Víctor Hugo Monzón

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Víctor Hugo Monzón
Personal information
Full name Víctor Hugo Monzón Pérez
Date of birth (1957-11-12) 12 November 1957 (age 59)
Place of birth Guatemala City, Guatemala
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Guatemala (manager)
Youth career
Aurora FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1993 Aurora FC
CSD Municipal
National team
1979–1992 Guatemala
Teams managed
2007 Municipal
2013–2014 Guatemala
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Víctor Hugo Monzón Pérez (born 12 November 1957[1]) is a Guatemalan football coach and former defender who played most of his career for the club Aurora FC in the 1980s and 1990s and became a member and later captain of the Guatemala national team.

Club career[edit]

Born in Guatemala City, Monzón started his career in the youth divisions of Aurora FC, who promoted him to the Liga Mayor (top division) in 1977.[verification needed] He spent almost his entire professional career at that club, being part of the league-winning squads of the 1978, 1984, 1986, and 1992–93 seasons. He ended his club career with a stint at CSD Municipal.

International career[edit]

Monzón was first called up to the Guatemalan national team in 1979, and represented it at the 1983 Pan American Games, where the team obtained the silver medal. Later, he played during the World Cup qualification processes for the World Cups of 1986, 1990, and 1994. He was also part of the squad that participated at the 1988 Olympic Tournament. His last cap was against Honduras in 1992. He was succeeded by Juan Manuel Funes as the national team captain.

Managerial career[edit]

After his retirement from playing in 1994, Monzón became a coach, being in charge of the Guatemala Under-17 team in his early coaching years. After having been an assistant coach for club Municipal, he was appointed their manager in April 2007.[2] He succeeded Enzo Trossero at this position, which Monzón held until November 2007 when he was substituted by Jorge Benítez.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA.com. "Individual record at FIFA tournaments". FIFA. Retrieved 23 March 2008. 
  2. ^ Source:http://www.telediario.com.gt/index.php?id=3625&tim=1184371199
  3. ^ Source: http://www.elperiodico.com.gt/es/20071102/actualidad/45213/