Israel Castro

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Israel Castro
Israel Castro Macías.jpg
Israel with Cruz Azul.
Personal information
Full name Israel Castro Macias
Date of birth (1980-12-20) December 20, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Fullback
Club information
Current team
Guadalajara
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2011 Pumas 324 (12)
2011-2013 Cruz Azul 92 (3)
2014- Guadalajara 17 (1)
National team
2007– Mexico 48 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Israel Castro Macías (born December 20, 1980) is a Mexican football player currently playing defensive midfield for Guadalajara of the Liga MX.

Club career[edit]

Pumas UNAM[edit]

He currently plays as a defender for Cruz Azul, a Mexico City . He joined the Pumas youth system and worked his way through the ranks to debut in 2002; he's a regular starter and played a very important role on the 2004 campaign of the team, when Pumas won consecutive league championships. Fans also call him the "Asesino de galácticos" or "Assassin of Galactics", since he was the lone scorer in the game when Pumas defeated Real Madrid for the Santiago Bernabeu trophy in 2004. After being champions with Pumas Unam he was drafted to Cruz Azul. He left the team as a captain.

International Caps[edit]

As of 25 January 2012

[1]

Honours[edit]

Club:

Mexico Pumas UNAM

  • Santiago Bernabeu Cup: (1) 2004

Individual[edit]

International[edit]

Mexico Mexico

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. August 12, 2009 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  United States 1–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

[2]

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