FC Helsingør has signed experienced US center-forward Christopher “Chris” Cortez. The 31-year old joins on a free transfer after spending a year in thai football at Chonburi FC and Ayutthaya United.
Chris Cortez has experience from MLS club Chivas USA, and the USLC teams Orange County FC and Phoenix Rising FC. He had his best season ever in 2018, where he went on to score 18 goals in 33 matches. All in all Chris Cortez has scored 48 goals in 133 matches in the USLC.
Sporting Director Matt Barnes welcomes the frontman to FCH:
– Chris Cortez is an incredible addition to FCH and we are very excited to announce his signing. The 1.93 striker is exactly the type of player that we have targeted from the onset of the transfer window.
The native Californian is a proven goal scorer and led Phoenix FC in goals in 2018 during his record-breaking season with the club. The addition of a “classic” #9 brings us a physical presence in the front line and his prowess in the box will bring a much-needed injection of goals to the club.
Chris has a unique ability to hold the ball high for players like Jeppe Kjær to run off of, and he can play off of a hold-up striker like Nicolas Mortensen. His versatility is quite unique for a big man.
Chris is motivated to succeed in Europe, and he has the potential to impact the squad immediately.
Photo: Phoenix Rising FC