Struggling through three years of few ups and many downs has not been easy for Mexican fan favorite Francisco “Kikin” Fonseca.
With two goals coming in the dying moments in as many weeks to earn valuable points for Tigres playoff hopes, Fonseca is enjoying a taste of the glory once his.
For three years following a great championship season with Pumas in 2004 until a year after the World Cup with “el Tri” in Germany 2006, no one in all Mexico came close to the kind of hero status afforded the likeable player. A misguided transfer to Benfica cost him his confidence and being dropped by the seleccion immediately following the Gold Cup in 2007 brought the humbled star down to earth.
I wrote the following feature story for 90 Minutes Magazine while on assignment in Mexico with the popular British television production, FIFA Futbol Mundial. Fonseca was with Cruz Azul and at the height of his career.
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