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Mágico González
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González in 2018
Personal information
Full name Jorge Alberto González Barillas[1]
Date of birth (1958-03-13) 13 March 1958 (age 64)[1]
Place of birth San Salvador, El Salvador[1]
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1976 ANTEL 45 (13)
1976–1977 Independiente Nacional 32 (7)
1977–1982 FAS 63 (39)
1982–1984 Cádiz 75 (29)
1985 Valladolid 9 (2)
1986–1991 Cádiz 119 (28)
1991–1999 FAS
Total 343+ (118+)
National team
1976–1998 El Salvador 62 (21)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Jorge Alberto González Barillas (born 13 March 1958), popularly known as El Mágico (The Magical One),[2] is a Salvadoran former footballer who played mainly as a forward.

At the club level, he played mainly for FAS and Spain's Cádiz in a 24-year senior career. Dogged by his self-admitted and often-reported lack of discipline, he was often hailed as the greatest and most skilled footballer ever produced by El Salvador, and as one of the greatest players from the CONCACAF region.[3][4]

González represented the El Salvador national team for more than two decades, taking part in the 1982 World Cup and the 1998 Gold Cup.[5][6]

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Association football

Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players who primarily use their feet to propel the ball around a rectangular field called a pitch. The objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposition by moving the ball beyond the goal line into a rectangular framed goal defended by the opposing side. Traditionally, the game has been played over two 45 minute halves, for a total match time of 90 minutes. With an estimated 250 million players active in over 200 countries, it is considered the world's most popular sport.

Forward (association football)

Forward (association football)

Forward are outfield positions in an association football team who play the furthest up the pitch and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals as well as assisting them. As with any attacking player, the role of the forward relies heavily on being able to create space for attack.

C.D. FAS

C.D. FAS

Club Deportivo Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos, commonly known as FAS, is a professional Salvadoran football club based in Santa Ana.

Cádiz CF

Cádiz CF

Cádiz Club de Fútbol, S.A.D., known simply as Cádiz, is a Spanish professional football club based in Cádiz, Andalusia. Founded in 1910, the club competes in the La Liga, holding home games at Nuevo Mirandilla, with a seating capacity of 20,724.

CONCACAF

CONCACAF

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football, abbreviated as CONCACAF, is one of FIFA's six continental governing bodies for association football. Its 41 member associations represent countries and territories mainly in North America, including the Caribbean and Central America, and, due to geopolitical reasons, three nations from the Guianas subregion of South America—Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. The CONCACAF's primary functions are to organize competitions for national teams and clubs, and to conduct the World Cup and Women's World Cup qualifying tournaments.

El Salvador national football team

El Salvador national football team

The El Salvador national football team represents El Salvador in international football, and is governed by the Salvadoran Football Federation (FESFUT).

1982 FIFA World Cup

1982 FIFA World Cup

The 1982 FIFA World Cup was the 12th FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial football tournament for men's senior national teams, and was played in Spain between 13 June and 11 July 1982. The tournament was won by Italy, who defeated West Germany 3–1 in the final, held in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in the capital, Madrid. It was Italy's third World Cup title, but their first since 1938. The defending champions, Argentina, were eliminated in the second round. Algeria, Cameroon, Honduras, Kuwait and New Zealand made their first appearances in the finals.

1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup

1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the fourth edition of the Gold Cup, the association football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF).

Club career

Early years

Born in San Salvador, González began his professional career in 1975, representing ANTEL and Independiente F.C. over two seasons before moving to C.D. FAS in the Salvadoran Primera División.

While playing in El Salvador, González became known as Mago, meaning "Magician" or "Wizard," but later, upon transferring to Spain, his nickname was slightly changed to Mágico.[2]

Cádiz

Both Atlético Madrid and Cádiz CF became interested in acquiring González in 1982, but despite the Colchoneros' higher profile, he signed with the Andalusians. His first game in Spain came in a friendly against La Barca de la Florida, while he made his Segunda División debut on 5 September 1982 and scored Cádiz's only goal in a 1–1 home draw against Real Murcia.[7] He became a fan favorite thanks to his dazzling moves and goals, but was also notorious for his love of the nightlife and his sleeping habits were also brought into question, whilst his on-field abilities endeared him to the Cádiz fans enough that they overlooked his minor indiscretions; he finished his first season with 33 games and 14 goals as the team promoted to La Liga.[8]

In 1983 and 1984, Cádiz traveled to the United States. The first year González was the principal attraction, but in the following year the team was joined by FC Barcelona and its superstar Diego Maradona,[9] who later claimed that the Salvadoran was “without a doubt amongst the greatest ten players I have ever seen play, in all my life”.[10] His debut in the top division came on 11 September 1983 in a 1–3 home loss against the same opponent, Murcia,[11] and the club was immediately relegated.

