Gregorio Pérez

Gregorio Elso Pérez Perdigón[1] (born 16 January 1948 in Maldonado) is a Uruguayan football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. He is the current manager of Peruvian side Universitario de Deportes.

Gregorio Pérez
Pérez in 2011
Personal information
Full name Gregorio Elso Pérez Perdigón
Date of birth (1948-01-16) 16 January 1948 (age 73)
Place of birth Estación la Sierra, Uruguay
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Universitario (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1979 Defensor Sporting
Teams managed
1981 Progreso
1982 Basáñez
1983–1984 Defensor Sporting
1985 Rampla Juniors
1986 Central Español
1987 Montevideo Wanderers
1988 Uruguay U20
1988–1990 Uruguay (assistant)
1991–1992 Gimnasia La Plata
1993–1995 Peñarol
1996 Independiente
1996 Cagliari
1997–1998 Peñarol
1999–2000 Gimnasia La Plata
2001–2002 Peñarol
2003 Danubio
2004–2005 Olimpo
2005 Argentinos Juniors
2006–2007 Peñarol
2009 Olimpia
2010–2011 Libertad
2011–2012 Peñarol
2012 Olimpia
2016 Rubio Ñu
2017 Deportes Tolima
2017–2018 Santa Fe
2020 Universitario
2020 Defensor Sporting
2021– Universitario
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pérez is widely reputed in his country due for his respectful approach toward the game and general sportsmanship. He is known as "Don Gregorio".

Career as a managerEdit

Gregorio Perez also acted as an assistant manager to Oscar Tabarez during the Uruguayan national football team's 1990 Football World Cup campaign.