Rafael Puente

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Rafael Puente
Personal information
Full name Rafael Puente Suárez
Date of birth (1950-02-05) 5 February 1950 (age 71)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1968–1974 Atlante
1974–1977 América
National team
1971–1974 Mexico 21 (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 former professional footballer and manager. He currently works as an analyst for ESPN Deportes and ESPN Mexico. [1]

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Career

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. [2]

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

Personal

Puente's son, Rafael Puente Jr., was also a professional football player and was manager of Lobos BUAP. Puente Jr. also worked as a commentator alongside his father for ESPN before leaving to coach Lobos BUAP. [3]

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References

  1. "Rafael Puente". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  2. "Biografía - Rafael Puente" (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 9 November 2010.
  3. Méndez R., Juan Pablo (19 May 2012). "Detalles de la fastuosa boda de Rafael Puente Jr" (in Spanish). Tvnotas.com.mx.