Freddy Ternero

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Freddy Ternero
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Personal information
Full name Freddy Santos Ternero Corrales
Date of birth (1962-03-26)March 26, 1962
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Date of death September 18, 2015(2015-09-18) (aged 53)
Place of death Lima, Peru
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Universitario
1981 León de Huánuco
1982–1985 Universitario
1986 San Agustín
1987–1988 Universitario
1989–1990 Defensor Lima
1992 Cienciano
Teams managed
1993 Universitario
1994–1995 Cienciano
1995 Alianza Atlético
1996–1998 Peru
1998 Melgar
2000–2001 Cienciano
2002 Estudiantes de Medicina
2003–2004 Cienciano
2005 Peru
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Freddy Santos Ternero Corrales (March 26, 1962 – September 18, 2015) was a Peruvian football player and football manager. Ternero has been the Mayor of the District of San Martín de Porres in Lima, Peru for the periods of 2007 - 2010 and 2011 - 2014.[1]

Playing career


During his playing career Ternero played for several clubs in Peru, most notably Universitario de Deportes.

Managerial career

Ternero started his coaching career as assistant to Sergio Markarián at Universitario de Deportes. When Markarián resigned, Ternero was given his first opportunity to work as a club manager.

In 1994, he took over at Cienciano, helping the club to avoid relegation. In 1995, he also had a spell with Alianza Atlético.

Ternero was given his first chance to manage the Peru national team between 1996 and 1998.

After spells with FBC Melgar, Cienciano and Estudiantes de Medicina Ternero returned for a third spell as Cienciano manager in 2003. He led the club to the Copa Sudamericana 2003 championship and followed that with the Recopa Sudamericana in 2004. The first international titles ever won by a Peruvian club.

These successes earned him a second opportunity to work as the Peru national coach. Under his guidance they were joint victors of the Kirin Cup in 2005 with UAE. Ternero left the post after Peru failed to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Personal life


Ternero died in September 2015 of liver cancer.[2]


  1. ^ RPP Noticias. "Freddy Ternero falleció a los 53 años producto de cáncer de riñón". 
  2. ^ Freddy Ternero falleció a los 53 años víctima de cáncer al hígado - La Prensa (in Spanish)

External links

  • (in Spanish) Statistics at DelGol
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