The new coach of the Peruvian national team, Juan Reynoso will announce this Friday the first list of summoned for the friendly matches.

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Juan Máximo Reynoso Guzmán is a Peruvian professional manager and former footballer. He started his playing career in his native Peru where he played for Alianza Lima from 1986 to 1990.

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Personal information
Full name Juan Máximo Reynoso Guzmán
Date of birth December 28, 1969 (age 52)
  Place of birth   Lima, Peru
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Defender

He made over 230 appearances with Cruz Azul where he served as captain and let the team to a historic treble in the 1996–97 season.

He later joined Necaxa and retired in 2004 after making playing over 75 games.

At the international level Reynoso capped for the Peru, with 84 appearances from 1986 to 2000, serving as captain from 1993 to 1999. He represented the team at five Copa America tournaments in 1987, 1989, 1993, 1995 and 1999.

He also captained the team to reach the semi finals of 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup his final tournament.


Reynoso started his career in Peru, where he played for Alianza Lima from 1986 to 1990. He later joined Spanish club Sabadell in 1990, with the club featuring in the Segunda División at the time.

In his only season with the Barcelona-based club, he played 14 league matches and returned to Alianza Lima the following year. He stayed with Alianza Lima until 1992 before signing for fellow Peruvian club Universitario in January 1993.

In his first season with the club he won his first career title as the club won the Peruvian Primera División in the 1993 season.

In July 1994, he moved to Mexico and joined Liga MX Cruz Azul where he would end up playing for eight years from 1994 to 2002. He won the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup in 1996 with the club.

During the 1996–97 season he was a key member of the Cruz Azul side that won 1996–97 Copa México after they won by a 2–0 victory over Toros Neza in the final.

In 1997, he captained the club to the Primera División de México Invierno 1997 title ending a 17-year championship drought.

Alongside that he led them to retain their CONCACAF Champions’ Cup for the 1997 season after Los Angeles Galaxy 5–2 in the final, completing a continental treble, the second time in the club’s in history.

He joined Mexican club Necaxa in 2002. In 2004, he announced his retirement from playing football after almost 20 years of playing.

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Juan Reynoso is about to step into largely uncharted territory. When he graduates this spring, he’ll be only the second person to have completed a new joint Master in Public Health (M.P.H.)/Master in Urban Planning (M.U.P.) degree program. Launched in 2016 by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), the program allows students to pursue a transdisciplinary education in urban planning and public health and sharpen their understanding of key areas including policy, sustainability, and social determinants of health.

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Over the course of the program, Reynoso has bounced between studios at GSD, where he’s wrestled with urban planning challenges, and classrooms at Harvard Chan School, where he’s learned about population health and has grown especially interested in how environmental exposures, such as air pollution or tainted drinking water, affect health.

“It’s so interesting because each graduate School at Harvard has its own culture, its own pedagogy, its own way of thinking,” Juan Reynoso Harvard says. “This program has allowed me to break out of those silos.

And that’s helped me to better make connections among a wide variety of disciplines so I can analyze how certain urban planning efforts have health co-benefits or how certain health interventions have environmental benefits.”

Reynoso’s interest in the intersection of health and design traces back to his parents. They were born in rural Mexico and immigrated to California, living first outside of Los Angeles and later moving to the Central Valley — the inland stretch of California that’s one of the most important agricultural hubs in the world. “I was born in Tulare County, which is a pretty rural agricultural area that consistently has some of the worst air quality and water quality in the country,” he said.


Reynoso obtained 84 international caps for his national team, in which he scored five goals. He made his debut on January 28, 1986 against PR China (1-3), when he was aged sixteen (and 31 days).

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Reynoso played his last international match for his native country on February 23, 2000 against Colombia (1–2) and also he served as captain of the side from 1993 to 1999.

He featured in five Copa America tournaments namely 1987, 1989, 1993, 1995 and 1999.

He also captained the team to reach the semi finals of 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup his final tournament.

In 2007, he returned to his native Peru and was appointed as the head coach of Coronel Bolognesi.

He led the club to their first league title in the history of the club (78 years) by winning the 2007 Torneo Clausura.

In 2012, he returned to his former Cruz Azul to serve as the assistant coach to Enrique Meza, the coach who signed him for the club in 1994. He moved on to serve as the head coach of Cruz Azul Hidalgo from 2013 to 2014.

Reynoso moved back to his native Peru and signed for Melgar in January 2014. In 2015, he led the club to the 2015 Torneo Clausura and ultimately the 2015 Peruvian Primera División to end their 34-year championship drought.

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In 2017, he also led the team to the 2017 Torneo de Verano beating UTC via a penalty shootout in the finals after a 2–2 aggregate in the double legged final.

This resulted in him winning his third league title at the end of his three year tenure.

By Rishabh

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