Juan de Dios Castillo

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Juan de Dios Castillo
Personal information
Full name Juan de Dios Castillo González
Date of birth (1951-01-31)31 January 1951
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Date of death 1 May 2014(2014-05-01) (aged 63)
Place of death Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Height 78"
Teams managed
Years Team
1989–1994 Mexico U-20
1994–1995 Querétano
1996 Saltillo
1998–1999 Santos Laguna
2000 Durango
2001–2003 Cruz Azul Hidalgo
2003–2004 Real España
2005–2006 Marathón
2007 Atlético Mexiquense
2008 Olimpia
2009 Motagua
2010–2011 Honduras
2012 El Salvador
2013 Motagua

Juan de Dios Castillo González (31 January 1951 – 1 May 2014) was a Mexican footballer and coach, last with C.D. Motagua of Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras, the top tier of the league. Juan de Dios Castillo Gonzalez (born January 31, 1951 in Mexico City) is a football coach, who most recently coached the Honduras National Football Team. He has been head coach of the youth Mexican National Team in the FIFA World Youth Championship cup in Australia in 1993 finishing in 5th place. He has coached in the Professional Mexican League as well as in the Honduras Professional League being a 2 time Champion with Real Espana and Olimpia. Also he led the Honduras National Football Team to win the UNCAF cup in January 2011. Career

He is the 3rd best Mexican National coach in the history of the Mexico national under-20 football team with the best numbers, earning a 5th place in the youth world cup in 93. with a Winning 60%.Players such as Oswaldo Sánchez, Duilio Davino and Rafael Garcia participated in his Mexico national under-20 football team and have now become part of the Mexican team that has played in the FIFA World Cup in Germany. He started playing professionally for Monterrey, in the Mexican league, he also played in: Pachuca, San Luis, Toluca, Madero, Atletico Espanol and Curtidores where he was called to be part of the Mexican national team. Castillo graduated from the National School of Football Coaches in 1983, starting to coach in all the possible divisions in the Mexican league: 3rd division, 2nd, 1st division A, and first division. He also he assisted Alfonso Portugal in the FIFA World Youth Championship in Portugal in 1991. Castillo also coached the Santos Laguna team in Torreón, leading them in the 3rd place of the Mexican league. He then went on to coach in Honduras for Real C.D. España, winning the National Championship in 2003, runner up with Marathon in 2005, and again Champion with Olimpia in 2008.Then he coached the 1st division A team, Atletico Mexiquense, which is the part of the Club Deportivo Toluca www.deportivotolucafc.comHe returned once more to Honduras in 2009 to coach his 4th team in that country Club Deportivo Motagua, He is the 2nd coach in the history of the Honduran league in coaching the 4 best teams in that country.He became Honduras National Football Team on August 16, 2010 until January 2011. And after only 5 months of being the head coach he won the UNCAF Cup in Panama against Costa Rica, after 16 years of Honduras not being able to win this cup.His numbers in the Honduras National Football team in 5 months are: 5 wins, 3 draws, and 2 losses. Titles

   Champion in qualification tournament to the youth world cup in Portugal 1991
   Champion in qualification tournament to the youth world cup in Australia 1993 (5th Place in U20 world Cup)
   Silver Medal in Central American games in Puerto Rico 1994
   Champion with Real C.D. España (Honduras league 2003)
   Runner up with C.D. Marathón (Honduras league 2005)
   Champion with C.D. Olimpia (Honduras League 2008)
   Championwith Honduras National Football Team in the 2011 UNCAF tournament
   2011 Copa Centroamericana


He started playing professionally for Monterrey, in the Mexico league, he also played in: Pachuca, San Luis, Toluca, Madero, Atletico Espanol and Unión de Curtidores. He was called up for the Mexico national team.[1]

He was appointed as head coach of El Salvador national football team in July 2012.[2]

Castillo died on 1 May 2014 due to skin cancer.[3]


  1. "Juan de Dios Castillo: "quiero hacer historia en El Salvador"" (in Spanish). El Hoy de Deportes. 15 July 2012. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "El Salvador names Castillo as coach". concacaf.com. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Muere Juan de Dios "Cuate" Castillo, ex seleccionador de Honduras". La Prensa. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Father of Juan De Dios Jr. and Emanuel. Grandfather of Ethan Castillo and Enzo Castillo