Jorge Amado Nunes

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Jorge Amado Nunes
Personal information
Full name Jorge Amado Nunes Infrán
Date of birth (1961-10-18) 18 October 1961 (age 57)
Place of birth Berazategui, Argentina
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Vélez Sársfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1984 Cerro Porteño
1984–1986 Deportivo Cali
1986–1987 Elche CF
1987–1988 Vélez Sársfield 25 (2)
1989–1991 Deportivo Cali
1992–1993 Club Libertad
1993–1994 Universitario de Deportes (24)
1996–1997 Chaco For Ever
National team
1985–1993 Paraguay 30 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 2008

Jorge Amado Nunes Infrán (born 18 October 1961) is a former Paraguayan football midfielder that currently works as a coach.


Nicknamed "El Cenizo", Nunes played in several teams in his career such as Libertad, Cerro Porteño, Vélez Sársfield, Deportivo Cali, Universitario de Deportes and Elche CF. Nunes spent his best years as a footballer in Deportivo Cali and Universitario of Peru, where he is considered as one of the most emblematic players in their history.

Nunes was part of the Paraguay national football team that competed in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

In his coaching career, Nunes worked with several Colombian teams such as Deportivo Cali, América de Cali and Millonarios. He was the assistant coach of José Hernández, who was in charge of the Panama national football team during the 2006 World Cup qualification. He also coached Universitario de Deportes in the season 2006/2007 terminating his contract by mutual agreement with the chairmen on 15 February 2007. "Crema" fans will always remember him as one of the best players the club ever had.