Luis Guevara Mora
|Full name||Luis Ricardo Guevara Mora|
|Date of birth||2 September 1961|
|Place of birth||San Salvador, El Salvador|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1988–1991||Club Xelajú MC|
|2003||San Salvador F.C.|
|2010–||Atlético Marte (interim)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
Nicknamed el Negro, he became a member of the Salvadoran national team and represented his country at the 1982 FIFA World Cup. Guevara remains one of El Salvador's best goalkeepers. He was known for his outstanding reflexes, leaping ability and acrobatic style of play, as well as his controversial antics off the field, which also earned him another nickname, 'el Loco'. He is the all-time cap leader for the El Salvadoran national team.
In his early years, Guevara was a baseball and basketball enthousiastic despite future national team goalkeeper Raúl Antonio García being one of his friends in school. He was tempted to train with Coca Cola by former national team goalkeeper Raúl Magaña and then joined Platense to make his senior league debut at 16 years. He then played for Atlético Marte and after the 1982 World Cup in Spain he moved to Spanish side Real Murcia and had a spell in United States indoor soccer. On his return to El Salvador he played for Once Lobos and again for Marte but since the fans still blamed him for the 10–1 drubbing by Hungary he left for Guatemala in the end, to play for Club Xelajú MC and Aurora FC. He only returned to his country after five years and spent time again at Atlético Marte before retiring at Alianza in 2000. He then became goalkeeper coach at the national team but returned to Atlético Marte as a player/coach when they were relegated to the Salvadoran second division. Finally, he retired again at San Salvador F.C. to become a manager.
Prior to the 1982 World Cup finals, during the qualification rounds, he only conceded one goal and played in a memorable victory against Mexico. At the finals tournament in Spain, he became one of the youngest goalkeepers to participate in the World Cup. In the first round, El Salvador lost to Hungary 10–1, and Guevara became the goalkeeper with the most goals scored against in a single match, a record that stands as of 2014.
He played 91 times for his national team in which he earned 50 senior caps. He represented his country in 13 World Cup qualification matches. His final international game was a November 1996 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Panama.
Guevara is married to Flor de María and the couple have three children: Luis Ricardo, Ana Luisa and Gabriel Sebastián.
- 1981, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2003
- El retiro del negro – El Diario de Hoy (Spanish)
- “El Negro” se quitó los guantes para siempre – El Diario de Hoy (Spanish)
- Ricardo Guevara Mora y los 91 juegos en la seleccion nacional – El Balon Cuscatleco (Spanish)
- Luis Guevara Mora – FIFA competition record
- Los campeones – - El Diario de Hoy (Spanish)
- Luis Guevara Mora at National-Football-Teams.com