By Chris Wright
Stop it Jorge, you’ll have somebody’s eye out
By day he was your average, mild-mannered maverick Mexican goalkeeper with a penchant for designing his own kits, but it’s perhaps less well remember that Jorge Campos also did a tidy sideline in playing as an auxiliary striker from time to time over the course of his career.
It wasn’t like it was just on a crazy whim either; the diminutive Campos was really quite nifty up-front, even ending his first ever season as a professional (with Pumas in 1988) with a healthy 14 goals to his name despite being brought in first and foremost as the club’s understudy ‘keeper that year.
However, Campos’ finest strike came almost a decade later in 1997 while playing for Atlante, when, after been deployed as a substitute striker late in the game despite starting the game betwixt the sticks, he popped up and smashed this little corker in at the far post against Cruz Azul…
Ay ay ay!
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