Óscar Washington Tabárez Silva born 3 March 1947), known as El Maestro (The Teacher), is a Uruguayan football manager and former football player, who played as a defender. He is currently the manager of the Uruguay national team.
After an unassuming career as a player and after working as a primary school teacher, Tabárez embarked on an extensive coaching career which has lasted more than 30 years and included coaching teams in Colombia, Argentina, Italy and Spain. He managed the Uruguay national football team from 1988 to 1990, returning to the job for a second time in 2006. He led the team to fourth place in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and to victory in the 2011 Copa América. With Tabárez, Uruguay qualified for three World Cups, reaching the round of 16 two times, and the semi-finals once.
On 25 March 2016, Tabárez surpassed Francisco Maturana for the head coach with most World Cup qualifying games in South America with 47, with the singularity that he has only managed Uruguay. Tabárez also is the fifth-ranked manager with the most games at the Copa América with 23, participating in four tournaments (1989, 2007, 2011 and 2015). He has the chance to reach the fourth spot at Copa América Centenario.
El Maestro (The Teacher)
Date of Birth (Current Age)
Mar 03, 1947 (72)
Place of Birth
Montevideo, Young, Rio Negro, Uruguay
Licenses and Qualifications
N/A - AIFF/AFCA/UEFA
Honours and Awards
Copa Libertadores - 1987 (Coach)
Intercontinental Cup - 1987 (Runner up) (Coach)
Primera División - 1992 (Coach)
Copa América - 2011 (Coach)
FIFA World Cup 4th place - 2010 (Coach)
South American Coach of the Year - 2011, 2011 (Coach)