Osvaldo Batocletti

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Osvaldo Batocletti
Personal information
Full name Osvaldo Agustín Batocletti
Date of birth (1950-01-22) 22 January 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1972 Racing Club 34 (2)
1973 Lanús
1974 Unión de Santa Fe
1974–1977 Club León 69 (2)
1977-1984 Tigres UANL 234 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Osvaldo Daniel Batocletti Ronco (January 22, 1950) is an Argentine football manager and former player. He resides in Mexico since 1974 and holds Mexican citizenship.

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Batocletti started his career playing with Racing Club de Avellaneda in 1970. In 1973 he moved to Club Atlético Lanús, and then in 1974 he moved to Unión de Santa Fe.

In 1974 he moved to Mexico to play with Club León of the Mexican Primera División, now Liga MX. In 1977 he was transferred to Tigres de la UANL. For his transfer to Tigres, Batocletti sacrificed part of his salary so that Tigres could pay León. With Tigres, he scoared 12 goals, and was league champion twice, in 1978 and in 1982. After playing 7 seasons with Tigres, he retired as a player in 1984.

As a coach, Batocletti has coached Tigres and Querétaro F.C.

He currently still works for Tigres, in an administrative position.[1] He was labeled by Monterrey daily, El Norte, as the "El Tigre más Tigre" (most Tigre of all Tigres), because his extensive career with Tigres and his affection to the team.[2]

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