Freddy Ternero, football player and manager, died at 53

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rgvdrgcertverFreddy Santos Ternero Corrales, born on March 26, 1962 and died September 18, 2015 of kidney cancer.

He was a Peruvian football player and football manager.

Freddy has been the Mayor of the District of San Martín de Porres in Lima, Peru for the periods of 2007 – 2010 and 2011 – 2014.

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

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

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.

Freddy 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.

Freddy left the post after Peru failed to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

He died at age 53 on September 18, 2015

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