|Full name||Anastasio Prieto Lyons|
|Nickname (s)||Tacho, Doctor|
|Birth|| Guadalajara , Jalisco , Mexico |
February 15 , 1899
|Death||March 4 , 1963|
|Sports debut|| 1918 |
( Guadalajara Sports Club )
|Sports retirement|| 1934 |
( Guadalajara Sports Club )
Anastasio Prieto Lyons , better known as Tacho Prieto, was a Mexican soccer player who played in the forward position , he played for Club Morelos, Club Deportivo Guadalajara and the Jalisco National Team . He was the son of Maximiano Prieto and Caritina Lyons -who died when he was three years old- brother of Cruz, Josefina, Prieto Lyons and brother of Gerónimo Prieto , Max Prieto and Fausto Prieto, also former Guadalajara players, children of Maclovia Sánchez, his father's second wife; He had his residence in the city of Guadalajara, at number 206 República Street, where he would later have his office.
He was a qualified Surgeon at the University of Guadalajara , generation 1919 - 1925 , being the first generation of medicine in this institution. He was an intern at the Military Hospital of Guadalajara in January 1924, presenting its professional examination the day 20 of September of 1927 and caling the 1 of October of 1927 , so was given the nickname "The Doctor". He married Mrs. María de las Mercedes Navarro Navarro, with whom he had his children Graciela Elena, María de las Mercedes, Carmen Caritina, Dr. Manuel Luis and Ing. Jorge Humberto Prieto Navarro, with whom he lived in their residence on the street General Salazar number 66.
He began his participation in soccer, along with his brother Géronimo, in the Club Morelos team of the second strength of the Western League , but he made his debut in the First Force with the Guadalajara team on Sunday , April 14 , 1918 , in a match against the Atlas , held in honor of the great festival of the Reforma neighborhood. In his beginnings he played as a right-back midfielder, but over time he would go on to play as a center forward on the left side.
He played for the "A" and "B" selection of Guadalajara organized by the Jalisco State Soccer Association, also participating with the Jalisco Selection , including the games held in 1930 against Marte .
Starting in 1929, he dedicated himself to football refereeing as a parallel activity, having previously been a basketball referee. In 1932 he was declared as deputy director of the category of first force of the Amateur League of Jalisco .
At the end of the 1930s he was assistant to the Department of Physical Education at the University of Guadalajara and on December 6 , 1939 he presented the medical physical examination to be able to dedicate himself to sports medicine, later managing to become a doctor of the soccer team of the Club Guadalajara.
He also stood out as a great competitor in other sports, an example of this was that in his youth he dedicated himself to playing basketball, in his career he belonged to teams such as "Preparatoria Jalisco" where he played at the end of the 1910s in the position of Left defender, in this institution he also practiced gymnastics, standing out on the parallel bars. In November of 1919 happens to play basketball with blue School of Medicine, where he studied his career and managed to be crowned national champion basketball in 1922 and 1923 , later he compete in this discipline with the Guadalajara club and "Avoid Danger" .
He died of a heart attack while attending his pharmacy in the city of Guadalajara, on March 4, 1963.