Arturo Salah

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Arturo Salah
Personal information
Full name Arturo Salah Cassani
Date of birth (1949-12-04) December 4, 1949 (age 65)
Place of birth Chile
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Audax Italiano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1971 Audax Italiano
1972–1974 Universidad Católica
1975–1981 Universidad de Chile
1982–1983 Palestino
Teams managed
1986–1990 Colo-Colo
1990–1993 Chile
1992–1994 Universidad de Chile
1994–1996 Monterrey
1999–2000 Cobreloa
2004–2007 Huachipato
2007–2008 Universidad de Chile
2010–2011 Huachipato
2012 Santiago Wanderers

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Arturo Salah Cassani (born December 4, 1949 in Chile) is a Chilean former football player, who currently works for Colo-Colo. He is of Palestinian background. As a player, Salah played for Audax, Universidad Católica, Universidad de Chile and Palestino.

Manager career[edit]

He began his managerial career with Colo-Colo. He won two national championships (1986 & 1989), finished runner-up twice (1987 & 1988), and won the Copa Chile three times with Colo-Colo. After that impressive run with Colo-Colo, Salah took charge of the Chilean national team from 1990 to 1993. In 1991 he led "La Roja" to a third place in the Copa America. He stayed in charged of "La Roja" for 30 games, of which he won 12, tied 7, and lost 11.

After that he was hired as the coach of Universidad de Chile. His first stint with the team lasted one year before he moved to coach Mexican team Monterrey.

In 2001, Salah was hired as National Director of Chiledeportes, turning back to coaching in 2003. In Huachipato Salah raised the team's level of play and reached the 2006 Copa Sudamerica, being eliminated by Colo-Colo. He stayed with the team until 2007 when he was hired by Universidad de Chile.

In his career he has coached 421 games, won 209, tied 124, and lost 88.


Season Club Title
1986 Colo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
1988 Colo-Colo Copa Chile Champion
1989 Colo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
1989 Colo-Colo Copa Chile Champion
1990 Colo-Colo Copa Chile Champion