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José Mario Carrillo Zamudio (born 1 January 1956 in Mexico City) is a Mexican former football player and coach, and a commentator for television sports channel ESPN Deportes. He also assisted the coach Javier Aguirre with Mexico national football team.[1]

Mario Carrillo
Personal information
Full name José Mario Carrillo Zamudio
Date of birth 1 January 1956 (1956-01) (age 63)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
National team

Carrillo has also coached Puebla F.C., Club América, and Cruz Azul.[2]

Playing careerEdit


Born in Mexico City, Carrillo played football for Cruz Azul, Atlético Español, Tigres de la UANL, Deportivo Neza, Oaxtepec, Puebla and Ángeles de Puebla. He was league runner-up with Tigres UANL in 1977–78.[3]


Carrillo played for Mexico at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and won a gold medal in football at the 1975 Pan American Games.[4]

Managerial careerEdit

He started coaching on 1 October 1999, with Puebla FC. Later, he worked as an assistant coach for UNAM Pumas, under head coach Hugo Sánchez, becoming champions for two consecutive tournaments. Mario is known for his strong defensive, and fast offensive playing scheme, and always encouraging his players to never give up. He spends long hours studying rivals, hence gaining the nickname of "Capello", in reference to Italian head coach Fabio Capello's skills.

In 2005, Club América won the Mexican Clausura championship under Carrillo management,[1] that being to date his biggest accomplishment.

Later, Carrillo moved to La Liga of Spain to join Javier Aguirre as an assistant coach of Atlético Madrid.

After the FIFA World Cup of South Africa 2010, he returned to Mexico, to manage Pumas UNAM.

Mexico National TeamEdit

He was Assistant Coach of Manuel Lapuente in the Mexico national team during the FIFA World Cup of France, in 1998. He was also invited by Javier Aguirre to be his Assistant Coach in the Mexico national team, for the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 project.

Clubs as head coachEdit

Club Country Year
Puebla FC   Mexico 1999–2001
América   Mexico 2002
Cruz Azul   Mexico 2003
Puebla FC   Mexico 2003
América   Mexico 2004–2005
Tigres de la UANL   Mexico 2007–2008
Puebla FC   Mexico 2008
UNAM   Mexico 2012


As Head CoachEdit

Title Club Country Year
Primera División América   Mexico 2005
Campeón de Campeones América   Mexico 2005


  1. ^ a b "Gold Cup: Mexico–Guadeloupe Preview". 12 July 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Puebla: Carrillo Replaces "Chelís"". 17 September 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Oficial: Mario Carrillo técnico de Pumas" [Official: Mario Carrillo is Pumas' manager] (in Spanish). Televisa Deportes. 30 August 2012.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Mario Carrillo". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2 January 2013.

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