Rafael Puente

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Puente and the second or maternal family name is Suárez.
Rafael Puente
Personal information
Full name Rafael Puente Suárez
Date of birth (1950-02-05) 5 February 1950 (age 67)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1974 Atlante
1974–1977 América
National team
1971–1974 Mexico 50 (0)
Teams managed
1989–1990 Atlante
1996 Pachuca
2000 Tecos
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rafael Puente Suárez (born 5 February 1950) is a Mexican retired football goalkeeper and manager. He currently works as an analyst for ESPN Deportes and ESPN Latin America.


Born in Mexico City, Puente began playing football with Mexican Primera División side Atlante F.C.. He also played for Club América but was forced to retire following a knee injury.[1]

After he retired from playing, Puente became a football coach. He managed Atlante, C.F. Pachuca and Tecos.


Puente's son, Rafael Puente Jr., was also a professional football player and commentator and also works for ESPN.[2]


  1. ^ "Biografía - Rafael Puente" (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 9 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Méndez R., Juan Pablo (19 May 2012). "Detalles de la fastuosa boda de Rafael Puente Jr." (in Spanish). Tvnotas.com.mx. 

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