Jorge Campos

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Jorge Campos
Personal information
Full name Jorge Francisco Campos Navarrete
Date of birth (1966-10-15) 15 October 1966 (age 47)
Place of birth Acapulco, Mexico
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Striker, Goalkeeper (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1995 Pumas 183 (31)
1995–1996 Atlante 38 (1)
1996–1997 Los Angeles Galaxy 43 (0)
1997 Cruz Azul 1 (0)
1998 Chicago Fire 8 (0)
1998–1999 Pumas 56 (2)
1999–2000 UANL 17 (0)
2000–2001 Pumas 33 (0)
2001–2002 Atlante 26 (0)
2002–2004 Puebla 28 (0)
Total 433 (34)
National team
1991–2004 Mexico 130 (0)
Teams managed
2004–2006 Mexico (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jorge Francisco Campos Navarrete (nicknamed El Brody or Chiqui-Campos or El Chapulín) (born 15 October 1966 in Acapulco) is a retired Mexican footballer who played as a goalkeeper and striker as well.

One of the most notable Mexican players of the 1990s, Campos was a particularly eccentric player, known for his constant play outside the penalty area, his acrobatic style in goal, and his colorful attire. His strength in goal was his leaping ability and speed, which made him able to overcome his relatively short height for the position he played at, having had been officially billed at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m), although he is actually 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m).

Campos also made for an effective striker, a rare example of versatility in football. At times, he would start a game in goal, and transfer upfield later in the match, mostly at the club level. His trademark, self-designed bright kits contributed to his popularity.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Campos started his career in 1988 in Mexico with Pumas. At that time the club's first-choice goalkeeper was Adolfo Rios but, because Campos desired first-team opportunities, he asked to be used as a striker. He performed notably in his first season, scoring 14 goals and even challenging for the title of top-goalscorer. In the following seasons he earned the position of first-choice goalkeeper and won the 1990–1991 championship with Pumas.

He also won the championship with Cruz Azul in the 1997 winter season, though he was forced to play second-fiddle to first-choice goalkeeper Oscar Perez. He was regularly used as a substitute striker during this period.

As well as Pumas and Cruz Azul, Campos also played for such clubs as Atlante, Tigres, and Puebla. He scored a notable bicycle kick goal for Atlante in the 1997 season. In that game, he started as goalkeeper, but as the forwards were failing to score a goal, the coach replaced a field player with another goalkeeper to send Campos to the attack.

He also played in the United States, where he starred in Major League Soccer's first three seasons for the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chicago Fire.

International[edit]

On the international stage, Campos started for Mexico in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups as the first choice goalkeeper, and went on to collect 130 caps for his country.

At the 1999 New Year's Cup in Hong Kong, in which Mexico was invited as well as Egypt and Bulgaria, Campos' father was kidnapped back home and Campos returned to Mexico to attend to the matter.[1] Campos was invited several times to play with the Rest of the World Team against clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Milan.

His last game with Mexico was in 2004 when they played a friendly against Tecos.

Career statistics[edit]

[2]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
1988–89 Pumas 7 0 8 0
1989–90 40 14 2 1 0 0 10 7
1990–91 44 2 8 4
1991–92 37 3 6 0
1992–93 7 1 0 0
1993–94 34 2 0 0
1994–95 36 6 1 0
1995–96 Atlante 23 0 1 0
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
1996 Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer 24 0
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
1996–97 Atlante Primera División 16 0 8 0
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
1997 Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer 19 0
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
1997–98 Cruz Azul Primera División 2 0
1997–98 Pumas Primera División 10 0
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
1998 Chicago Fire Major League Soccer 8 0
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
1998–99 Pumas Primera División 33 6
1999-00 Tigres Primera División 17 0
2000–01 Atlante Primera División 26 0
2001–02 Pumas Primera División 33 0
2002–03 Puebla Primera División 26 0
2003–04 2 0
Total Mexico 409 34
USA 51 0
Career total 460 34

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

UNAM
Cruz Azul
Chicago Fire

International[edit]

Mexico

Post football career[edit]

After retiring from both club and international football in the early 2000s (decade), Campos became an assistant coach to Ricardo Lavolpe, the former head coach of the Mexican National Team. He was an assistant director of the National team that played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He also owns a fast food franchise, Sportortas-Campos, specializing in tortas.

On 31 July 2011, he appeared in the 2011 "Messi and Friends" friendly match in aid of charity where he played for a Rest of World XI. He entertained many of the crowd, pulling off many saves including stopping Messi himself. He is also a commentator for TV Azteca

Campos appeared in Nike's "Diablo" ad wearing with a simple black jersey (in contrast to the colorful jerseys he wore in games). He appeared in the ad with Ronaldo, Figo, Eric Cantona, Rui Costa, Paolo Maldini, Patrick Kluivert, Edgar Davids, Tomas Brolin, and Ian Wright.

Campos has been featured in Classic XI squad in football video games 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, FIFA 11, and FIFA 12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phil Davidson, Top footballer's father kidnapped, The Independent, 19 February 1999, Accessed 5 June 2008
  2. ^ ホルヘ・カンポス

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