Juan Masnik

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Juan Masnik
Masnik with Uruguay in 1974
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Masnik Hornos
Date of birth (1943-03-02)2 March 1943
Place of birth Soriano, Uruguay
Date of death 23 February 2021(2021-02-23) (aged 77)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1967 Nacional
1967 New York Skyliners
1968–1970 Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata 88 (6)
1971–1974 Nacional
1975 New York Cosmos 6 (0)
1976–1978 Universidad Católica
International career
1967–1974 Uruguay 26 (0)
Managerial career
1984 Club Nacional de Football
1989–1990 L.A. Firpo
1991–1992 FAS
1993–1994 Atlético Marte
1995–1996 Alianza F.C.
1999 FAS
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Juan Carlos Masnik Hornos[1] (2 March 1943 – 23 February 2021) was a Uruguayan football player and manager, who represented the Uruguay national team at the 1974 FIFA World Cup in Germany.[2]


Masnik played for Club Nacional de Football and featured in the 1971 Intercontinental Cup. He played in Argentina for Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata where he scored 6 goals in 88 league games.

He also had two short stints in the United States. The first was in 1967 with the New York Skyliners of the United Soccer Association and in the second in 1975 with New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League.

Masnik made 26 appearances for the Uruguay national team from 1967 to 1974.[3]


Masnik died on 23 February 2021, aged 77.[4]


  1. ^ "Juan Masnik".
  2. ^ Juan MasnikFIFA competition record (archived)
  3. ^ Passo Alpuin, Luis Fernando (1 May 2009). "Uruguay - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  4. ^ Muere el uruguayo Juan Masnik, campeón de la Libertadores y compañero de Pelé (in Spanish)

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