Gustavo Adolfo Munúa Vera (born 27 January 1978) is a Uruguayan former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. After starting out at Nacional he spent most of his professional career in Spain, mainly at Deportivo de La Coruña where he could never be a starter in six seasons. He also played in the country for Málaga and Levante, being first-choice and appearing in 151 La Liga games over the course of one full decade. An Uruguayan international for six years, Munúa represented the country at the 2002 World Cup.
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Born in Montevideo, Munúa started his career at local Club Nacional de Football, where he won four Uruguyan league titles in a row. Munúa made his debut for Uruguay aged 20, in a friendly match against Chile on 24 May 1998. As a backup, he represented the nation at the 2001 Copa América and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
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Munua held the record of being the first goalkeeper to score in Uruguayan football, when he netted from a free-kick in a league win against Central Español.Munúa also scored some goals from penalties, both in the league and the Libertadores Cup.