|Full name||Cristóbal Ortega Martínez|
|Date of birth||July 25, 1956|
|Place of birth||Mexico City, Mexico|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Cristóbal Ortega Martínez (born 25 July 1956 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a former football player who played for Club América in the Mexican First Division from 1974 to 1992. He played as a midfielder. He also played for Mexico's national team, including playing in the World Cups of 1978 and 1986 - he earned 24 caps in his international career.
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On 5 October 1974, Cristóbal Ortega made his debut for Club América against Ciudad Madero. In his Primera Liga debut on 8 June 1975, Ortega scored his first goal against Veracruz - so began an 18-year career in which he remained in the Club América midfield. Club América won league titles in the seasons 75-76, 83-84, 84-85, Prode 85, 87-88 and 88-89. The club won three Supercups, in 1976, 1988–89; three CONCACAF Cup titles in 1978, 1987, and 1991; and the Interamerican Cup in 1991.
Ortega retired in the middle of the 1991-92 season. In his final game for Club América, on 15 December 1991 at Santos Laguna, he started and was substituted at the start of the second half by manager Isaac Terrazas; he scored his last goal three years prior on January 3, 1988 against Cruz Azul. In his career at Club América, Ortega played in 711 games, including a team-record 75 playoff games.
National team career
- Méxican Primera División: 1975–76, 1983–84, 1984–85, Prode-1985, 1987–88, 1988–89
- Campeón de Campeones: 1976, 1988, 1989
- CONCACAF Champions' Cup: 1977, 1987, 1990
- Copa Interamericana: 1977, 1991
- Cristóbal Ortega at National-Football-Teams.com
- Cristobal Ortega trabaja para que sus Albinegros sean contundentes (Spanish; article dated January 22, 2009)