Benjamín Galindo

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Benjamín Galindo
Personal information
Full name Benjamín Galindo Marentes
Date of birth (1960-12-11) 11 December 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth Tierra Blanca, Zacatecas, Mexico
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Tampico Madero 205 (26)
1986–1994 Guadalajara 271 (84)
1994–1997 Santos Laguna 101 (24)
1997–1999 Cruz Azul 72 (19)
1999 Pachuca 20 (3)
2000–2001 Guadalajara 34 (7)
Total 703 (163)
National team
1983–1997 Mexico 65 (28)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Guadalajara
2006 Santos Laguna
2007–2008 Cruz Azul (Assistant)
2008–2009 Cruz Azul
2010–2011 Atlas
2011–2012 Santos Laguna
2013 Guadalajara
2016 Corinthians FC of San Antonio
2016–2017 Santos Laguna (Assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Benjamín Galindo Marentes (born December 11, 1960 in Tierra Blanca, Zacatecas), nicknamed El Maestro (The Master), is a Mexican former footballer. He participated with the national team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Playing career[edit]


Galindo made 65 appearances and scored 28 goals for the Mexico national football team from 1983 to 1997.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Galindo was the former coach (director tecnico) of the powerhouse Mexican association football club, CD Guadalajara, until he was replaced in the 2005 season. He was also the coach of Santos Laguna but was once again replaced due to poor results.

Galindo was the coach of Cruz Azul until he was replaced with Enrique Meza. He then moved to Club Atlas. Benjamin Galindo for the first time was champion as coach with Club Santos Laguna in the Clausura 2012.

On 18 August 2013, Galindo was sacked by CD Guadalajara. [2]

On January 2016, Galindo was hired as the head coach for Corinthians FC of San Antonio[3]




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