Salvador Carmona

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Salvador Carmona
Personal information
Full name José Salvador Carmona Álvarez
Date of birth (1975-08-22) 22 August 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2000 Toluca 159 (9)
2000–2001 Atlante 48 (1)
2002–2003 Toluca 78 (8)
2004 Guadalajara 38 (1)
2005–2007 Cruz Azul 46 (2)
Total 369 (21)
National team
1996–2005[1] Mexico 84 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José Salvador Carmona Álvarez (born 22 August 1975 in Mexico City) is a former Mexican football defender who is currently banned for life from playing professional football affiliated to FIFA for failing two separate anti-doping tests.

During his career, he obtained 85 caps for the Mexico national team since his debut in 1996. He had an important role in the success of the team at two World Cup tournaments: 1998 and 2002.[citation needed]

He was involved in a doping controversy and suspended one year as was teammate Aaron Galindo, in the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup, therefore prohibiting both players from representing Mexico in the 2006 World Cup. On 16 May 2007, Carmona received a lifetime ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for testing positive once again in an antidoping control test taken on 31 January 2006.[2]

Mexico National Team[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "José Salvador Carmona – International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  2. ^ Rodriguez, Carlos (19 May 2007). "Carmona gets lifetime doping suspension". 

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