Despite this, the French club Paris Saint-Germain F.C.[12] and Italian clubs Atalanta BC, ACF Fiorentina and U.C. Sampdoria showed interested in signing him, but González chose to stay in Cádiz.[13] His stay was somewhat short-lived, however, as he was transferred to Real Valladolid in the 1985 January transfer window due to problems with manager Benito Joanet.[14] He did not get along at Valladolid, where his personal life was tightly controlled and, after playing in just nine games, he returned to Cádiz exactly one year later;[15] as a precaution against his partying, his contract was reputed to have contained a clause stipulating he was to be paid US$700 per game played and none for the ones he missed.[16]

After several coaching changes, González was finally able to shine again for Cádiz under Víctor Espárrago, still competing in a further four top-level campaigns. In all, he scored 58 goals in 194 league games for the club until his departure on 6 June 1991, aged 33.

Late career

Stadium Jorge "El Magico" González
Stadium Jorge "El Magico" González

González returned to El Salvador and FAS after Atalanta again failed to sign him. He stayed with the team until 1999 when he retired to begin coaching as an assistant in Houston, Texas. After a short stint in the US, he returned to his homeland.

In 2001, Cádiz honored González with a testimonial match, with the proceeds going to the victims of a recent earthquake in El Salvador. In 2003, the Salvadoran National Assembly gave González the government's highest honor, the Hijo Meritísimo, meaning "Most Worthy Son," and renamed the national stadium the Flor Blanca, "White Flower," after him.[17] On 28 August 2004, another testimonial was played in his honor, this time in El Salvador at the Mágico González Stadium, between America XI, a group of international stars, and a team made up of ex-FAS players. He played a half with either side and scored a total of three goals.[18][19]

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ANTEL (El Salvador football club)

ANTEL (El Salvador football club)

Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, also known as ANTEL was a Salvadoran professional football club perhaps best known for being the first club where the famous El Salvadoran Mágico González played.

C.D. FAS

C.D. FAS

Club Deportivo Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos, commonly known as FAS, is a professional Salvadoran football club based in Santa Ana.

Atlético Madrid

Atlético Madrid

Club Atlético de Madrid, S.A.D., known simply as Atleti in the Spanish-speaking world and commonly referred to at international level as Atlético Madrid, is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid that plays in La Liga. The club play their home games at the Metropolitano, which has a capacity of 68,456.

Cádiz CF

Cádiz CF

Cádiz Club de Fútbol, S.A.D., known simply as Cádiz, is a Spanish professional football club based in Cádiz, Andalusia. Founded in 1910, the club competes in the La Liga, holding home games at Nuevo Mirandilla, with a seating capacity of 20,724.

Andalusia

Andalusia

Andalusia is the southernmost autonomous community in Peninsular Spain. It is the most populous and the second-largest autonomous community in the country. It is officially recognised as a "historical nationality". The territory is divided into eight provinces: Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga, and Seville. Its capital city is Seville. The seat of the High Court of Justice of Andalusia is located in the city of Granada.

Exhibition game

Exhibition game

An exhibition game is a sporting event whose prize money and impact on the player's or the team's rankings is either zero or otherwise greatly reduced. In team sports, matches of this type are often used to help coaches and managers select and condition players for the competitive matches of a league season or tournament. If the players usually play in different teams in other leagues, exhibition games offer an opportunity for the players to learn to work with each other. The games can be held between separate teams or between parts of the same team.

1982–83 Segunda División

1982–83 Segunda División

The 1982–83 Segunda División season saw 20 teams participate in the second flight Spanish league. Real Murcia, Cádiz CF and RCD Mallorca were promoted to Primera División. Deportivo Alavés, CE Sabadell FC, Jerez Deportivo and Córdoba CF were relegated to Segunda División B.

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona

Futbol Club Barcelona, commonly referred to as Barcelona and colloquially known as Barça, is a professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, that competes in La Liga, the top flight of Spanish football.

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona was an Argentine professional football player and manager. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. Maradona's vision, passing, ball control, and dribbling skills were combined with his small stature, which gave him a low centre of gravity allowing him to manoeuvre better than most other players. His presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team's general performance, while he would often be singled out by the opposition. In addition to his creative abilities, he possessed an eye for goal and was known to be a free kick specialist. A precocious talent, Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe de Oro", a name that stuck with him throughout his career. He also had a troubled off-field life and was banned in both 1991 and 1994 for abusing drugs.

1983–84 La Liga

1983–84 La Liga

The 1983–84 La Liga season, the 53rd since its establishment, started on September 3, 1983, and finished on April 29, 1984.

Atalanta B.C.

Atalanta B.C.

Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, commonly referred to as Atalanta, is a professional football club based in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy. The club plays in Serie A, having gained promotion from Serie B in 2010–11.

