Fernando Paternoster

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Fernando Paternoster
Fernando Paternoster Racing Club.jpg
Fernando Paternoster with Racing Club
Personal information
Full name Fernando Paternoster
Date of birth (1903-05-24)24 May 1903
Place of birth Pehuajó, Argentina
Date of death 6 June 1967(1967-06-06) (aged 64)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Left Back
Youth career
1919–1921 Atlanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921–1926 Atlanta ? (?)
1927–1932 Racing Club 27 (0)
1930–1931 Vélez Sársfield (loan) 0 (0)
1936 Argentinos Juniors 1 (0)
National team
1928–1930 Argentina 16 (0)
Teams managed
1938 Colombia
1948 América
1948–1951 Atlético Nacional
1954–1956 Atlético Nacional
1956–1957 Atlético Nacional
1962–1966 Emelec
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Fernando Paternoster (24 May 1903 – 6 June 1967) was an Argentine footballer and manager. He played for the Argentine national team and helped promote football across South America in countries such as Colombia and Ecuador.

Playing career[edit]


Paternoster started his career in the youth team of Atlanta in 1919. He made his breakthrough into the first team in 1921.[1]

In 1926 Paternoster joined Racing Club de Avellaneda where he played until 1932. Between 1930 and 1931, he was loaned for free by Racing to Vélez Sársfield to play for the club in a Pan-American tour that took them from Chile to the United States.[2]

In 1936 he made a single appearance for Argentinos Juniors.

National team[edit]

Paternoster was part of the Argentina squad that finished runner-up to Uruguay in the 1928 Olympic football tournament. He played in the 1929 South American Championship, helping Argentina win the title.[3] In 1930 he was again in an Argentine team that finished as runner up to Uruguay, this time in the 1930 FIFA World Cup. He made a total of 16 appearances for Argentina.

Managerial career[edit]

Paternoster became the coach of Colombian team Club Municipal de Deportes in 1937. In 1938, he was selected to become manager of the Colombia national football team.[4] He managed Deportivo Manizales in 1951.[5] In 1954, he led Atlético Nacional to the Colombian league championship.[6] In his later years, he worked to promote football in Ecuador, serving as manager of Emelec in the 1960s. He led the team to the national championship in 1965.[7]



Atlético Nacional


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