Alejandro Lembo

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lembo and the second or maternal family name is Betancor.
Alejandro Lembo
Personal information
Full name Daniel Alejandro Lembo Betancor
Date of birth (1978-02-15) 15 February 1978
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Bella Vista 56 (5)
2000 Parma 0 (0)
2000–2003 Nacional 94 (9)
2003–2007 Betis 46 (1)
2007–2008 Danubio 18 (0)
2008–2009 Aris 19 (1)
2009–2011 Nacional 53 (2)
2011–2012 Belgrano 28 (0)
2012–2013 Nacional 16 (0)
Total 230 (18)
National team
1999–2004 Uruguay 39 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Daniel Alejandro Lembo Betancor (born 15 February 1978) is an Uruguayan retired footballer who played mainly as a central defender.

Club career

Born in the capital Montevideo, Lembo started his career with C.A. Bella Vista, playing three years with the team. In July 2000 he signed for Serie A's Parma AC, but left without playing a single game, returning to his country and joining Club Nacional de Football, for which he scored nine goals in the Primera División en route to winning three consecutive national championships.

Lembo moved to Spain's Real Betis for the 2003–04 season,[1] and went on to play in 59 official matches netting once, in a 1–0 La Liga home win over Celta de Vigo on 31 January 2004.[2] Although playing a major role in the Andalusia club's Copa del Rey run in the 2004–05 campaign, he was dropped for the final, and would only appear in four league matches in the next two years combined, mainly due to injuries.[3][4]

Lembo returned to his homeland and hometown in 2007–08, signing with Danubio F.C. but, the following season, on 26 June 2008, he penned a two-year contract with Aris F.C. from Greece.

International career

Lembo gained 39 caps for Uruguay, making his debut on 17 June 1999 in a 3–2 friendly win with Paraguay in Ciudad del Este, and took part in that year's Copa América as the nation finished second to Brazil, scoring one of his two international goals in the 1–1 semifinal match against Chile (penalty shootout win).[5]

Lembo was part of Uruguay's squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, playing the full 90 minutes in the draws against France and Senegal.[6]






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