Óscar Washington Tabárez - International Matches as Coach


The outstanding Uruguayan coach coached the Uruguay national team for 202 international matches, and thereby belongs to the select company of coaches with 100 or more international matches. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.


Born: 3- 3-1947
Country: Uruguay
Matches as Coach:	202	(W98-D52-L52 – GF329-GA207 – %61.39)
Age First Match: 41 yr 208 d	   27- 9-1988 vs. Ecuador 2-1
Age Last Match:  72 yr 260 d	   18-11-2019 vs. Argentina 2-2
National Team Career: 31 yr  52 d

Coach for Uruguay
Caps    Date  	Venue   	Opponent       Score 	Competition
first tenure
  1   27- 9-88 	Asunción        Ecuador         2-1     Copa Boquerón
  2   29- 9-88 	Asunción 	Paraguay        1-3     Copa Boquerón
  3   12-10-88 	Montevideo 	Paraguay        2-0      	 
  4    2-11-88 	Concepción 	Chile           1-1     Copa Pinto Durán
  5    9-11-88 	Montevideo 	Chile           3-1     Copa Pinto Durán
  6   14-12-88 	Montevideo	Peru            3-0       	
  7   22- 4-89 	Verona  	Italy           1-1       	
  8    3- 5-89 	Montevideo	Ecuador         3-1       	
  9   23- 5-89 	Quito   	Ecuador         1-1       	
 10    8- 6-89 	Santa Cruz	Bolivia        	0-0       	
 11   14- 6-89 	Montevideo	Bolivia         1-0       	
 12   19- 6-89 	Montevideo	Chile           2-2       	
 13    2- 7-89 	Goiânia 	Ecuador         0-1     Copa América
 14    4- 7-89 	Goiânia 	Bolivia         3-0     Copa América
 15    6- 7-89 	Goiânia 	Chile           3-0     Copa América
 16    8- 7-89 	Goiânia 	Argentina       0-1     Copa América
 17   12- 7-89 	Río de Janeiro	Paraguay        3-0     Copa América
 18   14- 7-89 	Río de Janeiro	Argentina       2-0     Copa América
 19   16- 7-89 	Río de Janeiro	Brazil          0-1     Copa América
 20    6- 8-89 	Montevideo	Colombia        0-0       	
 21   27- 8-89 	Lima    	Peru            2-0     World Cup Qualifier
 22    3- 9-89 	La Paz  	Bolivia        	1-2     World Cup Qualifier
 23   17- 9-89 	Montevideo	Bolivia        	2-0     World Cup Qualifier
 24   24- 9-89 	Montevideo	Peru            2-0     World Cup Qualifier
 25    2- 2-90 	Miami   	Colombia        2-0     Marlboro Cup
 26    4- 2-90 	Miami   	Costa Rica      2-0     Marlboro Cup
 27   20- 3-90 	Los Angeles	Mexico          1-2      	
 28   25- 4-90 	Stuttgart	West Germany    3-3       	
 29   18- 5-90 	Belfast 	N. Ireland      0-1     Stanley Rous Cup
 30   22- 5-90 	London  	England         2-1       	
 31   13- 6-90 	Udine   	Spain           0-0     World Cup
 32   17- 6-90 	Verona  	Belgium         1-3     World Cup
 33   21- 6-90 	Udine   	South Korea     1-0     World Cup
 34   25- 6-90 	Roma    	Italy           0-2     World Cup
second tenure
 35   21- 5-06	East Rutherford	N. Ireland	1-0	
 36   23- 5-06	Los Angeles	Romania 	2-0	
 37   27- 5-06	Beograd 	Serbia-Monten.	1-1	
 38   30- 5-06	Radès   	Libya		2-1	LG Cup
 39    2- 6-06	Radès   	Tunisia 	0-0 [1]	LG Cup
 40   16- 8-06	Alexandria	Egypt		2-0	
 41   27- 9-06	Maracaibo	Venezuela	0-1	
 42   18-10-06	Montevideo	Venezuela	4-0	
 43   15-11-06	Radès   	Georgia		0-2	
 44    7- 2-07	Cúcuta  	Colombia	3-1	
 45   24- 3-07	Seoul   	South Korea	2-0	
 46    2- 6-07	Sydney  	Australia	2-1	
 47   26- 6-07	Mérida  	Peru    	0-3	Copa América
 48   30- 6-07	San Cristóbal	Bolivia		1-0	Copa América
 49    3- 7-07	Mérida  	Venezuela	0-0	Copa América
 50    7- 7-07	San Cristóbal	Venezuela	4-1	Copa América
 51   10- 7-07	Maracaibo	Brazil	 	2-2 [2]	Copa América
 52   14- 7-07	Caracas 	Mexico		1-3	Copa América
 53   12- 9-07	Johannesburg	South Africa	0-0	
 54   13-10-07	Montevideo	Bolivia		5-0	World Cup Qualifier
 55   17-10-07	Asunción	Paraguay	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
 56   18-11-07	Montevideo	Chile		2-2	World Cup Qualifier
 57   21-11-07	São Paulo	Brazil		1-2	World Cup Qualifier
