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Manuel Lapuente Díaz (born 15 May 1944) is a Mexican former footballer and coach currently serving as Director of Football for Liga MX club Lobos BUAP.

Manuel Lapuente
Personal information
Full name Manuel Lapuente Díaz
Date of birth (1944-05-15) 15 May 1944 (age 74)
Place of birth Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1966 Monterrey
1966–1970 Necaxa
1970–1974 Puebla
1974–1975 Atlas
National team
1967–1973 Mexico 13 (5)
Teams managed
1978–1984 Puebla
1984–1986 Tigres UANL
1986–1987 Angeles de Puebla
1987–1988 Atlante
1988 Cruz Azul
1988–1993 Puebla
1991 Mexico (caretaker)
1994–1997 Necaxa
1997–2000 Mexico
2001 Atlante
2001–2003 América
2006 América
2008 Tigres UANL
2010–2011 América
2013 Puebla
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 29, 2006
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 29, 2006


Playing careerEdit

He has played 13 matches for Mexico and scored 5 goals.

Career as managerEdit

He coached Mexico at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and lead the squad to win the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup. At the club level, he has coached Puebla F.C., Necaxa and Club América to Mexican league titles. He formerly coached Puebla F.C.. In 2010, he was reappointed manager of Club América after the departure of Jesus Ramirez.


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