Luis Cubilla dies, a Uruguayan football legend

Luis Cubilla dies, a Uruguayan football legend
Luis Cubilla dies, a Uruguayan football legend

Of great resemblance to coach José Antonio Camacho, former Uruguayan player and former coach Luis Cubilla passed away this Sunday at the 72 years in a private clinic in Asunción (Paraguay) as a consequence of cancer. Cubilla played three World Cups with Uruguay, made Olimpia de Asunción champion of the Libertadores and Intercontinental and played, among other equipment, at Barça.

As a player, Cubilla played the World Cup 1962 (Chile), 1970 (Mexico) Y 1974 (Germany) with Uruguay. Won nine Uruguayan leagues, eight of them with Nacional and one with Defensor Sporting.

Peñarol, the Spanish Barcelona (1962-64), River Plate, National, Santiago Morning and Defensor were his teams as a footballer.

Luis Cubilla was one of the most successful coaches in South American football, with 20 titles in his record.

As a coach he quickly triumphed in front of Olimpia de Asunción, conquering for the first time the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental for a Paraguayan team. He also directed, among others, Defender, Danube, Peñarol, Newell’s Old Boys, Atlético Nacional de Medellín and the Uruguay National Team.

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982


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