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.