Franco Navarro

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Navarro and the second or maternal family name is Monteiro.
For his son, see Franco Navarro, Jr..
Franco Navarro
Personal information
Full name Franco Enrique Navarro Monteiro
Date of birth (1961-11-10) November 10, 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Melgar (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1982 Municipal ? (?)
1983–1985 Sporting Cristal ? (?)
1985–1986 Deportivo Cali ? (?)
1986–1988 Independiente 70 (22)
1988 Tecos UAG ? (?)
1989 FC Wettingen 8 (0)
1989–1990 Wettingen ? (?)
1991 Sporting Cristal ? (?)
1992–1993 -
1994 Carlos A. Mannucci 4 (2)
1995 Alianza Lima ? (?)
National team
1980–1989 Peru 56 (16)
Teams managed
1998–2000 Sporting Cristal
2001 Est. de Medicina
2002 Alianza Lima
2003 Unión Huaral
2004–2005 Sport Boys
2005 Univ. César Vallejo
2006 Peru
2007–2008 Cienciano
2008–2009 Juan Aurich
2010–2011 León de Huánuco
2012 Univ. San Martín
2012 Juan Aurich
2014 Univ. César Vallejo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Franco Enrique Navarro Monteiro (born November 10, 1961 in Lima) is a Peruvian football manager and former striker. He currently manages Club Deportivo Universidad César Vallejo in the Torneo Descentralizado.


Navarro played for Deportivo Municipal, Sporting Cristal, Alianza Lima, Independiente from Argentina and Grasshoppers from Switzerland among others. He retired in 1995.

International career[edit]

He was a prolific goal scorer and a participant at the 1982 FIFA World Cup. He was also member of the Peru national football team for the qualification stages of the World Cup for Mexico 1986 and Italy 1990. Navarro played a total of 56 games for Peru between 1980 and 1989, scoring 16 goals.[1] He made his debut on July 18, 1980 in a friendly match against Uruguay (0-0) in Montevideo. His last game came on August 27, 1989, also against Uruguay, this time in a World Cup Qualifier.

He is also famous because five minutes into the deciding game between Argentina and Peru for qualification into the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, the Argentine defender Julián Camino broke Navarro’s leg with a vicious tackle, taking him out of the game. In addition, the Argentine player was not expelled from the game. After that Argentina with Ricardo Gareca tied the game 2-2 and qualified to the World Cup. That same Argentine team would then win the World Cup in Mexico.

Coaching career[edit]

He has been a coach for several Peruvian teams, including Sporting Cristal, Alianza Lima, and Cienciano as well as the Peruvian national team.


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