Alfredo Ghierra

Full name: Alfredo Ghierra

Date of birth: 31 Aug 1894

Date of death: 16 Nov 1973

Place of birth: Montevideo, Uruguay

Playing position: Midfielder



Alfredo Ghierra was an uruguayan football player which played as midfielder. After playing in the Universal Montevideo he decided to found a football club, the Defensor Sporting; he chose the name inspired by that of the Defensores de la Huelga, the team of workers in a glass factory in Punta Carretas. He played from the beginning and in 1914 he was promoted to the top flight. After relegation of 1917 the Defensor renounced the registration to the League and Ghierra passed to Universal di Montevideo, where he won a Copa de Honor in 1920. In 1922 Defensor was founded again aand Ghierra came back playing there untill 1931. 

He was a member of the Uruguayan national team which won the gold medal in the Olympic football tournament, as well as the South American Championship (today's Copa América) three consecutive times: 1923, 1924 and 1926 (they withdrew for the 1925 edition).

Years Team Apps Goals
1913-1918 Defensor Sporting Club    
1918-1922 Universal    
1922-1924 Defensor Sporting Club    
1925 Pereira    
1924-1931 Defensor Sporting Club    
National team      
1923-1926 Uruguay 14