Jorge Barrios (footballer)

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Jorge Barrios
Personal information
Full name Jorge Wálter Barrios Balestrasse
Date of birth (1961-01-24) January 24, 1961 (age 56)
Place of birth Las Piedras, Uruguay
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1985 Wanderers
1985–1987 Olympiacos 49 (2)
1987–1991 Levadiakos 113 (6)
1992–1993 Peñarol
1993–2000 Wanderers -
National team
1980–1992 Uruguay 61 (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 Barrios and the second or maternal family name is Balestrasse.

Jorge Wálter Barrios Balestrasse (born January 24, 1961 in Las Piedras) is a retired football midfielder from Uruguay, who was nicknamed "Chifle" during his professional career. Having made his official debut on July 18, 1980 against Peru (0-0), Barrios obtained a total number of 61 international caps for the Uruguay national football team.[1]

He was a Mundialito Winner at the 1980 Copa D'Oro, and he scored the first goal in the final game against Brazil (2-1) on January 10, 1981.

He represented his native country at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, against West Germany, Scotland (as captain) and Argentina wearing the number eight jersey.

Away of Uruguay, he made a significant career in Greece with Olympiakos for two years (1985-1987) and Levadiakos for four years (1987-1991).

After the end of his playing years Barrios became a manager and managed teams in Greece such as Doxa Dramas, Kavala FC and Ionikos. He also managed Olympiakos Nicosia of Cyprus.

Honours[edit]

Olympiacos

1986–87 Alpha Ethniki

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