Héctor Núñez

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Héctor Núñez
Personal information
Full name Héctor Núñez Bello
Date of birth (1936-05-08)8 May 1936
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 20 December 2011(2011-12-20) (aged 75)
Place of death Madrid, Spain
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1959 Nacional
1959–1965 Valencia 154 (61)
1965–1966 Mallorca 24 (6)
1966-1968 Levante 42 (13)
National team
1957–1959 Uruguay 7 (0)
Teams managed
1971 Calvo Sotelo
1972 Tenerife
1972–1973 Tenerife
1973–1974 Levante
1974–1975 Rayo Vallecano
1975–1976 Real Valladolid
1976 Granada
1977–1978 Rayo Vallecano
1978 Atlético Madrid
1979–1980 Rayo Vallecano
1981–1983 Tecos
1983–1984 Las Palmas
1984–1987 Rayo Vallecano
1989 Nacional
1992 Costa Rica
1993–1994 Valencia
1994–1997 Uruguay
2001 Al-Nasr
2007 Tacuarembó

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Héctor Núñez Bello (8 May 1936 – 19 December 2011)[1] was a Uruguayan footballer and manager. He was manager of the Uruguay squad that won Copa América 1995.

Playing career

Núñez was born in Montevideo and started his playing career at the age of 19 playing for Nacional. His good form earned him a chance to play for Uruguay, he was part of the squad for the 1959 Copa América.[2]

He moved to Spain to join Valencia, he won the Fairs Cup in two consecutive seasons with the club. Later in his career he played for Mallorca and Levante.

Núñez died in Spain, aged 75.



Season Team Title
1955 Uruguay Nacional Uruguayan Primera División
1956 Uruguay Nacional Uruguayan Primera División
1957 Uruguay Nacional Uruguayan Primera División
1961–62 Spain Valencia Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
1962–63 Spain Valencia Inter-Cities Fairs Cup


Season Team Title
1988 Uruguay Nacional Copa Interamericana
1989 Uruguay Nacional Recopa Sudamericana
1995 Uruguay Uruguay Copa América

Managerial career

Núñez worked as the manager of a considerable number of clubs in Spain, he has also managed in Mexican and Uruguayan club football. He was manager of the Costa Rica national team in 1992 and the Uruguay national team between 1994 and 1997 where he led them to the Copa América 1995 championship.


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