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Raúl Cárdenas

Full name: Juan Raúl Cárdenas de la Vega
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: October 30, 1928 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Died: March 25, 2016 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Affiliations: Real España, Ciudad de México (MEX)
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Football


Raúl Cárdenas competed for Mexico at the 1948 Olympics and at three FIFA World Cups, in 1954, 1958, and 1962. He started playing with Real Club España in 1947, playing with them for three seasons, later joining CD Guadalajara, Club Deportivo Marte, Puebla FC, and finishing his career with Zacatepec for 10 seasons. Cárdenas then became a coach of Cruz Azul, helping them win five titles in seven years. He also coached the Mexican National Team at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, and managed Club America.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 19 London Football Men's Football Mexico MEX 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1948 Summer 19 London Football Mexico MEX Final Standings 9T 1948-07-26 1 0 0
1948 Summer 19 London Football Mexico MEX Round One Match #6 2 1948-08-02 KOR 5, MEX 3 1
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