Luis Garisto Pan (3 December 1945 – 21 November 2017) was a Uruguayan football (soccer) coach who had a professional career as both player and head coach.[1]

Luis Garisto
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Personal information
Full name Luis Garisto Pan
Date of birth (1945-12-03)3 December 1945
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 21 November 2017(2017-11-21) (aged 71)
Place of death Montevideo, Uruguay
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Luis Garisto, el Loco, began his professional career in 1960 with Uruguayan club Defensor, known today as Defensor Sporting, and he was then transferred to Club Independiente of Argentina in Buenos Aires. He played there for several years, participating in all 5 consecutive championships with his club, 3 Libertadores cups, and 2 world club championships. Subsequently he was transferred to Peñarol of Montevideo, Uruguay. As a Captain of this squad, he obtained 2 championships. He was later signed by Club Cobreloa in Chile. With this club he won the B and A division consecutively and several other international cups such as Libertadores de America Cup and the Intercontinental Cup.[2]

In 1973, he signed with the Chilean club Cobreloa and played for the Uruguayan Squad in the World Cup in Germany in 1974.[3]

In 1974, Garisto punched Australian international Ray Baartz in the throat and jaw during a friendly fixture at the Sydney Cricket Ground, prematurely ending Baartz's playing career only months before Australia were to play in their first ever World Cup.[4]

As a coach, he worked in several clubs such as Peñarol, Chacarita Juniors, Banfield, Argentinos Juniors, Estudiantes de la Plata, Cobreloa, Club Atlas and Deportivo Toluca F.C.. Garisto coached Central Espanol in Uruguay.

He died on November 21, 2017 at the age of 71.


  1. ^ "Murió Luis Garisto". Infobae (in Spanish). 21 November 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
  2. ^ "Falleció el jugador y director técnico Luis Garisto" (in Spanish). La Diaria. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  3. ^ Luis GaristoFIFA competition record
  4. ^ "Moments in time". The Age, Melbourne. 19 November 2005. Retrieved 2009-04-14.

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