Marcos Calderón (11 July 1928 – 8 December 1987) was a Peruvian football coach. During his tenure the Selección de fútbol de Perú won the Copa América 1975 and reached the second round of the 1978 World Cup. He was born in Lima in 1928 and died when he was coach to Alianza Lima in a terrible aviation crash that occurred on 8 December 1987 that killed most of the team's promising squad.
|Full name||Marcos Calderón|
|Date of birth||11 July 1928|
|Place of birth||Peru|
|Date of death||8 December 1987(aged 59)|
|1978–1979||Barcelona de Guayaquil|
|1987||Juventud La Joya|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Calderon was a football player during the 1950s. A few years after his playing retirement, he began coaching.
Several titles were won during his coaching tenure with significant Peruvian clubs, such as: Universitario de Deportes, Sport Boys, and Sporting Cristal. His successes led to becoming coach of the Selección de fútbol de Perú.
Alianza Lima air disasterEdit
Calderon coached Alianza Lima, developed several significant players and won several titles. Much of the team was relatively young. Calderon had faith in his players, and many of them played on national team. Onboard a plane for an away match of the Peruvian League Alianza Lima, it crashed; Calderon and the entire team Alianza were killed. Several on the team were national team players.