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Jorge Barrios (footballer)

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Full nameJorge Wálter Barrios Balestrasse
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11.3 in)
Playing positionMidfielder (retired)

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Jorge Wálter Barrios Balestrasse (born January 24, 1961 in Las Piedras) is a retired football midfielder from Uruguay, who was nicknamed "Chifle" during his professional career. Having made his official debut on July 18, 1980 against Peru (0-0), Barrios obtained a total number of 61 international caps for the Uruguay national football team.

He was a Mundialito Winner at the 1980 Copa D'Oro, and he scored the first goal in the final game against Brazil (2-1) on January 10, 1981.

He represented his native country at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, against West Germany, Scotland (as captain) and Argentina wearing the number eight jersey.

After the end of his playing years Barrios became a manager and managed teams in Greece such as Doxa Dramas, Kavala FC and Ionikos. He also managed Olympiakos Nicosia of Cyprus.


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