Enzo Trossero

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Enzo Trossero
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An early Enzo Trossero in Colón de Santa Fe
Personal information
Full name Enzo Hector Trossero
Date of birth (1953-05-23) 23 May 1953 (age 66)
Place of birth Esmeralda, Argentina
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1972 Sportivo Belgrano
1972–1975 Colón de Santa Fe 101 (3)
1975–1986 Independiente 308 (55)
1979–1981Nantes (loan) 69 (12)
1986 Toluca
1986–1987 Estudiantes 20 (4)
1987–1988 Sion
1989 Estudiantes 0 (0)
National team
1977–1985[1] Argentina 27[2] (0)
Teams managed
1987–1989 Argentina U-20 (assistant)
1989–1990 Argentina U-16 (assistant)
1990–1992 Sion
1992–1994 Huracán
1994–1995 Estudiantes
1995–1997 Colón
1997–1998 San Martín Tucumán
1999 Lugano
1999–2000 Independiente
2000–2001 Switzerland
2004–2007 Municipal
2007–2009 Al-Shabab
2009 Godoy Cruz
2010 Al-Ittihad
2011 Al-Shabab
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Enzo Héctor Trossero (born 23 May 1953), nicknamed El Vikingo (the Viking), is an Argentine footballer and coach.

Club career[edit]

He began his playing career at Argentine minnows Belgrano de San Francisco but he soon moved on to Colón de Santa Fe, and in 1975 he arrived at Independiente. In this team he had two phases: from 1975 to 1979, when he was transferred to FC Nantes Atlantique of France, and from 1981 to 1985. During that time he won three Argentine titles (1977–78 and 1983), a Copa Libertadores (1984) and an Intercontinental Cup (1984). He was named as one of the club's best defender during Independiente's 90th anniversary.

International career[edit]

He had great attacking prowess for a defender, he scored 55 goals in 308 games during his time with Independiente. He made the Argentina national football team for the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain, but he did not manage to play in any game. He played in the qualifying matches for the 1986 FIFA World Cup, but he was not called for the tournament itself.

Coaching career[edit]

During his coaching career he has coached Club Atlético Huracán, Talleres de Córdoba, and his former club Independiente de Avellaneda. Abroad he has coached in Switzerland where he was league champion with FC Sion and also coached the Swiss national team.[3] He coached in Guatemala with CSD Municipal and won the UNCAF Club Tournament and a record 5 straight league championships. On 4 November 2009 Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba officials have hired the coach to replace Diego Cocca, Trossero recently quit Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab.[4] On 29 December 2009 Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba officials have fired the coach after just six matches due to poor results: three draws and three losses. As replacement was named Trossero's assistant Daniel Ondra, the club is but in negotiation with former Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata coach Leonardo Madelón[5]