Salvador Reyes Monteón

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Salvador "Chava" Reyes
Personal information
Full name Salvador Reyes Monteón
Date of birth (1936-09-20)September 20, 1936
Place of birth Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Date of death December 29, 2012(2012-12-29) (aged 76)
Place of death Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1967 Guadalajara 282 (122)
1967–1968 Los Angeles Toros 11 (6)
1968–1969 Laguna F.C.
1969–1972 San Luis
2008 Guadalajara 1 (0)
National team
1956–1966 Mexico[1] 49 (14)
Teams managed
1969–1971 San Luis
1971–1972 Atleticos Campesinos
1972–1973 UANL
1973–1974 Cuerudos de Victoria
1986–1988 Serranos de Teziutlán
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Salvador Reyes Monteón (September 20, 1936 – December 29, 2012)[2] was a Mexican football player. He played for Guadalajara with 122 goals and 7 championships. Reyes won his first championship in 1957, from then on the club became unstoppable, winning six more titles. He was the last member from the club to win Campeon de Goleo (Goal scorer champion) until Omar Bravo won it on April 28, 2007 with 11 goals. It had been 45 years since a player from Guadalajara won the Campeon de Goleo.[citation needed]

Goal scorers[edit]

Football Player No. of goals
Salvador Reyes 122
Omar Bravo 130
Eduardo De la Torre 90
Benjamin Galindo 78
Crescencio Gutiérrez 72

Salvador Reyes won cups and scored 14 goals for the football team from 1956 to 1966, and participated in three FIFA World Cups: 1958, 1962, 1966.

After retirement he would regularly go to Tala, Jalisco to play. His father and brother would coach teams residing there.

At the age of 71, Reyes was registered by Chivas de Guadalajara for the 2008 Clausura season. On January 19, 2008, Reyes was part of the Chivas starting lineup v Pumas de la UNAM at Estadio Jalisco, as part of a tribute organised by the club in his honour. Reyes stayed 50 seconds on the field, being replaced by Omar Bravo and becoming the oldest footballer to play in Mexican Primera División.[3]

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. April 4, 1957 Mexico City, Mexico  United States 3–0 Win 1958 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. May 24, 1959 Mexico City, Mexico  England 2–1 Win Friendly
3. November 6, 1960 Chicago, United States  United States 3–3 Draw 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. November 13, 1960 Mexico City, Mexico  United States 3–0 Win 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. April 5, 1961 Mexico City, Mexico  Netherlands Antilles 7–0 Win 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. April 29, 1961 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia  Czechoslovakia 1–2 Loss Friendly
7. October 29, 1961 Mexico City, Mexico  Paraguay 1–0 Win 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification
8. April 25, 1962 Mexico City, Mexico  Colombia 1–0 Win Friendly
9. March 4, 1965 Mexico City, Mexico  Honduras 3–0 Win Friendly
10. March 7, 1965 Los Angeles, United States  United States 2–2 Draw 1966 FIFA World Cup qualification

Current careers[edit]

Salvador Reyes worked with Chivas USA as a mentor helping to develop the Fuerzas Basicas of the club. He was at The San Bernardino Soccer Complex in 2003 when the Project Sangre Nueva was in development for Chivas U.S. He was part of helping scout the best players for the event and ever since he stayed with the club.

At the age of 71, he was honored by Chivas by making the first kick in a game against Pumas on January 19, 2008.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Mexico - Record International Players". Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  2. ^ Muere Chava Reyes. December 29, 2012
  3. ^ Juegos del Recuerdo: Chivas 3-0 Pumas, un homenaje 'a todo dar' para Salvador Reyes by Andrés Corona Zurita on
  4. ^ Video on YouTube[dead link]
  5. ^ "Chivas legend king for a day". Retrieved 2012-12-30.

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