Nelson Mauricio Ancheta
|Full name||Nelson Mauricio Ancheta Flores|
|Date of birth||30 July 1963|
|Place of birth||Chalchuapa, El Salvador|
|Universidad Católica (reserves)|
|1987||C.D. Fuerte Fronterizo|
|2011–2012||Luis Ángel Firpo|
|2012–2013||Ciclón del Golfo|
|2014–2015||Luis Ángel Firpo|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Nelson Ancheta began his career playing for Universidad Católica of El Salvador during his youth. Afterwards he joined Once Lobos where he would play eleven years in two different spells (playing in between the Primera División and Segunda División ). He would go on to play for UCA and Huracán; the latter would be where he would finish his playing career.
Ancheta's coaching career began in 1987, debuting with Fuerte Fronterizo in the Liga B. However, he had to wait until 1994 to coach a first team squad, this time with Juventud Candelaria in the Tercera División. This was followed with coaching the club he had played in previously, Once Lobos, both the reserves and then later the main team (playing in the Segunda División at the time).
In 1999 he coached Isidro Menéndez, now known as Isidro Metapán.
In 2000, he became the assistant coach of Agustín Castillo C.D. FAS main team and the coach of FAS reserve team. During these periods, FAS won five championships and Ancheta managed to coach FAS for 11 games.
Afterwards he transferred to Atlético Balboa.
Ancheta was offered the coaching job for Once Municipal, which led to his most successful tenure in his coaching career, winning his first and so far only domestic title with them (winning the 2006 Apertura title after defeating his old club FAS 3–1) , while also capturing the Copa Presidente.
However, difference with the club's president meant that he left his coaching position . He then returned to FAS to take over as head coach of the team. He took the club to two consecutive finals; however, he lost on both occasions.
He left the club after a disagreement with the board of the club and joined low table team Nejapa FC. With smart recruitment and clever tactics he took Nejapa FC to their first and only semi-finals. However, the club was destroyed 6–1 on aggregate and he left the club following this loss.
He then took over the reins of Dragón and led them to the club's first finals game in Clausura/Apertura format and almost helped Dragón win their first title in 70 years. However, the club lost against Isidro Metapán. A pay dispute with the Dragón board of directors meant that he left the club .
Ancheta joined Firpo in the quest to regain promotion back into the Primera División. However, in their first campaign, despite going 16 games undefeated in the regular season, they were knocked out in the quarter final.
Ancheta had his first coaching job abroad by coaching Deportivo Malacateco in Guatemala, however his time there was a poor one in the fourteen games he coached the team won two games, drew four and lost eleven. On November 5, 2015 he resigned as coach of Deportivo Malacateco .
- Primera División
- Third Place: 1982, 1983
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