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Gustavo Domingo Quinteros Desabato (born February 15, 1965 in Santa Fe, Argentina) is an Argentine-Bolivian football defender and a football manager.[1]

Gustavo Quinteros
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Quinteros in 2015
Personal information
Full name Gustavo Domingo Quinteros Desabato
Date of birth (1965-02-15) February 15, 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Santa Fe, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Newell's Old Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Talleres (RdE) 17 (1)
1988 Club Universitario 26 (8)
1989–1991 The Strongest 71 (9)
1992 San José 31 (7)
1993–1994 The Strongest 38 (4)
1994–1997 San Lorenzo 15 (1)
1997–1998 Argentinos Juniors 19 (0)
Total 217 (30)
National team
1993–1999 Bolivia 26 (1)
Teams managed
2003 San Lorenzo
2005–2006 Blooming
2006–2007 San Martín de San Juan
2007–2008 Blooming
2009 Bolívar
2010 Oriente Petrolero
2010–2012 Bolivia
2012–2015 Emelec
2015–2017 Ecuador
2017–2018 Al-Nassr
2018 Al Wasl
2019– Universidad Católica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing careerEdit


His clubs as a player include The Strongest and San José in Bolivia. He also played for San Lorenzo de Almagro, Argentinos Juniors and Talleres de Remedios de Escalada in his native Argentina.


The defender played 26 international matches and scored once for the Bolivia national team,[2] including two appearances in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.[3] His only goal came in a friendly match against Honduras on January 29, 1993, when he opened the score in the 3–1 in the Estadio Felix Capriles, Cochabamba.

Managerial careerEdit

After retiring as a player, Quinteros became a manager at San Lorenzo's youth academy. In 2003, he had a brief spell as first team manager. In 2005, he returned to Bolivia to manage Blooming, team which he took to a national title and his first Aerosur Cup that year. Due to his notorious success, he was offered to manage San Martín de San Juan in the Argentine 2nd division, which he agreed upon. In 2007, he returned to Blooming, the institution where he built up his coaching reputation and became an idol. The following year he won the Aerosur Cup for the second time in his managerial career and guided the team back to the championship finals; however, they lost to Aurora on penalty kicks (3–4) after a draw during regulation time in a decisive third match played at Sucre's Estadio Patria. By January 2009 when his contract expired he decided to move on, and took over La Paz club Bolívar, where he won the Aerosur Cup and the Apertura title. Due to some disparities with the president, Quinteros left the club at the end of the year. By January 2010 he was in charge of Oriente Petrolero. During his stint at Oriente his success continued taking the team to an Aerosur Cup and the Clausura 2010 title. On November 5, 2010 Quinteros was named the new manager of the Bolivia national team. On July 3, 2012 he presented his letter of resignation and called a press conference to announce his imminent departure from the national team.[4][5] On July 9, Quinteros was formally introduced as the new manager for Ecuadorian club Emelec.[6]


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