|Full name||Aníbal Ruiz Leites|
|Date of birth||30 December 1942|
|Place of birth||Salto, Uruguay|
|Date of death||10 March 2017(aged 74)|
|Place of death||Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico|
|1978||Defensor Sporting (assistant)|
|1980||Newell's Old Boys (assistant)|
|1983||Atlético Nacional (assistant)|
|2010–2011||Universidad San Martín|
|2012||León de Huánuco|
|2013||Universidad San Martín|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Career[change | change source]
His last club charging was Universidad San Martín in Peru. His best coaching highlights were included winning the Supercopa Sudamericana with Olimpia Asunción in 1991 and leading the Paraguayan national football team to the 2006 World Cup.
He was well known for his defensive and ordered style of coaching that led him to the South American Coach of the Year award in 2005. He is commonly known by his nickname, Maño.
Death[change | change source]
On March 10, 2017, while serving as assistant manager to lead manager José Cardozo at Puebla, Ruiz collapsed on the pitch of the Luis "Pirata" Fuente Stadium in Veracruz while the team was warming up. Ruiz later died as a result of a heart attack on the way to a local hospital.
References[change | change source]
- "Muere Aníbal Ruíz por infarto en el 'Pirata' Fuente". ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-03-11.