Israel with Cruz Azul.
|Full name||Israel Castro Macias|
|Date of birth||20 December 1980|
|Place of birth||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 June 2017|
He currently plays as a defender for Guadalajara . He joined the Pumas youth system and worked his way through the ranks to debut in 2002; he was a regular starter and played a very important role in the 2004 campaign of the team, when Pumas won consecutive league championships. Fans also call him the "Asesino de galácticos" or "Galactic Assassin". Since he was the lone scorer in the game when Pumas defeated Real Madrid for the Santiago Bernabeu trophy in 2004. After becoming champion with Pumas Unam he was drafted by Cruz Azul. He left the team as a captain.
- Mexico Primera Division: Clausura 2004, Apertura 2004, Clausura 2009, Clausura 2011
- Campeón de Campeones: 2004
- Cruz Azul
- Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.
|1.||August 12, 2009||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||United States||1–1||2–1||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- "¡CHIVAS CAMPEÓN DE LA COPA MX APERTURA 2015!". chivasdecorazon.com.mx. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
- Israel Castro Profile at FootballDatabase
- Israel Castro – Liga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (in Spanish)
- Israel Castro at National-Football-Teams.com
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