19 Facts About Jorge Campos


Jorge Campos Navarrete was born on 15 October 1966 and is a Mexican former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.


Jorge Campos was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation.


Jorge Campos made for an effective striker, an uncommon example of versatility in football that is rarely seen in today's game.


At that time the club's first string goalkeeper was Adolfo Rios, so because Jorge Campos desired first-team opportunities, he asked to be used as a striker.


Jorge Campos performed notably in his first season, scoring 14 goals and contending for the title of top-goal scorer.


Jorge Campos won the championship with Cruz Azul in the Primera Division de Mexico Invierno 1997, although he was the second string goalkeeper to Oscar Perez.


Jorge Campos was regularly used as a substitute striker during this period.


Jorge Campos scored a notable bicycle kick goal for Atlante in the 1997 season.


Jorge Campos played in the United States, where he starred in Major League Soccer's first three seasons for the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chicago Fire.


Jorge Campos was the first major foreign star to be signed by the league, and enjoyed considerable popularity in the United States.


Jorge Campos played in back-to-back matches during a double-header event at the Rose Bowl on 16 June 1996, playing for Mexico against the United States and then the Galaxy against Tampa Bay.


Jorge Campos was called up to the 2002 FIFA World Cup but he did not play in the tournament.


At the 1999 New Year's Cup in Hong Kong, in which Mexico was invited as well as Egypt and Bulgaria, Jorge Campos' father was kidnapped in Mexico and Jorge Campos returned to Mexico to attend to the matter.


Jorge Campos was invited several times to play with the Rest of the World Team against clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Milan.


Jorge Campos was selected as one of 3 overage players on the Mexico Olympic team at the 1996 Summer Olympics.


Jorge Campos has appeared in commercials for the American sportswear company Nike.


In 1996, wearing a black jersey, Jorge Campos starred in a Nike commercial titled "Good vs Evil" in a gladiatorial game set in a Roman amphitheatre.


Jorge Campos has appeared in EA Sports' FIFA video game series, featuring in the Classic XI for 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, FIFA 11, FIFA 12, FIFA 13, FIFA 15 and FIFA 16.


Jorge Campos appeared in FIFA 23's Ultimate Team section, as a FUT Heroes Card.