Ignacio Bergara

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Ignacio Bergara
Personal information
Full name Ignacio Miguel Bergara de Medina
Date of birth (1940-07-20)20 July 1940
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 4 January 2004(2004-01-04) (aged 63)
Place of death Ibiza, Spain
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1963 Racing de Montevideo
1963–1964 Mallorca 15 (0)
1964–1969 Espanyol 51 (7)
1969–1970 San Andrés
Teams managed
1974 San Andrés
1977–1978 San Andrés
1981–1984 Albacete
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ignacio Miguel "Nacho" Bergara de Medina (20 July 1940 – 4 January 2004) was a professional football player and manager.


Bergara was born in Montevideo and began his playing career with local side Racing Club de Montevideo.[1] Ignacio and his brother Danny were two of three Uruguayan players signed by Spanish first division side RCD Mallorca in August 1962.[2] He would join RCD Espanyol in August 1964, playing several more seasons in the Spanish first division with the club. He also played for C.D. San Andrés in the Spanish third division.[3]

Following his playing career, Bergara became a football manager. He managed C.D. San Andrés twice before leading Albacete Balompié from 1981 to 1984, helping the club promote to the Spanish third division during his tenure.


Bergara died in Ibiza, Spain on 4 January 2004.[4] His brother, Danny, was also a professional football player and manager.[4]


  1. ^ "La plantilla del Español" (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 31 December 1967. p. 18. 
  2. ^ 1962 "Futbol en "Cortos"" Check |url= value (help) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 10 August 1962. p. 24. 
  3. ^ Sanchis, Alberto (9 September 1981). ""Nacho" Bergara: "Espero que no se resienta de su operacion"" (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. p. 6. 
  4. ^ a b "Obituario" (in Spanish). El Pais. 18 January 2004. 

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