Alexis “Pulpo” Viera

Keynote Speaker

Alexis “Pulpo” Viera

Keynote Speaker

Curriculum Vitae

Alexis Viera was born on October 18, 1978, debuted as a professional at age 16 at Racing Club of Montevideo (1995). Gregorio Pérez, at that time coach for Peñarol, adds him to the main team where he acquired experience along with a large group of professionals, becoming a Uruguayan champion.
In 1998, the club that saw him grow, took him again and after a 4-year campaign in which he stood out and was a figure, he went on to defend the colors of Uruguay’s River Plate where coach Martín Lasarte gave him confidence and became a team figure. This campaign earned him that in 2006, National hired him where he is remembered for having saved two penalties against Boca in Argentina and eliminating them from the South American Cup. His brilliant performance made him an unforgettable idol for the powerful América de Cali, where he won over his fans and team captain.
In 2010 the Ñublense de Chile team hired him to reach the division of privilege and after a historic campaign they achieved promotion, but his big and noble heart took him back to Cali to help his former team reverse a difficult sporting moment and although leaving everything they did not achieve the objectives, he leaves the club to continue in Deportivo Cali until 2015 where his life took unexpected changes.
Today he has a Sports School in Cali and gives Motivational Talks around the world, providing his life experiences and collaborating with those who always request it. He is proud to be the Godfather of the Civil Association El Palomar who works with children with motor difficulties.

All sessions by Alexis “Pulpo” Viera

Opening Ceremony

Sunday, Mar 08 2020
19.00 - 20.00 hs
Hotel Hyatt- Room Ballroom