Ubaldo Fillol

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Ubaldo Fillol
Personal information
Full name Ubaldo Matildo Fillol
Date of birth (1950-07-21) July 21, 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth San Miguel del Monte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1971 Quilmes AC 57 (0)
1972–1973 Racing Club 59 (0)
1974–1983 River Plate 360 (0)
1983 Argentinos Juniors 17 (0)
1984–1985 Flamengo 34 (0)
1985–1986 Atlético Madrid 17 (0)
1986–1989 Racing Club 71 (0)
1989–1991 Vélez Sársfield 42 (0)
Total 657 (0)
National team
1974–1985 Argentina 58 (0)
Teams managed
2004 Racing Club
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ubaldo Matildo Fillol (locally: [uˈβaldo maˈtildo fiˈʒol]; born 21 July 1950), nicknamed el Pato (in English: "the Duck"), is an Argentine football coach and former goalkeeper. He took part in the 1974, 1978 (where he won the championship with his team and was voted Best Goalkeeper) and 1982 World Cups representing the Argentine national team. He also played in the South American qualifiers for the 1986 World Cup, but he was finally not chosen for the final team that played (and won) in Mexico. His usually considered to one of the greatest Latin American keepers.

In 1977 Fillol was awarded the Footballer of the Year of Argentina award, being the first goalkeeper ever to receive the distinction.

At the 1978 World Cup, Fillol wore the number 5 jersey, instead of 1 which is the standard for goalkeepers. This happened because Argentina, at that time, gave players their numbers alphabetically. The number 1 jersey was worn by Norberto Alonso. For the same reason, Fillol wore the number 7 jersey at the 1982 tournament while Osvaldo Ardiles wore the number 1. This practice was last permitted in 1986.

Coaching career[edit]

Fillol has served as the goalkeeping coach for the Argentina national team and had 30 games as first team coach of Racing Club

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