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Richard Páez

Richard Alfred Mayela Páez Monzón known as Richard Páez (born 12 December 1952) is a Venezuelan football manager former coach of Deportivo Cuenca from Ecuador and of the Venezuela national football team.[citation needed]


Playing careerEdit


Born in Mérida, Páez played club football for Estudiantes de Mérida, Portuguesa, Deportivo Táchira and Universidad de Los Andes.[dead link] [1]


He also played for the Venezuela national football team in the 1970s.[citation needed]

Managerial careerEdit

During his tenure, which lasted from January 2001 to November 2007, Venezuela achieved its best period in international football, improving from its status of being the worst team in South America.[citation needed] The squad reached the quarter final of the 2007 Copa America, and also had several victories in FIFA World Cup qualifying.[citation needed]

In early 2008, he was signed as Alianza Lima's coach but was fired from his post a few months later.[citation needed]

In November 2011, Páez became the first Venezuelan football manager to win a competition outside of Venezuela when his team Millonarios won the Copa Postobón. In May 2012, he left Millonarios after one and one-half seasons in charge.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

His son, Ricardo Páez, was a member of the national team.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Ruiz M., Juan Guillermo (31 December 2011). "Un día como hoy en el fútbol: Diciembre 31" [On this day in football: December 31]. GolGolGol Futbol. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Millonarios confirmó la salida del técnico venezolano Richard Páez" [Millonarios confirm the departure of Venezuelan manager Richard Páez] (in Spanish). El País. 30 May 2012.

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