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Gustavo Cristian Matosas Paidón (born 25 May 1967) is an Argentine-born Uruguayan former professional footballer and current manager of Costa Rica.

Gustavo Matosas
Gustavo Matosas 2014.jpg
Matosas in 2014
Personal information
Full name Gustavo Cristian Matosas Paidón
Date of birth (1967-05-27) 27 May 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Costa Rica (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1988 Peñarol - (-)
1989–1990 Málaga 45 (4)
1991–1992 San Lorenzo 40 (3)
1992 Racing Club 12 (1)
1993–1994 São Paulo 5 (2)
1993–1994 Lleida 17 (2)
1994–1995 Valladolid 15 (1)
1996 Atlético Paranaense - (-)
1997 Goiás 14 (0)
1999–2000 Tianjin Teda 49 (2)
2001 El Tanque Sisley - (-)
2001 Querétaro 6 (0)
National team
1987–1992 Uruguay 7 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Villa Española
2004 Plaza Colonia
2005 Rampla Juniors
2006–2007 Danubio
2007–2008 Peñarol
2008–2009 Bella Vista
2009–2010 U. de San Martín
2010–2011 Danubio
2011 Queretaro
2012–2014 León
2014–2015 América
2015 Atlas
2016 Al-Hilal
2017 Cerro Porteño
2017 Estudiantes LP
2018– Costa Rica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 2008

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Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

The son of former footballer Roberto Matosas, Gustavo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1967, as his father was playing for River Plate at the time. Matosas made his debut in 1985 playing for Peñarol in Uruguay, with whom he won the Copa Libertadores in 1987, as well as two league titles, and went on to play for Málaga in Spain, San Lorenzo in Argentina, São Paulo in Brazil, Tianjin Teda in China, as well as having brief stints with other clubs in Argentina, Brazil, and Spain before retiring in 2001, last playing for Querétaro of the Mexican Primera División.

InternationalEdit

An Uruguayan international, Matosas gained his first cap in 1987. That year, he won the Copa América title with Uruguay after defeating Chile 1–0 in the Final. Matosas was capped seven times in his career.

Managerial careerEdit

In 2012 Matosas managed Club Leon. He won back to back Liga Championships before leaving. In December 2014 it was announced that Matosas would be named manager of Club América. He would go on to win the concacaf champions league 2014-2015. In 2015 it was announced he would be the manager of Atlas liga mx team. On 12 June 2016 Matosas signed a one-year contract with the Saudi Arabian team Al Hilal FC.

On 18 June 2017, Matosas was named manager of Estudiantes de La Plata.[1][2] He resigned on 19 September 2017.[3]

On 10 October 2018, Matosas was named coach of Costa Rica national football team [4]

Managerial statisticsEdit

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 29 June 2019
Team Country From To Record
G W D L Points %
Villa Española   Uruguay 14 September 2002 15 May 2003 20 3 7 10 16 26.67%
Plaza Colonia January 2004 May 2005 51 5 21 25 36 23.53%
Rampla Juniors 19 May 2005 December 2005 24 10 6 8 36 50.00%
Danubio 26 December 2005 May 2007 49 30 7 12 97 65.99%
Peñarol 29 June 2007 10 March 2008 19 6 6 7 24 42.11%
Bella Vista 12 January 2009 11 May 2009 11 3 3 5 12 36.36%
Universidad San Martín   Perú 4 September 2009 23 December 2009 14 6 4 4 22 52.38%
Danubio   Uruguay 13 May 2010 5 December 2010 15 7 5 3 26 57.78%
Querétaro   Mexico 23 November 2010 15 August 2011 22 6 5 11 23 34.85%
León 20 September 2011 24 November 2014 148 66 44 38 242 54.50%
América 17 December 2014 19 May 2015 25 12 6 7 42 56.00%
Atlas 30 May 2015 2 November 2015 23 9 4 10 31 44.93%
Al-Hilal   Saudi Arabia 12 June 2016 22 September 2016 5 3 1 1 10 66.67%
Cerro Porteño   Paraguay 25 March 2017 15 June 2017 14 8 1 5 25 59.52%
Estudiantes de La Plata   Argentina 19 June 2017 19 September 2017 7 3 1 3 10 47.62%
Costa Rica   Costa Rica 9 October 2018 Present 8 3 1 4 10 41.67%
Total 455 180 122 153 662 48.50%

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gustavo Matosas es el nuevo entrenador‚ estudiantesdelaplata.com, 19 June 2017
  2. ^ "Gustavo Matosas es el flamante entrenador de Estudiantes de La Plata" (in Spanish). La Nación. 19 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Matosas renunció a la dirección técnica de Estudiantes" (in Spanish). TyC Sports. 19 September 2017.
  4. ^ https://www.goal.com/en/news/costa-rica-announces-gustavo-matosas-as-manager/1c093to9tp8bc1v3o5y6cwp9t4

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