Juan Carlos Oblitas
|Full name||Juan Carlos Oblitas Saba|
|Date of birth||February 16, 1951|
|Place of birth||Mollendo, Arequipa, Peru|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2004||U. San Martín|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Juan Carlos Oblitas Saba (16 February 1951 in Mollendo, Arequipa) is a retired Peruvian footballer, who is a football manager, who is nicknamed El Ciego ("The Blind One"). Oblitas was an extraordinary outside left wing forward at the national team level for Peru back in the 1970s and 1980s.
Juan Carlos Oblitas, el Ciego, was born in Mollendo, Arequipa on 16 February 1951. He is married to Virginia Villamarin and has three children (Gisella, Juan Fernando, and Vanessa). He has six grandchildren. His son Juan Fernando has three daughters: Paula, Ariana and Andrea.
As a player, he was a participant at the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cups. He obtained 64 international caps with Peru, and won the Copa América 1975. He played at the club level for Universitario and Sporting Cristal in Peru, as well as Elche in Spain, Veracruz in Mexico and R.F.C. Sérésien in Belgium.
As a manager, he won the Primera División Peruana national title with Universitario (1987) and Sporting Cristal (1994, 1995), as well as the Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol with Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito (2005). In the period 1996-99 he coached the Peru national football team, missing the 1998 World Cup finals on goal difference.
As a player
|1971||Universitario de Deportes||Peruvian League|
|1974||Universitario de Deportes||Peruvian League|
|1975||Peru national team||Copa America|
|1979||Sporting Cristal||Peruvian League|
|1980||Sporting Cristal||Peruvian League|
|1985||Universitario de Deportes||Peruvian League|
As a manager
|1987||Universitario de Deportes||Peruvian League|
|1991||Sporting Cristal||Peruvian League|
|1994||Sporting Cristal||Peruvian League|
|1995||Sporting Cristal||Peruvian League|
|1999||Peru national team||Kirin Cup|
|2005||LDU Quito||Serie A de Ecuador|
- Oblitas on RSSSF-site
- Juan Carlos Oblitas at National-Football-Teams.com
- (Spanish) Futbol Factory profile[dead link]