El Ingeniero was also a former soccer player and commentator, and was the first Mexican player to score a goal in a World Cup in Europe.
MEXICO.- The engineer Jose Luis Lamadrid, World Cup in Switzerland 1954 and scorer of a goal for Mexico, died this Sunday at the age of 91, which aroused multiple reactions in Mexican soccer to mourn the death of the former soccer player, sports commentator and national football legend.
One of the two goals that the Mexican team marked France in said World Cup was the work of Jose Luis Lamadrid and in the end the Tricolor lost 3-2. That goal was the first that a Mexican made in a World Cup played in Europe. The second score by the Mexicans was the work of Tomás Balcázar, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández’s grandfather.
Jose Luis Lamadrid He played for the teams Real España, Necaxa, América (twice), Toluca and Deportivo Cuautla in Mexican soccer.
In addition to developing as a footballer, Jose Luis Lamadrid he studied engineering, hence, many knew him better as ‘the Engineer Lamadrid’; However, after retiring as a player, he preferred to dedicate more of his time to the media and in the 1980s he entered Imevisión to begin his commentary career.
The engineer Lamadrid made a partner in the area of commentary with Don Fernando Marcos and during the following years he covered several World Cups, sharing a panel with Jose Ramon Fernandez, commentator of ESPN.
On radio he is remembered as the creator of the program ‘Dos en el Area’, in which he gave the opportunity to initiate aspiring reporters and soccer analysts. Five years ago, he was inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame, in Pachuca, and had to share the stage with Jared Borgetti, a commentator for ESPN, Claudio Suárez, Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti and the Italian Paolo Rossi.
According to relatives of the Engineer Lamadrid, He had one pending: the printing and publication of his book: ‘Dos en el Área’, in which he told the story of his professional life in soccer and in the media, written by Hugo Carreón and Roberto Vargas.
This Monday, the engineer Lamadrid It will be veiled in a chapel in Gayoso.
Mexican soccer teams and characters say goodbye to Eng. Lamadrid
América published its condolences for the death of José Luis Lamadrid, who defended the Eagles shirt. Characters such as Mikel Arriola, president of Liga MX, José Ramón Fernández, Club León, David Faitelson, among others, joined the message.
More than 15 years working together, I knew him well: soccer man, soccer player, World Cup player, great connoisseur, educated, kind, very good person, in short, a good friend. He died yesterday, I am very sorry for his loss. My condolences to all his family, a hug full of affection. RIP the good “Lama” pic.twitter.com/FpCiDByciQ
– José Ramón Fernández (@joserra_espn) October 3, 2021
I deeply regret the death of Don José Luis Lamadrid. The engineer and legend as a player, World Cup player and journalist, leaves a legacy for generations of national soccer fans.
My condolences to his family and friends.
– Mikel Arriola (@MikelArriolaP) October 3, 2021
Club América regrets the sensitive death of Mr. José Luis Lamadrid Prados.
Former player on our team in the 1950s.
We express our condolences to his loved ones and family.
– Club America (@ClubAmerica) October 3, 2021
Rest in Peace 🙏🏼
Today we say goodbye to a man who gave his life to football.
Goodbye, dear Engineer! pic.twitter.com/k6LUjgvOmC
– Club León 🇲🇽 (@clubleonfc) October 3, 2021