Roberto Scarone

Roberto Scarone Rivera (16 July 1917 – 25 April 1994) was an Uruguayan football player and manager. He is mainly known for his successful managing spell at the helm of the Uruguayan powerhouse Peñarol in the early 1960s.

Roberto Scarone
Personal information
Full name Roberto Scarone Rivera
Date of birth (1917-07-16)16 July 1917
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 25 April 1994(1994-04-25) (aged 76)
Place of death Montevideo, Uruguay
Position(s) Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1939 Peñarol
1939–1943 Gimnasia La Plata
1943–1945 América
1945–1947 Atlante
1948 Gimnasia La Plata
Teams managed
1948–1951 Gimnasia La Plata
1952–1953 Deportivo Cali
1953–1955 Centro Iqueño
1956 Audax Italiano
1957 Centro Iqueño
1958–1959 Alianza Lima
1959–1962 Peñarol
1962 Uruguay
1963–1964 Monterrey
1965–1966 América
1966–1967 Nacional
1968 Monterrey
1969–1974 Universitario
1972–1973 Peru
1975 San Lorenzo
1977 Ñublense
1982 Universitario
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Scarone started playing professionally at his hometown club Peñarol in the 1930s. In 1939, at the age of 22, he moved to Gimnasia La Plata in Argentina where he spent four seasons. Between 1943 and 1947 he had spells with Mexican sides América and Atlante before coming back to Gimnasia in 1948. That same year he retired from active football and immediately took over as the club's coach.

His then spent the following three decades coaching a number of South American clubs in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, and Mexico. His greatest successes came in the early 1960s with Peñarol with whom he won three consecutive Uruguayan championships in 1959, 1960 and 1961, two Copa Libertadores titles (in 1960 and 1961) and the 1961 Intercontinental Cup.[1] On account of his success with Peñarol he was made a member of the Uruguay national football team coaching staff in the 1962 FIFA World Cup, along with Juan Carlos Corazzo, Juan López Fontana and Hugo Bagnulo.

He also had considerable success coaching in Peru, winning four Peruvian championships with Centro Iqueño and Universitario de Deportes, and even took Universitario to the finals of the 1972 Copa Libertadores. In addition, he won the 1965–66 Mexican championship with Club América. He also had a brief stint managing Peru national football team in the 1974 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

Scarone retired from coaching in 1982. After suffering from Alzheimer's disease in his later years, Scarone died on 25 April 1994 in his hometown of Montevideo.




  1. ^ "Intercontinental Cup 1961". Retrieved 8 February 2011.