Rigoberto Guzmán

Rigoberto "Rigo" Guzmán Calderón (11 June 1932 – 22 June 2014) was a Salvadoran football (soccer) player and manager from Atiquizaya.

Rigoberto Guzmán
Personal information
Full name Rigoberto Guzmán Calderón
Date of birth (1932-06-11)11 June 1932
Place of birth Atiquizaya, Ahuachapán, El Salvador
Date of death 22 June 2014(2014-06-22) (aged 82)
Place of death El Salvador
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Santa Anita
Juventud Olimpica Metalio
National team
El Salvador
Teams managed
1968 El Salvador
Atlante San Alejo
Adler San Nicolás
Atlético Marte
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Guzmán was a running athlete who competed at the 800 and 3000 metres but later became a football player and captained the Juventud Olimpica Metalio side for eight years.[1]

Managerial career and other professionsEdit

Guzmán coached El Salvador at the 1968 Olympic Games.[2] Also, he is a painter and caricaturist and in 2006 he was given the title Maestro Meritísimo de El Salvador after 50 years of educating.[3]

In January 2001, Professor Guzmán fell victim of an earthquake when his house collapsed.[4]


Guzmán died from an undisclosed terminal disease on 22 June 2014.[5]


  1. ^ Arte al desnudo en la obra de Rigoberto Guzmán, Rigo - Diario Colatino (in Spanish)
  2. ^ El Salvador roster - FIFA
  3. ^ ¡Gracias, señores diputados! - La Prensa (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Ayúdenos a ayudar - El Diario de Hoy (in Spanish)
  5. ^ [1]

External linksEdit

  • Tribute - Memorias Guanacas (in Spanish)