Hernán Cristante

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Hernán Cristante
Personal information
Full name Rolando Hernán Cristante Mandarino
Date of birth (1969-09-16) September 16, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth La Plata, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 Gimnasia de La Plata 58 (0)
1993–2010 Deportivo Toluca 419 (0)
1994–1995 Platense (loan) 30 (0)
1996–1997 Newell's Old Boys (loan) 17 (0)
1997–1998 Huracán (loan) 32 (0)
2011-2012 Club Universidad de Guadalajara 27 (0)
National team
1989–1995 Argentina 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 27, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rolando Hernán Cristante Mandarino (born 16 September 1969 in La Plata, Argentina) was an Argentine goalkeeper who last played for Club Universidad de Guadalajara, a team from the Mexican second division. Hernán Cristante was part of Argentina's Seleccion Nacional three times, in 1989, 1992, and again in 1995. He began to play professionally in Argentina in 1990 with Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata. In August 1993 he was transferred to Club Toluca, Mexico and in 1994, he returned to the Argentine team, Club Atlético Platense. In 1995 he returned to Toluca for one year, then in 1996, he joined another Argentine team Newell's Old Boys of Rosario. The following year he played for Club Atlético Huracán of Argentina. In 1998, he left for Toluca, and has been playing there since. He had a serious knee injury and was released from Club Toluca in June 2010.

In 2002, he completed his training to become a professional coach, and in 2004 he opened the Centro de Formación Deportivo Hernán Cristante (Sports Training Center) with the goal of developing young soccer talent. In 2007, he played his 500th professional game, and is currently the number one foreign player in Mexico for total number of games played in the Primera División.

He has been nominated four times since 1999 as the best goalkeeper in Mexico.[citation needed]

New Record: Cristante broke a record on December 4, 2008 during the match against Santos Laguna of not conceding a goal in 772' minutes when the competitive match ended in a tied score of 0-0.


Team Title Season
Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata Copa Centenario 1993
Club Toluca League Champion Invierno 1999
Club Toluca League Champion Verano 2000
Club Toluca League Champion Apertura 2002
Club Toluca League Champion Apertura 2005
Club Toluca League Champion Apertura 2008
Club Toluca Champion of Champions 2003
Club Toluca Champion of Champions 2006

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