Nelson Gutiérrez

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Nelson Gutiérrez
Surname Nelson Daniel Gutiérrez Luongo
birthday April 13, 1962
place of birth MontevideoUruguay
size 185 cm
position Defender
Years station Games (goals) 1
1980-1984 Peñarol
1985 Atlético Nacional
1985-1988 River Plate 65 (2)
1988-1989 Lazio Rome 17 (1)
1989-1990 Hellas Verona 27 (3)
1990-1993 CD Logroñés 60 (0)
1993-1996 Peñarol
1997 Defensor Sporting
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
at least 1979–1981 Uruguay (Juniors) at least 11 (0)
1983-1990 Uruguay 57 (0)
1 Only league games are given.

Nelson Daniel Gutiérrez Luongo (born April 13, 1962 in Montevideo , Uruguay ) is a former Uruguayan football player .

Club career

The 1.85 meter tall central defender began his club career in 1980 with the Uruguayan club Peñarol . With the Aurinegros Gutiérrez won the Uruguayan championship in 1981 and 1982 and the Copa Libertadores and the World Cup in 1982 . In 1985 he played for the Colombian club Atlético Nacional . 1985/86 and in the two following seasons he joined the Argentine capital city club River Plate . Here he and his teammates not only secured the Argentine championship title in 1986, but also prevailed in the Copa Libertadores that year . In the 1988/89 season, he completed 17 games (one goal) for Lazio in the Serie A . Within this league he then moved to Hellas Verona , where he was used in 27 league games in 1989/90 and scored three goals. He spent the next three seasons in Spain with CD Logroñés . In 1993 he returned to Uruguay to Peñarol, for which he played his last half series in the 1996 Clausura. There he was Uruguayan champion four times in a row (1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996). He also reached the finals for the Copa Conmebol twice with his teammates in 1993 and 1994 . At the end of his career he was still active in Apertura 1997 for Defensor Sporting .

National team

Gutiérrez took part with the Uruguayan junior selection at the Junior World Cup in Japan in 1979 and finished third with the team. Also at the junior soccer world championship in 1981 he came to the train for Uruguay's junior national team in all three group games and the quarter-final defeat against Romania. In the same year he won the U-20 South American Championship with Uruguay in 1981 . During the tournament he was used by coach Aníbal Gutiérrez Ponce in Ecuador seven times (no goal). The defender was also a member of the Uruguayan national soccer team . Overall, he completed from his debut on June 2, 1983 in the game in Asunción against the selection of Paraguay to his last appearance on June 25, 1990 in the World Cup game against the Italian national team 57 internationals for his home country. He didn't score a goal. With the Celeste he took part in the 1986 World Cup and the 1990 World Cup. Other tournaments in which he participated on the Uruguayan side were the Copa America in 1983 and 1987 , in which Uruguay won the title. He was also on the squad at the 1989 Copa America , the 1985 Artemio Franchi Cup and the 1983 and 1985 Copa Artigas .


  • 2 × Copa America (1983, 1987)
  • 1981 U-20 South American champion
  • World Cup (1982)
  • 2 × Copa Libertadores (1982, 1986)
  • 6 × Uruguayan champions (1981, 1982, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996)
  • Argentinian Champion (1986)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Profile on ( Memento from June 19, 2013 in the web archive ), accessed on December 19, 2012
  2. Nelson Gutiérrez in the FIFA database , accessed on January 1, 2013
  3. Sudamericanos s20: década del 80 (Spanish) on, accessed on May 11, 2015
  4. Statistical data on international appearances in the Uruguayan national team at, accessed on December 19, 2012
  5. ^ Nelson Daniel Gutíerrez - International Appearances at, accessed December 19, 2012