Miguel Ángel Gómez Palapa (born 6 September 1974) is a former Mexican professional football midfielder.

Miguel Gómez Palapa
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Gómez Palapa
Date of birth (1974-09-06) 6 September 1974 (age 49)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Cruz Azul Hidalgo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Cruz Azul
2003 León
2004 Tapachula
2004–2007 Chiapas
Managerial career
2008–2017 Chiapas Reserves and Academy (assistant)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals



Gómez Palapa started his youth career at Cruz Azul Hidalgo. In 2000, he was promoted to the senior club, Cruz Azul, where he played until 2003. Later he moved to León and to Chiapas's farm team Jaguares de Tapachula. From 2004 until his retirement in 2007 he played for Chiapas. Afterwards, he worked for Chiapas as manager of youth categories of the club, until its dissolution in June 2017.[1]

Before joining Cruz Azul, Gómez Palapa was studying a B. A. in Graphic Design, which he dropped to focus on his career as professional footballer.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Miguel Ángel Gómez Palapa" (in Spanish). FMF. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  2. ^ Esquivel Bernal, Antonio (20 March 2003). "Yo sí necesito dinero". Crónica (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 July 2020.