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Héctor Altamirano Escudero (born March 17, 1977 in Matías Romero, Oaxaca) is a retired Mexican footballer. Nicknamed "El Pity", he usually played the position of right midfielder.

Héctor Altamirano
Personal information
Full name Héctor Altamirano Escudero
Date of birth (1977-03-17) March 17, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Matías Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Cruz Azul 6 (1)
1998–2005 Santos Laguna 237 (37)
2005–2006 San Luis Potosí 29 (2)
2006–2007 Morelia 20 (1)
2007–2008 Tecos 15 (1)
2008–2009 Correcaminos 27 (5)
2009 Veracruz 10 (1)
2010–2011 Querétaro 40 (5)
2012 Cruz Azul Hidalgo 10 (2)
National team
1999–2005 Mexico 18 (4)
Teams managed
2014–2016 Querétaro U-17
2016–2017 Querétaro Premier
2017–2018 Querétaro (assistant)
2018 Cimarrones de Sonora
2019 Costa Rica (Assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Altamirano made his debut in the Primera División in the 1997 Winter season with Cruz Azul after coming up through their youth ranks. However, after a less than satisfactory year with only six appearances, he transferred to Santos Laguna. Since joining Santos, Altamirano has become a constant danger on the team's right flank, and in his six years with the club, he has started 212 games and scored 36 goals. After his successful spell with Santos Laguna, the Mexican footballer was sold to newly ascended San Luis during the summer 2005 transfer window, or the "Draft", as it is commonly known in Mexico. After a successful year at San Luis in which Altamirano helped the club reach a league final, Altamirano joined CA Monarcas Morelia during the summer of 2006. With no big success he was then transferred to Tecos.

Altamirano joined Correcaminos for the Apertura 2008-09 season.

More recently, he is venturing into new business enterprises outside of professional football. He announced on April 6, 2016 in an interview with Reforma that he is opening a mid-size fish aquarium in San Luis, a city he represented as a player. His aquarium hosts mostly sea fish and mammals, including white sharks and orcas.

International careerEdit

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.[1]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 June 2004 Estadio Victoria, Aguascalientes City, Mexico   Dominica 8–0 8–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 13 July 2004 Estadio Miguel Grau, Piura, Peru   Ecuador 1–0 2–1 2004 Copa América
3. 13 November 2004 Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, United States   Saint Kitts and Nevis 1–0 5–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 17 November 2004 Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey, Mexico   Saint Kitts and Nevis 1–0 8–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification


  1. ^ "Altamirano, Héctor". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 January 2017.

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