Héctor Reynoso

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Héctor Reynoso
Personal information
Full name Héctor Reynoso López
Date of birth (1980-10-03) October 3, 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2014 Guadalajara 368 (26)
2014Morelia (loan) 10 (0)
2014U. de G. (loan) 13 (1)
2015–2016 U. de G. 16 (1)
National team
2011 Mexico 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Héctor Reynoso López (born October 3, 1980 in Mexico City) is a retired Mexican football defender, who played most of his career with Guadalajara.



Reynoso has played his whole professional career with Guadalajara, but went through a short loan spell at Swiss club Grasshopper Club Zurich in 1999. He is known for his great defensive skills.

Reynoso made his professional debut on April 17, 2001 against Tigres. During the Clausura 2006 tournament, Reynoso played and started in all 17 games.[1] He completed 12 of them and entered as a sub in 3 games. He received 5 yellow cards and scored 0 goals. He scored a vital goal in the second game of the Copa Libertadores two-game series against Independiente Santa Fe of Colombia, where he scored in the 6th minute. Thanks to Reynoso's goal, Chivas advanced to the quarterfinals of the South American tournament by an aggregate score of 4-3. (Chivas won the first game 3-0, but lost the second 3-1). Reynoso has become a vital part of the Chivas defense with his great playing and defensive skills. Reynoso was the team Captain for the Peace Cup, because the regular team Captain Ramon Morales and Vice-Captain Omar Bravo were in Venezuela playing with the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team) at Copa America. He captained the game in which Chivas beat Racing de Santander 5-0.

Reynoso is known by many Mexican soccer commentators as "Samson", because of his long and curly hairstyle.

In a 2009 Libertadores Santander cup game against Everton from Chile, Reynoso spat and sneezed in the face of opponent Sebastián Penco and told him he had swine flu. Reynoso later apologized for the incident, but his actions were recorded and made headline news all over the world.[2] In 2011, in a game between Guadalajara and Manchester United F.C Where he scored a header, to put the score 3-1


After 13 years of career at Chivas, on December 17, 2013, Reynoso joined Liga MX club Monarcas Morelia on a six-month loan deal. [3]


After his loan deal expired he was once again sent out on loan, this time to Club Universidad de Guadalajara. On 16 December 2014, the club announced they had signed him permanently for the 2015 season.[4]

International career[edit]

On June 19, 2011, Reynoso was called up to participate in the 2011 Gold Cup as one of the replacement for five suspended players, he was also called up to the 2011 Copa América as an overage player replacing injured Jonny Magallón, thus receiving his first call-up to the national team. He earned his first cap in the victorious Gold Cup Final against the United States on June 25, coming on as a substitute for the injured Rafael Márquez.







  1. ^ Héctor ReynosoLiga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Reynoso to be suspended because of 'swine flu incident' Retrieved on May 4, 2009
  3. ^ "Comunicado de Prensa (Héctor Reynoso)" (in Spanish). C.D. Guadalajara. 17 December 2013. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013.
  4. ^ "UdeG compró a Héctor Reynoso" (in Spanish). mediotiempo. 16 December 2014.
Preceded by
Luis Ernesto Michel
Club Deportivo Guadalajara captain
2010 - 2013
Succeeded by
Omar Bravo