Eduardo Coudet

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Eduardo Coudet
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Germán Coudet
Date of birth (1974-09-12) 12 September 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Platense 56 (2)
1995–1998 Rosario Central 102 (23)
1998–1999 San Lorenzo 30 (5)
1999–2002 River Plate 47 (12)
2002 Celta Vigo 9 (0)
2003–2004 River Plate 56 (14)
2004 Rosario Central 16 (1)
2005 San Lorenzo 23 (2)
2006 Rosario Central 25 (1)
2007–2008 San Luis 77 (9)
2009 Necaxa 16 (1)
2009–2010 San Luis 12 (1)
2010 Colón 5 (1)
2010 Philadelphia Union 9 (0)
2011 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 18 (6)
Teams managed
2015– Rosario Central

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


Eduardo Germán Coudet (born 12 September 1974 in Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine footballer and current coach of Rosario Central.

Career[edit]

Coudet spent most of his career in the Argentinian First Division team Rosario Central, but he did have a short spell at Celta Vigo in the Spanish League and subsequently in Major League Soccer with Philadelphia Union.

From 1993 to 1995, he played for Argentine football team Platense, alongside French-Argentine David Trézéguet, also playing his first years of football in Platense. He won three Argentine titles during his time with River Plate.

After several years playing in Mexico, Coudet returned to Argentina in January 2010 to play for Colón de Santa Fe.[1]

Coudet eventually became a trialist for the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer and later signed with the club in July 2010.[2] He was released by the club in February 2011.[3] On 28 March 2011, Coudet signed with Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.[4] Coudet was slapped with a six-match ban after aggressively confronting the referee in a match against the Puerto Rico Islanders on 21 July. He was released by the Strikers at the season's end.

Coaching Career[edit]

On 12 December 2014, Coudet was officially named as the new head coach of Rosario Central, replacing Miguel Angel Russo. As his assistant, he selected former Argentina international Ariel Garcé, who had a previous brief stint with Central. Aiming to reinforce the squad, Coudet contacted various ex-Central players, including Marco Ruben, Cristian Villagra (both playing in Ukraine at the time) and Cesar Delgado, convincing them to join for the coming 2015 season.[5] Among others, Coudet also managed to sign defender Pablo Álvarez and midfielders José Luis Fernández and Gustavo Colman.

Coudet's official debut at the helm of Rosario Central began with a surprise 1-0 win away to reigning champions Racing. Central followed up this win with four consecutive victories. Coudet's side showed remarkable form throughout the first half of the tournament, culminating in a 13-game undefeated streak until an eventual 2-0 loss away to River Plate. Central bounced back quickly and resumed their stunning form, handing their hated rivals Newell's an unprecedented fourth consecutive derby loss.[6] Throughout the tournament, Central was characterized for playing attractive, attacking football, spearheaded by the attacking talents of attacking midfielder Franco Cervi and top goalscorer Marco Ruben, , who had a career season with 24 goals across all competitions.

During the break, Coudet further strengthened the squad with two important signings, Javier Pinola and Marcelo Larrondo. Both players would prove to be invaluable for the rest of the season, with Larrondo forming a particularly impressive partnership with Marco Ruben and Pinola adding poise and experience to Central's defense.

Coudet's team finished 2015 in a very respectable 3rd place, and narrowly missed out on the 2014-15 Copa Argentina championship after a controversial 2-0 final loss to Boca Juniors, after a dubious penalty decision and an offside goal put the tie beyond reach.[7]


Honors[edit]

River Plate

Rosario Central

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