Manuel Vidrio

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Manuel Vidrio
Personal information
Full name Manuel Vidrio Solís
Date of birth (1972-08-23) August 23, 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Teocuitatlán de Corona, Mexico
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Guadalajara 144 (7)
1996–1997 Toluca 24 (1)
1997–1998 UAG 34 (1)
1999–2002 Pachuca 122 (9)
2002–2003 Osasuna 5 (1)
2003–2005 Pachuca 71 (2)
2006 Veracruz 5 (0)
National team
1993–2002 Mexico 37 (1)
Teams managed
2007–2008 Universidad del Fútbol
2008–2009 Alto Rendimiento Tuzo
2009–2010 Mexico (Assistant)
2010 Real Zaragoza (Assistant)
2012 Galeana Morelos
2013 Estudiantes Tecos
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Manuel Vidrio Solís (born 23 August 1972 in Teocuitatlán de Corona, Jalisco) is a Mexican former football defender and current coach.

He has been capped for the Mexico national team, including four games at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He was also part of the Mexico squad at the 1992 Summer Olympics.[1]

A rugged and combative central defender, Vidrio played for Chivas until 1996. He then spent two seasons at Toluca and three at UAG Tecos before joining Pachuca, where he became one of the most effective defenders in Mexico. Lining up in a tough back line that also included Mexico internationales Alberto Rodriguez and Octavio Valdez, later joined by Francisco Gabriel de Anda, Vidrio helped Pachuca to its first national professional title in the Invierno 1999 season.[2] The team went on to win the Invierno 2001 and Apertura 2003 championships as well. Vidrio retired after a short stint with Veracruz in 2006.[3]

Although he earned a number of caps in the mid-1990s, beginning in 1993,[4] Vidrio's international career did not take off until the appointment of Pachuca coach Javier Aguirre as Mexican national coach in 2001. Vidrio was installed in the starting lineup for Aguirre's first match, a 1-0 win over the United States,[5] and he remained a fixture in the first team through the qualifiers, the Copa America, and the World Cup. His final cap was also against the United States, in the 2-0 second-round loss in Jeonju that eliminated Mexico from the tournament and signaled the end of Aguirre's first spell in command of the national team.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He has a wife and 3 kids, who currently reside in San Antonio, Texas.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. August 23, 2001 Veracruz, Mexico  Liberia 5–4 Win Friendly


  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ MedioTiempo. "Pachuca - Invierno 1999" Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on January 11, 2013.
  3. ^ MedioTiempo. "Manuel Vidrio - Veracruz" Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on January 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie & Cazal, Jean-Michel. "International Matches 1993 - North and Central America and Caribbean". RSSSF, February 2, 2005. Retrieved on January 11, 2013.
  5. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Mexico - USA 1:0" Archived 2012-10-18 at the Wayback Machine. July 1, 2001. Retrieved on January 11, 2013.
  6. ^ FIFA. "2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan Match Report - Mexico - USA 0:2". June 17, 2002. Retrieved on January 11, 2013.

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