José Martínez González

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José Martínez González
Personal information
Full name José Martínez González
Date of birth (1953-05-29)29 May 1953
Place of birth El Arenal, Jalisco, Mexico
Date of death 14 February 1981(1981-02-14) (aged 27)
Place of death Puebla, Mexico
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1981 Guadalajara
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José Martínez González (29 May 1953 – 14 February 1981) was a Mexican footballer.

Club career[edit]

"Pepe" Martínez played club football for Chivas de Guadalajara.[1]


He died in a traffic accident involving the Chivas team bus in Puebla at age 27.[1] His jersey number 22 was retired by the club and is only used when mandatory in Copa Libertadores matches.[2] Also is used in CONCACAF Champions games


  1. ^ a b "Especial: El recuerdo de Pepe Martínez" [Special: Memories of Pepe Martínez] (in Spanish). Televisa Deportes. 15 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Accidentes que enlutan a la Concacaf - Diez (in Spanish)