Jorge Campos Navarrete, also known as El Brody, Chiqui-Campos or El Chapulin, is a former Mexican footballer, who played both as a goalkeeper and a striker.

Campos was one of Mexico’s top players during the 1990s. Although he predominantly played as a goalkeeper, Campos was known to play as a sweeper keeper thanks to his abilities. He was largely known for his colourful playing attire that was self-designed and an acrobatic style of goalkeeping.

Although he was short for a goalkeeper, he made up for his height with superb athleticism, speed and leaping ability. The former Mexico international is widely regarded as one of the best in his position during his playing days.

Born 15 Oct 1966
Nationality Mexico Mexico
Nickname El Brody
Team History
Club Puebla 2002 - 2004
Club Universidad Nacional 2001 - 2002
Atlante F.C. 2000 - 2001
Tigres UANL 2000
Club Universidad Nacional 1998 - 1999
300 chicago fire soccer club Chicago Fire 1998
LA Galaxy 1996 - 1997
Cruz Azul 1997
Atlante F.C. 1995 - 1996
Club Universidad Nacional 1988 - 1995

He was also a useful striker. Sometimes at club level, Campos would start at goal, only to play upfield as the main striker later in the match.

The player began his career as a prospect with Pumas in 1988. Adolfo Rios was the first choice goalkeeper for Pumas during that time. As Campos wanted to be in the first-team picture, he asked to be played as a striker. He did considerably well, scoring 14 goals in his debut season for the Mexican club team.

The following year, however, Campos became the number one goalkeeper in the team. His progress continued as Pumas were crowned Mexican champions in the 1990-91 season. He won a second Mexican league title during his time with Cruz Azul in 1997 but he was second-choice behind Oscar Perez during that time. Campos made a number of substitute appearances as a striker during this time.

During a long and illustrious career, Campos plied his trade for Atlante, Tigres and Puebla in Mexico. His bicycle kick goal for Atlante remains one of the best goals to have ever been scored in the Mexican top-flight. During this contest, the player had started in goal but the manager changed him to a striker as the forwards who started the game failed to score.


Campos also has history with the Major League Soccer as he featured in the first three editions of the competition. He played 43 matches for the Los Angeles Galaxy between 1996 and 1997 before returning to play for Chicago Fire the following season. The player continues to live in Los Angeles even after his retirement from football.

In the international stage, Campos represented Mexico as a first choice goalkeeper at two FIFA World Cups. He played both at USA 1994 and France 1998. His final appearance for Mexico came in 2004 in a friendly match against Tecos.

After retiring in 2004, Campos became assistant to Ricardo Lavolpe for the Mexican national team. He was one of the assistant directors of the Mexican side that featured at the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006. Campos also owns a fast-food franchise called Sportortas-Campos that specializes in making Mexican tortas. Campos is also a commentator for TV Azteca.

His last appearance on a football pitch came in 2011 when he played in the “Messi and Friends” charity football match.

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