Francisco Maturana is a retired Colombian footballer, who became a football manager after retirement. He was born in 1949 and began his professional career at Atlético Nacional, whom he joined in 1970 and played for a decade. Throughout that period the team won Colombian League titles in 1973 and 1976.
In 1981 and 1982 Maturana had spells at Atlético Bucaramanga and Deportes Tolima. He earned 6 caps for the Colombia national team while qualifying for the 1982 World Cup.
After retirement he went in for coaching and in 1986 took charge of Once Caldas. Then he guided Atlético Nacional and at the same time was the head coach of the Colombia national team. In 1989 he brought Atlético Nacional to Copa Libertadores victory and led the national squad to the 1990 World Cup finals. In 1990/91 Maturana was the manager of Real Valladolid, in 1992/93 he was the head coach of América de Cali, whom he helped to become Colombian League champion. In 1993/94, 2001, 2002/03 he re-joined the Colombia national team and in 2001 they won Copa América. Since 1994 Maturana was the tactician of Atlético Madrid, the Ecuador national team, Millonarios, Costa Rica, Peru national squad, Al-Hilal, Colón de Santa Fe, Gimnasia La Plata and Al Nassr.
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