José Soto

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José Soto
Personal information
Full name José Alberto Soto Gómez
Date of birth (1970-01-11) January 11, 1970 (age 45)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Center back
Club information
Current team
León de Huánuco (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1992 Deportivo Municipal 157 (13)
1993–1996 Sporting Cristal 149 (20)
1996–1999 Puebla 59 (5)
1999 Alianza Lima 18 (0)
2000–2001 Celaya 42 (3)
2001–2006 Alianza Lima 199 (36)
National team
1992–2003 Peru 75 (3)
Teams managed
2008 Alianza Lima (caretaker manager)
2009–2011 Alianza Lima (assistant manager)
2012 Alianza Lima
2013– León de Huánuco
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).
This article is about the Peruvian football manager. For the Puerto Rican politician known as "Chemo", see José Chemo Soto.

José Alberto "Pepe" Soto Gómez (born January 11, 1970 in Lima) is a Peruvian football manager and former player. Nicknamed "Pepe," he played as a central defender and spent the majority of his playing career with Alianza Lima. He currently manages Carlos A. Mannucci from Peruvian Second Division.

Club career[edit]

Soto started his club career with Deportivo Municipal in 1987. He also played for Sporting Cristal and Alianza Lima in Peru.

Soto spent several seasons playing in Mexico, joining Puebla in the Invierno 1996 season and remaining with the club until 1998. He also represented Celaya during 1999 and 2000.

International career[edit]

Soto obtained 75 international caps for the Peru national team, scoring three goals. He made his debut on November 25, 1992 in a 1-1 draw against Ecuador, and played his last international match at age 33 in a World Cup qualifying defeat against Chile on September 9, 2003. Soto's international career included the Copa América tournaments of 1993, 1995, 1999, and 2001.

Coaching career[edit]

On December 17, 2011, Soto was appointed head manager of Alianza Lima for the start of the 2012 Torneo Descentralizado season.[1]



Sporting Cristal
Alianza Lima


Alianza Lima

Personal life[edit]

Has a son named Jose Soto and a daughter named Maria Soto. The mother of his children is Monica De La Jara. He is also the older brother of Jorge Soto and Giancarlo Soto.[2]


  1. ^ "Alianza Lima confirma a Jose Soto como tecnico para temporada 2012" (in Spanish). 17 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Caudillos coincidentes" (in Spanish). 13 April 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 

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