Miguel Ángel Russo
Russo in 1984.
|Full name||Miguel Ángel Russo|
|Date of birth||April 9, 1956|
|Place of birth||Lanús, Argentina|
|1996–1997||Universidad de Chile|
|1999||Colón Santa Fe|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 September 2007.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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
|Metropolitano 1982||Estudiantes||Primera División Argentina|
|Nacional 1983||Estudiantes||Primera División Argentina|
|1989–1992||Lanús||Primera B Nacional
Primera División Argentina
|1994–1995||Estudiantes||Primera B Nacional
Primera División Argentina
|1996–1997||Universidad de Chile||Chilean Primera|
|1997–1998||Rosario Central||Primera División Argentina|
|1998–1999||Salamanca||Spanish Primera División|
|1999||Morelia||Primera División de México|
|1999||Colón de Santa Fe||Primera División Argentina|
|1999–2000||Lanús||Primera División Argentina|
|2001||Los Andes||Primera División Argentina|
|2002–2004||Rosario Central||Primera División Argentina|
|2004–2006||Vélez Sársfield||Primera División Argentina|
|2007||Boca Juniors||Primera División Argentina|
|2008–2009||San Lorenzo||Primera División Argentina|
|2009||Rosario Central||Primera División Argentina|
|2010–2011||Racing Club||Primera División Argentina|
|2011||Estudiantes||Primera División Argentina|
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.
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.
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.
|1991–1992||Lanús||Primera B Nacional|
|1994–1995||Estudiantes||Primera B Nacional|
|Clausura 2005||Vélez Sársfield||Primera División Argentina|
|2007||Boca Juniors||Copa Libertadores|
|Awards and achievements|
|Copa Libertadores winning managers