Atilio López

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Not to be confused with Atilio López, lieutenant of Argentine governor Ricardo Obregón Cano.
Atilio López
Personal information
Full name Higinio Atilio López Riveros
Date of birth (1925-02-05)5 February 1925
Place of birth Villarrica, Paraguay
Date of death 14 July 2016(2016-07-14) (aged 91)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1950 Guaraní ? (?)
1950–1952 Boca Juniors (Cali) ? (?)
1953 Atlético Chalaco ? (?)
1953–1956 Atlético Madrid ? (?)
1958 Club Atahualpa ? (?)
1959–1961 Aucas ? (?)
1962 Nacional (Paraguay) ? (?)
1962 Pettirossi (Encarnación) ? (?)
National team
Paraguay ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Higinio Atilio López Riveros (5 February 1925 – 14 July 2016) was a Paraguayan football striker and coach.[1]

Career[edit]

As player[edit]

López was part of the Paraguay national football team that participated in the 1950 FIFA World Cup and the 1953 Copa America, which was eventually won by Paraguay.[2][3] At the club level, he played for teams like Nacional and Club Guaraní of Paraguay, Boca Juniors de Cali of Colombia, Atlético Madrid of Spain, Atlético Chalaco of Peru, and Atahualpa and Aucas of Ecuador.[4]

As coach[edit]

After retiring from football as a player, López managed Paraguayan First Division teams like Sportivo Luqueño, Guaraní and Club Libertad. He was also in charge of the youth divisions of several teams around the country.

Titles[edit]

Season Team Title
1949 Paraguay Guaraní Paraguayan 1st division
1953 Paraguay Paraguay Copa America
1959 Ecuador Aucas Ecuador Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicolas. "Falleció el gran Atilio López, campeón de América del 53 - A.P.F. - Asociación Paraguaya de Futbol". apf.org.py. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "FIFA Tournaments - Players & Coaches - Atilio LOPEZ". fifa.com. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Archivo no encontrado". abc.com.py. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Color, ABC. "- ABC Color". abc.com.py. Retrieved 26 July 2016.