Horacio Troche

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Horacio Troche
Personal information
Full name Horacio Federico Troche Herrera
Date of birth (1935-02-04)4 February 1935
Place of birth Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay
Date of death 14 July 2014(2014-07-14) (aged 79)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Nacional de Nueva Helvecia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1962 Nacional
1963 Huracán 24 (0)
1964–1967 Cerro
1967–1968 Alemannia Aachen 24 (0)
1968–1969 Bonner SC
National team
1959–1966 Uruguay 28 (0)
Teams managed
1975–1976 Guadalajara
1976–1977 Laguna
1977–1978 Tampico Madero
1989–1990 Deportivo Irapuato
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Troche and the second or maternal family name is Herrera.

Horacio Federico Troche Herrera (4 February 1935 – 14 July 2014) was a Uruguayan footballer.


Born in Nueva Helvecia,[1] Troche began playing football with local side Nacional de Nueva Helvecia as a central defender. Later, he would play for Club Nacional de Football and C.A. Cerro.[2]

Troche moved abroad to play for Club Atlético Huracán in 1963[3] and again for one season in the Bundesliga for Alemannia Aachen in 1967.

Troche played 28 times for the Uruguayan national team between 1959 and 1966,[4] and featured at the 1962 World Cup in Chile and at the 1966 World Cup in England.[5] Troche became noted when he, during the quarter final match against West Germany, got into a brawl with Uwe Seeler and boxed him on the ear.[citation needed] Uruguay lost the match with a scoreline of 0:4.

After he retired from playing, Troche became a manager leading Mexican Primera División sides C.D. Guadalajara and Club de Fútbol Laguna.[1]


  1. ^ a b García Cárdenas, Mariana (3 July 2010). "Horacio Troche, legado de éxito del futbol charrúa" [Horacio Troche, a legacy of success in Uruguayan football] (in Spanish). Cambio de Michoacan. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Entretelones del interior" [Behind the scenes] (in Spanish). Diario El Pais. 30 October 2004. 
  3. ^ Hernández, Sergio; Storni, Luis Carlos (9 June 2008). "Uruguayan players in Argentina 1st level". RSSSF. 
  4. ^ Passo Alpuin; Luis Fernando (2009-05-01). "Uruguay - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  5. ^ Horacio TrocheFIFA competition record

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