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Juan Hohberg

Juan Hohberg
Full nameJuan Eduardo Hohberg
Date of birth(1926-06-19)19 June 1926
Place of birthCórdoba, Argentina
Date of death30 April 1996(1996-04-30) (aged 69)
Place of deathLima, Peru
Playing positionStriker
Senior career*
1946Central Córdoba7(2)
1947–1948Rosario Central51(31)
1960Racing Montevideo6(3)
1961Cúcuta Deportivo37(19)
National team
Teams managed
1962-1963Cúcuta Deportivo
1964-1966Atlético Nacional
1972Sport Boys
1977–1979Alianza Lima
1982Juan Aurich
1983Deportivo Municipal
1985Sport Boys
1991-1992Deportivo Municipal

Juan Eduardo Hohberg (19 June 1926 - 30 April 1996) was an Argentine-born Uruguayan football player and coach.

Club career

Hohberg started his playing career in 1946 with Central Córdoba before joining Rosario Central in 1947.

In 1948 Hohberg moved to Uruguay to join Peñarol where he would play until 1959. Peñarol won six league titles during his time with the club.

Towards the end of his playing career he had spells with Racing Club de Montevideo and Cúcuta Deportivo in Colombia.

International career

Hohberg scored three goals as a forward for the Uruguay national football team in the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland, including two in one of the most exciting World Cup matches ever played, the semi-final with Hungary. His second goal in the 86th minute of that match sent the game into extra time, where Hungary finally prevailed 4-2 after two goals by Sándor Kocsis.

Coaching career

Hohberg was Uruguay's coach at the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, leading them to a fourth-place finish.

In Peru, he coached Universitario de Deportes winning the Peruvian championship in 1974, and Alianza Lima where won the title in 1977 and 1978. Also, was trainer of Deportivo Municipal.[1]


  1. ^ Behr, Raúl. "La Curva Diagonal: De dos caras felices" (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 June 2013.