1967: Born in Montevideo, Uruguay.
1990: Joins Real Zaragoza after spells with Grenoble and Club Atletico River Plate.
1993: Makes his Uruguay debut against Peru.
1994: Wins Copa del Rey medal as Zaragoza beat Celta Vigo on penalties.
1995: Zaragoza clinch the Cup Winners' Cup with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal, clinched by Nayim's famous late goal.
1997: June - After scoring 60 goals in 239 appearances for Zaragoza, he joins Chelsea on a free transfer.
1998: Having missed most of his first season at Chelsea through injury, he recovers to help the club beat Stuttgart 1-0 in the Cup Winners' Cup final in May. Scores the winner in August as Chelsea beat Real Madrid 1-0 in the UEFA Super Cup.
1999: Finishes the season with 14 goals as Chelsea finish third in the Premiership.
2000: Scores 18 goals in all competitions - including a memorable scissor-kick volley against Sunderland and a double in a FA Cup semi-final win over Newcastle. Plays in the final as Chelsea beat Aston Villa 1-0 to lift the FA Cup.
2001: Joins Tottenham for #2.2million after scoring 49 goals in 145 appearances for Chelsea.
2002: Helps Tottenham reach the League Cup final, but they are beaten 2-1 by Blackburn. Contributes 14 goals in his first season with Spurs, but in August he sustains cruciate ligament damage.
2004: Retires as a player and leaves Tottenham.
2006: Makes himself available as a player while working as assistant coach to former Chelsea team-mate Dennis Wise at Swindon, but never plays. Follows Wise to Leeds in October to form a new management team at Elland Road.
2007: Returns to Tottenham in October to work as first-team coach under Juande Ramos.
2008: Spurs win the League Cup with a 2-1 extra-time victory over Chelsea, but in October Ramos and Poyet part company with the club.
2009: Appointed manager of League One club Brighton in November.
2011: Wins League One title with Brighton. In September, Poyet signs a five-year contract with the club.
2012: Brighton finish 10th on their return to the second tier.
2013: May - Brighton finish fourth in the Championship but, three days after the Seagulls lose to rivals Crystal Palace in the play-off semi-finals, Poyet is suspended and told to stay away from the club. On June 23, Brighton announce Poyet has been sacked.
October 8 - Confirmed as Sunderland head coach on two-year contract.