A true soccer legend, FOX Deportes soccer analyst Claudio Suarez wore the Mexican national team jersey a total of 177 times over 24 years. He is third all-time in the list of national team appearances according to FIFA statistics.
Nickedname “El Emperador” (The Emperor), Suarez represented Mexico in the 1998, 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups. He missed the tournament in 2002 due to injury.
Born in Texcoco, Mexico, Suarez began his club career with Pumas in Mexico City. With the club he won the Mexican league title in 1997. He moved to Chivas in 1996 and soon won the Mexcian league title a year later with the Guadalajara-based club.
He later moved to Tigres in 2000 and played a total of five years before moving to Chivas USA in Major League Soccer.
With Mexico he also captained the team to the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, the only time that a senior Mexican squad has lifted a FIFA trophy. He also won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 1993, 1996 and 1998.
In 2014 the former defender was inducted into the Mexican Soccer Hall of Fame.