Jorge Barrios (footballer)

Jorge Wálter Barrios Balestrasse (born 24 January 1961) is a retired football midfielder from Uruguay, who was nicknamed "Chifle" during his professional career. Having made his official debut on July 18, 1980 against Peru (0-0), Barrios obtained a total number of 60 international caps for the Uruguay national football team.[1]

Jorge Barrios
Personal information
Full name Jorge Wálter Barrios Balestrasse
Date of birth (1961-01-24) 24 January 1961 (age 60)
Place of birth Las Piedras, Uruguay
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1985 Wanderers
1985–1987 Olympiacos 49 (2)
1987–1991 Levadiakos 113 (6)
1992–1993 Peñarol
1993–2000 Wanderers -
National team
1980–1994 Uruguay 60 (3)
Representing  Uruguay
Copa América
Winner 1983
Winner 1980 Uruguay
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was a Mundialito Winner at the 1980 Copa D'Oro, and he scored the first goal in the final game against Brazil (2-1) on January 10, 1981.

He represented his native country at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, against West Germany, Scotland (as captain) and Argentina wearing the number eight jersey.

Away of Uruguay, he made a significant career in Greece with Olympiakos for two years (1985-1987) and Levadiakos for four years (1987-1991).

After the end of his playing years Barrios became a manager and managed teams in Greece such as Doxa Dramas, Kavala FC and Ionikos. He also managed Olympiakos Nicosia of Cyprus.



1986–87 Alpha Ethniki


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