Description[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Zaragoza's appearance is loosely based on that of Ramon Ramirez, who played as a midfielder for Mexico in real life during the 1990s and early 2000s; Ramirez was infamous for his potential that was derailed by both injuries as well as off-the-field problems with his mental health.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Battle of World Youth arc[edit | edit source]
Along with Ricardo Espadas, the quintet spent their childhood in poverty. During those days, Espadas and the quintet once attempted to steal balls and equipments from a store. However, they were badly beaten up by the guys that the store owner hired. The turn of events was, coincidentally, that very same day. A charitable institution of Japan came and donated some toys, including balls and equipment. The six of them had been practicing with the ball they were given since then.
Zaragoza, along with the rest, eventually become part of the Mexican youth team, participating in the World Youth. At some point before the tournament, Mexico had a training match with Uruguay, in which they lost 1-5.
Mexico Youth faces Japan Youth as their first opponent in the group stage. The Five Soldiers have some chances, but because of Jun Misugi's offside traps, Ken Wakashimazu's saves, and mainly the Tachibana twins' Skylab techniques, their aerial Lucha Football Style is rendered ineffective.
The first half ends 0-0. The situation remains the same for most of the second half, until the 75th minute, when Garcia purposely injure the twins and receives a red card in return. Without the twins, the four remaining Soldiers successfully reach the goal with their aerial technique, and even though Wakashimazu repels Lopez's shot, Espadas manages to follow and score with a trick shot.
Japan ultimately scores 2 goals during the last minutes however, reversing the score. After that, with a draw against Italy and another loss against Uruguay, Mexico is eliminated.
Rising Sun arc[edit | edit source]
Before the Olympic tournament, Olympic Japan has a training camp in Mexico, and Olympic Mexico is their last opponent. At the beginning of the match, thanks to Espadas' cross, Suarez and Zaragoza have a chance to score. Their twin shot is stopped by Genzo Wakabayashi, however.
Later, Espadas gets injured and is subbed out midway, therefore Mexico lose 0-8.
In the Olympic tournament, Mexico manages to get out of the group stage as second in group B, qualifying for the quarter-finals where they will face Spain.
To be updated as series progresses
Techniques[edit | edit source]
Combination Play[edit | edit source]
- Lucha Aerial Attack: is an aerial technique of the Five Soldiers of the Aztec Sun. One player helps launch the other into the air for a heading pass, then another runs in to unleash a Jumping Volley.
- Jumping Volley Twin Shot (with Suárez)
Gallery[edit | edit source]