Gabriel López Zapiain

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Gabriel López Zapiain
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-04-22)22 April 1943
Place of birth Irapuato, Mexico
Date of death 18 August 2018(2018-08-18) (aged 75)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1971 Irapuato
1971–1982 Guadalajara
National team
1971 Mexico 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gabriel López Zapiain (22 April 1943 – 18 August 2018) was a Mexican footballer who played as a defender.


Born in Irapuato, López Zapiain played for Irapuato and Guadalajara.[1]

He earned one international cap for Mexico in 1971.[1]

He later worked for Guadalajara as a coach and scout.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Gabriel López Zapiain". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 20 August 2018. 
  2. ^ Alejandro Jiménez (18 August 2018). "Fallece Gabriel "Nene" López Zapiain" (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved 20 August 2018.