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Collection: 1920 Births, 1950 Fifa World Cup Players, 1962 Fifa World Cup Managers, 2010 Deaths, Boca Juniors Managers, C.F. Monterrey Managers, Chile International Footballers, Chile National Football Team Managers, Chilean Expatriate Footballers, Chilean Expatriates in Portugal, Chilean Football Managers, Chilean Footballers, Chilean People of Catalan Descent, Chilean People of Spanish Descent, Club Deportivo Universidad Católica Footballers, Club Nacional De Football Managers, Deportivo De La Coruña Managers, Expatriate Football Managers in Argentina, Expatriate Football Managers in France, Expatriate Football Managers in Mexico, Expatriate Football Managers in Portugal, Expatriate Football Managers in Spain, Expatriate Football Managers in Uruguay, Expatriate Footballers in France, Fc Porto Managers, Fc Rouen Players, Ligue 1 Players, Olympique De Marseille Managers, Primera División De Chile Managers, Primera División De Chile Players, Rcd Espanyol Managers, S.L. Benfica Managers, Sporting Clube De Portugal Managers, Sportspeople from Santiago, Stade De Reims Players, Unión Española Footballers
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Fernando Riera

Fernando Riera
Personal information
Full name Fernando Riera Bauzá
Date of birth (1920-06-27)27 June 1920
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Date of death 23 September 2010(2010-09-23) (aged 90)
Place of death Santiago, Chile
Playing position Forward / Left Wing
Youth career
Unión Española
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1937–1938 Unión Española
1939–1950 Universidad Católica
1950–1952 Reims
1953 Vasco CCS
1953–1954 Rouen
National team
1942–1950 Chile
Teams managed
1954–1957 Belenenses
1958–1962 Chile
1962–1963 Benfica
1964–1965 Universidad Católica
1966 Nacional
1966–1968 Benfica
1968 Universidad Católica
1969–1970 Espanyol
1971–1972 Boca Juniors
1972–1973 Porto
1973 Deportivo La Coruña
1974 Marseille
1974–1975 Sporting CP
1975–1976 Monterrey
1977 Palestino
1977–1978 Monterrey
1978–1982 Universidad de Chile
1983–1984 Everton Viña
1985–1988 Universidad de Chile
1988–1989 Monterrey
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 July 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 July 2007

Fernando Riera Bauzá (27 June 1920 – 23 September 2010[1]) was a Chilean professional football player and manager, patriarch of Chilean football.[2]

Riera was born in Santiago, Chile. He played for the Chile in the 1942,[3] 1947[4] and 1949 Copa Américas.[5]

He played at the 1950 FIFA World Cup,[6] and managed them on home soil when they finished third in the 1962 FIFA World Cup.[7]

In 1962–63 he led S.L. Benfica to the Portuguese Championship.[8] He returned to the club in 1966 and led them to the 1966–67 Championship.[8]

In 1963 he coached a FIFA XI team.[9] That was the first squad FIFA XI team in history.[10]

In 70s and 80s Fernando Riera continued to lead large teams in the world.

In Chile left a great legacy, with the disciple coaches like Arturo Salah and Manuel Pellegrini,[11] leaving a tradition and an identity for Chilean football.[12]

Riera died in his home city of Santiago.


  1. ^ Fernando Riera muere a los 90 años producto de un infarto | Deportes. La Tercera (23 September 2010). Retrieved on 29 November 2011.
  2. ^ Descontexto: "Recuerdos de un patriarca del fútbol". Entrevista a Fernando Riera, de Luis Urrutia O'Nell (Chomsky). (27 February 2004). Retrieved on 29 November 2011.
  3. ^ Copa América 1942 squads at rsssf
  4. ^ Copa América 1947 squads at rsssf
  5. ^ Copa América 1947 squads at rsssf
  6. ^ Fernando Riera – FIFA competition record
  7. ^ Participating in the World Cup as player and coach at rsssf
  8. ^ a b Chilean championship coaches abroad at rsssf
  9. ^ FIFA XI game log at rsssf
  10. ^ Riera Y La Seleccion Resto Del Mundo. (old newspaper scan, in Spanish) Retrieved on 29 November 2011.
  11. ^ El hombre que cambió la vida a Pellegrini. (2 June 2009). Retrieved on 29 November 2011.
  12. ^ El – El períodico líder de noticias en Chile. Retrieved on 29 November 2011.

External links

  • (Spanish) Game log at Historia de Boca
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