Roberto Matosas

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Roberto Matosas
Personal information
Full name Roberto Matosas Postiglione
Date of birth (1940-05-11) May 11, 1940 (age 77)
Place of birth Uruguay
National team

Roberto Matosas Postiglione (born 11 May 1940 in Mercedes, Department of Soriano, Uruguay) is a retired Uruguayan football defender.


At the club level, he played for C.A. River Plate of Argentina and C.A. Peñarol of Uruguay. In September 1964, Club Atlético River Plate signed Matosas for a then-record transfer fee. He would play 165 league matches for the club from 1964 to 1968, with 12 goals.[1] He finished his playing career in Mexico, playing for newly promoted San Luis and Toluca.[2]

Matosas also was part of the Uruguay national football team. He participated in the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, where the Uruguayan side finished in fourth place.[3]

After he retired from playing, Matosas became a football coach. He has managed Mexican side Veracruz.[4]


  1. ^ "Con las formas del ayer: Roberto Matosas" [With forms of yesterday: Roberto Matosas] (in Spanish). La Nueva Provincia. 19 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Jiménez, Rolando (25 September 2012). "G. Matosas, un león como DT" [G. Matosas, a lion as a manager] (in Spanish). Plano Deportivo. 
  3. ^ Roberto MatosasFIFA competition record
  4. ^ "Veracruz vs Real Madrid en partido de ex estrellas" (in Spanish). Oye Mexico. 6 June 2012. 

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