ACF Fiorentina

ACF Fiorentina

ACF Fiorentina, commonly referred to as Fiorentina, is an Italian professional football club based in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. The original team was founded by a merger in August 1926, while the actual club was refounded in August 2002 following bankruptcy. Fiorentina have played at the top level of Italian football for the majority of their existence; only four clubs have played in more Serie A seasons.

International career

Many critics and journalists say that if González had been Argentinian or Brazilian, he would have ranked amongst the best in the world, alongside Maradona and Pelé.[20] He received the first of his 62 caps for El Salvador on 1 December 1976, in a FIFA World Cup qualification match against Costa Rica. He was also instrumental in leading the nation to the 1982 FIFA World Cup – the second time in history – where he appeared in all three group stage matches, including the 1–10 loss to Hungary.

González represented his country in 31 World Cup qualifiers,[21] and scored 21 goals in full internationals.[22]

International goals

Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.[22]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Scored
1 29 April 1977 ?  Mexico 1–2 Friendly 1
2 20 October 1977 Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey, Mexico  Suriname 3–2 1977 CONCACAF Championship 1
3 4 June 1980 Flor Blanca, San Salvador, El Salvador  Haiti 3–0 Friendly 1
4 17 August 1980 Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala  Guatemala 1–1 Friendly 1
5 24 August 1980 Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Panama 3–1 1981 CONCACAF Championship qualification 1
7 ? September 1980 Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Guatemala 3–2 Friendly 2
10 5 October 1980 Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Panama 4–1 1981 CONCACAF Championship qualification 3
11 23 November 1980 Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Honduras 2–1 1981 CONCACAF Championship qualification 1
12 26 July 1981 Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Haiti 4–0 Friendly 1
14 18 April 1982 Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Honduras 3–2 Friendly 2
15 8 December 1991 Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Hungary 1–1 Friendly 1
17 19 July 1992 Managua, Nicaragua  Nicaragua 5–0 1994 World Cup qualification 2
18 23 July 1992 Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Nicaragua 5–1 1994 World Cup qualification 1
19 25 October 1992 Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Canada 1–1 1994 World Cup qualification 1
20 1 November 1992 Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Bermuda 4–1 1994 World Cup qualification 1
21 2 May 1993 Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Canada 1–2 1994 World Cup qualification 1

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Argentina

Argentina

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country in the southern half of South America. Argentina covers an area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), making it the second-largest country in South America after Brazil, the fourth-largest country in the Americas, and the eighth-largest country in the world. It shares the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, and is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. Argentina is a federal state subdivided into twenty-three provinces, and one autonomous city, which is the federal capital and largest city of the nation, Buenos Aires. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and a part of Antarctica.

El Salvador national football team

El Salvador national football team

The El Salvador national football team represents El Salvador in international football, and is governed by the Salvadoran Football Federation (FESFUT).

FIFA World Cup qualification

FIFA World Cup qualification

The FIFA World Cup qualification is a competitive match that a national association football team takes in order to qualify for one of the available berths at the final tournament of the (men's) FIFA World Cup.

Costa Rica national football team

Costa Rica national football team

The Costa Rica national football team represents Costa Rica in men's international football. The national team is administered by the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL), the governing body for football in Costa Rica. It has been a member of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) since 1927, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) since 1961, and a member of the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) since 1990.

1982 FIFA World Cup

1982 FIFA World Cup

The 1982 FIFA World Cup was the 12th FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial football tournament for men's senior national teams, and was played in Spain between 13 June and 11 July 1982. The tournament was won by Italy, who defeated West Germany 3–1 in the final, held in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in the capital, Madrid. It was Italy's third World Cup title, but their first since 1938. The defending champions, Argentina, were eliminated in the second round. Algeria, Cameroon, Honduras, Kuwait and New Zealand made their first appearances in the finals.

Hungary national football team

Hungary national football team

The Hungary national football team represents Hungary in men's international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation. The team has made 9 appearances in the FIFA World Cup and 4 appearances in the European Championship, and plays its home matches at the Puskás Aréna, which opened in November 2019.

Estadio Tecnológico

Estadio Tecnológico

The Estadio Tecnológico was a multi-purpose stadium located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, located on the campus of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM). It hosted football and American football games during its 67-year existence, from 1950 to 2017.

1977 CONCACAF Championship

1977 CONCACAF Championship

The 1977 CONCACAF Championship, the seventh edition of the CONCACAF Championship, was held in Mexico from 8 to 23 October. Mexico, as the host nation, easily secured a third title and a place in Argentina '78 since the tournament also served as qualification to the World Cup. The North, Central American and Caribbean zone was allocated 1 place in the final tournament.

Estadio Jorge "Mágico" González

Estadio Jorge "Mágico" González

Estadio Nacional Jorge "Mágico" González is a football stadium in San Salvador. It is named after Salvadoran star player Mágico González. The stadium has a capacity of 35,000 and was previously known as "Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca", referring to the name of the San Salvador neighborhood where it is located.

