Adolfo Bautista

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Adolfo Bautista
Bofo.jpg
Bautista playing for Querétaro F.C. in 2011
Personal information
Full nameAdolfo Bautista
Date of birth (1979-05-15) May 15, 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1998–2002 Tecos UAG 70 (15)
2002–2003 Morelia 45 (19)
2003 Pachuca 20 (2)
2004–2007 Guadalajara 131 (42)
2007–2009 Chiapas 69 (22)
2010–2011 Guadalajara 37 (3)
2011–2012 Querétaro 10 (1)
2013 Atletico San Luis 12 (0)
2014 Chivas USA 7 (0)
2014–2015 Coras 22 (4)
2015–2016 Chicago Mustangs(indoor) 11 (18)
Total434(126)
National team
2002–2010 Mexico 38 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Adolfo, famously known as Bofo, (born May 15, 1979) is a retired Mexican football forward. He played his best years with his boyhood club, C.D. Guadalajara

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C.D. Guadalajara Mexican association football club

Club Deportivo Guadalajara S.A. de C.V. ; often simply known as Guadalajara[ɡwaðalaˈxaɾa], and most commonly known as Chivas[ˈtʃiβas], is a Mexican professional football club based in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Guadalajara is one of the ten founding members of the Mexican First Division and is one of only two teams that have never been relegated to the second-tier division.

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Club career

Beginnings

Adolfo Bautista played in amateur leagues in Dolores Hidalgo, San Diego de la Unión Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende. Bautista made his debut on March 7, 1998, at the age of 18. He played with Tecos UAG from 1998–2002 where he scored 15 goals for the team in those four years. Bautista's first goal in the Mexican Championship was in the Invierno 2000 tournament against Necaxa on September 17, 2000, where Tecos lost 3–1.

In late 2002, Bautista was transferred to Monarcas Morelia where he scored 8 goals in 21 games and was one of the team's important players. He made a deadly frontline with Chilean footballer Reinaldo Navia where together they packed over 15 goals for the team. He played for Morelia for two seasons, appearing in the Apertura 2002, Clausura 2003 tournaments where the team came second place and reached the championship finals in two consecutive seasons. In mid-2003, he was transferred to C.F. Pachuca where much was expected from him, and very little was shown in the field, he spent most of his time on the bench. In 19 games, he scored only one goal against Chiapas and he struggled to find his form. Despite his poor performances, Pachuca still managed to reach the finals against UANL Tigres of Monterrey. UANL Tigres won the first of two games 1–0 at home and scored another goal in the return game in Pachuca's home stadium. Bautista scored a goal for Pachuca in the 77th minute and gave Pachuca a 3–1 victory over their opponent and took hold of the Championship title.

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Club Deportivo Guadalajara

"El Bofo" Bautista playing for Guadalajara. Bofo bautista.png
"El Bofo" Bautista playing for Guadalajara.

After a long transfer period, he was transferred to Guadalajara in 2004. He is also sponsored by Mexican soccer shoe maker Eescord, a fact which is often characterized by throwing the shoe he scored the goal with into the crowd. In his first season, he scored nine goals in 19 games and was the team's top scorer. In 2005, he participated in the Copa Libertadores cup in which their most noticeable win was over Boca Juniors in their home game 4–0. The away game was tied 0–0, and during a small turmoil after the game showed on tape where Boca coach Jorge José Benítez is caught on tape spitting in Bautista's face. Chivas went on and lost to Atletico Paranaense in a global score of 5–2.

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During the 2006 Apertura, Baustista scored seven goals to go along with his five assists. Bautista led Guadalajara to win the final against Deportivo Toluca F.C. after scoring the championship – winning goal. Bautista is known for his creative "ball control", he takes pride in giving passes to his teammates and prefers to play as a Forward and Attacking Midfielder. Bautista and his teammates Omar Bravo and Alberto Medina made a deadly offense to beat. On June 11, 2007 Bautista was transferred to Chiapas after coach José Manuel de la Torre was not happy with him after losing against rivals América in the Semi-finals of the Clausura 2007 in which Bautista clearly did not do anything. He was put on the Transfer list along with Diego Martínez(who fell out of favor with Vergara).

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On June 11, 2007 Bautista was transferred to Chiapas.

Chiapas F.C. Mexican association football club

Chiapas Fútbol Club, commonly known as Jaguares de Chiapas, was a football club based in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico, that played in the Mexican football league system Mexican Liga MX. The team played their home matches at the Estadio Víctor Manuel Reyna.

Chiapas

Bofo was sold to Chiapas on August 4, 2007 Adolfo 'Bofo' Bautista played his first game with Chiapas who tied 1–1 against Atlante. Bautista was given the number 1 (which is mostly used by goalkeepers). On October 31, 2007 'Bofo' scored his second goal with the team against Veracruz. Bofo helped the team get to the playoffs but they were eliminated by Cruz Azul in the quarter finals. One of Bofo's best tournament was the Apertura 2008 were Bofo finished as the 3rd top goal scorer scoring 9 goals in the tournament and was the only Mexican in the top 10 goal scorers in the tournament. He could not play the beginning of the Clausura 2008 because of an injury. His first goal of the tournament came on matchday 9 on March 7 in a match against his former team Chivas de Guadalajara. On the Apertura 2009 he played only 8 of 17 matches scoring one goal in the first team.

Return to Guadalajara

On December 15, 2009, Bautista rejoined Guadalajara after signing a three-year contract. In 2011, he was placed on the transfer list.

Querétaro and Free Agency

Bautista was loaned to Gallos Blancos, the reason being that he could have more playing time since Guadalajara debuted many new youngsters from their youth squad. He scored his first goal in a 3–0 win against Estudiantes Tecos. Bautista left the club after the season.

Atletico San Luis

Bautista joined newly founded club Atletico San Luis during the summer of 2013. [1] In his short stay at the club Bautista made twelve appearances and did not score.

Chivas USA

On January 14, 2014, Bautista signed with Chivas USA in Major League Soccer. [2] [3]

Coras Tepic

In June 2014 Bautista signed with Deportivo Tepic F.C..

Chicago Mustangs

On December 4, 2015 Bautista signed with the professional indoor club, Chicago Mustangs. [4] Bautista left the club in 2016 after Chicago Mustangs failed to pay his wages.

In June 2017, Bautista announced his official retirement from football. In his press conference he confirmed he was having a match of farewell on July 1, 2017, in the Estadio Jalisco, the former stadium of his boyhood club C.D. Guadalajara. He will team up with former teammates against current and former Liga MX players, and C.D. Guadalajara gave him permission to use the official home kits from the 2017 season.

International career

International goals

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first. [5]
GoalDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.21 January 2002 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United StatesFlag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 1–03–1 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2.13 March 2002 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United StatesFlag of Albania.svg  Albania 3–04–0 Friendly
3.4–0
4.19 June 2004 Alamodome, San Antonio, United StatesFlag of Dominica.svg  Dominica 1–010–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
5.5–0
6.27 June 2004 Estadio Victoria, Aguascalientes City, MexicoFlag of Dominica.svg  Dominica 1–08–02006 FIFA World Cup qualification
7.4–0
8.13 July 2004 Estadio Miguel Grau, Piura, PeruFlag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 2–02–1 2004 Copa América
9.28 March 2007 McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, United StatesFlag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 4–24–2Friendly
10.30 May 2010 Hans-Walter-Wild-Stadion, Bayreuth, GermanyFlag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia 3–05–1Friendly
11.4–1

Honors

Club
C.F. Pachuca
Club Deportivo Guadalajara

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References

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