Mauricio Peña

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Mauricio Peña
Personal information
Full name Mauricio Peña Almada
Date of birth (1959-11-11)11 November 1959
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Date of death 31 August 2010(2010-08-31) (aged 50)
Place of death Querétaro, Mexico
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
–1980 Pumas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1987 Pumas 215 (14)
1987–1991 Necaxa 69 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mauricio Peña Almada (11 November 1959 – 31 August 2010) was a Mexican footballer who played as a midfielder.


Born in Mexico City, Peña began playing football with the youth sides of UNAM Pumas. He joined the senior side and made his Mexican Primera División debut under manager Bora Milutinović on 19 September 1980. He won the 1980–81 Primera title with Pumas, and helped the club win the 1980 CONCACAF Champions' Cup and the 1981 Copa Interamericana.[1]

In 1987, Peña joined Club Necaxa where he would play until he finished his career in 1991.[2]

After he retired from playing football, Peña worked for the Pumas youth academies.[3] He also was a technical advisor to Jesús Ramírez at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship finals in Peru.[4]


Peña died from Lou Gehrig's disease in Querétaro at age 50.[5]


  1. ^ "Falleció Mauricio Peña" [Mauricio Peña died] (in Spanish). La Prensa. 31 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pumas lamenta muerte de Mauricio Peña" [Pumas laments death of Mauricio Peña] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 31 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Vera, Poncho (20 December 2009). "Mauricio Peña, su enfermedad y su homenaje" [Mauricio Peña, his illness and his tribute] (in Spanish). Medio Tiempo. Archived from the original on 24 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Mauricio Peña, descanse en paz" [Mauricio Peña, rest in peace] (in Spanish). Esto. 1 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Falleció Mauricio Peña" [Mauricio Peña died] (in Spanish). Medio Tiempo. 31 August 2010. Archived from the original on 4 September 2010. 

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