Windsor del Llano

Windsor Alfredo Del Llano Suárez (born 17 August 1949 in Cochabamba, Bolivia) is a retired Bolivian-American soccer forward who earned one cap with the U.S. national team in 1973 and another thirty with Bolivia between 1975 and 1981. He played professionally in both countries and currently coaches professional soccer in Bolivia.

Windsor Del Llano
Personal information
Full name Windsor Alfred Del Llano Suárez
Date of birth (1949-08-17) 17 August 1949
Place of birth Cochabamba, Bolivia
Height 1.7m (5ft 7½in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968 Jorge Wilstermann
1969 Club Deportivo Petroleros
1970 Philadelphia Spartans
1971 New York Hota
1972–1973 Baltimore Bays
1974 Washington Diplomats 20 (2)
1975 Jorge Wilstermann
1976 Bolívar
1976 Tacoma Tides (5)
1977–1978 Jorge Wilstermann
1979–1980 The Strongest
1981 Botafogo
1981 Blooming
1982–1983 Jorge Wilstermann
1988 Miami Sharks
National team
1973 United States 1 (0)
1975–1981 Bolivia 30 (1)
Teams managed
1984 Sporting Peru
1985 Juventus
1986 Inter Miami
1987–1989 Miami Sharks
1989 Jorge Wilstermann
1998 Bolivia U-17 and U-20
1999 Bolivia U-17
2000 Club Atlético Pompleya
2001 Bolivian Regional U-17
2001 Club Primero de Mayo
2002 San José
2003 Brazilian Regional U-20
2005 Aurora
2006 La Paz
2008 Enrique Happ
2009 Oruro Royal
2010 Bata
2011 Enrique Happ
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Professional

In 1974, Del Llano spent a single season with the Washington Diplomats of the North American Soccer League.[1] In 1975, he returned to Bolivia where he played for Club Jorge Wilstermann.[2] He returned to the U.S. in 1976 where he played for the Tacoma Tides of the American Soccer League.[3] In 1979, Del Llano was with the Bolivian club The Strongest.[4] In 1988, he played for the Miami Sharks in the American Soccer League.[5]

National team

United States

Del Llano earned his single U.S. cap in a 1-0 loss to Poland on August 3, 1973.[6] Del Llano, and most of his team mates, were from the second division American Soccer League after the first division North American Soccer League refused to release players for the game.[7]

Bolivia

In 1975, Del Llano was then called into the Bolivian national team, notwithstanding his already appearing with the U.S. He played thirty games, scoring one goal, from 1975 to 1981.[8]

Coaching

United States

1984

Coached and played for local amateur team Sporting Peru in Miami, Florida.

1985

He coached and played for local amateur team Juventus in Miami, Florida.

1986

Del Llano coached and founded local amateur team Inter Miami, in Florida.

1987–1989

He started as a player and finished as a coach of the Miami Sharks in the American Soccer League.[9]

Bolivia

Del Llano has also coached at the professional level in Bolivia.

1989

In August he coached Club Jorge Wilstermann in the First Division Championship League.[10]

1998

Coach of the Bolivian national team U-17 and U-20. Won Panamericano Championship in Ancud, Chile, undefeated with U-17 team.

1999

Del Llano took the U-17 national team to the South American U-17 Championship, in Rivera, Uruguay. Finishing third in their group.[11]

He coached Club Aurora, and won the regional championship, qualifying for Copa Simón Bolívar.[12]

2000

Coached Club Atlético Pompeya, of the first division professional league of Bolivia (LFPB).[13]

2001

Del Llano coached the Regional U-17 All-Star Team of Beni, Bolivia, winning the Bolivian National U-17 Championship, that took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

He also coached club Primero de Mayo in 2001, a club from Trinidad, Beni, who won their first regional championship, and reached the final stage of Copa Simón Bolívar for a chance to promote to first division.

2002

Named coach of Club Deportivo San José of the first division professional league in Bolivia (LFPB).[14]

2003

Coached Liga Mercosur All-Star Team U-20 Championship in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil.

2005

Del Llano was Club Aurora's Technical Manager of the First Division Team and also General Director of the Youth Division.

2006

In 2006, Del Llano was the director and coach of La Paz F.C.[15]

2008

He was coach of Enrique Happ winning the Regional Championship and qualifying for Copa Simón Bolívar

2009

Del Llano coached Club Oruro Royal in Copa Simón Bolívar Championship.[16]

2010

Coached Club Deportivo Bata which won the Regional Championship after 31 years, and qualified for Copa Simón Bolívar.[17][18][19]

2011

Del Llano coached Enrique Happ and qualified for Copa Simón Bolívar Championship.[20]

References

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