Alberto Guerra

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Alberto Guerra
Personal information
Full name Alberto Guerra López
Date of birth (1944-05-08) 8 May 1944 (age 74)
Place of birth Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1968 C.D. Guadalajara ? (?)
1969–1973 C.F. Monterrey ? (?)
1974–1976 Atlético Potosí ? (?)
Teams managed
1979–1980 Atlético Potosí
1981–1987 C.D. Guadalajara
1988 Mexico
1989–1992 Leones Negros de la U. de G.
1992–1993 Tecos UAG
1993–1995 C.D. Guadalajara
1995–1996 Toros Neza
1997 Tigres de la UANL
1998 Club León
1999 Toros Neza
2001 C.F. La Piedad
2003 Tecos UAG
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 22, 2010

Alberto Guerra López (born May 8, 1944) is a Mexican football manager and former striker. He played for Club Deportivo Guadalajara throughout his career.

Playing career[edit]

When Guerra was five, his parents decided to move to the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, where he joined the youth ranks of Club Deportivo Guadalajara and also played for the Selección Jalisco youth team.

He made his debut on August 23, 1964, at the age of 20, in a match against Club Atlas in Guadalajara. Later in 1969 joined C.F. Monterrey and then in 1975 he joined Atlético Potosí, where he finished his career in 1976.

Management career[edit]

Upon retiring, Guerra becomes head coach of Atlético Potosí, starting off with the youth reserves and eventually going to lead the first team in the 1979-1980 season. After San Luis, Guerra coached Club Deportivo Guadalajara twice, with whom he crowned in the 1986-1987 season and two runners-up runs in 1982-1983 and 1983-1984. In 1990, Guerra won the Copa México with Leones Negros de la U. de G. defeating Club América, in the same season he reaches the final, but loses against the Puebla F.C. of Manuel Lapuente, with an aggregate score of 6-3. After winning back to back championships in the Primera "A" with Tigres de la UANL during the Torneo Invierno 96 and Verano 97, Guerra reaches promotion to the Primera División de México for the tournament of Invierno '98.[1][2]

Mexico[edit]

Alberto Guerra coached the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team) for three games in 1988, winning all three matches, but ultimately left the coaching position because he did not agree on the special interests in the Mexican Football Federation, and how economic interests always came before sport.[3]

Event Date Local Score Visitor
Copa Amistad 1989 February 23, 1989 El Salvador El Salvador 0-2 Mexico Mexico
Copa Amistad 1989 February 21, 1989 Guatemala Guatemala 1-2 Mexico Mexico
Friendly Match February 14, 1989 Mexico Mexico 3-1 Poland Poland

Honours[edit]

Manager[edit]

With C.D. Guadalajara

1986-1987

With Leones Negros de la U. de G.

1990

With Tigres de la UANL

Invierno 1996 & Verano 1997

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