Mario Carrillo Joins ESPN Deportes as Analyst on Fútbol Picante

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Mario Carrillo Joins ESPN Deportes as Analyst on Fútbol Picante

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November 16, 2010

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Former soccer player-turned-coach Mario Carrillo joins ESPN Deportes as analyst of Fútbol Picante, the network’s daily Mexican soccer news program.

Carrillo will provide an insider’s perspective of Mexican soccer having coached the Puebla F.C., Club America and Cruz Azul teams.  Most recently, he joined Javier Aguirre as an assistant coach with the Mexican national team.

“Mario Carrillo adds to the Fútbol Picante debates great expertise as soccer player and coach, as well as an insider’s peek into the world of soccer,” said Rodolfo Martinez, Vice President of Production of ESPN International and ESPN Deportes. “His recent work with the national soccer team establishes him as an expert of Mexican soccer”.

Carrillo was a soccer player for the Tigres UANL in his native Mexico. In 1999, he started his coaching career with Puebla F.C. and later became assistant coach of the UNAM Pumas under Mexican soccer coach Hugo Sánchez.


ESPN DEPORTES is the leading multimedia, Spanish-language sports brand dedicated to providing the widest variety of sports to the U.S. Hispanic sports fan via television, online, print, radio and wireless. Sports media assets include ESPN Deportes television which offers unparalleled Spanish-language sports programming, featuring more than 1400 live and/or original hours of sports programming presented annually; ESPN Deportes Radio, the only around-the-clock Spanish-language sports radio network in the U.S., and currently available in 10 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic radio markets and also distributed on SIRIUS Satellite Radio; ESPN Deportes La Revista, the first general sports Spanish-language magazine in the U.S.;, the #1 Spanish-language sports Web site among Spanish-preferred fans in the U.S.; and ESPN Deportes Wireless, the brand’s  emerging business which offers Spanish-language sports content to fans to text message enabled phones.

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