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Ever Hugo Almeida is a country in the southeastern part of South America. It is home to some 3.5 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the capital Montevideo and its metropolitan area...

); naturalized Paraguay
Paraguay
Paraguay , officially the Republic of Paraguay , is a landlocked country in South America. It is bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. Paraguay lies on both banks of the Paraguay River, which runs through the center of the...

an in 1975, is a former football
Football (soccer)
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

 goalkeeper and now is the national coach of Guatemala
Guatemala
Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast...

.

Olimpia, who fired coach Ever Hugo Almeida last week despite being unbeaten in their first four games, suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at home to promoted Rubio Nu on [15/03/09] in their first match under his replacement Gregorio Perez.

As player


Almeida made his professional debut in 1967 at the age of 19 playing for CA Cerro of Montevideo
Montevideo
Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst a Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region, and as a counter to the Portuguese colony at Colonia del Sacramento...

. After a few years in the Uruguayan football league he was transferred to Club Guaraní
Club Guaraní
Club Guaraní is a Paraguayan football team, based in the neighbourhood of Dos Bocas in outer Asunción, founded in 1903.-History:Club Guaraní is the second oldest Paraguayan football club. It was founded in 1903 under the name of "Football Club Guarani" and its first president was Juan Patri...

 of Paraguay. Shortly afterwards, in 1973, he received an offer from Olimpia
Olimpia Asunción
Club Olimpia is a Paraguayan sport club based in Asunción. It is best known for its professional football team which plays in the Paraguayan Primera División....

. From that point on Almeida played with Olimpia
Olimpia Asunción
Club Olimpia is a Paraguayan sport club based in Asunción. It is best known for its professional football team which plays in the Paraguayan Primera División....

 for nearly two decades, setting a record for being the player with most appearances in the Copa Libertadores with 113, from 1973 to 1990, winning the tournament on two occasions (1979 and 1990). He also won the Intercontinental Cup
Intercontinental Cup and FIFA Club World Championship statistics
Statistics for the Intercontinental Cup which ran from 1960 to 2004.-Finals:-By country:-By team:-By continent:-Man of the Match:Since 1980-See also:*Intercontinental Cup*Copa Libertadores*UEFA Champions League...

 (1979), Supercopa Sudamericana
Supercopa Sudamericana
The Supercopa Sudamericana , also known as the Supercopa Libertadores João Havelange, Supercopa Libertadores, Supercopa João Havelange or simply Supercopa, was a football club competition contested annually by the past winners of the Copa Libertadores...

 (1990), and the Recopa Sudamericana
Recopa Sudamericana
The Recopa Sudamericana is an annual football match-up between the reigning champions of the previous year's Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana, South America's premier club competitions....

 (1990), along with several Paraguayan national championships
Liga Paraguaya: Primera División
The División Profesional de la Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol , also known as the Primera División , or due to sponsorship reasons Copa TIGO, is the top-flight professional football league in Paraguay...

 with Olimpia.

Almeida was an extremely good penalty saver, a skill that helped Olimpia win both international and national championships. Past the age of 40 he decided to retire and became a legend for the Paraguayan club due to all his contributions and titles obtained throughout the years.

As coach


After retiring as a player, Almeida worked in sports journalism and later became a coach of teams like Sol de América
Club Sol de América
Club Sol de América is a Paraguayan sports club, mostly known for its football team. The club is located in Barrio Obrero, Paraguay, and it was founded in 1909. The stadium Sol de America uses for most of its first division games is located in the suburb city of Villa Elisa. Sol de America have won...

 and Olimpia of Paraguay
Paraguay
Paraguay , officially the Republic of Paraguay , is a landlocked country in South America. It is bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. Paraguay lies on both banks of the Paraguay River, which runs through the center of the...

; Municipal of Guatemala
Guatemala
Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast...

, Nacional of Quito
Club Deportivo El Nacional
Club Deportivo "El Nacional" is a Ecuadorian sports club from Quito, known best for their professional football team. The team currently plays in the Serie A, the top-flight football league in the country....

 and Barcelona SC of Ecuador
Ecuador
Ecuador , officially the Republic of Ecuador is a representative democratic republic in South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is one of only two countries in South America, along with Chile, that do not have a border...

