth is the fans started to appreciate what he was capable of and ended up becoming a hero, after taking the decisive penalty in the final of the 2013 Torneo Clausura, which allowed the club to end a cycle of six consecutive years without winning a title. Confidence is something Layún never lacked, and that was easy to see during his time at Watford, before becoming a Dragon.

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