Luis Flores (footballer)

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Luis Flores
Personal information
Full name Luis Enrique Flores Ocaranza
Date of birth (1961-07-18) 18 July 1961 (age 57)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 UNAM 161 (61)
1986–1987 Sporting de Gijón 32 (10)
1987–1988 UNAM 38 (24)
1988–1989 Valencia 36 (6)
1989–1991 Cruz Azul 50 (20)
1991–1993 Atlas 47 (12)
1993–1995 Guadalajara 7 (0)
National team
1983–1993 Mexico 62 (29)
Teams managed
1996–1997 UNAM
2009 Veracruz
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2008

Luis Enrique Flores Ocaranza (Spanish pronunciation: [lwiz ˈfloɾes]; born July 18, 1961 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican former football player, and a former striker who played for the Mexico national team in the 1986 FIFA World Cup being held in Mexico. He played 62 times for Mexico from 1983–1993 being the 7th best goalscorer in Mexico's history with 29 goals being tied with Hugo Sánchez and Luis García.[1]

Playing career[edit]


Flores debuted with UNAM Pumas in the 79/80 season. In 1980-81 he was part of the squad that won the league championship. In 1985, he joined Spanish team Sporting Gijón. He made a total of 32 appearances and 10 goals with the Spanish team. The following season, he came back to Mexico with UNAM Pumas, but later was signed again by a new Spanish team Valencia CF. He had a successful season with Valencia appearing 36 times and scoring six goals. He later came back to Mexico with the European experience to play with clubs such as Cruz Azul, Atlas, and Chivas de Guadalajara.

He was at Sporting while Luis Enrique was in its youth categories, and his nickname Lucho was also given to the player.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Flores has been the manager of Pumas, CD Veracruz, Atlético Celaya and Necaxa.




International goals[edit]


  1. ^ rsssf: Mexico record international players
  2. ^ Mitten, Andy (6 October 2013). "Luis Enrique: One-on-One". Four Four Two. Retrieved 7 June 2015.

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