; and he even coached the Paraguayan national team
Paraguay national football team
The Paraguay national football team is controlled by the Paraguayan Football Association and represents Paraguay in men's international football competitions. The team has reached the second round of the World Cup on four occasions . The 2010 trip also featured their first appearance in the...

 in 1999 during the Copa America
Copa América
The Copa América —previously known as South American Championship—is an international football competition contested between the men's national teams of CONMEBOL, the sport's continental governing body...

. In August 2008, Almeida was chosen as the new coach of Olimpia replacing Gustavo Costas
Gustavo Costas
Gustavo Adolfo Costas Makeira is a retired Argentine footballer.-Career:Costas started his playing career in 1982 with Racing Club, in 1983 the club suffered a disastrous relegation from the Primera División...

, marking his return to the club since 1993.
Almeida achieved success as a coach by winning championships in Paraguay, Guatemala and Ecuador.
He also coached Club Nacional of Paraguay.

In May 2010 Almeida was appointed as the new coach of Guatemala
Guatemala national football team
The Guatemala national football team is the association football team representing the country of Guatemala and is controlled by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala. Founded in 1919, it affiliated to FIFA in 1946, and it is a member of CONCACAF....

.

Player

Olimpia
Olimpia Asunción
Club Olimpia is a Paraguayan sport club based in Asunción. It is best known for its professional football team which plays in the Paraguayan Primera División....

    • Paraguayan Primera División
      Liga Paraguaya: Primera División
      The División Profesional de la Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol , also known as the Primera División , or due to sponsorship reasons Copa TIGO, is the top-flight professional football league in Paraguay...

      : 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, and 1989
    • Copa Libertadores: 1979
      Copa Libertadores 1979
      The 1979 Copa Libertadores represented the 20th edition of the tournament, in which saw Olimpia of Paraguay win the title for the first time. This allowed the Paraguayan side to play the Intercontinental Cup against Malmö FF of Sweden, in which the South American side won.-Qualified teams:...

      , 1990
      Copa Libertadores 1990
      The Copa Libertadores 1990 was won by Club Olimpia after defeating Barcelona Sporting Club with a 3-1 aggregate in the finals. One of the players for Olimpia was legendary goalkeeper Ever Hugo Almeida, who retired from professional football the following year....

    • Copa Interamericana
      Copa Interamericana
      Copa Interamericana was a football trophy contested between the champions of CONMEBOL's Copa Libertadores de América and the winners of CONCACAF's Champions' Cup...

      : 1979
    • Intercontinental Cup
      Intercontinental Cup (football)
      The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the World Club Championship, Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Cup and the South American Copa Libertadores...

      : 1979
    • Supercopa Sudamericana
      Supercopa Sudamericana
      The Supercopa Sudamericana , also known as the Supercopa Libertadores João Havelange, Supercopa Libertadores, Supercopa João Havelange or simply Supercopa, was a football club competition contested annually by the past winners of the Copa Libertadores...

      : 1990
    • Recopa Sudamericana
      Recopa Sudamericana
      The Recopa Sudamericana is an annual football match-up between the reigning champions of the previous year's Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana, South America's premier club competitions....

      : 1990

Coach

Olimpia
Olimpia Asunción
Club Olimpia is a Paraguayan sport club based in Asunción. It is best known for its professional football team which plays in the Paraguayan Primera División....

    • Paraguayan Primera División
      Liga Paraguaya: Primera División
      The División Profesional de la Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol , also known as the Primera División , or due to sponsorship reasons Copa TIGO, is the top-flight professional football league in Paraguay...

      : 1993 CSD Municipal
      CSD Municipal
      Club Social y Deportivo Municipal, also known as Municipal or Los Rojos , are a Guatemalan professional football club based in Guatemala City...

    • Guatemala 1st division
      Liga Nacional de Guatemala
      Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala , formerly known as Liga Mayor "A" is a professional football division in Guatemala, the highest one in the country. It is sanctioned by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala...

      : 2001, 2002, and 2003 El Nacional
      Club Deportivo El Nacional
      Club Deportivo "El Nacional" is a Ecuadorian sports club from Quito, known best for their professional football team. The team currently plays in the Serie A, the top-flight football league in the country....

    • Ecuadorian 1st division: 2005, and 2006

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