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Víctor Púa

Víctor Púa
Full nameVíctor Haroldo Púa Sosa
Date of birth (1956-05-31) 31 May 1956 (age 59)
Place of birthPaso de los Toros, Uruguay
Playing positionDefender
Senior career*
1970–1974Liverpool MVD
1976–1977Bella Vista
1984Rampla Juniors
1985River Plate UY
1986Bella Vista
1988Sportivo Italiano
Teams managed
1990–1993River Plate UY
-Uruguay U-17
-Uruguay U-20
2000–2001Uruguay (assistant)
2004Rosario Central

Víctor Haroldo Púa Sosa (born 31 May 1956 in Paso de los Toros) is a retired Uruguayan football player and currently a football manager.

He coached the Uruguay U-20 national team, finishing runner-up in the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship.[1]

He was appointed to coach the Uruguay national team in the 1999 Copa América, earning second place honors. In 2001 he was chosen to replace Daniel Passarella, qualifying for the 2002 FIFA World Cup after finishing 5th in the South American zone and winning a playoff against Australia. Uruguay was drawn into group A alongside world champions France, Denmark and eventual tournament revelation Senegal. After a defeat to Denmark and a 0-0 draw with France, Uruguay had to beat Senegal to make it to the next round. Despite coming back from a 0-3 at half time, Richard Morales narrowly missed a fourth goal with the goalkeeper down, which left Uruguay in 3rd place and out of the next round.

In 2004 he coached Argentine side Rosario Central[2] but resigned after only 2 matches, because of differences with the board and a defeat to Newell's Old Boys in the local derby.

Clubs as player

Teams as coach