Israel Castro

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Israel Castro
Israel Castro Macías.jpg
Israel with Cruz Azul.
Personal information
Full name Israel Castro Macias
Date of birth (1980-12-20) 20 December 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2011 UNAM 324 (12)
2011–2013 Cruz Azul 92 (3)
2014–2016 Guadalajara 67 (1)
2016–2018 Toledo 73 (1)
National team
2007–2011 Mexico 48 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 June 2017

Israel Castro Macías (born December 20, 1980) is a former Mexican footballer who last played as a defensive midfielder for Spanish club CD Toledo.

Club career[edit]

Pumas UNAM[edit]

He currently plays as a defender for Guadalajara . He joined the Pumas youth system and worked his way through the ranks to debut in 2002; he was a regular starter and played a very important role in the 2004 campaign of the team, when Pumas won consecutive league championships. Fans also call him the "Asesino de galácticos" or "Galactic Assassin". Since he was the lone scorer in the game when Pumas defeated Real Madrid for the Santiago Bernabeu trophy in 2004. After becoming champion with Pumas Unam he was drafted by Cruz Azul. He left the team as a captain.



Cruz Azul




International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. August 12, 2009 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  United States 1–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification


  1. ^ "¡CHIVAS CAMPEÓN DE LA COPA MX APERTURA 2015!". 4 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.

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