 58    6- 2-08	Montevideo	Colombia	2-2	
 59   25- 5-08	Bochum		Turkey		3-2	
 60   28- 5-08	Oslo		Norway		2-2	
 61   14- 6-08	Montevideo	Venezuela	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 62   17- 6-08	Montevideo	Peru    	6-0	World Cup Qualifier
 63   20- 8-08	Sapporo		Japan		3-1	Kirin Cup
 64    6- 9-08	Bogotá		Colombia	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
 65   10- 9-08	Montevideo	Ecuador		0-0	World Cup Qualifier
 66   11-10-08	Buenos Aires	Argentina	1-2	World Cup Qualifier
 67   14-10-08	La Paz  	Bolivia		2-2	World Cup Qualifier
 68   19-11-08	Saint-Denis	France		0-0	
 69   11- 2-09	Tripoli		Libya		3-2	
 70   28- 3-09	Montevideo	Paraguay	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
 71    1- 4-09	Santiago	Chile		0-0	World Cup Qualifier
 72    6- 6-09	Montevideo	Brazil		0-4	World Cup Qualifier
 73   10- 6-09	Puerto Ordaz	Venezuela	2-2	World Cup Qualifier
 74   12- 8-09	Alger		Algeria		0-1	
 75    5- 9-09	Lima    	Peru    	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
 76    9- 9-09	Montevideo	Colombia	3-1	World Cup Qualifier
 77   10-10-09	Quito   	Ecuador		2-1	World Cup Qualifier
 78   14-10-09	Montevideo	Argentina	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
 79   14-11-09	San José	Costa Rica	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
 80   18-11-09	Montevideo	Costa Rica	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 81    3- 3-10	St. Gallen	Switzerland	3-1	
 82   26- 5-10	Montevideo	Israel		4-1	
 83   11- 6-10	Cape Town	France		0-0	World Cup
 84   16- 6-10	Pretoria	South Africa	3-0	World Cup
 85   22- 6-10	Rustenburg	Mexico		1-0	World Cup
 86   26- 6-10	Port Elizabeth	South Korea	2-1	World Cup
 87    2- 7-10	Johannesburg	Ghana	 	1-1 [3]	World Cup
 88    6- 7-10	Cape Town	Netherlands	2-3	World Cup
 89   10- 7-10	Port Elizabeth	Germany		2-3	World Cup
 90    8-10-10	Jakarta		Indonesia	7-1	
 91   12-10-10	Wuhan		China		4-0	
 92   17-11-10	Santiago	Chile		0-2	
 93   25- 3-11	Tallinn		Estonia		0-2	
 94   29- 3-11	Dublin		Ireland		3-2	
 95   29- 5-11	Sinsheim	Germany		1-2	
 96    8- 6-11	Montevideo	Netherlands 	1-1 [4]	Copa Confratern.
 97   23- 6-11	Rivera		Estonia		3-0	
 98    4- 7-11	San Juan	Peru    	1-1	Copa América
 99    8- 7-11	Mendoza		Chile		1-1	Copa América
100   12- 7-11	La Plata	Mexico		1-0	Copa América
101   16- 7-11	Santa Fe	Argentina 	1-1 [5]	Copa América
102   19- 7-11	La Plata	Peru    	2-0	Copa América
103   24- 7-11	Buenos Aires	Paraguay	3-0	Copa América
104    2- 9-11	Kharkiv		Ukraine		3-2	
105    7-10-11	Montevideo	Bolivia		4-2	World Cup Qualifier
106   11-10-11	Asunción	Paraguay	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
107   11-11-11	Montevideo	Chile		4-0	World Cup Qualifier
108   15-11-11	Roma    	Italy		1-0	
109   29- 2-12	Bucuresti	Romania 	1-1	
110   25- 5-12	Moskva		Russia		1-1	
111    2- 6-12	Montevideo	Venezuela	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
112   10- 6-12	Montevideo	Peru    	4-2	World Cup Qualifier
113   15- 8-12	Le Havre	France		0-0	
114    7- 9-12	Barranquilla	Colombia	0-4	World Cup Qualifier
115   11- 9-12	Montevideo	Ecuador		1-1	World Cup Qualifier
116   12-10-12	Mendoza		Argentina	0-3	World Cup Qualifier
117   16-10-12	La Paz  	Bolivia		1-4	World Cup Qualifier
118   14-11-12	Gdansk		Poland		3-1	
119    6- 2-13	Doha		Spain		1-3	
120   22- 3-13	Montevideo	Paraguay	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
121   26- 3-13	Santiago	Chile		0-2	World Cup Qualifier
122    5- 6-13	Montevideo	France		1-0	
123   11- 6-13	Puerto Ordaz	Venezuela	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
124   16- 6-13	Recife		Spain		1-2	Confederations Cup
125   20- 6-13	Salvador	Nigeria		2-1	Confederations Cup
126   23- 6-13	Recife		Tahiti		8-0	Confederations Cup
127   26- 6-13	Belo Horizonte	Brazil		1-2	Confederations Cup
