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.

Career[edit]

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.

Personal[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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