Heriberto Herrera

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Herrera and the second or maternal family name is Udrizar.
Heriberto Herrera
Personal information
Full name Heriberto Herrera Udrizar
Date of birth (1926-04-24)24 April 1926
Place of birth Guarambaré, Paraguay
Date of death 26 July 1996(1996-07-26) (aged 70)
Place of death Asunción, Paraguay
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Teniente Fariño
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Nacional (PY)
1952–1959 Atlético Madrid 74 (0)
National team
Paraguay 5 (0)
1957 Spain 1 (0)
Teams managed
1959 Rayo Vallecano
1960–1961 Tenerife
1961–1962 Granada
1962 Valladolid
1962–1963 Español
1963–1964 Elche
1964–1969 Juventus
1969–1971 Internazionale
1971–1973 Sampdoria
1974–1975 Atalanta
1975–1976 Las Palmas
1976–1977 Valencia
1978 Español
1978–1979 Elche
1982 Las Palmas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Heriberto Herrera Udrizar (24 April 1926 – 26 July 1996) was a footballer and manager who played international football for both Paraguay and Spain as a defender.[1]


Herrera played for Club Nacional of Paraguay and for several Spanish teams. While playing for the Paraguay national football team he led the team to win the 1953 Copa América against Brazil and was named the best player of the tournament. He later played one game for the Spain national football team in 1957.

As a coach, he managed Spanish teams (Elche CF and Valencia CF among them) and Italian giants Juventus and Inter Milan.

He coached Juventus from 1964 to 1969, winning one scudetto in the 1966–67 season and one Coppa Italia in the 1964–65 season. Herrera ranks second in most games as a Juventus coach with 162 (Giovanni Trapattoni is first with 402 games).[2]

As the coach of Internazionale, he led the team to a second-place finish in the 1969–70 Serie A season.


Herrera was born in Guarambaré. He died in Asunción in 1996.







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