Víctor Hugo Castañeda

Víctor Hugo Castañeda (born June 21, 1962) is a Chilean football former footballer and current manager.

Víctor Hugo Castañeda
Personal information
Full name Víctor Hugo Castañeda
Date of birth (1962-07-06) July 6, 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, Chile
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1986 Palestino
1987–1988 Deportes Concepción
1989–1992 Palestino
1992–1997 Universidad de Chile
National team
1996–1997 Chile
Teams managed
2002–2003 Universidad de Chile
2005–2010 Deportes La Serena
2011–2012 Universidad de Concepción
2012–2013 Everton de Viña del Mar
2014–2015 Coquimbo Unido
2016 Universidad de Chile
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only



Castañeda was born in San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, and played for Palestino most of his career. He joined Universidad de Chile in 1992, and obtained 2 National Titles (1994 and 1995).

He was part of the Chile national football team during the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, but retired before he could play in the World Cup and was invited to be a part of Nelson Acosta's staff during the World Cup.


In 2002, he was signed as coach of Universidad de Chile, a post that he left in 2003 after irregular campaigns. In 2005, Castañeda arrived to Deportes La Serena. That year, in the 2005 Clausura, the team got to the semifinals after winning 4-1 in penalties to Colo Colo, but then, lost to Universidad Católica.[1] After a narrowness the later years, La Serena finished second in the regular phase of the 2009 Clausura, the best place ever in the history of the team.[2] La Serena reached semifinals that tournament.

In the last days of April 2011, he was signed as the new coach of Universidad de Concepción, but for less than a year as he was on March 26, 2012 fired due to bad results.

On May 3, 2012, he signed as manager of Everton, a team from the Chilean Primera División B. On November 26, 2012, Everton was promoted to Chilean Primera División.




Universidad de Chile