Ángel Comizzo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Comizzo and the second or maternal family name is Leiva.
Ángel Comizzo
Personal information
Full name Ángel David Comizzo Leiva
Date of birth (1962-04-27) 27 April 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth Reconquista, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Racing Reconquista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1988 Talleres 77 (4)
1988–1993 River Plate 130 (1)
1990–1991 (loan) Tigres 35 (0)
1993 América de Cali 10 (1)
1993–1996 Banfield 98 (1)
1996–1999 León 76 (2)
1999–2001 Morelia 69 (0)
2001–2003 River Plate 50 (0)
2003–2004 Atlético Rafaela 24 (21)
National team
1990 Argentina 0 (0)
Teams managed
2008 Talleres
2010 Querétaro
2012 Querétaro
2013–2014 Universitario
2014 Morelia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ángel David Comizzo Leiva (born 27 April 1962) is a retired Argentine football goalkeeper and current manager.

Comizzo was born in Reconquista, and began his career at Talleres in the Primera Division Argentina. In 1988 he joined River Plate where he was loaned to UANL Tigres of Mexico in 1990–1991. In 1993 he moved to América de Cali in Colombia, but after a very poor performance, he returned to Argentina later that year to play for Club Atlético Banfield.

In 1996 he joined Club León in Mexico, and in 1999 he moved to fellow Mexican team Morelia where he became champion with that club. In 2001 Comizzo returned to River Plate, and in 2003 he joined Atlético Rafaela where he retired from football in 2004.

In September 2009, Angel Comizzo was brought in by Carlos Reinoso to be his assistant manager for Querétaro FC, Comizzo was a huge part of Reinoso's Leon in 1997 when they lost the final against Cruz Azul in Extra Time with a golden goal.

World Cup 1990[edit]

When Nery Pumpido was injured in Argentina's second match at the 1990 World Cup finals, Comizzo was brought into the squad as a replacement. He did not actually play in any of the team's subsequent matches in the tournament.

Curse of Leon and Cruz Azul[edit]

Further information:Cruz Azul and Leon curse

It is said that Comizzo cursed Leon and Cruz Azul during the final of 97 by kicking Carlos Hermosillo at the last minute and causing a penalty kick that made them lose the final.

Honours[edit]

Footballer[edit]

Liga MX Invierno 2000
1990 FIFA World Cup Runner-up

Manager[edit]

Universitario de Deportes
Morelia

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