Gabriel Correa

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Gabriel Correa
Personal information
Full name Carlos Gabriel Correa Viana
Date of birth (1968-01-13) 13 January 1968 (age 50)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1988 River Plate (URU)
1989 Peñarol
1990–1993 Murcia 55 (2)
1993–1994 Valladolid 20 (0)
1994–1998 Mérida 118 (7)
1998–1999 Sevilla 20 (0)
2000–2001 Hércules 9 (0)
National team
1988–1990 Uruguay 19 (2)
Teams managed
2005–2006 Murcia (assistant)
2006 Murcia
2006–2007 Mar Menor
2007–2008 Caravaca
2008 Lorca Deportiva
2010–2011 Córdoba (youth)
2011–2013 Murcia (youth)
2013–2014 UCAM Murcia
2015–2016 Orihuela
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Carlos Gabriel Correa Viana (born 13 January 1968) is an Uruguayan retired footballer, and a current coach.

A defensive midfielder, most of his professional career was spent in Spain where he played for five teams – amassing La Liga totals of 76 games and four goals and 137/5 in Segunda División – subsequently coaching in its lower leagues.

Club career[edit]

Born in the country's capital, Montevideo, Correa played six years with local Club Atlético River Plate, moving in 1989 for another side in the city, national powerhouse C.A. Peñarol. After just one season he moved abroad, joining Spain's Real Murcia in the country's second division and dropping down to the third level in his second year, due to irregularities.

In the 1993 summer, Correa moved straight into La Liga with Real Valladolid, his competition debut coming on 5 September in a 0–1 home loss against Sporting de Gijón.[1] In the following four years, he would bounce back and forth between divisions one and two with CP Mérida.

Correa signed with Sevilla FC in the 1998 summer, at the age of 30. In August of the following year he suffered a serious Achilles tendon injury which would put him out of action for more than one year, after which he made a brief comeback with his fifth club in Spain, Hércules CF (third division), retiring shortly after.

In 2005, Correa started his coaching career, first with the youth sides then as assistant to former club Murcia. He coached the team for exactly one game in the 2005–06 season before they appointed Sergije Krešić, with the Uruguayan returning to the youth levels.[2]

For the next three years, Correa managed in the lower leagues of Spain, being fired from Lorca Deportiva CF in mid-October 2008.[3]

International career[edit]

Correa made 19 appearances for Uruguay during two years, representing the nation at the 1990 FIFA World Cup (one match)[4] and the 1989 Copa América.[5] His debut came on 2 November 1988 in a friendly with Chile; he was sent off in the 1–1 draw at Concepción.

Personal life[edit]

His daughter Yannel Correa is also a footballer and currently plays for Fundación Albacete as a defender.[6]


  1. ^ "Primeros negativos de la campaña" [First negatives of the campaign]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 6 September 1993. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Sergio Kresic, nuevo técnico ´pimentonero´" [Sergio Kresic, new ´pimentonero´ manager]. El Periódico Mediterráneo (in Spanish). 18 January 2006. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "El Lorca destituye a Gabi Correa como entreneador [sic]" [Lorca sack Gabi Correa as manager]. Marca (in Spanish). 19 October 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Gabriel CorreaFIFA competition record
  5. ^ "Copa América 1989". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Palma, Danny (26 July 2016). "Yannel Correa a Real Murcia Féminas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 January 2018. 

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