Franco Navarro

Franco Enrique Navarro Monteiro (born 10 November 1961) is a Peruvian football manager and former striker. He is the current manager of Deportivo Municipal in the Torneo Descentralizado.

Franco Navarro
Personal information
Full name Franco Enrique Navarro Monteiro
Date of birth (1961-11-10) 10 November 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Deportivo Municipal (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1982 Municipal
1983–1985 Sporting Cristal
1985–1986 Independiente Medellín
1986–1988 Independiente 70 (22)
1988 Tecos UAG 3 (0)
1989 Wettingen 8 (0)
1989–1990 Unión Santa Fe 10 (0)
1991–1992 Sporting Cristal
1993 Municipal
1994 Carlos A. Mannucci 4 (2)
1995 Alianza Lima
National team
1980–1989 Peru 56 (16)
Teams managed
1998–2000 Sporting Cristal
2001 Est. de Medicina
2002 Alianza Lima
2003 Unión Huaral
2004–2005 Sport Boys
2005 Univ. César Vallejo
2006 Peru
2007–2008 Cienciano
2008–2009 Juan Aurich
2010–2011 León de Huánuco
2012 Univ. San Martín
2012 Juan Aurich
2013 Melgar
2014–2016 Univ. César Vallejo
2016–2020 UTC
2021– Deportivo Municipal
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 2008

Club careerEdit

Navarro played for Independiente from Argentina , Deportivo Municipal, Sporting Cristal, Alianza Lima from Peru and FC Wettingen from Switzerland among others. He retired in 1995.

International careerEdit

He was a prolific goal scorer and a participant at the 1982 FIFA World Cup. He was also member of the Peru national football team for the qualification stages of the World Cup in Mexico (1986) and Italy (1990). Navarro played a total of 56 games for Peru between 1980 and 1989, scoring 16 goals.[1] He made his debut on 18 July 1980 in a friendly against Uruguay (0–0) in Montevideo. His last game was on 27 August 1989 against Uruguay at a FIFA World Cup Qualifier.

He is remembered for the leg-breaking incident five minutes into the deciding qualifier game between Argentina and Peru in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. The Argentine defender Julián Camino broke Navarro’s leg with a tackle. Camino was not expelled from the game. Argentina with Ricardo Gareca tied the game 2–2 and qualified to the World Cup; Argentina would go on to win the 1986 World Cup.

Coaching careerEdit

He has been a coach for several Peruvian teams, including Sporting Cristal, Alianza Lima, and Cienciano as well as the Peru national football team.


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