Germán Leguía

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Germán Leguía
Personal information
Full name Germán Carlos Leguía Dragó
Date of birth (1954-01-02) 2 January 1954 (age 64)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1975 Lawn Tennis
1976–1977 Deportivo Municipal
1978–1983 Universitario
1983–1985 Elche 50 (6)
1985–1986 1. FC Köln 0 (0)
1986 Beveren 0 (0)
1987 Farense
1988 Macará
1989 Aucas
1989–1990 Universitario
1991 Sport Boys
National team
1978–1983 Peru 31 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Germán Carlos Leguía Dragó, also known as Cocoliche, (born January 2, 1954 in Lima) is a retired professional football striker and midfielder from Peru.

He competed for the Peru national football team at the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cup,[1] and obtained a total number of 31 caps for his native country, scoring three goals, in the years 1978 to 1983.

Playing career[edit]


Leguía began playing football in his native Peru with Club Universitario de Deportes and moved to Europe in 1983. He joined Segunda División side Elche CF, helping the club gain promotion to La Liga in his first season, but the club were relegated at the end of the 1984–85 season.[2] Next, Leguía moved to Germany to play for 1. FC Köln, however he didn't settle due to problems with his registration and never appeared in an official match for the club.[3] He then had a spell at Belgian side Beveren for whom he only played three cup matches before disappearing back to Germany and spent half a season at Portuguese side Farense.[4]

In 1987, he transferred from Germany to Ecuador where he played for Macará until 1989.[5]

Leguía played club football until 1991, when his Universitario de Deportes coach benched him before the final of the 1990 Peruvian championship, and he subsequently decided to retire.[6]


Leguía played for Peru at the 1979 and 1983 Copa América.[7][8]

Managerial career[edit]

After he retired from playing, became a football coach. He managed former club Universitario during 2009.[9]


  1. ^ Germán LeguíaFIFA competition record
  2. ^ "2-1: El.ELCHE DIJO ADIOS" [2-1: Elche says good-bye] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 15 April 1985. p. 20. 
  3. ^ Cruz, Jorge Luis (25 December 2009). "Leguía: "Si ganamos la Libertadores, me acabo el whisky de Lima"" [Leguía: "If we win the Libertadores, I just whiskey Lima"] (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Vergeten speler: German Leguia (2) Archived 2016-04-11 at the Wayback Machine. - Eskabee (in Dutch)
  5. ^ Aguirre Parreno, Peter (20 June 2004). "Germán Leguía: Somos más que los europeos" [Germán Leguía: We are more than Europeans] (in Spanish). El Universo. 
  6. ^ Peredo, Daniel (8 April 2010). "Cuando el 'Gato' Cuellar retiró a Germán Leguía de la 'U'" [When the 'Cat' Cuellar ended Germán Leguía's career with the 'U'] (in Spanish). El Comercio. 
  7. ^ Tabeira, Martín (15 July 2011). "Copa América 1979". RSSSF. 
  8. ^ Tabeira, Martín (19 September 2013). "Copa América 1983". RSSSF. 
  9. ^ "Top Peru club to sell training fields to pay tax debt". Reuters. 23 September 2009. 

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