Néstor Gonçalves

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Néstor Gonçalvez
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Personal information
Full name Néstor Gonçalvez Martinicorena
Date of birth (1936-04-27)27 April 1936
Place of birth Cabellos, Artigas, Uruguay
Date of death 29 December 2016(2016-12-29) (aged 80)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1970 Peñarol 574 (0)
National team
1957–1968 Uruguay 50 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Néstor Gonçalves Martinicorena (27 April 1936 – 29 December 2016) was a Uruguayan footballer who played as a midfielder for Uruguay in the 1962 and 1966 FIFA World Cups.[1] He mainly played for C.A. Peñarol and is considered to have been one of the best South American midfielders of the 1960s.[2]

Born in Cabellos, Artigas, Gonçalvez began his career playing football for Salto from 1953 to 1956. In 1957, he joined Peñarol, where he played until 1970.[3]

Gonçalves' son, Jorge Gonçalves, was also a professional footballer.[4] He died on 29 December 2016 at the age of 80 after being hospitalized for kidney problems.[5]


  1. ^ 1962 FIFA World Cup Chile
  2. ^ http://www.xtratime.org/forum/showthread.php?t=268930
  3. ^ Ruiz M., Juan Guillermo (27 April 2010). "Un día como hoy en el fútbol: Abril 27" [On this day in football: April 27] (in Spanish). GolGolGol Futbol.
  4. ^ "En el nombre del padre, del hijo y… del fútbol" (in Spanish). La Red 21 Deportes. 10 October 2001.
  5. ^ http://www.futbol.com.uy/contenido/Fallecio-Nestor-Gon-alves-simbolo-maximo-de-la-historia-de-Penarol-330539

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