Nationality: Guatemala
Date of Birth: 03.12.46
Mother tongue: Spanish
Other Languages: -
Place of Residence:
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Confederation represented
CONCACAF

FIFA Ex-Co member since
2007

Other functions in football
Former player with various clubs in Guatemala.
Treasurer, General Secretary and then Chairman of the Guatemalan Football Association from 1976 to 1990.
Member and vice-chairman of CONCACAF from 1986.
FIFA Appeal Committee.

Occupation
Solicitor and Notary.

Professional career
As a solicitor, I was a professional providing service to banks, and my door was always open to the public.
I played for several clubs, particularly in my home city. I also founded the Clasicos 16 club, which just celebrated its 50 th anniversary (November 2007).

Hobbies
Apart from football, films and reading.

What does football mean to you?
It's my life. I've always been crazy about the game in general.

Which football club did you support as a child?
In my country, Comunicaciones and Jalapa, and the national team of course.
Did you ever have an idol in football?
Pele, Pele and Pele. But I also loved Di Stefano, Zidane, Garrincha and Maradona.

What is your fondest footballing memory?
The day I became top scorer for my club, Clasicos 16. They're from my hometown of Jalapa, and I've supported them all my life.

What has been your biggest disappointment in football?
Nothing, because even as a director, I've always believed you get back what you put in.