Marcos Calderón

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Marcos Calderón (11 July 1928 – 8 December 1987) was a Peruvian football coach. He led the Peru national football team to win the Copa América 1975 and led the team to the second round of the 1978 World Cup.[1] He was born in 1928 and died while coaching Alianza Lima in a terrible aviation crash that occurred on 8 December 1987 that killed most of the team's promising squad.

Coaching career[edit]

Calderon had been a football player during the 1950s. A few years after his farewell, he began coaching.

Calderon had won several titles with important Peruvian clubs such as Universitario de Deportes, Sport Boys, and Sporting Cristal. Due to his successes, he was named the coach of the Peru national football team.

Later, Calderon went on to coach Alianza Lima and through his leadership the team rose to many victories and several good players came out from the team. The majority of the team was relatively young, but Calderon set a lot of faith into the players and soon many of them became part of the Peruvian national team. Sadly, when traveling on an away game for the Peruvian League match of Alianza Lima, Calderon died along with the entire team of Alianza in an aviation crash. Not only was a great coach for Peru lost, but also several good players from Peru's national football team died.

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