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Mágico González
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González in 2018
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Full name Jorge Alberto González Barillas
Date of birth 13 March 1958 (1958-03-13) (age 63)
Place of birth San Salvador, El Salvador
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1976 ANTEL 33 (13)
1976–1977 Independiente Nacional 29 (7)
1977–1982 FAS ? (?)
1982–1984 Cádiz 84 (37)
1985 Valladolid 10 (3)
1986–1991 Cádiz 135 (40)
1991–1999 FAS 193 (72)
Total 404+ (172+)
National team
1976–1998 El Salvador 62 (21)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jorge Alberto González Barillas (born 13 March 1958), popularly known as El Mágico (The Magical One), is a Salvadoran former footballer who played mainly as a forward. González is often touted to be the greatest and most skilled footballer ever produced by El Salvador and one of the greatest players from the North American region also known for being the only player in history to be named better than Maradona for the same Maradona.

He played mainly for FAS and Spain's Cádiz at club level, in a 24-year senior career.

González represented the El Salvador national team for more than two decades, taking part in the 1982 World Cup and the 1998 Gold Cup.

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