Germán Leguía

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Leguía and the second or maternal family name is Dragó.

Germán Carlos Leguía Dragó, also known as "Cocoliche", (born January 2, 1954 in Lima) is a retired professional football striker and midfielder from Peru. He competed for the Peru national football team at the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cup,[1] and obtained a total number of 31 caps for his native country, scoring three goals, in the years 1978 to 1983.

Career[edit]

Leguía began playing football in his native Peru with Club Universitario de Deportes and moved to Europe in 1983. He joined Segunda División side Elche CF, helping the club gain promotion to La Liga in his first season, but the club were relegated at the end of the 1984–85 season.[2] Next, Leguía moved to Germany to play for 1. FC Köln, however he didn't settle and never appeared in an official match for the club.[3] In 1987, he transferred from Germany to Ecuador where he played for Macará until 1989.[4]

Leguía played club football until 1991, when his Universitario de Deportes coach benched him before the final of the 1990 Peruvian championship, and he subsequently decided to retire.[5]

Leguía played for Peru at the 1979 and 1983 Copa América.[6][7]

After he retired from playing, became a football coach. He managed former club Universitario during 2009.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Germán LeguíaFIFA competition record
  2. ^ "2-1: El.ELCHE DIJO ADIOS" [2-1: Elche says good-bye] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 15 April 1985. p. 20. 
  3. ^ Cruz, Jorge Luis (25 December 2009). "Leguía: "Si ganamos la Libertadores, me acabo el whisky de Lima"" [Leguía: "If we win the Libertadores, I just whiskey Lima"] (in Spanish). Depor.pe. 
  4. ^ Aguirre Parreno, Peter (20 June 2004). "Germán Leguía: Somos más que los europeos" [Germán Leguía: We are more than Europeans] (in Spanish). El Universo. 
  5. ^ Peredo, Daniel (8 April 2010). "Cuando el 'Gato' Cuellar retiró a Germán Leguía de la 'U'" [When the 'Cat' Cuellar ended Germán Leguía's career with the 'U'] (in Spanish). El Comercio. 
  6. ^ Tabeira, Martín (15 July 2011). "Copa América 1979". RSSSF. 
  7. ^ Tabeira, Martín (19 September 2013). "Copa América 1983". RSSSF. 
  8. ^ "Top Peru club to sell training fields to pay tax debt". Reuters. 23 September 2009. 

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