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Benjamín Galindo Marentes (born December 11, 1960 in Tierra Blanca, Zacatecas), nicknamed El Maestro (The Master), is a Mexican former footballer. He participated with the national team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Benjamín Galindo
Personal information
Full name Benjamín Galindo Marentes
Date of birth (1960-12-11) 11 December 1960 (age 58)
Place of birth Tierra Blanca, Zacatecas, Mexico
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Tampico Madero 205 (26)
1986–1994 Guadalajara 271 (84)
1994–1997 Santos Laguna 101 (24)
1997–1999 Cruz Azul 72 (19)
1999 Pachuca 20 (3)
2000–2001 Guadalajara 34 (7)
Total 703 (163)
National team
1983–1997 Mexico 65 (28)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Guadalajara
2006 Santos Laguna
2007–2008 Cruz Azul (assistant)
2008–2009 Cruz Azul
2010–2011 Atlas
2011–2012 Santos Laguna
2013 Guadalajara
2016 Corinthians FC of San Antonio
2016–2017 Santos Laguna (assistant)
2018– San Jose Earthquakes (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing careerEdit


Galindo made 65 appearances and scored 28 goals for the Mexico national football team from 1983 to 1997.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

Galindo was the former coach (director tecnico) of the powerhouse Mexican association football club, CD Guadalajara, until he was replaced in the 2005 season. He was also the coach of Santos Laguna but was once again replaced due to poor results.

Galindo was the coach of Cruz Azul until he was replaced with Enrique Meza. He then moved to Club Atlas. Benjamin Galindo for the first time was champion as coach with Club Santos Laguna in the Clausura 2012.

On 18 August 2013, Galindo was sacked by CD Guadalajara. [2]

In January 2016, Galindo was hired as the head coach for Corinthians FC of San Antonio[3]

On November 13, 2018, Galindo was announced as the assistant manager under Matias Almeyda's staff at San Jose Earthquakes.

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

Date dc Venue Opponentcc Score Result Competition
. 20 October 1993 San Diego Stadium, San Diego, United States   Ukraine
Friendly match



  1. ^ Passo Alpuin, Luis Fernando & Reyes Padilla, Macario (5 March 2012). "Mexico - Record International Players". RSSSF.
  2. ^ "Chivas de Guadalajara fire Benjamin Galindo". Retrieved 2016-07-07.
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