Víctor Manuel Vucetich

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Víctor Manuel Vucetich
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Personal information
Full name Víctor Manuel Vucetich Rojas
Date of birth (1955-06-25) 25 June 1955 (age 62)
Place of birth Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Youth career
Universidad Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1981 Atlante 76 (0)
1981–1983 Oaxtepec 32 (1)
Total 108 (1)
Teams managed
1988–1989 Neza
1990–1993 León
1993–1995 Tecos UAG
1995–1996 UANL
1996–1997 Cruz Azul
1997–1998 Tecos UAG
1999 León
1999–2000 UANL
2001–2002 La Piedad
2002–2003 Puebla
2003–2004 Pachuca
2005–2006 Veracruz
2007 Chiapas
2009–2013 Monterrey
2013 Mexico
2015–2017 Querétaro
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2015

Víctor Manuel Vucetich Rojas (born 25 June 1955) is a Mexican former footballer and manager.

With a career spanning more than thirty years, Vucetich is one of the most decorated managers in Mexican football. He has coached ten teams in the Primera División, winning five league championships with four clubs. He has also won four Copa México championships, an InterLiga championship and two second division titles, as well as three CONCACAF Champions League cups.

Managerial career[edit]


In October 2010, Víctor Manuel Vucetich was identified as the most advanced of the candidates to fill the vacant post of the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team), even receiving an official contact after several weeks of "scratching in the realm of speculation", as he called it. He ultimately ruled out the possibility of taking over the national team, citing commitments with then-employer Monterrey as well as personal reasons. In a statement, club officials said: "Monterrey reports that, Mr. Víctor Manuel Vucetich traveled to Mexico City for talks with officials of the Mexican Football Federation. This gathering, was like that which will be given to other managers who are part of the process launched by the Federation to define the next coach of the Mexican national team."[1] On October 16, Vucetich offered a press conference along with the Monterrey club directors to explain his role as a father, thus declining the opportunity to coach the national team, stating: "Yesterday evening is ultimately where I determined to step aside to avoid a larger problem for the federation, so that someone can give their full time to the national team. The reasons for which I have made this decision are personal and family related more than anything."

On September 12, 2013, a few days after leaving Monterrey, Vucetich was officially named coach of the Mexico national team.[2] He won his first match in charge, a vital 2-1 win over visiting Panama national team, which was Mexico's first victory at the Azteca in the final round of qualifications.

On October 17, two days after Mexico lost their match against Costa Rica national team, Vucetich was sacked, being replaced by Miguel Herrera. This occurred after the polemics that arose after the team's abysmal performance in their World Cup qualifying campaign, managing to reach the play-off against New Zealand national team due to the United States's 3–2 victory over Panama.


On 23 February 2015 Vucetich was officially appointed as Querétaro F.C. head coach.[3] In his first season of arrival, he led Querétaro to their first final in its team's history facing Santos Laguna. In the first leg Los Gallos lost 5-0, but came back winning the second leg 3-0, unfortunately fell short by two goals. His tenure with the club ended in 2017.[4]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 30 December 2016
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Pachuca Mexico 2003 2004 48 20 15 13 72 64 +8 041.67
Veracruz Mexico 4 March 2005 3 September 2006 28 10 7 11 29 37 −8 035.71
Chiapas Mexico 15 February 2007 7 September 2007 20 5 7 8 18 29 −11 025.00
Monterrey Mexico 9 January 2009 26 August 2013 229 107 65 57 369 135 +234 046.72
Mexico Mexico 12 September 2013 17 October 2013 2 1 0 1 3 3 +0 050.00
Querétaro F.C. Mexico 23 February 2015 Present 88 34 21 33 127 111 +16 038.64
Total 415 177 113 125 588 498 +90 042.65



Potros Neza
Tecos UAG
Cruz Azul



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