Beto Acosta

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Beto Acosta
Personal information
Full name Alberto Martín Acosta Martínez
Date of birth (1977-01-23) 23 January 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1990–1994 Defensor Sporting
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Defensor Sporting 30 (18)
1997 Platense Wanderers 5 (2)
1998–2005 Cerrito 294 (96)
2005–2007 Peñarol 41 (4)
2007 Náutico 36 (19)
2008–2009 Corinthians 24 (7)
2009 Náutico (loan) 8 (0)
2010 Defensor Sporting 0 (0)
2010–2011 Brasiliense 20 (8)
2012 Central 5 (0)
2012 Brasiliense 0 (0)
2013 Resende 0 (0)
2013– Operário-MT 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:50, 20 June 2010 (UTC).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Acosta and the second or maternal family name is Martínez.

Alberto Martín Acosta Martínez (sometimes spelt Alberto Martín Acosta Martinez, without the acute í in Martínez; born 23 January 1977 in Montevideo, Uruguay), more commonly known as simply Beto Acosta, is a Uruguayan football player who has amassed nearly 500 career league appearances and more than 150 (league) goals from the positions of striker, attacking midfielder and wingback for a variety of different clubs throughout South America.

Career Summary[edit]

Beto started his career at Defensor Sporting as a promising youth player, being fast-tracked into the first team and making his senior début for the club at the age of just 17. In two seasons, he scored 18 times in 30 league matches for Defensor.

He transferred to Platense Wanderers in 1997, making just 5 appearances in the domestic league, scoring twice, before joining Club Sportivo Cerrito the following year for 17,000 UYU.

He is perhaps best remembered for his time at Club Sportivo Cerrito, where he became a cult hero, scoring 96 goals in 294 league games (137 in 346 in all competitions), and captaining the club on more than 60 occasions. After leaving Cerrito, Beto suffered a dip in form which saw him be frozen out of the Uruguay national team for the first time in his career, a factor that would eventually lead him to retire from the international scene.

Beto's exploits in Brazil saw him play most notably for Clube Náutico Capibaribe, where he was reasonably successful. Beto continued to ply his trade in Brazil until early 2010.


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