Óscar Emigdio Benítez

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Óscar Emigdio Benítez
Personal information
Full name Óscar Emigdio Benítez
Date of birth (1948-10-06) October 6, 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth San Vicente, El Salvador
Youth career
Once Berlinés
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1975 C.D Santiagueño
Teams managed
1991 El Salvador
1991–1992 Real España
1993–1994 Águila
1999 FAS
1999–2000 Once Municipal
1998–1999 El Salvador
2000–2001 Motagua
2001 Atlético Balboa
2001–2002 Municipal Limeño
2003 Aspirante
2004 Once Municipal
2005 Coca Cola
2006 Alianza
2006–2007 Platense
2008 San Salvador F.C.
2008 Luis Ángel Firpo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Óscar Emigdio Benítez (born October 6, 1948 in San Vicente, El Salvador) is a former Salvadoran (El Salvador) football player and manager. Benítez became a coach and has spent almost two decades managing several clubs in El Salvador and Honduras.

El Salvador national team (1991 and 1999–2000)[edit]

In 1991, Benítez was named head coach of the El Salvador national team, which he managed at the 1991 1991 UNCAF Nations Cup. His second period as El Salvador's manager began in 1999, and ended one year later.[1] During that time, El Salvador failed to qualify to the 2002 World Cup. He left the national team for Honduran champions Motagua.[2]

He later coached C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo[3] but was dismissed after less than four months with the club, due to poor results.

Administrative roles[edit]

Óscar Emigdio Benítez was elected the head of Asociación de Entrenadores de Fútbol de El Salvador (AEFES) from 2011 until he lost the election to Douglas Vidal Jimenez in 2015.[4]

Coordinator of the El Salvador National football team[edit]

Benítez was elected to be the Coordinator of the El Salvador National football team in June 2009. However after The under 20 was eliminated due to the failure of the right paperwork for the player Dustin Corea. Benítez resigned due to his part in the scandal.[5]


  1. ^ Courtney, Barrie. "International Matches 2000 – North and Central America and Caribbean". RSSSF. Retrieved July 14, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Emigdio Benítez se va al Motagua" (in Spanish). El Diario de Hoy. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Firpo: Benítez fichó para los toros" (in Spanish). El Gráfico. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110710181454/http://www.elgrafico.com/destacado-portada/36-destacadas/9455-renuncio-benitez-coordinador-de-selecciones.html. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved February 19, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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