‘Tuca’ selected for induction into the Hall of Fame
PACHUCA | Monday, April 4, 2016.- Tigres’ manager, Ricardo Ferretti, was selected for induction into the Association Football Hall of Fame, after a career of 39 years as a player and manager in Mexico and the fortune of winning championships in both roles.
The Brazilian arrived in Mexico in 1977 to play for Atlas, marking the beginning of his long and illustrious career as a player, which also included Pumas, Neza, Monterrey and Toluca, and being crowned as champions in the 1980-81 and 1990-1991 seasons with the Universitarios. In fact, in the latter match, Tuca scored the winning goal against Águilas with a free kick now known as the ‘Tucazo’.
He made his debut as a manager in 1992 and from then to date has continuously led his teams, achieving four championships, two with Tigres and two more with Chivas and Pumas. Ferretti has managed the felines of San Nicolás in three different eras, the last starting in the 2010 Summer Tournament (Apertura) until the present day, winning two Leagues, one Copa MX and runner-up in the Libertadores Cup and the 2014 Summer Tournament (Apertura).