Juan Ricardo Faccio

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Faccio and the second or maternal family name is Porta.
Juan Ricardo Faccio
Personal information
Full name Juan Ricardo Faccio Porta
Date of birth

1936 (age 7980)

Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Fenix (loan)
River Plate de Montevideo
Liverpool de Montevideo
Teams managed
1972–1973 Peñarol
1977 El Salvador
1977–1978 Puebla
1978–1982 Coyotes Neza
1982 León
1983 Independiente Santa Fe
1986–1987 Cobras de Ciudad Juárez

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

Juan Ricardo Faccio Porta (born 1936) is a former Uruguayan football player and manager.


Born in the Jacinto Vera neighborhood of Montevideo, Faccio began playing football as a defender with Club Nacional de Football in the late 1950s. He went on loan to C.A. Fenix and returned to Nacional.[1] Faccio also played for River Plate de Montevideo and Liverpool de Montevideo.[2]

After he retired from playing, Faccio became a football manager and later a sports journalist. He managed local side C.A. Peñarol before moving abroad to manage the El Salvador national football team in 1977[3] followed by several clubs in Mexico and Colombia.[2] While in Mexico, Faccio managed Coyotes Neza from 1978 to 1982, leading the club for 157 Mexican Primera División matches.[4]

Arrest and imprisonment

In June 2006, Faccio was arrested following a shooting incident outside his home.[5] A 39-year-old man had an altercation with Faccio's daughter earlier in the day, and Faccio shot him in the knee, resulting in the man being taken to the hospital for surgery. Faccio was convicted of causing serious injury aggravated by the use of a weapon and spent three months in prison.[1][2]


Faccio's father, Ricardo Faccio, and two of his uncles, Abdón Porte and Roberto Porta, were Uruguayan international footballers.[1]


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