Former soccer player and current commentator for Azteca Deportes, Jorge Campos Navarrete, will be recognized by Thompson Rivers University, an institution that will award the famed “Immortal” an honorary doctorate of science, due to his work as a professional soccer player. in the arts, humanities, business, and law in a manner that is public and philanthropic.
The foregoing was confirmed by the educational unit, by highlighting his innate qualities as a professional athlete, being a role model for many children and youth, not only in Mexico, but throughout the world. Furthermore, they highlight their humanitarian quality in helping the most underprivileged, creating their own foundations as well as working with other organizations.
“Jorge Campos is a former professional soccer player from Mexico, who became renowned for his athleticism, agility and speed as both a forward and goalkeeper, displaying a rare versatility in the sport. Throughout his career, his passion, dedication and His hard work allowed him to become a mentor and role model for youths around the world. He spent his post-sports career helping those in need, working with various organizations and supporting underprivileged youth. With TRU World, established the Jorge Campos Award which gives two outstanding young Mexicans full tuition for one year of study,” said the statement on the university’s website.
In 17 years as a player, Campos personally won several awards: five Citlalis as the best goalkeeper in the Mexican league, a trophy for the best third goalkeeper in the world in 1993; Player of the match against Saudi Arabia in the King Fahd Cup in 1995 and is currently an Honorary Member of FIFA as one of the legends of football. He appeared in three FIFA World Cups, playing as a starter in the United States 1994 and France 1998, and as the third goalkeeper in Korea–Japan. In 2004, he was the fourth ranked assistant coach; Represented Mexico at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
The celebrations will take place at the Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism along with the Faculty of Education and Social Work from June 7 to 9.
Which characters have received honorary doctorates?
This prestigious decoration is an honorary title that a university, professional association, academy or college confers on distinguished persons and the said designation is given primarily to those who have excelled in certain professional fields and who have distinguished themselves in a certain career. are not graduates.
Among those who have been awarded this honor is Mario Vargas Llosa, a Spanish-Peruvian writer from the University of La Rioja in Spain in 2007.