Enigmatic Mexican footballer Cuauhtemoc Blanco wants to add a new gig to his resume. It’ not enough that he’s a nightclubber, a joker, a charismatic rags-to-riches soccer star. Now Cuauhtemoc Blanco wants to be mayor of one of Mexico’s more prominent cities, Cuernavaca. Blanco, who at 42 is still an active player in Mexico’s top professional league, was formally nominated for mayor on Saturday by small Social Democrat Party.
Blanco, who currently plays limited minutes off the bench for the Puebla team, grew up in a famously tough neighborhood of Mexico City and made his name with the capital’s most storied team, America, as well as with his performance on the national team in three World Cups.
For years, his life off the field of partying and flings with Mexican actresses garnered almost as many headlines as his play and that reputation, along with his lack of political experience, raised doubts among some, but his supporters say that he knows how to lead.
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