Arellano with Monterrey in 2008
|Full name||José de Jesús Arellano Alcocer|
|Date of birth||May 8, 1973|
|Place of birth||Monterrey, Mexico|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7+1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2011|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 December 2009
José de Jesús Arellano Alcocer (born May 8, 1973 in Monterrey, Nuevo León), is a Mexican former professional footballer. He last played for Monterrey in the Primera División de México, with whom he has played most of his career.
Arellano is known for his speed, dribbling and passing abilities, Arellano has played an important role for the Mexico national team for many years and has led his country to victories in several occasions. He was one of the players responsible for the erratic comebacks made by the Mexican team in the World Cup groups stage at France'98. Known as the "Super-Substitute", Arellano was brought in the field, in the late stages of the match, by Mexico's now retired national coach, Manuel Lapuente and help his country come back from seemingly impossible situations to either draw or win the games.
After his debut with CF Monterrey, he tried his luck with the "All Mexican Team", Club Deportivo Guadalajara during the 1998 Fall season. However, Arellano found his success with the "Rayados de Monterrey" club, helping them win the 2003 Clausura championship title in the La Primera División.
In the FIFA World Cup in Korea-Japan 2002, Arellano made a less of an impact as a substitute. He was among the starting eleven for three matches, where he helped his country reach the "Elimination Round of 16" of the tournament. In total, he has amassed 70 caps for Mexico, scoring seven times and was among 23 players selected by coach Ricardo La Volpe, to play in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Arellano played one match throughout the tournament and only appeared in the 2nd half as a substitute player in a 0-0 draw, against Angola.
- Liga MX: Clausura 2003, Apertura 2009, Apertura 2010
- InterLiga: 2010
- CONCACAF Champions League: 2010–11
- CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup: 1993
- Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.
|1.||April 28, 1999||Estadio Antonio Oddone Sarubbi, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay||Paraguay||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
|2.||July 1, 2000||3Com Park at Candlestick Point, San Francisco, United States||El Salvador||2–0||3–0||Friendly|
|3.||March 7, 2001||Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico||Brazil||3–2||3–3||Friendly|
|4.||July 22, 2001||Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas, Pereira, Colombia||Chile||1–0||2–0||2001 Copa América|
|5.||September 5, 2001||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Trinidad and Tobago||2–0||3–0||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6.||September 8, 2004||Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||Trinidad and Tobago||1–0||3–1||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Jesús Arellano – Liga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (in Spanish)
- Jesús Arellano Article (In Spanish)
- Profile and Statistics (In Spanish)
- Football Database.com provides Jesús Arellano's profile and stats