José Antonio Roca

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José Antonio Roca
Personal information
Full name José Antonio Roca García
Date of birth (1928-05-24)24 May 1928
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Date of death 4 May 2007(2007-05-04) (aged 78)
Place of death Mexico City, Mexico
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1950 Necaxa
1950–1952 Asturias
1954–1958 Zacatepec
National team
1949–1952 Mexico 10 (1)
Teams managed
1970–1975 América
1975–1976 Laguna
1976–1978 Atlético Español
1978–1979 Tampico
1979–1981 América
1981–1982 Atlas
1982–1984 Toluca
1984–1985 Necaxa
1985–1987 Atlante
1987–1988 Ángeles Puebla
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José Antonio Roca García (24 May 1928 at Mexico City – 4 May 2007 at Mexico City) was a former Mexican football player and manager.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Mexico City, Roca played football for Asturias F.C., Club Necaxa, Zacatepec and Atlante F.C..[1]

After he retired from playing, Roca became a football manager, leading Club América for 173 matches during 1970 to 1975. He would also manage Club de Fútbol Laguna, Atlético Español, Tampico Madero, Club Atlas, Deportivo Toluca F.C., Club Necaxa, Atlante F.C. and Ángeles de Puebla.[1]

International career[edit]

For the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team), he participated in three FIFA World Cup (1950, 1954 and 1958) tournaments as a player and one (1978) as a manager.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Murió José Antonio Roca, el antichiva número uno de México" [José Antonio Roca died, number one antichiva in México] (in Spanish). La Jornada. 5 May 2007.
  2. ^ "Muere José Antonio Roca" [José Antonio Roca dies] (in Spanish). Televisa Deportes. 4 May 2007. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010.

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