Nelson Gutiérrez

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Nelson Gutiérrez
Personal information
Full name Nelson Daniel Gutiérrez Luongo
Date of birth (1962-04-13) April 13, 1962 (age 56)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1985 Peñarol
1985 Atlético Nacional
1986–1988 River Plate 68 (3)
1988–1989 SS Lazio 17 (1)
1989–1991 Hellas Verona 27 (3)
1991–1993 Logroñés 60 (0)
1993–1996 Peñarol
1997 Defensor
National team
1983–1990 Uruguay 57 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 2008

Nelson Daniel Gutiérrez Luongo (born April 13, 1962 in Montevideo) is a retired football defender from Uruguay, who was nicknamed Tano. He obtained a total number of 57 international caps for the Uruguay national football team, and was a member of the team that competed at the 1986 and 1990 FIFA World Cups.


Gutiérrez started his playing career in 1980 with Peñarol. He was part of the squad that won the league championships in 1981 and 1982.

1982 also saw Peñarol win the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Intercontinental against Aston Villa F.C. of England.

In 1985 Gutiérrez joined Atlético Nacional of Colombia, but he didn't settle and soon joined River Plate of Argentina.

Gutiérrez helped River to win the Argentine Primera in 1985–86 and was part of the squad that won the club's first Copa Libertadores title in 1986. They also won the Copa Intercontinental and the Copa Interamericana during his time with the club.

In the late 1980s he moved to Italy where he played for Lazio and then Hellas Verona. Between 1991 and 1993 he played in Spain for Logroñés before returning to Uruguay.

Gutiérrez returned to Peñarol in 1993 and helped the club to win the Uruguayan championship in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996. He finished his playing career with Defensor Sporting Club in 1997.



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