José Martínez González

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José Martínez González
Personal information
Full name José Martínez González
Date of birth (1953-05-29)29 May 1953
Place of birth El Arenal, Jalisco, Mexico
Date of death 14 February 1981(1981-02-14) (aged 27)
Place of death Puebla, Mexico
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970-1981 Guadalajara
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Martínez and the second or maternal family name is González.

José Martínez González (29 May 1953 — 14 February 1981) was a Mexican footballer.

Club career[edit]

"Pepe" Martínez played club football for Chivas de Guadalajara.[1]


He died in a traffic accident involving the Chivas team bus in Puebla at age 27.[1] His jersey number 22 was retired by the club and is only used when mandatory in Copa Libertadores matches.[2]