The midfielder, who came from the youth team Peñarols, was depending on the source position from 1946 to 1951 or from 1949 to 1952 in the squad of the Uruguayan first division club Peñarol. What is certain is that he first made his debut in a Clásico on July 24, 1949 .. 1949 and 1951 he won with his team-mates in each case the Uruguayan championship. After settling on December 8, 1951 drew upon a broken leg as a result of a foul, the Rampla Juniors- center forward Rubén Loza, he had to end his career. A comeback attempt in 1954 failed.
Ortuño was a member of the Uruguayan national football team, took their part in the World Cup in 1950 and became world champion. However, he was not used in the course of the tournament. He was intended for the substitute role for Víctor Rodríguez Andrade, who after his sudden career end in turn replaced him in 1952 with his club Peñarol.
- World Champion (1950 )
- 2x Uruguayan champion (1949, 1951)