Carlos Muñoz (Mexican footballer)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Muñoz and the second or maternal family name is Remolina.
Carlos Muñoz
Personal information
Full name Carlos Eduardo Muñoz Remolina
Date of birth (1959-09-08) 8 September 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1982 Atlético Potosino 83 (29)
1982–1995 Tigres de la UANL 365 (2)
Total 448 (31)
National team
1981 Mexico U20 3 (0)
1983–1991 Mexico 56 (2)
Teams managed
1998–2009 Tigres de la UANL (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Carlos Eduardo Muñoz Remolina (born September 8, 1959 in San Luis Potosí), popularly nicknamed "El Internacional" (The International), “El Pierna Fuerte” (The Strong Leg), “El Tigre Mayor” (The Chief Tiger), and “Carlitos", is a Mexican footballer, who played midfielder and was a manager. He was also a member of the Mexico national team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de México). Muñoz was the assistant manager at Tigres de la UANL for 11 years.[1]

Personal life[edit]

His personal life is always in order and as an example, he was an Industrial Engineer and Christian, Carlos Reinoso has repeatedly expressed his gratitude to Muñoz, at a very difficult stage of his life, supported and persuaded him to become a Christian, which helped him much.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Carlos Muñoz arrived at Tigres de la UANL in the 1982-1983 season. He was considered one of the best midfielders in Mexico, and remained there until the arrival of Carlos de los Cobos, who began to take his place for the Mexico national team in 1995. A reference, a symbol, an icon, an asset, a franchise player, who defended the colors of Tigres de la UANL in all areas and all forms, Muñoz was respected by his peers and feared by his rivals.[citation needed]


Muñoz began his international career playing in the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship in Australia, where Mexico national team finished third in their group. Muñoz played in all three matches 0-1 West Germany national team, 1-1 Spain U-20 national team, and 3-3 Egypt U-20 national team).

Muñoz played in the 1986 FIFA World Cup for Mexico national team, facing Belgium national team and Paraguay national team in Group B. Muñoz also played in the Round of 16 match against Bulgaria national team where Mexico won 2-0. His last match of the World Cup was against West Germany national team where Mexico national team fell 4-1 in penalties in the quarter-finals.

International goals[edit]

Management career[edit]

After retiring as a player, he took up managing, becoming the assistant manager for Tigres de la UANL in 1998 and remaining there until 2009.