José Miguel Marín

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Marín and the second or maternal family name is Ocotto.
Miguel Marín
Personal information
Full name José Miguel Marín Ocotto
Date of birth (1945-03-15)15 March 1945
Place of birth Río Tercero, Córdoba, Argentina
Date of death 30 December 1991(1991-12-30) (aged 46)
Place of death Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1971 Vélez Sarsfield 222 (0)
1971–1981 Cruz Azul 309 (0)
National team
1971 Argentina 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

José Miguel Marín Ocotto (15 March 1945 – 30 December 1991[1]) was an Argentine footballer who played as a goalkeeper and as a football coach. Emerged in the Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, was champion in the Argentine team. Later, it became like a top Mexican soccer legends, and Club Deportivo Cruz Azul, considered the biggest idol in sporting such equipment.


Marín began his career with Vélez Sarsfield. He joined Cruz Azul in 1971, making his league debut at Guadalajara on 26 December 1971. Marín played for Cruz Azul until he retired in 1980, appearing in 309 Primera División de México matches.[2]

Marín was selected in the Argentina national football team squad for the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, but did not appear in any matches.[3] He also made two appearances for the senior side.[4]

After retiring from playing, Marín became a football coach. He was appointed manager of Cruz Azul during the 1982–83 season. Later, he managed Deportivo Neza.


The nickname was initially referred to was " El Gato" . However, due to its spectacular sets, the label of "El Superman" , which invariably was applied by the famed and now defunct commentator and broadcaster Rugama Angel Fernandez won . The epic club stage is initiated and , at once, the legend of the archer . The Marin brilliant career would place him in a unique position within the statistics, with a minimum number of goals against that made it the most effective keeper of the history of Mexican soccer.


It was precisely to perform the job as coach of the University of Querétaro, where he was in activities, when he suffered a massive heart attack: the 30 December 1991 was transferred to the Hospital of Santa Cruz de Querétaro. The news spread like wildfire, a sharp blow to the Mexican soccer means: had died "Superman" insurmountable "Miguel Marin" His rivals and colleagues came to say their last goodbye. Marin became legend, over time, has remained and is gigantic in the history of Cruz Azul and Mexican soccer. His remains rest in the Chacarita Cemetery in his native Argentina. In Mexico living legend. Cruz Azul and always will have it all in the heart always and memory.


  1. ^ Guevara Salinas, Óscar Ignacio (30 December 2006). "Cumple Miguel Marín 15 años de haber fallecido" (in Spanish). Es Mas. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Dávalos, Juan (3 March 2005). "Miguel Marín seguirá siendo el mejor" (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Jose MarinFIFA competition record
  4. ^ Vandenberghe, Luc (8 September 2005). "Argentina National Team Players 1964-1998". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 August 2009.