Mario Regueiro

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Mario Regueiro
Regueiro in 2005
Personal information
Full name Mario Ignacio Regueiro Pintos
Date of birth (1978-09-14) 14 September 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Cerro 44 (7)
1998–2000 Nacional 63 (18)
2000–2005 Racing Santander 141 (22)
2005–2008 Valencia 30 (3)
2007–2008 Murcia (loan) 23 (1)
2008–2009 Aris 23 (3)
2009–2010 Nacional 19 (6)
2010–2013 Lanús 96 (23)
2013 Racing Club 8 (0)
2014 Defensor 4 (1)
2014–2015 Cerro 23 (9)
Total 474 (93)
National team
2000–2007 Uruguay 29 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mario Ignacio Regueiro Pintos (born 14 September 1978) is an Uruguayan retired footballer who played mainly as a left winger but also on the other flank, and even as a forward.[1]

During his professional career he played mainly in Spain, amassing La Liga totals of 167 matches and 25 goals over the course of eight seasons. Other than in his country, he also competed in Greece and Argentina.

Regueiro represented Uruguay at the 2002 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Born in Montevideo, Regueiro started his professional career with C.A. Cerro and local Club Nacional de Football. In 2000, he joined Racing de Santander in Spain, having made an immediate impact. In his last year, he ranked second in goals for the Cantabrians – eight, one short of Yossi Benayoun – as they barely avoided relegation.

In late June 2005, Regueiro signed with fellow La Liga club Valencia CF, arriving on a free transfer.[2] With the Che, he was mainly used as a replacement, and also lost the vast majority of his second season due to a severe knee injury;[3] after the campaign was over, he also acquired Spanish nationality.[4]

In the summer of 2008, after a loan to relegated Real Murcia, Regueiro was again loaned by Valencia, now to Aris F.C. for one year, only to receive his free transfer a month later and sign a three-year contract with the Greek team. However, after just one season, he was released, returning to his homeland and Nacional.

In July 2010, aged nearly 32, Regueiro moved to Argentina's Club Atlético Lanús.[5]

International career[edit]

Regueiro made 29 appearances for Uruguay,[6] his debut coming on 8 October 2000 in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Argentina, a 1–2 away loss. During the final stages in Japan and South Korea, he appeared twice for the nation in an eventual group stage exit, against Denmark (1–2) and Senegal (3–3).

Previously, Regueiro helped the under-20s finish second at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship.[7]






  1. ^ "Mario Regueiro". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Villa and Regueiro join Valencia;, 22 June 2005
  3. ^ Work to do for nervous Roma;, 5 December 2006
  4. ^ El Betis pretende a Regueiro tras lograr el pasaporte comunitario (Betis wants Regueiro after he gets EU passport); Las Provincias, 6 July 2006 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Puso el gancho" [Signature made] (in Spanish). Olé. 11 July 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Uruguay – Record International Players; at RSSSF
  7. ^ Mario RegueiroFIFA competition record

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