Néstor Gonçalves, Uruguayan footballer, Died at 80


Néstor Gonçalvez Martinicorena was born on April 27, 1936, in Cabellos, Artigas and died on December 29, 2016.

He was a retired Uruguayan footballer.

He played as a midfielder for Uruguay in the 1962 and 1966 FIFA World Cups.

Gonçalves mainly played for C.A. Peñarol.

He was mainly considered one of the best South American midfielders of the 1960s.

He his career playing football for Salto from 1953 to 1956.

During 1957, Gonçalves joined Peñarol, where he would play until 1970.

His son, Jorge Gonçalves, was also a professional footballer.

Néstor Gonçalves passed away at 80 years old.