Hernán Carrasco Vivanco was born on March 29, 1923, in Chile. He was a notable figure in the world of football, particularly as a manager. Carrasco has had a significant impact on the sport, both in his home country of Chile and abroad, especially in El Salvador.

Legacy in El Salvador

Carrasco created a lasting legacy in El Salvador by winning multiple titles with various clubs. He won five Primera División titles with Alianza F.C. These victories came in the years 1966, 1967, and 1989. Moreover, he clinched the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup in 1967 with Alianza F.C.

He also managed Atlético Marte, leading them to Primera División championships in 1969 and 1970. In addition to his club successes, Carrasco coached the El Salvador national team during the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. However, it was an unhappy campaign, with the team losing all three games. Carrasco resigned from his position shortly thereafter.

Impact on Chilean Football

In Chile, Carrasco was instrumental in the development of Universidad de Chile’s “Blue Ballet”, which remains one of the best teams in Chilean football history. He also held the position of president for the Chilean Coaches Association for many years and was one of the founders of the Salvadoran Coaches Association.

Academia Futuro de Hernán Carrasco Vivanco

In addition to his managerial accolades, Carrasco has contributed to the sport through his own football school, the Academia Futuro de Hernán Carrasco Vivanco. This academy focuses on training the next generation of football talent, further extending his influence on the sport.


Managerial Achievements


  • Alianza F.C.
    • Primera División
      • Champion (3): 1965-66, 1966-67, 1989-90
    • CONCACAF Champions’ Cup
      • Champion (1): 1967
  • Atlético Marte
    • Primera División
      • Champion: 1969, 1970
  • Colo-Colo
    • Chilean Primera División
      • Champion: 1960

Later Life and Death

Carrasco lived to the age of 100, celebrating his centenary in March 2023. Sadly, he passed away on September 10, 2023.

Through his managerial expertise, contributions to football organizations, and his own academy, Hernán Carrasco Vivanco left an indelible mark on the sport of football. His influence spans multiple countries and generations, making him a revered figure in the football community.