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Hugo de Leon

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Hugo Eduardo de Leon Rodriguez is a Uruguayan football coach and former player.

National team player career

The defender was capped 48 times for Uruguay between July 1979 and June 1990, including four games at the 1990 World Cup. De Leon helped the national team win the 1980 Mundialito, a tournament celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first World Cup.

Club player career

He joined Nacional in 1977. With Nacional, De Leon won two uruguayan league titles, in 1977 and 1980, the Copa Libertadores in 1980 and the Intercontinental Cup in the same year. In 1981, he left Nacional to play for Gremio, where he won the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup in 1983. After spells in Brazil and Spain he returned to Nacional in 1988, to win the Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup in that year, and the Copa Interamericana and Recopa Sudamericana in 1989. At the end of the year, he left Nacional to play for River Plate of Argentina, where he won the 1989/1990 league title. He returned to Nacional in 1992 and won his third uruguayan league title as a player. He retired in 1993.

Coaching career

As a coach, he was in charge of several clubs in Uruguay, Brazil and Mexico, including Nacional, Gremio and Monterrey. In Nacional, he won the uruguayan league titles of 1998, 2000 and 2001.


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External links

Club Nacional de Football

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