Juan Carlos Chávez

Juan Carlos Chávez Zárate (born 18 January 1967) is a Mexican former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a midfielder.

Juan Carlos Chávez
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Chávez Zárate
Date of birth (1967-01-18) 18 January 1967 (age 53)
Place of birth Zamora, Mexico
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Atlas 40 (2)
1991–1992 Puebla 36 (4)
1992–1996 Atlas 84 (8)
1996–1997 Morelia 21 (3)
1997–1998 Atlas 27 (0)
1998–1999 Pachuca 12 (0)
Total 220 (17)
National team
1993–1994 Mexico 3 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2011 Mexico U-20
2011–2012 Atlas
2014–2015 Venados F.C.
2016–2018 Cimarrones de Sonora
2018–2019 Correcaminos UAT
2019– Atlético San Luis (Assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Born in Zamora, Michoacán, Chávez played club football for Atlas, Puebla, Monarcas Morelia and Pachuca.[1]

Chávez also earned three caps for the Mexico national team, representing them at the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

After he retired from playing, Chávez became a football coach. He led the Mexico national under-20 football team at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Colombia, and was appointed manager of Club Atlas in September 2011.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Atlas tiene nuevo entrenador con la 'Pájara'" [Atlas has a new manager with the 'Pájara'] (in Spanish). El Informador. 18 September 2011.

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