Atilio Ancheta

Atilio Genaro Ancheta Weiguel ( born July 19, 1948 in Florida ) is a former Uruguayan football player.

Club career

Ancheta started playing football in which was founded by his brothers team San Lorenzo in Florida. In his Heimatdepartamento he was also soon on the youth team. Depending on the source location to be way under the mediation of Toto Carratù then 1965 or 1966 led him to Nacional, one of the two Uruguayan football dominant big clubs. There he began in the 5th División ( Quinta ) and ran into the following time the other teams Nacional's. The tall, strong aerially rights defenders, whose playing style is described as unusual and whose passports often offensive play of Bolsos was initiated, then played until 1971 in the Primera División for Nacional Montevideo. While membership of this club he finally won in 1969, 1970 and 1971, the Uruguayan championship, and after final defeat in 1969, 1971 Copa Libertadores. Other career stops were in connection Gremio (1971-1980) in Brazil and Colombia's Los Millonarios Club CD (1981). During his stop in Brazil, he was honored in 1973 with the Bola de Ouro. In addition, during the period of his club affiliation to Gremio in 1977 and 1979 respectively winning the state championship of Rio Grande do Sul are recorded for his employer. In Brazil it the honor of perpetuating his footprints was on the club's calzada de la fama, an Art Walk of Fame, bestowed. At the end of his career in 1982 he returned again to Nacional Montevideo back.


The 1.85 meter tall defender played with the Uruguayan national team several games in the qualifying round of the World Cup in 1970 and was after he had qualified with the selection of his home country for the tournament, including the Uruguayan squad in Mexico. There he came in in the final round to six inserts, finally succumbed with Uruguay team against Germany in the match for third place with 0-1 and finished with Celeste fourth. At the tournament, he stood out with good grades and was afterwards dubbed as the best full-back in the tournament. In total he completed for his country 20 matches in the period June 8, 1969 to July 18, 1971, where he met the opposing goal once ..


Meanwhile, the Uruguayan runs a small football school. Otherwise, he has focused his life after football career on the music acts as a composer and singer and performs in shows in Rio Grande do Sul. In September 2002, in the seaside resort Capao da Canoa near Porto Alegre Ancheta living from the city parliament ( Cámara Municipal de vereadores ) Porto Alegre was honored as " Exemplary athletes ".


  • Uruguayan champion in 1969, 1970 and 1971
  • World Cup 1970 Fourth
  • Copa Libertadores 1971
  • Bola de Ouro 1973
  • State championship of Rio Grande do Sul in 1977 and 1979