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José Batlle Perdomo Teixeira (born January 5, 1965) is a Uruguayan former footballer.

José Perdomo
Personal information
Full name José Batlle Perdomo Teixeira
Date of birth (1965-01-05) January 5, 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Salto, Uruguay
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1989 Peñarol
1989–1990 Genoa 25 (0)
1990 Coventry City 4 (0)
1990–1991 Real Betis 6 (1)
1991–1992 Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata
1994 Peñarol
National team
1987–1990 Uruguay 27 (2)
Teams managed
2000 Villa Española
2002 Tacuarembó F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Born in Salto, he started his career with Club Atlético Peñarol in 1983, being later noted in 1989 by Genoa head coach Franco Scoglio during a South-American scouting visit, being signed by the rossoblu together with fellow Uruguayans Carlos "Pato" Aguilera and Rubén Paz. Perdomo, who was expected to be a mainstay within the Genoa midfield line, played 25 unimpressive matches, being remembered only for his lack of pace and acceleration, as well as his excessive playing aggressivity.[citation needed] His poor performances later led Vujadin Boškov, head coach of crosstown rivals Sampdoria, to one of his best famous quotes, declared just before the 1989–90 city derby:

"If I unleash my dog, it plays better than Perdomo."[1]

He was sold to Spanish side Real Betis for the 1990–91, where he made just six appearances, scoring one goal. He moved to Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata one year later, and retired in 1994 after a season with Peñarol.


  1. ^ "Perdomo: il "cane volante" del Genoa" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2007-10-03.

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