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He went from being a champion in Cruz Azul and earning thousands to being a waiter in a inexpensive kitchen

José "Lupillo" Castañeda is remembered for being a warrior of the soccer fields

He went from being a champion in Cruz Azul and earning thousands to being a waiter in a inexpensive kitchen. Everyone remembers the penalty that Julio Zamora missed and Lupillo Castañeda ended up sending to the back of the nets.
He went from being a champion in Cruz Azul and earning thousands to being a waiter in a inexpensive kitchen. Everyone remembers the penalty that Julio Zamora missed and Lupillo Castañeda ended up sending to the back of the nets.

José Guadalupe Castañeda is remembered for being a warrior of the soccer fields, also for his successful career and his great time with teams like Atlas, León, Chivas, Dorados and Cruz Azul, being in the last team the one of his great loves and with the one who experienced very special passages, such as that great afternoon in which he dressed as a hero by saving the team from being eliminated against Pumas UNAM, in the quarterfinals of the 94-95 Season.

Everyone remembers the penalty that Julio Zamora missed and Lupillo Castañeda ended up sending to the back of the nets in an incredible counterattack, before the rejection of the legendary goalkeeper Jorge Campos. However, the defender has had some difficult days, probably the worst of his football career, as some of his teammates pointed out him as the guilty of the goal that Rafael García scored in CU and with which Pumas arrived with the advantage to the 2nd leg game at the Estadio Azteca.

Such was the discussion he had with the players; Julio Zamora, Octavio Mora and Carlos Hermosillo that they were very close to getting to the blows. There were still the long tournaments in that time, in which it was very difficult to get to the Liguilla and even more to reach the grand final. In the first leg game, García scored a very good goal, where the goalkeeper Norberto Scoponi failed to stop the ball and Lupillo Castañeda was blamed for that. Fortunately for him, he would have the chance to score the goal in the second leg game and qualify to the next round.

Today, Guadalupe Castañeda, a former Chivas and Cruz Azul player, works as a waiter in an inexpensive kitchen in Guadalajara, something very big to tell. "Big Lupillo"

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