Juan de Dios Castillo
Juan de Dios Castillo González (31 January 1951 – 1 May 2014) was a Mexican footballer and former coach, last with F.C. Motagua of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras, the top tier of the Honduran football. He has coached in the Professional Mexican League, as well in the Honduras Professional League, being a 2 time Champion with Real España and Olimpia.
|Full name||Juan de Dios Castillo González|
|Date of birth||31 January 1951|
|Place of birth||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Date of death||1 May 2014(aged 63)|
|Place of death||Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico|
|1994–1995||TM Gallos Blancos|
|2001–2003||Cruz Azul Hidalgo|
He started playing professionally for Monterrey, in the Mexican league, he also played for Pachuca, San Luis, Toluca, Tampico Madero, Atlético Español and Unión de Curtidores, where he was called to be part of the Mexico national football team.
Castillo graduated from the National School of Football Coaches in 1983, starting to coach in all the possible Divisions in the Mexican league: 3rd Division, 2nd Division, 1st Division A, and First Division.
With a percentage of victories of the 60%, and players such as Oswaldo Sánchez, Duilio Davino and Rafael García Torres, who participated in his under-20 football team, he formed, later, part of the Mexico national team that has played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
He also assisted Alfonso Portugal in the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship in Portugal. Castillo also coached the Santos Laguna team in Torreón, leading them to the 3rd place of the Group 4 in the 1999 tournament.
He then went on to coach in Honduras for Real España, winning the National Championship (Apertura) in 2003, runner-up (Apertura) with Marathón in 2005, and again Champion (Clausura) with Olimpia in 2008.
He is the 2nd coach in the history of the Honduran national league in coaching the 4 best teams in that country.
His numbers in the Honduras national football team in 5 months are: 5 wins, 3 draws, and 2 losses.
- Champion in qualification tournament to the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship (Mexican team eliminated in Quarter-finals)
- Champion in qualification tournament to the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship (the Mexican team reached the fifth place)
- Silver Medal in the 1993 Central American and Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico
- Champion with Real España in the 2003–04 Honduran Liga Nacional (Apertura)
- Runner-up with Marathón in the 2005–06 Honduran Liga Nacional (Apertura)
- Champion with Olimpia in the 2007–08 Honduran Liga Nacional (Clausura)
- 2011 Copa Centroamericana with the Honduras national football team
- "Juan de Dios Castillo: "quiero hacer historia en El Salvador"" (in Spanish). El Hoy de Deportes. 15 July 2012.
- "El Salvador names Castillo as coach". concacaf.com. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
- "Muere Juan de Dios "Cuate" Castillo, ex seleccionador de Honduras". La Prensa. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014.