Leonardo Cuéllar

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Leonardo Cuéllar
SS Lazio v Mexico (Rome, 1975) - Leonardo Cuéllar (cropped).jpg
Cuéllar with Mexico in 1975
Personal information
Full name Leonardo Cuéllar Rivera
Date of birth (1954-01-14) 14 January 1954 (age 63)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
América women (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1979 Pumas
1979–1981 San Diego Sockers 57 (9)
1980–1981 San Diego Sockers (indoor) 2 (0)
1981–1982 Atletas Campesinos
1982 San Jose Earthquakes 20 (0)
1982–1983 Golden Bay Earthquakes (indoor) 25 (3)
1983–1984 Golden Bay Earthquakes 51 (3)
National team
1973–1981 Mexico 41
Teams managed
1998–2016 Mexico women
2016– América women
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Leonardo Cuéllar Rivera (born 14 January 1954) is a Mexican football manager and former player who is the current manager of América in the Liga MX Femenil.[1] He was the head coach of the Mexico women's national football team from 1998 to 2016.[2][3]

As a player, Cuéllar played for Pumas and Atletas Campesinos in Mexico.[4] He played in the NASL between 1979 and 1984 for the San Diego Sockers, San Jose Earthquakes and Golden Bay Earthquakes. He played for the Earthquakes during the NASL indoor seasons. Cuéllar also represented the Mexico national football team 41 times.[5] and participated at the 1978 FIFA World Cup.[6]

He has an American-born son, Christopher Cuellar, who has coached Mexico women at under-17 and under-20 levels.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Leonardo Cuellar, nuevo tecnico del America". El Universal. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Michael (21 January 2012). "Mexico's Leonardo Cuellar Has Turned 'Las Tri' into a Global Power". Fox News. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Longman, Jere (10 June 1999). "SOCCER; Mexican World Cup Team Reaps Benefit of America's Special Export". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  4. ^ "1978-79 Season". Pumas. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pre-Game Notes: U.S. WNT vs. Mexico - Oct. 21, 2005". U.S. Soccer Federation. 21 October 2005. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Leonardo Cuellar". FIFA. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Márquez Tizano, Rodrigo; Vilchis, Raúl (11 October 2016). "Christopher Cuéllar: el hombre detrás de la Sub-17 femenil" [Christopher Cuellar: the man behind the women's under-17 team] (in Spanish). VICE. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  8. ^ Luna Cruz, Édgar (13 August 2014). "México busca su pase en Sub-20" [Mexico seeks its pass in Under-20] (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 

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