|Full name||Edgardo Bauza|
|Date of birth||January 26, 1958|
|Place of birth||Granadero Baigorria, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|1986–1989||Rosario Central||(see above)|
|2014–||San Lorenzo de Almagro|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Edgardo Bauza (Spanish pronunciation: [eðˈɣarðo ˈβausa]; born January 26, 1958 in Granadero Baigorria, Santa Fe) is an Argentine former footballer. Before taking up management, he played over 300 games for Rosario Central, a club he went on to manage. He also played for Independiente in Argentina, Atlético Junior in Colombia and Veracruz in Mexico. .
During his playing career, Bauza spent most of his career playing for Rosario Central from 1977 to 1982, where he found his most successful achievement in club football. He won two Primera División and scored 80 league goals in 310 league appearances for Rosario Central, making him one of the highest scoring defenders in the history of Argentine football.
In 1983, he transferred to Atlético Junior and played for them for two years. Later on in his career, he also played for Independiente in 1985–86 but he only got seven appearances. He returned to Rosario Central in 1986.
Between 2003 and 2004 he spent some time working as a TV pundit before attempting to resurrect his managerial career with Sporting Cristal of Peru. Within six months of joining the club, he had led them to the Peruvian championship. He remained with the club until 2005 when he left after a downturn in results.
After returning to Colón for a season he took over as manager of LDU Quito of Ecuador in mid-2006, leading them to a league championship in his second season.
In 2008, Bauza made history by becoming the first manager ever to lead an Ecuadorian club to victory in the Copa Libertadores (or any other international tournament). His team included three Argentine players (Damián Manso, Claudio Bieler and Norberto Araujo), along with Paraguayan midfielder Enrique Vera, strong wingers Luis Bolaños and Joffre Guerrón and veteran goalkeeper and penalty shootout hero José Francisco Cevallos. He resigned after losing the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup to Manchester United.
On January 15, 2009, the IFFHS ranked him third among the top ten club coaches around the world, only behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Dick Advocaat. He was also voted the 2008 South American Coach of the Year by Uruguayan newspaper El País.
As a player
As a manager
- Profile at BDFA
|Awards and achievements|
Miguel Ángel Russo
|Copa Libertadores winning managers
|South American Coach of the Year