Gustavo Peña

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Gustavo Peña
Personal information
Full name Gustavo Peña Velasco
Date of birth (1942-11-22) 22 November 1942 (age 76)
Place of birth Talpa de Allende, Mexico
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1967 Oro Guadalajara
1967–1970 Cruz Azul
1970–1973 Jalisco
1973–1976 Monterrey
1976–1977 Laguna 3 (0)
National team
1961–1974 Mexico 82 (3)
Teams managed
1977–1978 Tampico Madero
1978–1979 Leones Negros
1979 Monterrey
1979 Mexico
1980–1983 Tampico Madero
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gustavo Peña Velasco (born 22 November 1942) is a Mexican football defender and manager.


Born in Talpa de Allende, Peña moved to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico with his parents when he was young.


He began playing football with local side CD Oro. He played for nearly twenty years in the Primera División with Oro, Cruz Azul, Monterrey[1] and Club de Fútbol Laguna.[2]

He earned 82 caps and scored 3 goals for the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team) from 1961 to 1974,[3] and captained the team in FIFA World Cup (1966 and 1970) tournaments.[4]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.[5]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 June 1966 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 1–? 1–4 Friendly
2. 20 October 1968 Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru  Peru 2–3 3–3 Friendly
3. 11 June 1970 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Belgium 1–0 1–0 1970 FIFA World Cup


  1. ^ Anceno Rivas; Fr. José Manuel (7 April 2002). ""El Halcón" Peña prepara el vuelo" ["The Hawk" Peña prepares for flight] (in Spanish). Semanario. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  2. ^ Rosas, Sergio Luis (24 March 2010). "Recuerdos del Ayer" [Memories of yesterday] (in Spanish). El Siglo de Torreon.
  3. ^ Passo Alpuin, Luis Fernando; Reyes Padilla, Macario (6 March 2012). "Mexico - Record International Players". RSSSF.
  4. ^ "Setenta Aniversario: Gustavo Peña" [Seventieth birthday: Gustavo Peña] (in Spanish). Esto. 25 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Peña, Gustavo". National Football Teams. Retrieved 11 April 2017.

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