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
Uruguay

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

Career[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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