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Daniel Osorno Calvillo (born 16 March 1979) is a retired Mexican football player.

Daniel Osorno
Personal information
Full name Daniel Osorno Calvillo
Date of birth (1979-03-16) March 16, 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker, Midfielder, Winger
Club information
Current team
Atlas FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2007 Atlas 309 (61)
2003–2004Monterrey (loan) 28 (2)
2007 Colorado Rapids 3 (0)
2008 Dorados 15 (0)
2009 Puebla 21 (3)
2009–2012 Atlas 35 (5)
2011–2012 Puebla 4 (0)
2012Correcaminos (loan) 8 (0)
Total 394 (71)
National team
1999 Mexico U-20 5 (2)
1999–2006 Mexico 57 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Osorno made his debut on 11 January 1997 in a game against Tecos UAG[1] and quickly became one of the main goal scorers for Atlas. During this time, he was one of several players in the Atlas youth system to eventually join the Mexico national team, along with teammates such as Rafael Márquez, Juan Pablo Rodríguez, and Miguel Zepeda. Under the direction of head coach Ricardo Antonio Lavolpe, Atlas became a leading contender, with Osorno regularly starting on the left wing. In the Verano 1999 competition Atlas reached the final, but lost on penalties to Toluca. For seven years Daniel was a symbolic player for Atlas. However, his form began to deteriorate after dealing with some injury problems. Osorno was loaned out to Monterrey for a year in 2003.[1] He made his return to Atlas in 2004, but did not manage to return to his old form.

Osorno announced after the conclusion of the 2006-2007 season his departure from Club Atlas, and CF Monterrey and Santos Laguna showing interest in acquiring his services. On 1 August 2007 it was announced that Osorno had signed with the American team Colorado Rapids.[2] He played only 3 games with the team.[3]

Osorno returned to Mexico and was signed by Puebla F.C., where his career experienced a recovery.

International careerEdit

Osorno was called up for the U-20 Mexico national team in 1999. Later in that year he made his debut with the Mexico national team, against Croatia on 16 June 1999.[4] He has played in several international tournaments with Mexico, including three Copa América tournaments: 1999, 2001, and 2004. Osorno was a member of the team that beat Brazil in the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, but saw no playing time in that tournament. He also missed out on the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where he was one of the last players cut from the squad by coach Javier Aguirre.

Osorno also represented Mexico at the 2003 Gold Cup, where he scored the tournament-winning Golden Goal in the final match against Brazil.[5] Osorno's final international appearance came against South Korea on February 15, 2006.[6]

He also has a regional Mexican music band called Banda Pura Caña de Daniel Osorno.

International goalsEdit





  1. ^ a b MedioTiempo. "Daniel Osorno - Puebla" Archived 2014-09-13 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on January 12, 2013.
  2. ^ Colorado Rapids. "Rapids Sign Former Mexican National Team Forward Daniel Osorno". August 1, 2007. Retrieved on January 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "Daniel Osorno". Major League Soccer. Retrieved on January 12, 2013.
  4. ^ Morrison, Neil. "International Matches 1999 - Intercontinental" Archived November 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. RSSSF, February 2, 2005. Retrieved on January 12, 2013.
  5. ^ CONCACAF. "Mexico captures fourth CONCACAF Gold Cup on Osorno's golden goal"[permanent dead link]., July 27, 2003. Retrieved on January 12, 2013.
  6. ^ CONCACAF. "Mexico lose friendly to Korea Republic"[permanent dead link]. CONCACAF, February 16, 2006. Retrieved on January 12, 2013.

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