Famous Coaches from Mexico

List of notable or famous coaches from Mexico, with bios and photos, including the top coaches born in Mexico and even some popular coaches who immigrated to Mexico. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Mexican coaches then this list is the perfect resource for you. These coaches are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known coach from Mexico is included when available.

Everything from Hugo Sánchez to Javier Aguirre is included on this list.

This historic coaches from Mexico list can help answer the questions "Who are some Mexican coaches of note?" and "Who are the most famous coaches from Mexico?" These prominent coaches of Mexico may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Mexican coaches.

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  • Benjamín Galindo
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    Benjamín Galindo Marentes (born December 11, 1960 in Tierra Blanca, Zacatecas), nicknamed El Maestro (The Master), is a Mexican former footballer. He participated with the national team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Tierra Blanca, Zacatecas
  • Carlos de los Cobos

    Carlos de los Cobos Martínez (born 10 December 1958 in Matamoros) is a Mexican former football player and recently coach of the Querétaro in the Mexican Primera Division.
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Matamoros, Mexico
  • Enrique Meza

    Enrique Meza Enríquez (born March 3, 1948 in Mexico City) is the current manager for Veracruz. Prior to pursuing a career in coaching, he was a goalkeeper for Cruz Azul during their dynasty of the 1970s, albeit a backup to legendary goalkeeper Miguel Marín. He retired in 1976 and is one of the most successful managers of the professional era of the Liga MX.
    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Hugo Sánchez

    Hugo Sánchez Márquez (born 11 July 1958) is a Mexican retired professional footballer and manager, who played as a forward. A prolific goalscorer known for his spectacular strikes and volleys, Sánchez is widely regarded as the greatest Mexican footballer of all time, and one of the greatest players of his generation. In 1999, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics voted Sánchez the 26th best footballer of the 20th century, and the best footballer from the CONCACAF region. In 2004 Sánchez was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players. He is the fourth highest scorer in the history of La Liga, the third highest scoring foreign player after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and is the seventh highest goalscorer in Real Madrid's history. He scored over 540 senior career goals for both club and country. Sánchez began his career playing for Club Universidad Nacional in 1976, and briefly went on loan to the San Diego Sockers of the North American Soccer League in 1979. In 1981, he moved to Spain to play for Atlético Madrid, playing for the Colchoneros for four years before moving to cross-town rivals Real Madrid, where he would spend the best years of his career, winning numerous titles and accolades. From 1977 to 1994, Sánchez was a member of the Mexico national team, gaining 58 caps and scoring 29 goals. He participated in three FIFA World Cup tournaments and was a part of the Mexico team that reached the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup. As a manager, he won two-consecutive league championships with UNAM. After managing Necaxa, he was announced as coach of the Mexico national football team in 2006, but was fired in March 2008 due to poor results. In 2009, Sánchez was named manager of UD Almería, and helped to save the club from relegation.
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Javier Aguirre
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    Javier Aguirre Onaindía (Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈβjeɾ aˈɣire]; born 1 December 1958), popularly nicknamed El Vasco (The Basque), is a Mexican former footballer. As a player, Aguirre was a member of the Mexico national team and later became coach on two separate occasions, but resigned after the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He has managed several teams, his most recent being the Egyptian National Football Team, until his dismissal immediately after Egypt’s unfortunate loss against South Africa during AFCON 2019.
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jesse Ruiz Flores
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    Jesse Ruiz Flores

    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Orange, California