Juan José López

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Juan José López
Personal information
Full name Juan José López
Date of birth (1950-10-31) October 31, 1950 (age 63)
Place of birth Guernica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1981 River Plate 424 (75)
1982 Talleres de Córdoba 38 (8)
1983 Boca Juniors 38 (6)
1984–1986 Argentinos Juniors 53 (5)
1986–1987 Belgrano ? (?)
National team
1972–1974 Argentina 1 (1)
Teams managed
1995–1996 Rosario Central
1997 Racing
1998 Instituto
1999 Unión
2000 Instituto
2001 Talleres
2001–2002 Rosario Central
2002–2003 Unión
2004 Talleres
2005 Libertad
2010–2011 River Plate
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Juan José "J. J." López, (born October 31, 1950) is an Argentine football manager and former player.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

López started his playing career with River Plate in 1970. He became an important player at the club, winning seven league titles. He played 466 games and scored 84 goals. López is one of the most decorated players in the history of River Plate, and only three other players have played more games for the club (Amadeo Carrizo, Ángel Labruna and Reinaldo Merlo).

López left River Plate after the 1981 season to join Talleres de Córdoba, where he played during 1982. He was signed by River's rivals, Boca Juniors, in 1983, and played 38 games for the club with 6 goals scored.

In 1984, he joined Argentinos Juniors and helped them to secure their first ever league championship in the 1984 Metropolitano. The next season, Argentinos won their second championship, the 1985 Nacional; and followed it up with winning the Copa Libertadores. In 1986, López joined Belgrano, where he played until his retirement in 1987.

National team[edit]

During the 1970s, López played for the Argentina national football team.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring as a player, López has worked as the manager of several clubs in Argentina. His first managerial position was with Racing de Córdoba. He then managed Instituto, Unión de Santa Fe, Rosario Central and Olimpo.

López has also had two spells as manager of Talleres de Córdoba. In his second spell with the club, he led them to a third place finish in the 2004 Clausura,[2] but the club were relegated after losing a relegation playoff against Argentinos Juniors. In 2005, he took over as the manager of Libertad in Paraguay.

Since 2010, López works as a youth manager in River Plate. He has also worked as caretaker manager twice, after the departures of Leonardo Astrada first and then Ángel Cappa. During his second period as caretaker, López obtained 13 over 18 points in the last six games of the 2010 Apertura, rounding a 4th place finish. Therefore, at the end of the tournament he was confirmed as the team's manager for the following championship by club president Daniel Passarella.[3]

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Season Team Title
Metropolitano 1975 Argentina River Plate Primera División Argentina
Nacional 1975 Argentina River Plate Primera División Argentina
Metropolitano 1977 Argentina River Plate Primera División Argentina
Nacional 1977 Argentina River Plate Primera División Argentina
Metropolitano 1979 Argentina River Plate Primera División Argentina
Nacional 1979 Argentina River Plate Primera División Argentina
Metropolitano 1980 Argentina River Plate Primera División Argentina
Metropolitano 1984 Argentina Argentinos Juniors Primera División Argentina
Nacional 1985 Argentina Argentinos Juniors Primera División Argentina
1985 Argentina Argentinos Juniors Copa Libertadores
1986 Argentina Argentinos Juniors Copa Interamericana

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