Haiti national football team

Haiti national football team

The Haiti national football team represents Haiti in international football. Haiti is administered by the Fédération Haïtienne de Football (FHF), the governing body for football in Haiti. They have been a member of FIFA since 1934, a member of CONCACAF since 1961 and a member of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) since 1978. Haiti's home ground is Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince and the team's manager is Jean-Jacques Pierre.

Guatemala City

Guatemala City

Guatemala City, known locally as Guatemala or Guate, is the capital and largest city of Guatemala, and the most populous urban area in Central America. The city is located in the south-central part of the country, nestled in a mountain valley called Valle de la Ermita. The city is the capital of the Municipality of Guatemala and of the Guatemala Department.

Guatemala

Guatemala

Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America. Guatemala is bordered to the north and west by Mexico; to the northeast by Belize and the Caribbean; to the east by Honduras; to the southeast by El Salvador and to the south by the Pacific Ocean, respectively. With an estimated population of around 17.6 million, it is the most populous country in Central America and is the 11th most populous country in the Americas. Guatemala is a representative democracy; its capital and largest city is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City, the largest city in Central America.

Style of play and temperament

A slender and highly creative forward, with superb ball-control, technical ability, and dribbling skills, González was also known for his quick feet and use of tricks and feints (including the flip flap, the Cruyff Turn, and the step over), as well as his accuracy with the ball and speed in possession. However, his talent was often overshadowed by his questionable behaviour off the pitch.[23][24][25][26][27][28][29][2] He was widely considered to be the greatest Salvadoran footballer of all time, as well as one of the best-ever Latin American footballers in the history of the game. In 2000, he was named his nation's Player of the Century in IFFHS' Player of the Century Elections.[18][30][31]

A versatile forward, González was capable of playing both as a winger or as a second striker, but was also deployed as a centre-forward, as a playmaker in the number 10 role or even as a midfielder on occasion, and often wore the number 11 shirt.[28] His playing style served as an inspiration for Maradona, who was a staunch admirer of the Salvadoran, describing him as one of the ten best players he had ever seen and even stating that "[w]e, in training, always tried to imitate him [González], but we couldn't."[32][33]

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Forward (association football)

Forward (association football)

Forward are outfield positions in an association football team who play the furthest up the pitch and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals as well as assisting them. As with any attacking player, the role of the forward relies heavily on being able to create space for attack.

Dummy (football)

Dummy (football)

In association football, rugby league, rugby union and Australian rules football, a dummy or feint is a player deceiving the opposition into believing he is going to pass, shoot, move in a certain direction, or receive the ball and instead doing something different, thus gaining an advantage.

Flip flap (association football)

Flip flap (association football)

The flip flap is a dribbling move, or feint, in football, used to fool a defensive player into thinking the offensive player, in possession of the ball, is going to move in a direction they do not intend to. Players perform it by using the outside of their dominant foot to push the ball towards their dominant side, then quickly move the dominant foot around the ball and using the inside to push the ball to their non-dominant side. Although the footwork is the most distinctive aspect of the flip-flap, its success as a feint also relies heavily on the attacking player having an explosive acceleration from a stationary position.

Step over

Step over

The step over is a dribbling move, or feint, in association football, used to fool a defensive player into thinking the offensive player, in possession of the ball, is going to move in a direction they do not intend to move in.

Playmaker

Playmaker

In association football, a playmaker is a player who controls the flow of the team's play, and is often involved in offensively and defensively playing passing moves which lead to goals, through their vision, technique, ball control, creativity and passing ability.

Midfielder

Midfielder

A midfielder is an outfield position in association football. Midfielders may play an exclusively defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are in that case known as defensive midfielders. As central midfielders often go across boundaries, with mobility and passing ability, they are often referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box midfielders, or holding midfielders. There are also attacking midfielders with limited defensive assignments.

Squad number (association football)

Squad number (association football)

Squad numbers are used in association football to identify and distinguish players that are on the field. Numbers very soon became a way to also indicate position, with starting players being assigned numbers 1–11, although in the modern game they are often influenced by the players' favourite numbers and other less technical reasons, as well as using "surrogates" for a number that is already in use. However, numbers 1–11 are often still worn by players of the previously associated position.

Personal life

González was born to a family of modest means in the Luz neighborhood of San Salvador, one of seven brothers and a single sister. His older brother, Mauricio González Pachín, was a footballer who became well known at the local level.

Mágico married Ana María Ruano, daughter of another Salvadoran football legend, Alfredo Ruano. His son, Rodrigo, also played in the country's top division, for C.D. Atlético Marte.[34]

Honours

FAS

Source: "Mágico González", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mágico_González.

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