Rigoberto Guzmán

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Rigoberto Guzmán
Personal information
Full name Rigoberto Guzmán Calderón
Date of birth (1932-06-11)11 June 1932
Place of birth Atiquizaya, Ahuachapán, El Salvador
Date of death 22 June 2014(2014-06-22) (aged 82)
Place of death El Salvador
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Santa Anita
Juventud Olimpica Metalio
National team
El Salvador
Teams managed
1968 El Salvador
Atlante San Alejo
Adler San Nicolas
Atlético Marte
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Guzmán and the second or maternal family name is Calderón.

Rigoberto "Rigo" Guzmán Calderón (11 June 1932 – 22 June 2014) was a Salvadoran football (soccer) player and manager from Atiquizaya.

Club career[edit]

Guzmán was a running athlete who competed at the 800 and 3000 metres but later became a football player and captained the Juventud Olimpica Metalio side for eight years.[1]

Managerial career and other professions[edit]

Guzmán coached El Salvador at the 1968 Olympic Games.[2] Also, he is a painter and caricaturist and in 2006 he was given the title Maestro Meritísimo de El Salvador after 50 years of educating.[3]

In January 2001, Professor Guzmán fell victim of an earthquake when his house collapsed.[4]


Guzmán died from an undisclosed terminal disease on 22 June 2014.[5]


  1. ^ Arte al desnudo en la obra de Rigoberto Guzmán, Rigo - Diario Colatino (Spanish)
  2. ^ El Salvador roster - FIFA
  3. ^ ¡Gracias, señores diputados! - La Prensa (Spanish)
  4. ^ Ayúdenos a ayudar - El Diario de Hoy (Spanish)
  5. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

  • Tribute - Memorias Guanacas (Spanish)