Pedro Cea

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Pedro Cea
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Personal information
Full name José Pedro Cea
Date of birth (1900-09-01)1 September 1900
Place of birth Redondela, Galicia
Date of death 18 September 1970(1970-09-18) (aged 70)
Place of death Montevideo, Uruguay
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Nacional
National team
1923-1932 Uruguay 27 (13)
Teams managed
1941-1942 Uruguay
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

José Pedro Cea (Redondela, Spain, September 1, 1900 – September 18, 1970, Montevideo[1]) was an Uruguayan football player and coach.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

At club level, he played for Nacional, where he won several Uruguayan Championships.

International career[edit]

Cea made his debut for Uruguay in November 1923. He was part of Uruguay's championship winning team at the 1923 South American Championship.

In 1924 Cea again won a continental championship as Uruguay won their fifth title at the 1924 tournament.

Cea won gold medals at both the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics.[2][3]

He was Uruguay's leading goalscorer in the 1930 FIFA World Cup. He scored the crucial equalising goal in the World Cup final against Argentina, levelling the score to 2–2 in the 57th minute; Uruguay went on to win 4–2.

Cea played his last international match in 1932, having played 27 times for la Celeste.[4]

International goals[edit]

Uruguay's goal tally first

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 November 1923 Estadio Gran Parque Central, Montevideo, Uruguay  Brazil 2–1 2–1 1923 South American Championship
2. 26 May 1924 Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, France  Yugoslavia 4–0 7–0 1924 Summer Olympics
3. 7–0
4. 6 June 1924 Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, France  Netherlands 1–1 2–1
5. 9 June 1924 Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, France   Switzerland 2–0 3–0 1924 Summer Olympics Gold Medal match
6. 2 October 1924 Estadio Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Argentina 1–1 1–2 Friendly
7. 26 October 1924 Estadio Gran Parque Central, Montevideo, Uruguay  Paraguay 3–0 3–1 1924 South American Championship
8. 7 June 1928 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Italy 1–1 3–2 1928 Summer Olympics
9. 21 July 1930 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Romania 4–0 4–0 1930 FIFA World Cup
10. 27 July 1930 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Yugoslavia 1–1 6–1
11. 5–1
12. 6–1
13. 30 July 1930 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Argentina 2–2 4–2 1930 FIFA World Cup Final

Management career[edit]

Cea was manager of the national team in 1941 and 1942, managing the team that won the 1942 South American Championship.

Death[edit]

He died in 1970 aged 70 years 17 days old.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A selección galega de fútbol debutará frente a Uruguai nun partido especial para a diáspora". La Voz de Galicia (in Galician). 2005-10-20. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  2. ^ Lopez, Ismael (2001-09-27). "Pedro Cea: El peon de brega". El Norte (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-09-24. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Pedro Cea". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 9 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Appearances for Uruguay National Team". RSSSF. Retrieved 9 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Administración Nacional de Correos: Deportistas Olímpicos" (in Spanish). Correo Uruguayo. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 

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