Riera as a player of Universidad Católica
|Full name||Fernando Riera Bauzá|
|Date of birth||27 June 1920|
|Place of birth||Santiago, Chile|
|Date of death||23 September 2010(aged 90)|
|Place of death||Santiago, Chile|
|Playing position||Forward / Left Wing|
|1973||Deportivo La Coruña|
|1978–1982||Universidad de Chile|
|1985–1988||Universidad de Chile|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Riera was born in Santiago, Chile. As a footballer, he played for Chile in the 1942, 1947 and 1949 Copa Américas. He also played at the 1950 FIFA World Cup, and managed them on home soil to a third place in the 1962 World Cup. In 1962–63, Riera led Portuguese side Benfica to the Primeira Liga title. He returned to the club in 1966 and led them to another champions title. In the 1963 England v Rest of the World football match, Riera coached the FIFA World XI team; it was the first FIFA XI team in the history of the game. In Chile, he left a legacy with disciple coaches such as Arturo Salah and Manuel Pellegrini, leaving a tradition and an identity for Chilean football. Riera died in his home city, Santiago of an apparent heart attack.
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- Copa América 1942 squads at rsssf
- Copa América 1947 squads at rsssf
- Copa América 1947 squads Archived 27 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine at rsssf
- Fernando Riera – FIFA competition record
- Participating in the World Cup as player and coach at rsssf
- [http://www.rsssf.com/players/chile-coach-abroad.html Chilean championship coaches abroad[ at rsssf
- FIFA XI game log Archived 17 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine at rsssf
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- "Extraordinary Pele crowns Santos in Lisbon". FIFA. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
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- Game log at Historia de Boca (in Spanish)
|Awards and achievements|
George Raynor ( England)
| FIFA World Cup host country managers