Adolfo Bautista

Adolfo Bautista Herrera ( born May 15, 1979 in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato ) is a Mexican football player who can be used both in the midfield and in the forward line. He is also known by his nickname " Bofo " and for his sometimes eccentric behavior. He is currently in Mexico 's most popular club Chivas Guadalajara under contract.


Adolfo Bautista played his first professional game in the Mexican Primera División on 7 March 1998 for the Tecos UAG, one in Guadalajara in Zapopan -based club where he stood until 2002 under contract.

The end of 2002 Bofo was sold to Monarcas Morelia, for a total of 45 games he played in the 2002/03 season and scored 19 goals. With the Monarcas he reached the finals twice in a row to the Mexican soccer championship. In the summer of 2003, he was sold on the CF Pachuca, but where he often had to take place on the bench and was accordingly dissatisfied. In particular, his coach Victor Manuel Vucetich with Bofo be understood at all - and therefore he longed to be allowed to leave this club again as soon as possible. As a consolation for this little pleasing half of it remains after all, the first championship of his career, which he won in 2003 with Pachuca in the Apertura.

In early 2004 Bofo was acquired by Chivas Guadalajara, where he became a crowd favorite soon. With Chivas he reached twice in a row (2005 and 2006) the semi-finals at the Copa Libertadores, winning the championship of Mexico in the Apertura 2006. Unforgotten from this period remains including his three-digit number 100 back

But even here, he eventually squandered it with his coach Jose Manuel de la Torre. Because in the semifinals of the Clausura 2007 against archrival Guadalajara América let Bofo miss any use. De la Torre was so disappointed with the weak behavior of his stars that he had immediately put him on the transfer list after leaving his team. Bofo, who wanted to remain absolutely remorseful and promised improvement, turned to this purpose, even to the influential club president Jorge Vergara, who sought to mediate in this matter yet. Without success. Because De la Torre had stubbornly refused to continue working with Bofo, Bautista was finally sold on 11 June 2007 at the Jaguares de Chiapas. There, too, he was granted an immediate special treatment when he received the unusual for a striker jersey number 1. In January 2010 he returned to Chivas Guadalajara, where he is now wearing the number 7.

Bofos inconsistent performances had already taken him to participate in the 2006 World Cup because he had been dropped from Mexico's national team coach Ricardo La Volpe just before the big tournament out of the squad. After the World Cup Lavolpe was replaced by Hugo Sánchez, the back ordered Bofo in the national team.


  • Mexican masters (2): 2003 ( with Pachuca ), 2006 ( with Guadalajara)


Sources and links

  • Profile on the official website of CD Guadalajara ( version of 21 February 2007 on the Internet Archive )
  • Profile on the official website of the Mexican Football Federation
  • National football team (Mexico)
  • Mexican
  • Mexican champions ( football)
  • Born in 1979
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