Germán Burgos

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Germán Burgos
Germán Burgos - 01.jpg
Burgos with Atlético Madrid in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Germán Adrián Ramón Burgos
Date of birth (1969-04-16) 16 April 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Mar del Plata, Argentina
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid (assistant)
Youth career
1986–1988 Almagro de Florida
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1994 Ferro Carril Oeste 104 (0)
1994–1999 River Plate 94 (0)
1999–2001 Mallorca 12 (0)
2001–2004 Atlético Madrid 63 (0)
Total 273 (0)
National team
1995–2002 Argentina 35 (0)
Teams managed
2010 Carabanchel
2011 Catania (assistant)
2011–2012 Racing Club (assistant)
2012– Atlético Madrid (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ramón and the second or maternal family name is Burgos.

Germán Adrián Ramón Burgos (born 16 April 1969) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and the current assistant coach for Atlético Madrid.

Club career[edit]

Born in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Burgos started playing professionally with Ferro Carril Oeste. In 1994 he moved to Argentine Primera División giants Club Atlético River Plate, where he was dubbed Mono (monkey) because of his height and disheveled appearance,[1] going on to win several titles during his spell, notably the 1994 Apertura where his team did not lose one single game.[2]

In July 1999 Burgos moved abroad, joining Spain's RCD Mallorca.[3] During his two-year spell in the Balearic Islands, he played understudy to compatriot Leo Franco.

Burgos signed for Atlético Madrid in the 2001–02 season, with the capital club in Segunda División.[4] He had his best year in the country in an eventual return to La Liga after a two-year absence, but appeared less in the following two campaigns, retiring at the end of 2003–04 aged 35.

In 2010, after working with AD Alcorcón as goalkeepers' coach, Burgos started his manager career also in Spain, coaching amateurs RCD Carabanchel. In the following years he worked as assistant to former club and country teammate Diego Simeone, at Catania Calcio, Racing Club de Avellaneda and Atlético Madrid.[5]

In April 2014, against Getafe CF, Burgos became the first coach in the world to use Google Glass during a competitive game.[6]

International career[edit]

Burgos played 35 times for the Argentine national team, during seven years.[7] He was second-choice at both the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, backing up Carlos Roa in the former tournament and Pablo Cavallero four years later.

Honours[edit]

River
Atlético Madrid

Personal life[edit]

Burgos is also a musician, having started his career still as an active player. He is the frontman of a rock band called The Garb.[8]

In 2003, Burgos was successfully treated for cancer.[9]

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