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Jonny Magallón

Jonny Magallón
Magallón with Guadalajara in 2011
Personal information
Full name José Jonny Magallón Oliva
Date of birth (1981-11-21) 21 November 1981 (age 42)
Place of birth Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Youth career
1991–2002 Tapatío
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2012 Guadalajara 194 (4)
2012–2016 León 126 (0)
2016 Lanús 2 (0)
2017–2018 Zacatecas 46 (2)
2020 Atlético Jalisco 0 (0)
Total 368 (6)
International career
2007–2011 Mexico 54 (3)
Medal record
Winner CONCACAF Gold Cup 2009
Runner-up CONCACAF Gold Cup 2007
Third place Copa America 2007
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

José Jonny Magallón Oliva (born 21 November 1981) is a Mexican former professional footballer who played as a centre-back.

A defender capable of playing as a centre back and full-back, he started his senior career with Guadalajara in 2003. He was eventually sold to Club León in the summer of 2012, helping the team win both tournaments of the 2013–14 season. He had a brief stint with Argentinean club CA Lanús before returning to Mexico's second division team, Mineros de Zacatecas.

A regular Mexico international under Hugo Sánchez,[1] he was called up to participate in the 2007 and 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cups, the 2007 Copa América, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Club career

CD Gualadajara

Magallón made his professional debut with Guadalajara on 16 March 2003, against arch rival Club América which ended in the victory of Guadalajara 2–1. After playing 12 seasons with Chivas, the defender was sold to Club León in June 2012.[2]

Club León

He would go on to win back-to-back tournaments of the 2013–14 Liga MX season, the Apertura 2013[3] and the Clausura 2014.[4]

Club Atlético Lanús

In the summer of 2016, Magallón was transferred to CA Lanús, where he played for 6 months.[5]

Mineros de Zacatecas

After a brief stint with CA Lanús, Magallon returned to Mexico to play with Mineros de Zacatecas in Mexico's second tier, Ascenso MX.[6]

International career

On 18 January 2007, then national team coach Hugo Sánchez gave Magallón his first call up to the national team, and he played his first game with Mexico on 28 February 2007 against Venezuela, winning 3–1. He was the player with the most minutes at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup and 2007 Copa America.[7] On 7 February he was the protagonist of the friendly match against the United States, he scored both of Mexico's goals in a 2–2 draw, coming back from behind on both occasions.[8] Magallón was called up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup but he did not play in the tournament. Magallon was last called up by Mexico coach José Manuel de la Torre in a friendly match against Serbia on 11 November 2011.[citation needed]

Career statistics


As of match played 11 November 2011[9]
National team Year Apps Goals
Mexico 2007 22 0
2008 10 3
2009 13 0
2010 8 0
2011 1 0
Total 54 3

International goals

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. February 6, 2008 Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States  United States 1–1 2–2 Friendly
2. 2–2
3. September 6, 2008 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Jamaica 3–0 3–0 2010 FIFA World qualification







  1. ^ "Futbolistas que, aunque no lo creas, están jugando en el Ascenso MX". 9 March 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018. Durante la gestión de Hugo Sánchez fue titular indicutible en la central de la selección Mexicana[.]
  2. ^ "Venado llega a Pachuca y Magallón a León" [Deer sold to Pachuca and Magallón to León] (in Spanish). Record. 2 June 2012.
  3. ^ Contreras Legaspi, Carlos (15 December 2013). "León, campeón del Apertura 2013". Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Leon repeat as Liga MX champions". 19 May 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Lanús oficializó llegada de Jonny Magallón".
  6. ^ "JONNY MAGALLÓN JUGARÁ PARA MINEROS DE ZACATECAS" [Jonny Magallon will play for Mineros de Zacatecas] (in Spanish). Azteca Deportes. 16 December 2016. Archived from the original on 17 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Récord perfecto de Jonny Magallón". 7 September 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Jonny on the spot in clasico". 7 February 2008. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  9. ^ Jonny Magallón at
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