Goalkeeper Oscar “Conejo” Perez will not only be remembered for his acrobatic saves in the Liga MX but for also lasting in the league for almost more than two decades playing with various club teams throughout his career.
Oscar “El Conejo” Perez, has been retired from the Liga MX since July 2019 where his name will go under as one of the outstanding goalkeepers in Mexico that last about 26 years in the league. Since making his debut with Cruz Azul in 1993, Perez was part of many top club teams in the Liga MX, playing with UANL Tigres, Chiapas, Necaxa, San Luis and with Pachuca winning various championship trophies.
Throughout his trajectory in the Liga MX, Perez holds the record of having played the most games in the Liga MX, a total of 737 games participating in Mexico.
“El Conejo”, nicknamed “Rabbit” was given that name due to his unusual height as a goalkeeper standing right below 5 feet and 8 inches that is not heard of throughout the goalkeeper position due to the need of more height. But Perez demonstrated that he could defend the goal net as he would make unbelievable plays with his feet and hooping in high feet off the air.
Due to his unusual abilities, Perez was also part of the national team of Mexico throughout his career as his career with El Tri ranges all the way back to the youth team since 1995 through 2010.
Participating in three World Cups and being a starter in two of them, 2002 and 2010. At 46 years of age, Perez decided to call it a career after he continued to struggle to start for Pachuca and which he could of possibly continue more if he was given the minutes but at 46, his age was showing on his reflexes.
Currently, Perez right now is the goalkeeper coach of Cruz Azul where he aides goalkeepers, Jesus Corona and the young starlet, Sebastian Jurado, which both can continue to learn from a very well respected goalkeeper that Mexico produced.