Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Farewell to Hector 'Pigeon' Nunez

Hector Nunez died on Monday in Madrid at the age of 75 years the victim of a long and painful illness. The Uruguayan noted as a player and coach. On both sides shone in the Spanish League championship.

Former Uruguayan player and coach in the first division debut for his country at age 19 in the Club Nacional de Montevideo, which reached three titles. From there he jumped to Europe where he achieved two Fairs Cups with the shirt of Valencia, who also directed from the bench in 1994.

In the Mestalla club as a player was militating six seasons. Nunez midfielder playing out as the right lane. He was a player with the ball (got 14 goals in season 1960-61).

As a coach, sat on the benches of Rayo Vallecano, Atletico Madrid and Valencia (first division). He also led the Silver Division of Hercules, Tenerife, Valladolid, Granada and Las Palmas.

However, Nunez's name is linked closely with Uruguay. Besides joining the Nacional became a bellwether for the Celeste throughout his life. While his last job was renowned as a coach to lead his country to conquer the Copa America in 1995, achieved in Montevideo against Brazil. Also won the American Cup with Nacional in 1989. Additionally, Nunez was the coach of Costa Rica in 1992.

Nicknamed the pigeon landed in Spain in 59 years through Valencia. He was one of the mainstays of che set along six seasons he played 123 games for converting 40 goals. His last club in Spain, 65-66 season was the Mallorca, with whom he played 24 games and scored six goals.

Nunez earned a deserved reputation as a coach in Spain. He passed by many teams, but where was stalled deep in Hercules, which entity was in two distinct stages. He directed the picture from Alicante in the 1994-95 season and after 1997 to 1999. Indeed, last year's farewell was the Uruguayan coach.

Hector Nunez also noted as a sports analyst. In fact, working for brands. In our daily columnist and served as senator.


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