Ernesto Fígoli

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Ernesto Fígoli
Personal information
Full name Ernesto Fígoli
Date of birth (1888-08-21)21 August 1888
Date of death 26 July 1951(1951-07-26) (aged 62)
Teams managed
Years Team
1920–1922 Uruguay
1924 Uruguay
1926 Uruguay

Ernesto Fígoli (21 August 1888[1] – 26 July 1951[2]), nicknamed "Matucho",[3][4] was a Uruguayan football manager. He managed Uruguay to victory in the 1920 and 1926 South American Championships, and to the gold medal at the 1924 Olympics. Later, he contributed to Uruguay's 1928 Olympics gold medal and 1930 and 1950 FIFA World Cup wins as masseur and kinesiologist.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Álvarez, Luciano; Haberkorn, Leonardo (2014). Historia de Peñarol (in Spanish). Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial Uruguay. 
  2. ^ Gehringer, Max (2014). A grande história dos mundiais. 1950, 1954, 1958 (in Portuguese). e-galáxia. 
  3. ^ "Ernesto "Matucho" Fígoli". CONMEBOL. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "61 años de Maracaná: Grito mundial" (in Spanish). Futbol.com.uy. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Pacheco, Carlos (19 July 2015). "Los de afuera son de palo" (in Spanish). Antes de que me olvide... Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Lissardy, Gerardo (19 June 2014). "Maracanazo: lo que ocurrió en la noche más épica del fútbol uruguayo" (in Spanish). BBC Mundo. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  7. ^ Burnton, Simon (13 May 2014). "World Cup: 25 stunning moments … No16: Conte Verde's trip to Uruguay". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 April 2016.