Cubilla playing at River Plate in 1966
|Full name||Luis Alberto Cubilla Almeida|
|Date of birth||28 March 1940|
|Place of birth||Paysandú, Uruguay|
|Date of death||3 March 2013(aged 72)|
|Place of death||Asunción, Paraguay|
|Colón de Paysandú|
|1980||Newell's Old Boys|
|2009||Colegio Nacional Iquitos|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 2008.
Luis Alberto Cubilla Almeida (28 March 1940 – 3 March 2013) was a Uruguayan football player and coach. He had a successful playing career winning 16 major titles. He then went on to become one of the most successful managers in South American football with 17 major titles.
Also known as "El Negro", Cubilla was born in Paysandú and started his playing career in the youth team of Colón de Paysandu. In 1957 he joined Peñarol where he was part of the team that won four Uruguayan league championships, two Copa Libertadores and a Copa Intercontinental.
Cubilla returned to South America in 1964 to play for River Plate of Argentina. In 1969 he returned to Uruguay joining Nacional where he won 4 more Uruguayan league titles, another Copa Libertadores, a Copa Interamericana and another Copa Intercontinental.
In the last years of his career he played for Santiago Morning of Chile and Defensor Sporting of Uruguay where he helped the club to win their first league championship and break the complete dominance of the league by Peñarol and Nacional.
As a coach, Cubilla achieved enormous success with Olimpia Asunción of Paraguay, winning 7 international titles and several national championships. He also coached Nacional, Peñarol, Defensor Sporting, Danubio (all of Uruguay), Atlético Nacional of Colombia, Newell's Old Boys and River Plate of Argentina and Cerro Porteño and Club Libertad, both from Paraguay.
Between 1991–1993 Luis Cubilla was the head coach of the Uruguay National Team and worked together with his older brother Pedro Cubilla as his assistant coach and Alejandro Riccino as the physical trainer.
During 1994 he coached the famous Argentinean club Racing Club de Avellaneda.
In February 2007, Cubilla signed with the Ecuadorian team Barcelona de Guayaquil.
As a player
- Uruguayan Primera División: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961
- Copa Libertadores: 1960, 1961
- Intercontinental Cup: 1961
- Uruguayan Primera División: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
- Copa Libertadores: 1971
- Intercontinental Cup: 1971
- Copa Interamericana: 1972
As a manager
- Paraguayan Primera División: 1979, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999
- Copa Libertadores: 1979, 1990
- Copa Interamericana: 1979
- Intercontinental Cup: 1979
- Supercopa Libertadores: 1990
- Recopa Sudamericana: 1990, 2003
|South American Coach of the Year