Néstor Gonçalves

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Néstor Gonçalvez
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Full name Néstor Gonçalvez Martinicorena
Date of birth (1936-04-27) 27 April 1936 (age 83)
Place of birth Los Ceballos, Artigas, Uruguay
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1970 Peñarol 574
National team
1957–1968 Uruguay 50 (0)

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

† Appearances (goals)

Néstor Gonçalvez Martinicorena (born 27 April 1936) is a retired Uruguayan footballer who played as a midfielder for Uruguay in the 1962 and 1966 FIFA World Cups.[1] He mainly played for C.A. Peñarol and is usually considered one of the best South American midfielders of the 1960s.[2]


Born in Los Ceballos, Artigas, Gonçalvez began his career playing football for Salto from 1953 to 1956. In 1957, he joined Peñarol, where he would play until 1970.[3]


Gonçalves' son, Jorge Gonçalves, was also a professional footballer.[4]


  1. 1962 FIFA World Cup Chile
  2. http://www.xtratime.org/forum/showthread.php?t=268930
  3. Ruiz M., Juan Guillermo (27 April 2010). "Un día como hoy en el fútbol: Abril 27" (in Spanish). GolGolGol Futbol. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "En el nombre del padre, del hijo y… del fútbol" (in Spanish). La Red 21 Deportes. 10 October 2001. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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