Ever Hugo Almeida

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Ever Almeida
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Full nameEver Hugo Almeida Almada
Date of birth (1948-07-01) 1 July 1948 (age 70)
Place of birth Salto, Uruguay
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1967–1971 Cerro 128 (0)
1972 Guaraní 12 (0)
1973–1991 Olimpia 298 (0)
Total438(0)
National team
1975–1985 Paraguay 22 (0)
Teams managed
1992 Nacional
1993 Olimpia
1996 Sportivo Luqueño
1997–1998 Sol de América
1999 Paraguay
2000 Sol de América
2001–2004 Municipal
2004–2007 El Nacional
2008 Barcelona SC
2008–2009 Olimpia
2009–2010 Nacional
2010–2013 Guatemala
2013–2014 Olimpia
2015–2017 Libertad
2017 Olimpia
2017 Municipal
2018 Sol de América
2019– Rionegro Águilas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Ever Hugo Almeida (born 1 July 1948) is a Paraguayan former footballer who played as a goalkeeper and was manager of Asunción side Olimpia Currently is manager of CSD Municipal (Guatemala). Almeida was born in Salto, Uruguay, but became a naturalized Paraguayan in 1975.

Paraguay republic in South America

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Association football Team field sport

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Career

As player

Almeida made his professional debut in 1967 at the age of 19 playing for C.A. Cerro of Montevideo. After a few years in the Uruguayan football league he was transferred to Club Guaraní of Paraguay. Shortly afterwards, in 1973, he received an offer from Olimpia. From that point on Almeida played with Olimpia for nearly two decades, setting a record for being the player with most appearances in the Copa Libertadores with 113, [1] from 1973 to 1990, winning the tournament on two occasions (1979 and 1990). He also won the Intercontinental Cup (1979), Supercopa Sudamericana (1990), and the Recopa Sudamericana (1991), along with several Paraguayan national championships with Olimpia.

C.A. Cerro association football club

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Club Guaraní association football club

Club Guaraní is a Paraguayan football team, based in the neighbourhood of Pinoza in outer Asunción. Founded on 12 October 1903, it is one of the oldest and most successful in the country, with eleven Primera División titles.

Almeida was an extremely good penalty saver, a skill that helped Olimpia win both international and national championships. Past the age of 40 he decided to retire and became a legend for the Paraguayan club due to all his contributions and titles obtained throughout the years.

As coach

After retiring as a player, Almeida worked in sports journalism and later became a coach of teams like Sol de América and Olimpia of Paraguay, Municipal of Guatemala, Nacional of Quito and Barcelona SC of Ecuador; and he even coached the Paraguayan national team in 1999 during the Copa América. [2] In August 2008, Almeida was chosen as the new coach of Olimpia replacing Gustavo Costas, marking his return to the club since 1993. [3] Almeida achieved success as a coach by winning championships in Paraguay, Guatemala and Ecuador. He also coached Club Nacional of Paraguay.

Club Sol de América association football club

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In May 2010 Almeida was appointed as the new coach of Guatemala. [4]

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Honours

Player

Club Olimpia Paraguayan sports club

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Coach

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References

  1. Ever Almeida's matches in Copa Libertadores
  2. Copa America 1999 rosters
  3. El elegido
  4. "Almeida's Guatemalan adventure". FIFA.com. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011.