Antonio Alzamendi

Antonio Alzamendi Casas (born 7 June 1956) is a Uruguayan former footballer who played as a forward.

Antonio Alzamendi
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Alzamendi (centre) with José Enrique Peña and Alfonso Domínguez after winning 1987 Copa América.
Personal information
Full name Antonio Alzamendi Casas
Date of birth (1956-06-07) 7 June 1956 (age 66)
Place of birth Durazno, Uruguay
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Second striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1973 Wanderers de Durazno
1974–1976 Policial de Durazno
1977–1978 Sud América 31 (14)
1978–1982 Independiente 185 (75)
1982–1983 River Plate
1983 Nacional 17 (5)
1983–1984 Tecos UAG 17 (2)
1985 Peñarol 28 (13)
1986–1988 River Plate 77 (30)
1988–1990 Logroñés 62 (15)
1990/'91 Textil Mandiyú 9 (0)
1993 Rampla Juniors 4 (1)
National team
1978–1990 Uruguay 32 (6)
Representing  Uruguay
Copa América
Winner 1987 Argentina
Runner-up 1989 Brazil
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

His official debut was with the Uruguayan team Wanderers de Durazno. Alzamendi played for Uruguay at the 1986 and 1990 FIFA World Cups, scoring against West Germany in 1986. He played several years for River Plate of Argentina, winning both the Copa Libertadores de América and Intercontinental Cup in 1986. On Intercontinental Cup final, Alzamendi was named as man of the match and got the only goal of the game in the 28th minute when he headed into the net after his initial shot had hit the post and then came back off the goalkeeper.[1] That year he was also named South American Footballer of the Year.

In July 2001 he was appointed as coach of the Australian National Soccer League team Canberra Cosmos. However his contract was then terminated shortly after due to financial problems with the club.

In 2008, he became the coach of Sport Ancash from Peru.


  1. ^ Alzamendi, Alzamendi (2 January 2009). "Toyota Cup - Most Valuable Player of the Match Award". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 14 April 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009.

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Preceded by World Club Championship Best Player
Succeeded by