Ondino Viera

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Ondino Viera
Personal information
Full name Ondino Leonel Viera Palasérez
Date of birth (1901-09-10)10 September 1901
Place of birth Cerro Largo, Uruguay
Date of death 27 June 1997(1997-06-27) (aged 95)
Place of death Montevideo, Uruguay
Playing position Manager
Teams managed
Years Team
1928 Cerro Largo Selection
1930–1933 Nacional
1936–1937 River Plate
1938–1941 Fluminense
1942–1946 Vasco da Gama
1947 Botafogo
1948–1949 Fluminense
1950–1953 Bangu
1953 Palmeiras
1954–1955 Atlético Mineiro
1955–1960 Nacional
1963 Paraguay
1963–1964 Guaraní
1965 Cerro
1967 New York Skyliners
1965–1967 Uruguay
1967 Bangu
1969 Colón
1971 Liverpool de Montevideo
1972 Peñarol
1972 LDU Quito

Ondino Leonel Viera Palasérez (10 September 1901 – 27 June 1997), in Brazil also known as Ondino Vieira, was an Uruguayan football manager. He was the first coach that used a 4-2-4 in Brazil. In his long-lasting career he won between the 1930s and 1960s important titles with clubs in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. With the national team of Paraguay he reached second spot at the Copa América of 1963 and at the World Cup of 1966 in England he led Uruguay into the quarterfinals.

He was the manager of the Uruguay national football team during the 1966 FIFA World Cup. His son, Milton, was also in the World Cup squad.[1]

In 1967 the United Soccer Association imported entire squads from Europe and South America to play in North America. With Viera as manager, Cerro played as the New York Skyliners.[2]

He also coached Nacional,[3] Fluminense, where he achieved great success and coached the second-most games in club's history,[4] Vasco da Gama and Peñarol.[5]

He was famously quoted as saying "Other countries have their history. Uruguay has its football".[citation needed]