Miguel Ángel Russo

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Miguel Ángel Russo
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Russo in 1984.
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Russo
Date of birth (1956-04-09) April 9, 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth Lanús, Argentina
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1988 Estudiantes 418 (11)
National team
1983–1985 Argentina 17 (1)
Teams managed
1989–1992 Lanús
1992–1995 Estudiantes
1996–1997 Universidad de Chile
1997–1998 Rosario Central
1998–1999 Salamanca
1999 Morelia
1999 Colón Santa Fe
1999–2000 Lanús
2001 Los Andes
2002–2004 Rosario Central
2005–2006 Vélez Sársfield
2007 Boca Juniors
2008–2009 San Lorenzo
2009 Rosario Central
2010–2011 Racing Club
2011 Estudiantes
2012– Rosario Central
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 September 2007.
† Appearances (Goals).

Miguel Ángel Russo (born 9 April 1956 in Lanús) is an Argentine football (soccer) coach and former player.

Career[edit]

Russo was a one club man; he played his entire career for Estudiantes de La Plata, from 1975 to his retirement in 1988. A defensive midfielder, Russo was a staple of the team that won two back-to-back championships in the 1982/83 season.

International[edit]

Although Russo was called on by national team coach Carlos Bilardo to play in the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, a string of minor injuries prevented him from traveling to the main event in Mexico, which Argentina ultimately won.

Titles as a player[edit]

Season Team Title
Metropolitano 1982 Argentina Estudiantes Primera División Argentina
Nacional 1983 Argentina Estudiantes Primera División Argentina

Managerial career[edit]

Season(s) Club League
1989–1992 Argentina Lanús Primera B Nacional
Primera División Argentina
1994–1995 Argentina Estudiantes Primera B Nacional
Primera División Argentina
1996–1997 Chile Universidad de Chile Chilean Primera
1997–1998 Argentina Rosario Central Primera División Argentina
1998–1999 Spain Salamanca Spanish Primera División
1999 Mexico Morelia Primera División de México
1999 Argentina Colón de Santa Fe Primera División Argentina
1999–2000 Argentina Lanús Primera División Argentina
2001 Argentina Los Andes Primera División Argentina
2002–2004 Argentina Rosario Central Primera División Argentina
2004–2006 Argentina Vélez Sársfield Primera División Argentina
2007 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
2008–2009 Argentina San Lorenzo Primera División Argentina
2009 Argentina Rosario Central Primera División Argentina
2010–2011 Argentina Racing Club Primera División Argentina
2011 Argentina Estudiantes Primera División Argentina

Coaching career[edit]

His career as a coach included stints at Estudiantes and Lanús (both of whom he helped promote), and other sides in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, and Spain. In June 2005 he won the Clausura tournament with Vélez Sarsfield, his first title as a coach in the Argentine top division. On 15 December 2006, he was signed by Boca Juniors to replace Ricardo La Volpe.

With Russo at the helm, Boca Juniors took second place in the 2007 Clausura tournament and won the Copa Libertadores 2007. After losing to San Luis and being eliminated form the Copa Libertadores, San Lorenzo trainer has announced his decision to resign on 9 April 2009.[1]

On 15 April 2009 the former San Lorenzo coach has joined Rosario Central, he replaces Reinaldo Merlo[2] and just two months later on 14 July 2009 the Coach has quit Rosario Central.[3]

On 21 June 2011, less than a week after resigning as coach of Racing Club, Russo signed a contract to again coach his former club, Estudiantes. This will be his second stint as an Estudiantes coach, having done so in 1994.[4]

On 6 November 2011, after Estudiantes was defeated 1-3 by Godoy Cruz and in turn falling to last place with only 10 points in 14 games, Russo resigned as manager of Estudiantes, less than 5 months after having assumed charge.[5]

Managerial titles[edit]

Season Team Title
1991–1992 Argentina Lanús Primera B Nacional
1994–1995 Argentina Estudiantes Primera B Nacional
Clausura 2005 Argentina Vélez Sársfield Primera División Argentina
2007 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brazil Abel Braga
Copa Libertadores winning managers
2007
Succeeded by
Argentina Edgardo Bauza