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Gustavo Matosas

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Matosas and the second or maternal family name is Paidón.

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Gustavo Matosas
Full nameChristian Gustavo Matosas Paidón
Date of birth (1965-05-27) 27 May 1965 (age 51)
Place of birthBuenos Aires, Argentina
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Playing positionMidfielder, Central Defender
Club information
Current team
Atlas
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1985–1988Peñarol
1989–1990Málaga45(4)
1991–1992San Lorenzo40(3)
1992Racing Club12(1)
1993–1994São Paulo5(2)
1993–1994Lleida17(2)
1994–1995Valladolid15(1)
1996Atlético Paranaense
1997Goiás14(0)
1999–2000Tianjin Teda49(2)
2001El Tanque Sisley
2001Querétaro6(0)
National team
1987–1992Uruguay7(0)
Teams managed
2002–2003Villa Española
2004Plaza Colonia
2005Rampla Juniors
2006–2007Danubio
2007–2008Peñarol
2008–2009Bella Vista
2009–2010U. de San Martín
2010–2011Danubio
2011Querétaro
2012–2014León
2014–2015América
2015–Atlas

Christian Gustavo Matosas Paidón (born 25 May 1967) is a former Argentine-born Uruguayan professional footballer and currently manager of Liga MX club Atlas.

Playing career

Club

The son of former footballer Roberto Matosas, Gustavo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1967, as his father was playing for River Plate at the time. Matosas made his debut in 1985 playing for Peñarol in Uruguay, with whom he won the Copa Libertadores in 1987, as well as two league titles, and went on to play for Málaga in Spain, San Lorenzo in Argentina, São Paulo in Brazil, Tianjin Teda in China, as well as having brief stints with other clubs in Argentina, Brazil, and Spain before retiring in 2001, last playing for Querétaro of the Mexican Primera División.

International

An Uruguayan international, Matosas gained his first cap in 1987. That year, he won the Copa América title with Uruguay after defeating Chile 1–0 in the Final. Matosas was capped seven times in his career.

Managerial career

In December 2014 it was announced that Matosas would be named manager of Club América.

Honours

As a player

Peñarol
Uruguay

As a manager

León
América

External links

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