Prior to the match between Los Bravos de Juárez against Atlético de San Luis, corresponding to the 14th date of the MX League, the board of the border team paid tribute to Ricardo Tuca Ferretti as he turned 30 years as coach in the First Division of Soccer Mexican.
On September 15, he completed three decades as technical director without interruption, which makes him one of the longest-serving coaches in Mexican soccer as well as being one of the most successful in terms of harvesting titles with different clubs.
On the field of the Benito Juárez Olympic Stadium, the directors of Bravos presented a commemorative plaque to Tuca Ferretti with the legend “FC Juárez grants this recognition to Ricardo Tuca Ferretti for his 30 years as technical director within Liga MX.”
In addition, the team’s players wore a commemorative shirt that had Ferretti’s face engraved along with the prominent phrase “30 years” and the signature of the Tuca. The president of the club, Alejandra de la Vega, led the ceremony and presented her with a shirt signed by all the members of the Braves. With the bib number ’30’, the Bravos team paid tribute to Tuca’s career.
Alejandra de la Vega congratulated him personally because since he retired as a professional player, he immediately assumed a position as technical director with Pumas, the first team that gave him the opportunity to exploit his vocation as a coach.
On September 15, 1991, he made his debut in the First Division as the helmsman of the Universidad club, for the coincidence of the tribute he competed against the disappeared group of Cobras, which was a club in the City of Juárez.
After the ceremony, the team took action and played matchday 14. With a 1 – 0 victory, the Tuca team took all three points of the tournament, leaving it in 11th position with 11 units, in the repechage zone. to fight for reclassification to the league. Ferretti added his third consecutive victory.
Although they took the victory with the slightest difference, the frontiersmen were left with 10 elements on the field after the VAR reviewed a play and determined that Gustavo Velázquez Ramos’ infraction was a red card, so at the minute 70 was expelled.
Tuca Ferretti and his long career as a coach
Thirty years ago began one of the most successful careers in memory in Mexican soccer. Ricardo Ferretti had just retired as a player when he assumed the technical direction of the Pumas.
His memorable goal against América (popularly known as Tucanazo) served to embroider the third star on the National University shield. As soon as he had just said goodbye when the new challenge appeared on the horizon of the temperamental Tuca.
During his first stage at Pedregal, still in the format of long seasons, Ferretti reached the Liguilla twice, and left pleasant sensations that placed him as one of the coaches with the greatest projection. But before taking the University to the Olympus, he won victories in other places.
His first championship was in 1996 with the Chivas team. On that occasion he defeated the Toros Neza. In the Clausura 2009, the eleventh Auriazul beat Pachuca on the Hidalgo court and won their sixth league title. Ferretti reinforced his immortal status: champion as a player and as a coach.
His last team and with whom he added international achievements was Tigres UANL, after almost ten years at the club, he left the team at the last Guardianes 2021 tournament and undertook the challenge of directing Bravos. (Infobae)
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All our recognition ‘Tuca’ for your 30 years.
Without a doubt, you are a BRAVO OF HEART. We send you a warm hug.#MoreBravesThanNever #JuarezEsElNumberOne pic.twitter.com/GUL2XUUIKL
– FC Juárez (@fcjuarezoficial) September 22, 2021