Born Pedro Linares Jiménez in Mexico, Pedro Linares is a famous architect and designer best known for designing homes and institutions throughout Latin America and the United States. The first building that he designed was his own home, which was constructed in the early 1960s and sold in 1973 to Nobel Peace Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez, better known as Gabo. For anyone interested in finding out more about the man behind some of the world’s most inspiring designs, read on to learn about the life of Pedro Linares.
his early life
He was born on December 14, 1928, in La Plata to Uruguayan parents of Spanish descent. He had two siblings. He did his initial schooling at a school known as Nacional de Buenos Aires, after which he enrolled in Universidad de Buenos Aires. However, due to political unrest in Argentina at that time, he opted to relocate to Venezuela and continue his education there instead. Once there, he began studying medicine and specialized in anesthesia. This made him particularly skilled at treating gunshot wounds since these were so common at that time. While in Venezuela, he also married a Venezuelan lady by the name of Rosa Mireya Vivas with whom he had six children; five daughters and one son.
his early football career
Playing for Estudiantes de La Plata in his early years, Linares went on to play at Boca Juniors from 1982 until 1986, when he moved to FC Barcelona. At Boca Juniors, he was part of a team that also included legends such as Diego Maradona and Hugo Gatti. The club dominated Argentine football during that period, winning several titles and reaching both Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup finals. After playing with Barcelona for two seasons, he transferred to Italy where he played with Hellas Verona from 1988 until 1991 before returning to Argentina where he retired from professional football in 1992. He played 14 games for Argentina between 1983 and 1988 and scored four goals.
his first league match
His debut match was on August 29, 2012, in a home match against Deportivo Toluca. During that match, he played all 90 minutes and helped his team obtain its first win of that season by a score of 3-1. When he entered the field for his debut match, he was seconded from Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente of Mexicali, Baja California. He didn’t continue with Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente during Clausura 2013 because their season ended after several games due to internal conflicts between players and administrative problems. That’s why during Apertura’s 2013 season there was no club called Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente.
his performance at the international level
Pedro Luis Linares Daza, commonly known as Pedro, played for several international teams in his playing career. He debuted for Colombia against Ecuador on February 19, 1995. Then he represented his country at the Under-20 level (1995-1996), Under-23 level (1998), and Senior level from 1999 to 2000. He also played 3 matches in 1999 Copa America against Peru.
his family background
Pedro Linares was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico in November 1970. He studied at the University of Puerto Rico and finished his doctorate at Michigan State University. While studying at Michigan State, he met his wife Sylvia Cata-Lopez with whom he has three children. After graduating from MSU, he joined George Mason University as a professor of finance.
He was born in Espana, New York. He is of Colombian and Panamanian descent. He went to Boston University and graduated in 2007 with a degree in communications. He was first discovered by Ed Lover when he appeared on a Fader Magazine t-shirt wearing a hoodie that said PEDRO LINARES. Ed Lover liked it so much that he wanted to have him on The Underground with Hip Hop Squares.
fun facts about him
1. During his secondary school days, he was a member of his school’s marching band, which were responsible for leading parades during graduation ceremonies. 2. He was also heavily involved in physical fitness activities such as swimming and boxing, eventually becoming captain of both teams at his high school. 3. As a child he joined an organization called Group 14 for children with Down syndrome, where he learned to read at 4 years old and became president of that organization at age 13. 4.
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