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Jorge Campos
Personal information
Full name Jorge Francisco Campos Navarrete
Date of birth October 15, 1966 (1966-10-15) (age 43)
Place of birth Acapulco, Mexico
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker (early), Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1995 Pumas 199 (35)
1995–1996 Atlante 026 0(1)
1996–1997 Los Angeles Galaxy 043 0(0)
1997 Cruz Azul 002 0(0)
1998 Chicago Fire 008 0(0)
1998–1999 Pumas 043 0(2)
1999–2000 Tigres 017 0(0)
2000–2001 Pumas 026 0(0)
2001–2002 Atlante 033 0(0)
2002–2004 Puebla 021 0(0)
National team
1991–2004 Mexico 129 0(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jorge Francisco Campos Navarrete (nicknamed El Brody or Chiqui-Campos) (born October 15, 1966 in Acapulco) is a retired Mexican footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

One of the most notable Mexican players of the 1990s, Campos was a particularly eccentric player, known for his constant play outside the penalty area, his acrobatic style in goal, and his colorful attire. His strength in goal was his leaping ability and speed, which made him able to overcome his relatively short height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m).

Campos also made for an effective striker, an example of rare versatility in football. At times, he would start a game in goal, and transfer upfield later in the match, mostly at the club level. His trademark, self-designed bright kits contributed to his popularity.




Campos started his career in 1988 in Mexico with Pumas. At that time the club's first-choice goalkeeper was Adolfo Rios but, because Campos desired first-team opportunities, he asked to be used as a striker. He performed notably in his first season, scoring 14 goals and even challenging for the title of top-goalscorer. In the following seasons he earned the position of first-choice goalkeeper and won the 1990-1991 championship with Pumas.

He also won the championship with Cruz Azul in the 1997 winter season, though he was forced to play second-fiddle to first-choice goalkeeper Oscar Perez. He was regularly used as a substitute striker during this period.

As well as Pumas and Cruz Azul, Campos also played for such clubs as Atlante, Tigres, and Puebla. He scored a notable bicycle kick goal for Atlante in the 1997 season. In that game, he started as goalkeeper, but as the forwards were failing to score a goal, the coach replaced a field player with another goalkeeper to send Campos to the attack.

He also played in the United States, where he starred in Major League Soccer's first three seasons for the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chicago Fire.


On the international stage, Campos started for Mexico in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups as the first choice goalkeeper, and went on to collect 130 caps for his country.

At the 1999 New Year's Cup in Hong Kong, in which Mexico was invited as well as Egypt and Bulgaria, Campos' father was kidnapped back home and Campos returned to Mexico to attend to the matter.[1] Campos was invited several times to play with the Rest of the World Team against clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Milan.

His last game with Mexico was in 2004 when they played a friendly against Tecos.

Career statistics


Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
1988-89 Pumas 7 0
1989-90 40 14
1990-91 44 2
1991-92 37 3
1992-93 7 1
1993-94 34 2
1994-95 36 6
1995-96 Atlante 23 1
USA League Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup League Cup North America Total
1996 Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer 24 0
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
1996-97 Atlante Primera División 16 0
USA League Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup League Cup North America Total
1997 Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer 19 0
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
1997-98 Cruz Azul Primera División 2 0
1997-98 Pumas Primera División 10 0
USA League Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup League Cup North America Total
1998 Chicago Fire Major League Soccer 8 0
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
1998-99 Pumas Primera División 33 6
1999-00 16 0
1999-00 Tigres Primera División 17 0
2000-01 Atlante Primera División 26 0
2001-02 Pumas Primera División 33 0
2002-03 Puebla Primera División 26 0
2003-04 2 0
Total Mexico 409 35
USA 51 0
Career Total 460 35

Post football career

After retiring from both club and international football in the early 2000s, Campos became an assistant coach to Ricardo Lavolpe, the former head coach of the Mexican National Team. He was an assistant director of the National team that played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He also owns a fast food franchise, Sportortas-Campos , specializing in tortas. He was also a commentator for TV Azteca

Campos appeared in Nike's "Diablo" ad wearing with a simple black jersey (in contrast to the colorful jerseys he wore in games). He appeared in the ad with Ronaldo, Figo, Eric Cantona, Rui Costa, Paolo Maldini, Patrick Kluivert, Edgar Davids, Tomas Brolin, and Ian Wright.

A homage to Jorge Campos appears in the internationally famous Japanese manga Captain Tsubasa, as Ricardo Espadas, captain and goalkeeper of the Mexican football team. Espadas scores Mexico's only goal in their match against Japan, which ended 2-1.


  1. ^ Phil Davidson, Top footballer's father kidnapped, The Independent, Feb 19 1999, Accessed 5 June 2008
  2. ^ ホルヘ・カンポス

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Jorge Campos
Personal information
Full name Jorge Francisco Campos Navarrete
Date of birth 15 October 1966 (1966-10-15) (age 44)
Place of birth    Acapulco, Mexico
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
Universidad Nacional
Los Angeles Galaxy
Los Angeles Galaxy
Cruz Azul
Universidad Nacional
Chicago Fire
Universidad Nacional
Universitario Nuevo León
Universidad Nacional
National team
1991-2003 Mexico

Jorge Campos (born 15 October 1966) is a former Mexican football player. He has played for Mexico national team.

Club career statistics


Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
1988/89Universidad NacionalPrimera División70
1995/96AtlantePrimera División261
United StatesLeague
1996Los Angeles GalaxyMajor League Soccer240
1996/97AtlantePrimera División120
United StatesLeague
1997Los Angeles GalaxyMajor League Soccer190
1997/98Cruz AzulPrimera División10
1997/98Universidad NacionalPrimera División160
United StatesLeague
1998Chicago FireMajor League Soccer80
1998/99Universidad NacionalPrimera División242
1999/00Universitario Nuevo LeónPrimera División170
2000/01AtlantePrimera División260
2001/02Universidad NacionalPrimera División330
2002/03PueblaPrimera División260
CountryMexico 38234
United States 510
Total 43334

International career statistics


Mexico national team


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