128   30- 6-13	Salvador	Italy	 	2-2 [6]	Confederations Cup
129   14- 8-13	Rifu		Japan		4-2	Kirin Cup
130    6- 9-13	Lima    	Peru    	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
131   10- 9-13	Montevideo	Colombia	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
132   11-10-13	Quito   	Ecuador		0-1	World Cup Qualifier
133   15-10-13	Montevideo	Argentina	3-2	World Cup Qualifier
134   13-11-13	Amman		Jordan		5-0	World Cup Qualifier
135   20-11-13	Montevideo	Jordan		0-0	World Cup Qualifier
136    5- 3-14	Klagenfurt	Austria		1-1	
137   30- 5-14	Montevideo	N. Ireland	1-0	
138    4- 6-14	Montevideo	Slovenia	2-0	
139   14- 6-14	Fortaleza	Costa Rica	1-3	World Cup
140   19- 6-14	São Paulo	England		2-1	World Cup
141   24- 6-14	Natal		Italy		1-0	World Cup
142   28- 6-14	Rio de Janeiro	Colombia	0-2	World Cup
143   10-10-14	Jeddah		Saudi Arabia	1-1	
144   13-10-14	Al-Buraimi	Oman		3-0	
145   13-11-14	Montevideo	Costa Rica 	3-3 [7]	Copa Antel
146   18-11-14	Santiago	Chile		2-1	
147   28- 3-15	Agadir		Morocco		1-0	
148    6- 6-15	Montevideo	Guatemala	5-1	
149   13- 6-15	Antofagasta	Jamaica		1-0	Copa América
150   16- 6-15	La Serena	Argentina	0-1	Copa América
151   20- 6-15	La Serena	Paraguay	1-1	Copa América
152   24- 6-15	Santiago	Chile		0-1	Copa América
153    4- 9-15	Cd. de Panamá	Panama		1-0	
154    8- 9-15	San José	Costa Rica	0-1	
155   17-11-15	Montevideo	Chile		3-0	World Cup Qualifier
156   25- 3-16	Recife		Brazil		2-2	World Cup Qualifier
157   29- 3-16	Montevideo	Peru    	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
158   27- 5-16	Montevideo	Trinidad/Tobago	3-1	
159    5- 6-16	Glendale	Mexico		1-3	Copa América
160    9- 6-16	Philadelphia	Venezuela	0-1	Copa América
161   13- 6-16	Santa Clara	Jamaica		3-0	Copa América
162    1- 9-16	Mendoza		Argentina	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
163    6- 9-16	Montevideo	Paraguay	4-0	World Cup Qualifier
164    6-10-16	Montevideo	Venezuela	3-0	World Cup Qualifier
165   11-10-16	Barranquilla	Colombia	2-2	World Cup Qualifier
166   10-11-16	Montevideo	Ecuador		2-1	World Cup Qualifier
167   15-11-16	Santiago	Chile		1-3	World Cup Qualifier
168   23- 3-17	Montevideo	Brazil		1-4	World Cup Qualifier
169   28- 3-17	São Paulo	Peru    	1-2	World Cup Qualifier
170    4- 6-17	Dublin		Ireland 	1-3	
171    7- 6-17	Nice    	Italy		0-3	
172   31- 8-17	Montevideo	Argentina	0-0	World Cup Qualifier
173    5- 9-17	Asunción	Paraguay	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
174    5-10-17	San Cristóbal	Venezuela	0-0	World Cup Qualifier
175   10-10-17	Montevideo	Bolivia		4-2	World Cup Qualifier
176   10-11-17	Warszawa	Poland		0-0	
177   14-11-17	Wien		Austria		1-2	
178   23- 3-18	Nanning		Czech Republic	2-0	China Cup
179   26- 3-18	Nanning		Wales		1-0	China Cup
180    7- 6-18	Montevideo	Uzbekistan	3-0	Copa Antel
181   15- 6-18	Yekaterinburg	Egypt		1-0	World Cup
182   20- 6-18	Rostov-na-Donu	Saudi Arabia	1-0	World Cup
183   25- 6-18	Samara		Russia		3-0	World Cup
184   30- 6-18	Sochi		Portugal	2-1	World Cup
185    6- 7-18	Nizhny Novgorod	France		0-2	World Cup
third tenure
186   12-10-18	Seoul   	South Korea	1-2	
187   16-10-18	Saitama 	Japan   	3-4	Kirin Cup
188   16-11-18	London  	Brazil  	0-1	
189   20-11-18	Saint-Denis	France  	0-1	
190   22- 3-19	Nanning  	Uzbekistan	3-0	China Cup
191   25- 3-19	Nanning  	Thailand	4-0	China Cup
192    7- 6-19	Montevideo	Panama  	3-0	
193   16- 6-19	Belo Horizonte	Ecuador 	4-0	Copa América
194   20- 6-19	Porto Alegre	Japan   	2-2	Copa América
195   24- 6-19	Río de Janeiro	Chile   	1-0	Copa América
196   29- 6-19	Salvador	Peru     	0-0 [8]	Copa América
197    6- 9-19	San José	Costa Rica	2-1	
198   10- 9-19	St. Louis	United States	1-1	
199   11-10-19	Montevideo	Peru    	1-0	
200   15-10-19	Lima    	Peru     	1-1 [*]	
201   15-11-19	Budapest	Hungary 	2-1	
202   18-11-19	Tel-Aviv	Argentina	2-2	

