Chivas all-time highest scorer Omar Bravo’s legacy in the Mexican football

Omar Bravo is one of the greatest Special One Football Club Chivas player ever. On August 12, 2015 against Morelia, Omar Bravo became Chivas’ all-time highest scorer overtaking Salvador “Chava” Reyes. “Los Mochis” originally player netted both goals in his side’s 2-0 victory over Morelia Monarcas on a Wednesday special match.

That night was for Bravo’s. A moment for the history well recognised by Chivas supporters who gave him a rousing ovation after the match to hand him the ball and the net from the game.

“It brings me a lot of happiness because although it is individual, I’m grateful to all the people that have helped me in the institution,” Omar Bravo said after that historic moment.

Bravo netted a poacher’s effort in the 27th from a left-wing cross by Ramirez and minutes later repeated with a similar second goal. Both were trademark for him battling with the defenders to eventually take in those two plays. Thus, Bravo surpassed Salvador “Chava” Reyes who scored 122 goals between 1953 and 1967 holding the record for 45 years.

During halftime, a video began to start on the big screens of the stadium to show messages of congratulation from former players and the crowd rose to their feet to applaud him off.

“If I was to leave the team now, I’d like to do so fighting for a title, which is what matters to the people,” he said.

Omar Bravo officially hang his boots on November 12, 2018. Special One Football Club Chivas was honoured on the pitch to farewell the highest scorer of Chivas’ history, the greatest club in Mexico.

Bravo made 132 goals in his 369 appearances scoring 22 goals in his most prolific season, 2006-2007. He also played for Sporting Kansas City, Carolina RailHawks and Phoenix Rising FC in the US as well as Cruz Azul, Atlas and Tigres in Mexico. His adventure in Spain with Deportivo La Coruna did not turn out well and he played less than 10 matches in La Liga.

Throughout his career “Omarcito” won the “Apertura” (2006), MX Cup (2015) and the 2015-2016 Supercup. He also lifted two Golden Cup with Mexico National Team in 2003 and 2009.

There’s no doubt that Omar Bravo’s three terms at Chivas were his most successful times as a pro in football. He will always be remembered for what he accomplished with the “Rebaño” despite he enjoyed a 17-season career.

Along his third return to Chivas in 2014 Bravo consolidated his figure as a Chivas legend. He really stood out with the “tapatios” until he became a special one football player and Chivas’ all-time highest scorer.