Víctor Espárrago

Víctor Rodolfo Espárrago Videla (born 6 October 1944 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan football coach and former midfielder.

Víctor Espárrago
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Espárrago in 1972
Personal information
Full name Víctor Rodolfo Espárrago Videla
Date of birth (1944-10-06) 6 October 1944 (age 77)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963 Danubio F.C.
1964–1965 C.A. Cerro
1966–1973 Nacional 213 (55)
1973–1975 Sevilla FC 55 (1)
1975–1979 Recreativo de Huelva 93 (4)
1979–1981 Nacional
National team
1966–1974 Uruguay 67 (18)
Teams managed
1985–1987 Recreativo de Huelva
1987–1988 Cádiz CF
1988–1991 Valencia CF
1991–1992 Sevilla FC
1992–1994 Albacete Balompié
1994 Real Valladolid
1996 Sevilla FC
1996–1997 Real Zaragoza
2004–2006 Cádiz CF
2010 Cádiz CF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

International careerEdit

He was capped 67 times for the national team between 1966 and 1974. His playing career highlight came when he was an important member of the Uruguayan squad which achieved fourth place at the 1970 FIFA World Cup.

In that tournament, he scored a winning goal in extra-time of the quarter-final against the USSR.

Coaching careerEdit

He has coached several teams in Spain since 1985. Since July 1, 2004 he has been the head coach of Cádiz CF, which was also the first team he coached in the Spanish first division. On 10 January 2010 after the exoneration of Javi Gracia, after the defeat of Real Sociedad (1-4), Cádiz has signed him as new manager.

Coaching career summaryEdit

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