Nelson Acosta

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Acosta and the second or maternal family name is López.
Nelson Acosta
Personal information
Full name Nelson Bonifacio Acosta López
Date of birth (1944-06-12) June 12, 1944 (age 70)
Place of birth Paso de los Toros, Uruguay
Playing position Defensive midfielder/Manager
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1971 Huracán Buceo
1972–1976 Peñarol
1977 Everton Viña
1978–1981 O'Higgins
1982–1984 Fernández Vial
1984 Lota Schwager
Teams managed
1988–1991 O'Higgins
1992 Unión Española
1992 Cruz Azul
1993 Chile
1993–1996 Unión Española
1996–2000 Chile
2002–2003 Cobreloa
2003–2004 Bolivia
2004–2005 Cobreloa
2005–2007 Chile
2007–2010 Everton
2011–2012 Cobreloa
2012 Deportivo Quito
2014– Everton
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:06, 27 November 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Nelson Bonifacio Acosta López, nicknamed Pelado Acosta (Bald Acosta), (born 12 June 1944 in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay) is a former Uruguayan footballer. He became a naturalized Chilean citizen in 1984 and is currently the manager of Deportivo Quito.

He managed the national team of Chile from 1996 to 2001, leading them to the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He took over the Bolivia in 2004, but seriously failed and returned to manage Chile in 2005. In July 2007 Acosta resigned from managing the Chilean national team soon after the Copa América, which was held in Venezuela.

In September 2007, he was appointed manager of Corporación Deportiva Everton de Viña del Mar in Chile, one of the top provincial teams in Chile. On June 3, 2008, he led Everton to their first Chilean League title in 32 years and ended the domestic dominance of Colo-Colo.




Uruguay Peñarol



Chile Unión Española

Chile Cobreloa

Chile Everton de Viña del Mar