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Lorenzo Fernández

Lorenzo Fernandez
The Uruguay squad posing before the end of 1930. Fernandez is the fourth player standing from left to right
Personal information
Date of birthMay 20, 1900
Place of birthRedondela, Spain
Date of deathNovember 16, 1973(age 73)
Place of deathMontevideo, Uruguay
Playing positionFull-back

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Lorenzo Fernández (20 May 1900 — 16 November 1973), nicknamed El Gallego (The Galician), was a Spanish-born Uruguayan footballer. During his career, he played for Montevideo Wanderers FC, Nacional and C.A. Peñarol. Fernández also played 31 times and scored 4 goals for the Uruguay national football team, with which he won the 1930 FIFA World Cup, the gold medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics, and the 1926 and 1935 Copa Americas. In 1941 and 1942, he coached Peñarol.


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