Vic Fernandez
Fernandez in his later life
Personal information
Full name Victor Fernandez
Date of birth (1939-03-23)March 23, 1939
Place of birth Argentina
Date of death February 17, 2020(2020-02-17) (aged 80)
Place of death Salta, Argentina
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–19?? River Plate ? (?)
19??–19?? San Lorenzo 2 (0)
19??–19?? Deportivo Español ? (?)
1963–1969 Budapest/St George-Budapest ? (?)
1977 Canberra City 4 (0)
International career
1965 New South Wales 2 (?)
Managerial career
19??–19?? Canberra City
198?–19?? Inter Monaro
19??–19?? Canberra Metro
1992 Australia (caretaker)
2001–2002 Samoa
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Victor Fernandez (23 March 1939 – 17 February 2020) was an Argentine football player and manager who was caretaker manager of the Australian national team in 1992 and manager of Samoa from 2001 to 2002.

Personal life and playing career

Fernandez was born in 1939 in Argentina. In Argentina, he played for River Plate, San Lorenzo, and Deportivo Español, before moving to Australia and playing from 1963 to 1969 for Budapest, which became known as St George-Budapest during his time there, and in 1977 for Canberra City.

He died on 17 February 2020 in Argentina.

Managerial career

In Australia, Fernandez moved into management, and coached teams including Canberra City, Inter Monaro, and Canberra Metro. While coaching Canberra Metro in 1992, he was caretaker manager of the Australian national team for two A international games, one each against Malaysia and Indonesia, and two B internationals, one each against Thailand's and South Korea's youth teams. They won one and lost one of each category.[1] Fernandez went on to coach the Samoan national side from 2001 to 2002.

Managerial statistics

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
1992 1992 2 1 0 1 050.00


  1. ^ "OFFICIAL MEDIA GUIDE OF AUSTRALIA AT THE FIFA WORLD CUP™" (PDF). Football Federation Australia. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2017.