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Antonio Alzamendi Casas (born 7 June 1956 in Durazno) is a Uruguayan footballer who played as a forward; he retired in 1991.

Antonio Alzamendi
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Domínguez and Alzamendi with the 1987 Copa América trophy.
Personal information
Full name Antonio Alzamendi Casas
Date of birth (1956-06-07) 7 June 1956 (age 63)
Place of birth Durazno, Uruguay
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Second striker
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1973 Wanderers de Durazno
1974–1976 Policial de Durazno
1976–1978 Sud América
1979–1982 Independiente 185 (75)
1982–1983 River Plate
1983 Nacional
1983–1984 Tecos UAG 17 (2)
1985 Peñarol 28 (13)
1985/'86–1987/'88 River Plate
1988–1990 Logroñés 62 (15)
1990/'91 Textil Mandiyú 9 (0)
1993 Rampla Juniors 4 (0)
National team
1978–1990 Uruguay 31 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 9, 2006
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 30, 2006

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.

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.


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Preceded by
Michel Platini
World Club Championship Best Player
Succeeded by
Rabah Madjer