This Tuesday, Ascenso MX side Dorados de Sinaloa announced the signing of veteran goalkeeper Cristian Campestrini over from Argentine side Chacarita Juniors. Dorados had a rough Apertura 2017 competition as the team underperformed massively finishing in 12th place with 20 points.
A big downfall of the team was having a very inconsistent goalkeeper in net, Luis Ernesto Michel. The 38-year-old is now with Club Tijuana in the Liga MX and Cristian Campestrini does seem like an upgrade for El Gran Pez. The Argentine keeper is not much younger than Michel at 37 years old but just recently with Puebla, he did show that he can still be a starting goalkeeper in Mexican soccer.
The Buenos Aires native started his career at Rosario Central and played with various other teams in South America after that. His most notable stint was with Arsenal de Sarandi from 2008-2014 as he even received a couple call-ups to the Argentine national team by Diego Maradona in 2009 and 2010. After his successful stint with Sarandi, Campestrini went on to play with Paraguayan club Olimpia before joining Puebla in 2015.
The 37-year-old played with La Franja from 2015-2017 and had some tremendous moments even looking like the team’s best player at times. This will be a new stage in Campestrini’s career as the Ascenso MX can prove to be a very gritty and competitive league, especially when playing for a team that wants to achieve promotion like Sinaloa.