Jorge Burruchaga

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Jorge Luis Burruchaga
Personal information
Full name Jorge Luis Burruchaga
Date of birth (1962-10-09) 9 October 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth Gualeguay, Argentina
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Second striker
Club information
Current team
free
Youth career
Arsenal de Sarandí
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1981 Arsenal de Sarandí 49 (7)
1982–1985 Independiente 146 (53)
1985–1992 Nantes 140 (27)
1992–1993 Valenciennes 32 (10)
1995–1998 Independiente 89 (19)
Total 456 (116)
National team
1981 Argentina U20 2 (0)
1983–1990 Argentina 57 (13)
Teams managed
2002–2005 Arsenal de Sarandí
2005–2006 Estudiantes
2006–2007 Independiente
2008–2009 Banfield
2009–2010 Arsenal de Sarandí
2011–2012 Libertad
2012–2014 Atlético de Rafaela
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jorge Luis Burruchaga (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxorxe βuruˈtʃaɣa]; nicknamed Burru, born 9 October 1962) is an Argentine association football coach and former professional football player, born in Gualeguay, Entre Ríos. He played both as an attacking midfielder and striker and is famous for scoring the winning goal in the final of the 1986 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Club career[edit]

Club[edit]

Burruchaga started playing in 1980 for Arsenal de Sarandí in Argentina's then second division.

He was bought by Independiente in 1982 and debuted in a victory against Estudiantes de La Plata on 12 February. He was part of the team that won the Metropolitano 1983, the Copa Libertadores[3] and the Intercontinental Cup in 1984.[4]

He was then transferred to French team Nantes, where he played for seven years. He also played one year for Valenciennes, where he was involved in a bribing scandal involving the French and European champions Olympique de Marseille 'buying' a 1–0 league win at Valenciennes on 20 May 1993. Marseille midfield player Jean-Jacques Eydelie and the club's general manager, Jean-Pierre Bernes, had offered him money to throw the game, Burruchaga said he agreed but then changed his mind.[5] He was subsequently given a suspended six months sentence when judgment was delivered on 15 May 1995.[6]

He returned to Argentina for his last spell in Independiente, when he won a Supercopa Sudamericana[7] and a Recopa Sudamericana both in 1995.[8][9]

He retired from professional football on 10 April 1998 in a match against Vélez Sársfield.

International[edit]

Burruchaga was part of the team that won the 1986 FIFA World Cup, scoring two goals, including the goal that gave Argentina the 3:2 victory against West Germany in the final match.[10] He also participated in all Argentine matches at the 1990 FIFA World Cup and scored one goal in the tournament. He scored a total of 13 goals for Argentina in 59 games between 1983 and 1990.[11]

Managerial career[edit]

Burruchaga coached Arsenal de Sarandí since its arrival to first division in 2002, and succeeded in keeping the team far from the bottom of the standings. For the 2005–06 season, he signed with Estudiantes de La Plata. In May 2006, he moved to Independiente and resigned on April 2007. He has also managed Banfield from 2008 to 2009

On 5 May 2009 Burruchaga returned to Arsenal de Sarandí but resigned in 2010. He managed Paraguayan Club Libertad since 2011. He managed Atletico Rafaela in the Argentinian Primera Division from 2012 to June 2014.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

[1]

Club[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Argentina League Cup League Cup South America Total
1980 Arsenal de Sarandí Primera B 15 1 15 1
1981 34 6 34 6
1982 Independiente Primera División 52 17
1983 55 23
1984 29 10
1985 10 3
1985–86 0 0
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
1985–86 Nantes Division 1 36 9
1986–87 30 6
1987–88 10 2
1988–89 6 2
1989–90 27 4
1990–91 3 0
1991–92 28 4
1992–93 Valenciennes 32 10
Argentina League Cup League Cup South America Total
1994–95 Independiente Primera División 11 1
1995–96 27 6
1996–97 31 9
1997–98 20 3
Total Argentina 284 79
France 140 37
Career total 424 116

International[edit]

Argentina national team
Year Apps Goals
1983 7 3
1984 12 2
1985 9 3
1986 10 2
1987 1 1
1988 0 0
1989 7 0
1990 11 2
Total 57 13

Honours[edit]

Independiente[edit]

Argentina[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jorge Burruchaga at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "World Cup 2014: 100 great World Cup moments - 41 days to go". BBC Sport. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Copa Lipertadores 1984". World Football. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Toyota Cup 1984". FIFA. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Football: Scandal leaves a stain on the white shirt of Marseille: Allegations of match-fixing, of franc-filled envelopes buried in gardens are threatening to dethrone the kings of French football. Nick Bidwell reports. The Independent. 13 July 1993.
  6. ^ The shame of Marseille By Tom Adams. ESPNSoccernet. 10 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Supercopa Libertadores 1995 - Full Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Un estigma que se reitera Lá Nación, accessed on April 26, 2010
  9. ^ "Recopa 1994". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Argentina - Germany FR 3:2 (1:0)". FIFA. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  11. ^ rsssf: Argentina record international footballers
  12. ^ Coach without Cream

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