Gualberto Fernández

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Gualberto Fernández
Personal information
Full name Juan Gualberto Fernández
Date of birth (1941-07-12) July 12, 1941 (age 75)
Place of birth El Salvador
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1964 Alianza
1964–1967 UES[1]
1970 Atlante
National team
El Salvador
Teams managed
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Juan Gualberto Fernández (born 12 July 1941) is a retired footballer from El Salvador.[2]

He represented his country at the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.

Club career[edit]

Fernández played in the Salvadoran league for Atlante.[3]

International career[edit]

Nicknamed El Pulpo (the Octopus), Fernández played in the El Salvador in the sixties and seventies. In 1968, he participated in the Olympics in Mexico City, where he appeared in the losses against Israel and Hungary as well as the draw against Ghana.

In 1968 and 1969, Fernández also helped the national team qualify for the 1970 World Cup in Mexico when he represented his country in 7 FIFA World Cup qualification matches. At the World Cup, he was a reserve and did not play in any match.

Coaching career[edit]

Fernández also served as an assistant and goalkeeping coach for Independiente, Cojutepeque and Alianza.[4]


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