Pablo Bengoechea

Pablo Javier Bengoechea Dutra (born 27 June 1965) is a retired Uruguayan professional footballer, who is currently a manager. A midfielder of exquisite technique, he played for several clubs in Uruguay and Spain.[1] He was the captain of the club C.A. Peñarol and the Uruguay national team. He also played at the 1990 World Cup. He is known by the nicknames of "the Professor" and "the Ten".

Pablo Bengoechea
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Pablo Bengoechea in 2016.
Personal information
Full name Pablo Javier Bengoechea Dutra
Date of birth (1965-06-27) 27 June 1965 (age 55)
Place of birth Rivera, Uruguay
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Montevideo Wanderers 46 (15)
1987–1992 Sevilla 135 (26)
1992–1993 Gimnasia La Plata 16 (5)
1993–2003 Peñarol 245 (82)
Total 442 (128)
National team
1986–1997 Uruguay 43 (6)
Teams managed
2005–2006 River Plate (assistant)
2007–2008 Cruz Azul (assistant)
2008–2009 Universidad de Chile (assistant)
2010 Danubio (assistant)
2010–2014 Peru (assistant)
2014 Peru
2015–2016 Peñarol
2017–2018 Alianza Lima
2019–2020 Alianza Lima
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Bengoechea, a native of Rivera, started his career at the Oriental Atlético Club of Rivera. He later played for Montevideo Wanderers, Sevilla FC of Spain, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata of Argentina and C.A. Peñarol.


Bengoechea's career at Peñarol was very successful in terms of titles won. He helped the team conquer the second “Quinquenio de Oro” (five consecutive league titles), winning the league title in the seasons of 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997. He also won titles in 1999 and 2003, the 1997 Liguilla, and two Parmalat championships in 1993 and 1994. He is considered one of the greatest players in the history of Peñarol. Thanks to his high professionalism inside and outside the football pitch,[citation needed] Bengoechea played professionally until the age of 38.

National teamEdit

He was a member of the Uruguayan national team from 1987 to 1998. He played in the Copa Americas of 1987 and 1995. He scored in the final of both the 1987 and 1995 Copas América, as Uruguay won the titles against Chile and Brazil respectively. He played in Uruguay's loss at the 1990 World Cup against Belgium, coming in as a substitute and scoring the team's only goal of the match.

After retirementEdit

During the 2007-2008 season, along his friend Markarian he was part of the technical staff of CA Cruz Azul from Mexico. To honor his accomplishments at Penarol, a monument in the Aromos was erected. Hundreds of manyas were present the day of the inauguration.[citation needed] In 2009, he signed a contract with Chilean giants Universidad de Chile, as Assistant Manager, being Sergio Markarian the first team coach. In 2010, he became the assistant manager of Sergio Markarian as he became the new coach of the Peru national football team. On March 4, 2014, Bengoechea was named the manager of the Peru national team.


  1. ^ "Pablo Bengoechea". Retrieved 28 July 2019.

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