The Uruguayan former soccer player, Luis Alberto Cubilla Almeida, died last Sunday in Asunción victim of a gastric cancer, as the Paraguayan press reported. In the social networks, the Olimpia fans expressed their regret for the departure of the coach who won two Libertadores Cups.
The Black, who died at 72, “leaves a glorious past that all Paraguayan fans will never forget,” added the publication.
In Paraguay, Cubilla lead the Olympia, where he won the Libertadores Cup in 1979 and 1990, and also won the Intercontinental Cup in 1980, the same year also the interamerican and the recup in 1990. He also directed the Cerro Porteño in the Openning of 2000 and in the Closing of the same year he coached Libertad. In Ecuador coached Barcelona Sporting Club in 2007.
Como futbolista consiguió la Copa Libertadores en 1960 con el Peñarol, en una final disputada contra el Olimpia. Cubilla se destacó como jugador en el Peñarol, el FC Barcelona, el River Plate argentino y los uruguayos Defensor y Nacional.