Essentials: Memo Ochoa |  Hypebeast

Essentials: Memo Ochoa | Hypebeast

Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña, better known as Memo Ochoa, is an Olympic medalist and one of the best Mexican soccer players of all time. For this part of the Essentialhe welcomed us into his house to show us some of his most precious objects.

From a very young age, Ochoa was encouraged by his father to pursue his passion for playing soccer. He received his early training at the PUMA FC Academy and later at Club America’s Football School. Although initially drafted as a forward, fate placed him in goal, where he would thrive and eventually become a professional player.

Ochoa’s achievements include winning a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, being the recipient of the Mexican Cup on 13 occasions, and playing in several European teams such as AC Ajaccio, Malaga, Granada, Standard Lieja, etc.

He has become one of the most beloved figures in Mexican football, proving his mettle against the toughest opponents. On the occasion of the Mexico-Brazil game in 2014, Ochoa stopped several of Neymar’s goal attempts, which made his compatriots proud and put Mexico’s name high for the whole world to see.

Memo is an avid gamer. When he’s not in the field, he plays video games live on his Twitch channel or surrounded by friends playing backgammon or dominoes. He is always aware of the role he plays when he is in a match and the responsibility it conveys. He has the weight of the entire team, managers and millions of fans on his back.

Memo is about to play his fifth World Cup in Qatar as captain of Mexico’s national team. Today we get to know him better through some of his most valuable and personal items, his Essential.

Memo Ochoa Signature Fragrance from Perfumérica

I always bring a travel size bottle of my own perfume. Smelling good is very important to me. I created it in collaboration with a group of experts at Perfumérica. We took our time to find the right notes that reflected my personality. It’s a new way for me to connect with the fans.

Xbox controller

I have always been interested in gaming. I really like having a device to play with even when I’m not at home. When shutdowns started my wife suggested I try Twitch and now it’s a new way for me to connect with my fans. I go live and interact with them in a way that wasn’t available a few years ago.

Custom gloves from the Nike Generation Pack

These are the official gloves made for the World Cup in Qatar 2022. I will wear them for the first time when we play against Poland. I am the only goalkeeper in Mexico who will wear these gloves, so I hope they bring me good luck in the coming days.

Lucky Chain

I keep this as a lucky charm. I carry it with me all the time and keep it in the dressing room during matches. I’ve been adding elements to it over the years. It has a Christian cross, as a symbol of my faith. A Virgen de Guadalupe pendant. The Olympic rings as a reminder of my medal. And a little red hand that was given to my daughter as a birth gift for protection and good luck.

Signature DIY Bandana

The headband has become one of the most iconic pieces in my wardrobe. I have tried many different brands and decided to make my own. I need them to be made of cotton, thicker in the front to keep my hair in the back, and thinner in the neck for comfort.

Helight Sleep

This is a very demanding and stressful profession. More than most would imagine. So it’s not always easy to go to bed and sleep like a baby. If I don’t sleep well, I can feel it the next few days during the training sessions. That’s why I try to have a set of tools to guide me and help me get the most efficient sleep I can get.

Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Reverse Mocha”

Because of my profession, I always wear sneakers. I only have two pairs of dress shoes in my closet actually. I wouldn’t consider myself a sneakerhead, but I try to get the silhouettes I like the most. When I first saw these Travis Scott’s I couldn’t get my hands on them, but eventually a friend of mine helped me get them and now they are one of my favorite pairs.

Ray-Ban Blaze

I like different styles of sunglasses like the Ray-Ban Aviator silhouette or the sporty ones like Oakley. But these are really special to me. They are a gift from my dear friend Checo Pérez and I try to keep them in my rotation.

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