César López Fretes

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César López Fretes
Personal information
Full name César López Fretes
Date of birth (1923-03-21)March 21, 1923
Place of birth Paraguay
Date of death July 13, 2001(2001-07-13) (aged 78)
Playing position Forward
National team

César López Fretes (21 March 1923 – 13 July 2001) was a football striker from Paraguay.

López Fretes started his career at Atlántida Sport Club from Barrio Obrero and was later transferred to Olimpia Asunción. He was part of the Paraguay squad at the 1950 World Cup and was one of the goal scorers for Paraguay.[1] He also played for Paraguay in the Copa América tournament.

After retiring, he became a coach and managed several teams in Paraguay and Colombia, where he is remembered by Atlético Nacional fans for the championship he led the team to in 1973.[2] He also managed Deportivo Pereira and Unión Magdalena.[3] López also coached the Colombia national football team and died in that country in 2001.


  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ Peregrinaje por caminos de Gloria, La estrella de 1973.
  3. ^ "Los técnicos en el Unión" (PDF) (in Spanish). Club Unión Magdalena. Retrieved 19 January 2013.[permanent dead link]