Ignacio Flores (Mexican footballer)

Ignacio Flores Ocaranza ( born July 31, 1953 in Mexico City; † 11 August 2011 Cuernavaca ) was a Mexican footballer, who acted in defense.


Throughout his professional career, which lasted from 1972 to 1990, Nacho Flores was exclusively at his hometown club Cruz Azul under contract.

In addition, Flores came 1975-1980 twelve times for the Mexican national football team used. He also belonged to the Mexican World Cup squad in 1978 and contested the final group game against Poland (1:3 ) after coach José Antonio Roca had exchanged up to Arturo Vázquez Ayala, the entire back line, against the Federal Republic of Germany six goals had suffered.

His younger brother Luis Enrique Flores Ocaranza now operates as a coach after a career as a professional footballer.


With Cruz Azul Flores won in 1972/ 73, 1973/74, 1978/79 and 1979/80, four times the Mexican championship.


Flores was killed on August 11, 2011 near the city of Cuernavaca during an armed attack on his van, in which he was traveling with his family, by unknown assailants.