Edgardo Bauza

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Edgardo Bauza
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Edgardo Bauza speaking to reporters in 2015
Personal information
Full name Edgardo Bauza
Date of birth (1958-01-26) 26 January 1958 (age 62)
Place of birth Granadero Baigorria, Argentina
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1982 Rosario Central 310 (80)
1983–1985 Atlético Junior 87 (15)
1985–1986 Independiente 7 (1)
1986–1989 Rosario Central 130 (22)
1990–1991 Veracruz 31 (3)
National team
1981–1990 Argentina[1] 3 (0)
Teams managed
1999–2001 Rosario Central
2001–2002 Vélez Sársfield
2002–2003 Colón
2004–2005 Sporting Cristal
2005–2006 Colón
2006–2008 LDU Quito
2009 Al-Nassr
2010–2013 LDU Quito
2014–2015 San Lorenzo
2016 São Paulo
2016–2017 Argentina
2017 United Arab Emirates
2017 Saudi Arabia
2018–2019 Rosario Central
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edgardo Bauza (born 26 January 1958) is an Argentine former footballer, currently manager. Before taking up management, he played over 300 games for Rosario Central. He also played for Independiente in Argentina, Atlético Junior in Colombia and Veracruz in Mexico.

As a manager, he has coached several South American sides, mainly in Argentina, but also teams in Peru, Ecuador, and Brazil, as well as Saudi club Al-Nassr, and the Argentina, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia national teams.

Managerial career[edit]

In 2008, Bauza made history by becoming the first manager ever to lead an Ecuadorian club to victory in an international tournament, winning that year's Copa Libertadores. His team included three Argentine players (Damián Manso, Claudio Bieler and Norberto Araujo), along with Paraguayan midfielder Enrique Vera, strong wingers Luis Bolaños and Joffre Guerrón and veteran goalkeeper and penalty shootout hero José Francisco Cevallos. He resigned after losing the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup to Manchester United.[2]

On January 15, 2009, the IFFHS ranked him third among the top ten club coaches around the world, only behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Dick Advocaat.[3] He was also voted the 2008 South American Coach of the Year by Uruguayan newspaper El País. After a spell with Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr FC, Bauza returned to LDU Quito in December 2009, replacing 2009 Copa Sudamericana-winning manager Jorge Fossati.[4] He lost the 2011 Copa Sudamericana finals to Universidad de Chile.

In 2013, he joined San Lorenzo de Almagro of the Argentine Primera División, where he led the club to its first ever Copa Libertadores title in 2014. He subsequently signed with São Paulo FC from Brazil on December 17, 2015. President of club, Carlos Augusto de Barros e Silva, said the following words: "I am very happy for signing with a winning coach [...]".[5]

After just one season in Brazil, Bauza was appointed as the new manager of the Argentine national team, on 11 August 2016. He was relieved of his duties on 11 April 2017 with the Albiceleste placed fifth in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, with only four teams guaranteed a qualification spot.[6]

He was appointed as the head coach of United Arab Emirates national football team in May the same year,[7] but narrowly failed to take the team to qualify for the World Cup, with a record of two wins, one draw and one defeat in his tenure. After only four months he resigned from the post to join Saudi Arabia in September.[8] He was sacked from the Saudi Arabian team on 22 November.[9]

He was appointed manager of Rosario Central in May 2018.[10] Bauza guided Rosario Central to win the Copa Argentina 2018. https://www.espn.com.ar/video/clip/_/id/5055053. After a period with bad results, Rosario decided to fire Bauza on 23 February 2019.[11]


  1. ^ "Edgardo Bauza". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Bauza: "Las expectativas son las mejores"". Archived from the original on 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  3. ^ The World's best Club Coach 2008
  4. ^ "Edgardo Bauza returning to coach Liga de Quito". USA Today. 8 December 2009.
  5. ^ [1]
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  7. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=bauza-named-as-uae-coach-2883733.html
  8. ^ https://www.thenational.ae/sport/football/world-cup-2018-edgardo-bauza-leaves-uae-to-manage-saudi-arabia-in-russia-tournament-1.628667
  9. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=bauza-sacked-as-saudi-arabia-coach-2920952.html?intcmp=fifacom_hp_module_news
  10. ^ "Edgardo Bauza, anunciado como nuevo DT de Rosario Central" [Edgardo Bauza, announced as the new coach of Rosario Central]. El Universo (in Spanish). 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  11. ^ Edgardo Bauza deja de ser el director técnico de Rosario Central, ar.marca.com, 23 February 2019

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