Humberto Núñez

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Full name Humberto de la Cruz Núñez Cubillas
Date of birth (1945-05-03)3 May 1945
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Date of death 23 July 2004(2004-07-23) (aged 59)
Place of death Orihuela, Spain
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1957–1960 River Plate (Asunción)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1965 River Plate (Asunción)
1965–1966 Rubio Ñu
1966–1967 Sol de América
1967–1969 Club Olimpia
1969–1978 Hércules
1975–1976 CD Málaga (loan) 24 (0)
National team
1967 Paraguay 4
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Núñez and the second or maternal family name is Cubillas.

Humberto de la Cruz Núñez Cubillas (born 3 May 1945 in Asunción, Paraguay) was a former Paraguayan football goalkeeper and manager.

Football career[edit]

Humberto came to Spain through the Hércules CF. He kept goal for Hércules for ten years, one of them loan to CD Málaga. He helped Hércules win two promotions from the Third Division to Second and Second to the First Division.

After his retirement as a player, he became the "house coach". He was placed on the lower grades, director of football, the second first-team coach, and was mainly devoted to training of first-team goalkeepers. On several occasions he was caretaker manager first team.

Humberto died after a heart attack in his sleep while he was napping in his hotel room where the Hércules was preparing the pre-season in July 2004.[1] In Alicante, he was considered a very dear person, having worked for the Hércules for 35 years and died while serving the club.


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