[*] after this match Óscar Tabárez was recognized by "Guiness Records" when he reached 200 games
    for the same team, an impressive record since it is the highest number for a coach in the
    history of football.

[1] Uruguay won 3-1 on penalty kicks.
[2] Uruguay lost 4-5 on penalty kicks.
[3] Uruguay won 4-2 on penalty kicks.
[4] Uruguay won 4-3 on penalty kicks.
[5] Uruguay won 5-4 on penalty kicks.
[6] Uruguay lost 2-3 on penalty kicks.
[7] Uruguay lost 6-7 on penalty kicks.
[8] Uruguay lost 4-5 on penalty kicks.

Note 1: the following matches were not coached by Óscar Tabarez:
      11- 8-10	Lisboa  	Angola		2-0	
	(Oscar Tabárez had not renewed his contract; coach was Juan Verzeri)

       5- 9-14	Sapporo		Japan		2-0	Kirin Cup
       8- 9-14	Goyang		South Korea	1-0	
	(Celso Otero -technical assistant of Tabárez- coached ad interim)

       8-10-15	La Paz  	Bolivia		2-0	World Cup Qualifier
      13-10-15	Montevideo	Colombia	3-0	World Cup Qualifier
      12-11-15	Quito   	Ecuador		1-2	World Cup Qualifier
	(Tabárez was suspended by FIFA; the 3 matches were coached by Celso Otero)

       7- 9-18	Houston 	Mexico  	4-1
	(coach was Fabián Coito)

Note 2: Tabarez also coached the Uruguay U-23 in friendlies and Olympic Games.
  1   25- 4-12	Paysandú	Egypt		0-0	
  2   11- 7-12	Maldonado	Chile		6-4	
  3   15- 7-12	Montevideo	Panama		2-0	
  4   26- 7-12	Manchester	UA Emirates	2-1	Olympic Games
  5   29- 7-12	London  	Senegal		0-2	Olympic Games
  6    1- 8-12	Cardiff		Great Britain	0-1	Olympic Games


Total Record

Matches	Won Draw Lost	For-Against     Points	Percentage

    202	 98  52	 52	329-207		248	61.39

Types of Matches
Friendlies		 71
World Cup Qualifier	 57
Copa América		 30	
World Cup		 20
Confederations Cup	  5
Kirin Cup		  3
Other Tournaments	 16

Total matches:  	202



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