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Luis Cubilla

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Luis Alberto Cubilla Almeida is a former football (soccer) player and coach.

Also known as "El Negro", Cubilla is a former midfielder that played for Colon de Paysandu, Penarol of Uruguay, FC Barcelona of Spain, River Plate of Argentina, Nacional of Uruguay, Santiago Morning of Chile and Defensor Sporting of Uruguay.

As a coach, Cubilla achieved enormous success with Club Olimpia of Paraguay, winning 7 international titles and several national championships. He also coached Nacional, Penarol, Defensor Sporting, Danubio (all of Uruguay), Atletico Nacional of Colombia, River Plate of Argentina and Cerro Porteno and Club Libertad, both from Paraguay.

In 2004, several years after Cubilla left Olimpia, it was rumored that then-president Oscar Vicente Scavone wanted Cubilla's return to the club as coach.

In February 2007, Cubilla signed with the Ecuadorian team Barcelona de Guayaquil.

Titles as a Coach

1979 Copa Libertadores, Intercontinental Cup, Copa Interamericana and National Champion with Olimpia of Paraguay

1981 National Champion with Penarol of Uruguay

1982 National Champion with Olimpia of Paraguay

1983 National Champion with Atletico Nacional de Medellin of Colombia

1988 National Champion with Olimpia of Paraguay

1989 National Champion with Olimpia of Paraguay

1990 Copa Libertadores, Recopa Sudamericana, Copa Nehru and National Champion with Olimpia of Paraguay

1995 National Champion with Olimpia of Paraguay

1997 National Champion with Olimpia of Paraguay

1998 National Champion with Olimpia of Paraguay

1999 National Champion with Olimpia of Paraguay

2003 Recopa Sudamericana Champion with Olimpia of Paraguay

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