Nery Pumpido will occupy a senior leadership position at Conmebol

“We welcome a world champion to Conmebol! Nery Alberto Pumpido adds his experience, knowledge and leadership to our great team. He will occupy the position of Deputy Secretary General for Football of the Confederation. Success in your new work, Nery! “, Reported the entity from its networks.

Nery pumpido He was the goalkeeper of the Argentine team world champion in Mexico 86 and he also joined the squad in Italia 90, although an injury took him out of the competition after the second date.


Nery Pumpido with Alejandro Domínguez at the Conmebol headquarters.

The trajectory of Nery Pumpido

As a player

  • Union (1976-1981)
  • Velez (1981-1983)
  • River (1983-1988) *
  • Betis (Spain) (1988-1991)
  • Union (1991-1992)
  • Lanús (1993)

As a technical assistant

  • Rangers (Scotland) 1994-1995
  • Boca (1995-1996)
  • Lecce (Italy) (1997)

as DT

  • The Andes (1995)
  • Union (1999-2001)
  • Olympia (Paraguay) (2001-2003) **
  • Tigres (Mexico) (2003-2004)
  • Newell’s (2005-2007)
  • Veracruz (Mexico) (2007)
  • Al-Shabab (Arabia Saudita) (2008)
  • Olympics (Paraguay) (2011)
  • Godoy Cruz (2012)
  • Union (2012)
  • Olympics (Paraguay) (2014-2015)

As manager

In the Selection he played 34 games and was in 3 World Cups between 1982 and 1990. He was champion in Mexico 86.

* He won 4 titles including the Copa Libertadores and the 1986 Intercontinental.

** Won the Copa Libertadores 2002

Gonzalo Belloso’s farewell

Pumpido will replace Belloso, 47, which served as Deputy Secretary General for Football and Director of Development of the entity, to which he joined in 2016.

The ex-footballer of Rosario Central he had submitted his resignation a month ago but his departure was delayed by the president of the institution, the Paraguayan Alejandro Domínguez. “They finally fixed the departure in a friendly manner. Cycle completed “, explained Conmebol sources.

Officially the entity communicated the news and thanked him for “the years of dedication and fruitful work in favor of South American football “.

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