Marcos Calderón

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.[1] 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.

Marcos Calderón
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Personal information
Full name Marcos Calderón
Date of birth (1928-07-11)11 July 1928
Place of birth Peru
Date of death 8 December 1987(1987-12-08) (aged 59)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
194?–1951 Carlos Concha
1951–1956 Sport Boys
Teams managed
1958–1960 Sport Boys
1963 Defensor Lima
1964–1968 Universitario
1965–1967 Peru
1969–1971 Defensor Arica
1972–1974 Sporting Cristal
1975–1976 Alianza Lima
1975–1979 Peru
1978–1979 Barcelona de Guayaquil
1979–1981 Sporting Cristal
1981 Tigres UANL
1981–1982 Deportivo Municipal
1983 Deportivo Táchira
1984 Sport Boys
1985–1986 Universitario
1987 Peru
1987 Juventud La Joya
1987 Alianza Lima
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Coaching careerEdit

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.[citation needed]