Matosas in 2014
|Full name||Gustavo Cristian Matosas Paidón|
|Date of birth||27 May 1967|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Costa Rica (manager)|
|2001||El Tanque Sisley||-||(-)|
|2009–2010||U. de San Martín|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 2008|
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.
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.
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.
- As of 29 June 2019
|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%|
As a playerEdit
As a managerEdit
- Gustavo Matosas es el nuevo entrenador‚ estudiantesdelaplata.com, 19 June 2017
- "Gustavo Matosas es el flamante entrenador de Estudiantes de La Plata" (in Spanish). La Nación. 19 June 2017.
- "Matosas renunció a la dirección técnica de Estudiantes" (in Spanish). TyC Sports. 19 September 2017.