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Héctor Núñez


Héctor Núñez

Héctor Núñez
Personal information
Full nameHéctor Núñez Bello
Date of birth(1936-05-08)8 May 1936
Place of birthMontevideo, Uruguay
Date of death20 December 2011(2011-12-20) (aged 75)
Place of deathMadrid, Spain
Playing positionStriker
Senior career*
National team
Teams managed
1971Calvo Sotelo
1974–1975Rayo Vallecano
1975–1976Real Valladolid
1977–1978Rayo Vallecano
1978Atlético Madrid
1979–1980Rayo Vallecano
1983–1984Las Palmas
1984–1987Rayo Vallecano
1992Costa Rica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Héctor Núñez Bello (8 May 1936 – 19 December 2011)[1] was a Uruguayan footballer and manager. He was manager of the Uruguay squad that won Copa América 1995.

Playing career

Núñez was born in Montevideo and started his playing career at the age of 19 playing for Nacional. His good form earned him a chance to play for Uruguay, he was part of the squad for the 1959 Copa América.[2]

He moved to Spain to join Valencia, he won the Fairs Cup in two consecutive seasons with the club. Later in his career he played for Mallorca and Levante.

Núñez died in Spain, aged 75.



Season Team Title
1955 Uruguay Nacional Uruguayan Primera División
1956 Uruguay Nacional Uruguayan Primera División
1957 Uruguay Nacional Uruguayan Primera División
1961–62 Spain Valencia Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
1962–63 Spain Valencia Inter-Cities Fairs Cup


Season Team Title
1988 Uruguay Nacional Copa Interamericana
1989 Uruguay Nacional Recopa Sudamericana
1995 Uruguay Uruguay Copa América

Managerial career

Núñez worked as the manager of a considerable number of clubs in Spain, he has also managed in Mexican and Uruguayan club football. He was manager of the Costa Rica national team in 1992 and the Uruguay national team between 1994 and 1997 where he led them to the Copa América 1995 championship.


External links

  • (Spanish) Valencia statistics
  • BD Fútbol

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