Cristóbal Ortega

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Cristóbal Ortega
Personal information
Full name Cristóbal Ortega Martínez
Date of birth (1956-07-25) July 25, 1956 (age 60)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1992 América 608 (36)
National team
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 1991. 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 14 caps in his international career.

He is currently the head coach of C.F. La Piedad which play in Mexico's Ascenso MX.

Club career[edit]

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[edit]

Ortega played in 14 games for Mexico and scored twice.[1] He played in the World Cups of 1978 and 1986.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cristóbal Ortega at National-Football-Teams.com