Andrés Cruciani

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Andrés Cruciani
Personal information
Full name Diego Andrés Cruciani
Date of birth (1966-07-14) July 14, 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1978 Juventud 71 (3)
1979 Sarmiento 21 (4)
1980 Bella Vista 19 (1)
1981–1982 Estudiantes 42 (1)
1983–1985 Club Cipolletti 49 (3)
National team
1980 Argentina U-20 4 (0)
Teams managed
1995 Banfield (Assistant Coach)
1996–1997 Independiente (Assistant Coach)
1998 Centenario
1998 Club Renato Cesarini (Tactics coach)
1999 CA Lanús (Youth Coach)
2000 Independiente (Assistant Coach)
2001 Tampa Bay Mutiny (Technical Coach)
2001–2002 Club Cipolletti
2002–2003 Haiti
2004–2005 Centenario
2005–2006 Bangladesh
2007 Abahani Limited
2007–2008 Tecos (Assistant coach)
2009–2011 Huracán (Assistant Coach)
2011–2012 Maldives
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Diego Andrés Cruciani (born 14 July 1966 in Bahía Blanca) is an Argentine football coach.


The Defender played in his career for Juventud, Sarmiento, Bella Vista, Estudiantes and Club Cipolletti before he retired after a knee injury in summer 1985.

International career[edit]

Cruciani was 1980 member of the Argentina national under-20 football team.

Coaching career[edit]

He was the Head Coach of the Bangladesh national football team, under his guidance, the team improved smoothly and became the runners-up of the SAFF championship.[1]

After leaving the post, Cruciani continued his career in Bangladesh by coaching B. League side, Abahani.[2] During his time, Cruciani had brought three Argentine players to the club.[3] He was in 2009 named as the Assistant coach of Angel Cappa by Club Atlético Huracán.[4]