José Francisco Jovel
|Full name||José Francisco Jovel Cruz|
|Date of birth||26 May 1951|
|Place of birth||Usulután, El Salvador|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Defender (retired)|
|1972–1978||Luís Ángel Firpo|
|1984–1987||Luís Ángel Firpo|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2006.
† Appearances (Goals).
Paco Jovel started playing football with the Calaveras football team in the Salvadoran second division when only 14 years old and joined hometown premier division side Firpo in 1972. He formed a formidable partnership with Brazilian Luis Nelson De Moraes but won his only league title during a couple of seasons with Águila before finishing his career back at Firpo after spending 15 years at the highest level. He was nicknamed el Káiser because his playing style resembling that of West Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer.
Jovel made his senior debut for El Salvador in 1976 and played for his country in 22 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and all three matches at the 1982 World Cup Finals. In total, he played 110 matches for the Cuscatlecos in all (including unofficial) matches.
Retirement and personal life
- Palabra de “el Kaiser” - El Gráfico (Spanish)
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