Juan Hohberg

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Juan Hohberg
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Personal information
Full name Juan Eduardo Hohberg
Date of birth (1926-06-19)19 June 1926
Place of birth Córdoba, Argentina
Date of death 30 April 1996(1996-04-30) (aged 69)
Place of death Lima, Peru
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946 Central Córdoba 7 (2)
1947–1948 Rosario Central 51 (31)
1949–1959 Peñarol 130 (95)
1960 Racing Montevideo 6 (3)
1961 Cúcuta Deportivo 37 (19)
1946–1961 Total 239 (153)
National team
1954-1959 Uruguay 8 (3)
Teams managed
1962-1963 Cúcuta Deportivo
1964-1966 Atlético Nacional
1968 Panathinaikos
1969–1970 Uruguay
1971 Peñarol
1972 Sport Boys
1974–1975 Universitario
1977 Uruguay
1977–1979 Alianza Lima
1981 Ecuador
1981–1982 Emelec
1982 Juan Aurich
1983 Deportivo Municipal
1985 Sport Boys
1991-1992 Deportivo Municipal

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

† Appearances (goals)

Juan Eduardo Hohberg (19 June 1926 - 30 April 1996) was an Argentine-born Uruguayan football player and coach.

Club career

Hohberg started his playing career in 1946 with Central Córdoba before joining Rosario Central in 1947.

In 1948 Hohberg moved to Uruguay to join Peñarol where he would play until 1959. Peñarol won six league titles during his time with the club.

Towards the end of his playing career he had spells with Racing Club de Montevideo and Cúcuta Deportivo in Colombia.

International career

Hohberg scored three goals as a forward for the Uruguay national football team in the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland, including two in one of the most exciting World Cup matches ever played, the semi-final with Hungary. His second goal in the 86th minute of that match sent the game into extra time, where Hungary finally prevailed 4-2 after two goals by Sándor Kocsis.

Coaching career

Hohberg was Uruguay's coach at the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, leading them to a fourth-place finish.

In Peru, he coached Universitario de Deportes winning the Peruvian championship in 1974, and Alianza Lima where won the title in 1977 and 1978. Also, was trainer of Deportivo Municipal.[1]


The Peruvian footballer Alejandro Hohberg is his grandson.


  1. Behr, Raúl. "La Curva Diagonal: De dos caras felices" (in Spanish). Dechalaca.com. Retrieved 21 June 2013. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>