Pablo Bengoechea

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Pablo Bengoechea
Personal information
Full name Pablo Javier Bengoechea Dutra
Date of birth (1965-06-27) 27 June 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Rivera, Uruguay
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Montevideo Wanderers 46 (15)
1987–1992 Sevilla 135 (26)
1992–1993 Gimnasia La Plata 16 (5)
1993–2003 Peñarol 245 (82)
National team
1986–1997 Uruguay 43 (6)
Teams managed
2014– Peru
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Pablo Javier Bengoechea Dutra (born 27 June 1965) is a Uruguayan former professional footballer. A midfielder of exquisite technique, he played for several clubs in Uruguay and Spain. He was the captain of the club C.A. Peñarol and the Uruguay national team. He also played at 1990 World Cup. He is known by the nicknames of "the Professor" and "the Ten".

Club career[edit]

Bengoechea, a native of Rivera, started his career at the Oriental Atlético Club of Rivera. He later played for Montevideo Wanderers, Sevilla FC of Spain, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata of Argentina and C.A. Peñarol.

Peñarol[edit]

Bengoechea's career at Peñarol was very successful in terms of titles won. He helped the team conquer the second quinquennium of gold (five consecutive league titles), winning the league title in the seasons of 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997. He also won titles in 1999 and 2003, the 1997 Liguilla, and two Parmalat championships in 1993 and 1994. He is considered one of the greatest players in the history of Peñarol. Thanks to his high professionalism inside and outside the football pitch,[citation needed] Bengoechea played professionally until the age of 38.

National team[edit]

He was a member of the Uruguayan national team from 1987 to 1998. He played in the Copa Americas of 1987 and 1995. He scored in the final of both the 1987 and 1995 Copas América, as Uruguay won the titles against Chile and Brazil respectively. He played in Uruguay's loss at the 1990 World Cup against Belgium, coming in as a substitute and scoring his team's only goal of the match.

After retirement[edit]

During the 2007-2008 season, along his friend Markarian he was part of the technical staff of CA Cruz Azul from Mexico. To honor his accomplishments at Penarol, a monument in the Aromos was erected. Hundreds of manyas were present the day of the inauguration.[citation needed] In 2009, he signed a contract with Chilean giants Universidad de Chile, as Assistant Manager, being Sergio Markarian the first team coach. In the year 2010, he also became the assistant manager of Sergio Markarian as he became the new coach of the Peruvian National Football team. On March 4, 2014, Bengoechea was named the manager of the Peruvian national team.

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