Jaime Belmonte

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Jaime Belmonte
Personal information
Full name Jaime Belmonte Magdaleno
Date of birth (1934-10-08)8 October 1934
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Date of death 21 January 2009(2009-01-21) (aged 74)
Place of death Irapuato, Mexico
Playing position Midfielder, Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1959 Cuautla 89
1959–1970 Irapuato 349 (125)
National team
1957–1966 Mexico 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 2012

Jaime Belmonte Magdaleno (8 October 1934 – 21 January 2009), was a Mexican footballer, known as El Flaco (The Slim Man), He was also called El héroe de Solna (The hero of Solna), in reference to his goal scored vs Wales in the city of Solna during the 1958 World Cup earning Mexico's first point in a world cup.[1]


Born in Mexico City, Belmonte began playing professional football with Deportivo Cuautla. He made 89 appearances for the club from 1955 to 1959.[2] In 1959, he joined Deportivo Irapuato. In 13 seasons with Irapuato, Belmonte scored 125 goals.[3]


Belmonte played for the Mexico national football team at the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden. He scored the goal in a 1–1 draw with Wales in Solna, earning Mexico its first point at the World Cup hence earning the nickname the hero of Solna.[3]


Belmonte died from cancer at age 74.[4]

In 2012 Belmonte received a statue in his honor outside Irapuato's stadium Estadio Sergio León Chávez .


  1. ^ Correo de Guanajuato
  2. ^ "La historia del ex Arrocero Jaime Belmonte" (in Spanish). El Sol de Cuautla. 3 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Murió Jaime Belmonte" [Jaime Belmonte died] (in Spanish). Esto. 22 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "¿Quién fue Jaime Belmonte?" [Who was Jaime Belmonte] (in Spanish). Televisa Deportes. 21 January 2009. 

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