Joaquin Beltran Vargas is a professional Mexican footballer who plays as a defender. Vargas began his professional career with UNAM Pumas, after playing his way up through their youth division. From his debut in 1996 to his final game for the side in 2006, Beltran gained unmatched popularity with his teammates and fans. He played almost 330 games for the team, scoring 16 goals over the space of that stint.
Despite struggling to get a place in the side, like almost any youngster, Beltran clearly displayed some great potential and leadership ability to put him in the team as a first team regular. In 2006-07, Beltran moved to Club Necaxa where he was again a regular member of the first team, playing 26 games and scoring one goal. His move was mainly because Beltran couldn’t come to an agreement with UNAM Pumas on his contract.
At the beginning of the 2007 season, Beltran moved to Cruz Azul where he played every game for two seasons, scoring 2 goals. At the end of the 2009 season, Beltran decided to become a free agent, choosing not to renew his contract. He was immediately picked up by Queretaro who were looking for a solid defensive player. Beltran came into the team in 2009 and after some stellar displays, was named as the captain of the team.
Since 1999, Beltran has been called up to the Mexican national team on around 20 occasions. Each time, the player has done little to deserve a long term call up to the team however he was part of the team alongside some of the biggest names in Mexican football.