Juan José Muñante

Juan José Muñante López (12 June 1948 – 23 April 2019) was a Peruvian footballer who played in a right winger role.

Juan José Muñante
Personal information
Full name Juan José Muñante López
Date of birth (1948-06-12)12 June 1948
Place of birth Pisco, Peru
Date of death 23 April 2019(2019-04-23) (aged 70)
Place of death Florida, United States
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1968 Sport Boys
1969–1973 Universitario
1973–1976 Atlético Español
1976–1980 UNAM Pumas
1980–1982 Tampico Madero
1983 Universitario
National team
1967–1978 Peru 48 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

BiographyEdit

Nicknamed The Jet in Peru[1] and The Cobra[2] in Mexico. He was famous for having great speed (he could run 100 metres in 10.7 seconds flat and was almost as quick with a ball at his feet), and also for his skills with the ball and his relatively high assist for teammate for passing the ball to the scorer, given his position of right winger.

He debuted in the Primera División with Sport Boys in the 1966 season. In 1969, he joined Universitario de Deportes where he was part of the team that won 2 Peru league championships and he helped reach second place at the Copa Libertadores 1972.

Muñante also played successfully in the Mexican League for many years, mainly in Pumas de la UNAM and Atlético Español.

Muñante played 48 times for the Peru national football team between 1967 and 1978,[3] including participation in the 1978 FIFA World Cup.

On 23 April 2019, Muñante died of lung cancer in the U.S. state of Florida, at the age of 70.[4]

HonoursEdit

Universitario de DeportesEdit

Atlético EspañolEdit

Pumas de la UNAMEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ El 'Jet' pide pista
  2. ^ Knowing Juan Jose Muñante
  3. ^ rsssf: Peru - record international footballers Archived 2009-02-02 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Juan José Muñante falleció a los 70 años en Estados Unidos". El Comercio (in Spanish). 23 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.

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