Gustavo Siviero

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Gustavo Siviero
Personal information
Full name Gustavo Lionel Siviero
Date of birth (1969-09-13) 13 September 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Laguna Paiva, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Lleida Esportiu (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Colón Santa Fe 106 (4)
1991–1992 América Cali
1992–1993 San Lorenzo 27 (1)
1994–1996 Newell's Old Boys 82 (3)
1996–1998 Lanús 72 (8)
1998–2002 Mallorca 92 (1)
2002–2004 Albacete 43 (0)
2005 Colón Santa Fe 15 (0)
Total 437 (17)
Teams managed
2010–2012 Atlético Baleares
2012–2013 Murcia
2015 Atlético Baleares
2016– Lleida Esportiu

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

Gustavo Lionel Siviero (born 13 September 1969) is an Argentine retired professional footballer who played as a central defender, and the current coach of Spanish club Lleida Esportiu.

Club career[edit]

Born in Laguna Paiva, Santa Fe Province, Siviero began playing professionally Club Atlético Colón, moving in 1991 to Colombia with América de Cali. After only one season, he returned to his country and joined San Lorenzo de Almagro.

Siviero then played two seasons apiece with Newell's Old Boys and Club Atlético Lanús, always in the first division. In the 1998 summer he signed with La Liga club RCD Mallorca, alongside Lanús teammate Ariel Ibagaza (another Argentine, goalkeeper Carlos Roa, had done the same move the previous season). In his first year, acting as replacement for Real Madrid-bound Iván Campo, he was an undisputed starter as the Balearic Islands side narrowly missed on UEFA Champions League group stage entry; his official debut came in the first leg of the domestic Supercup, a 2–1 win at FC Barcelona (eventual 2–2 aggregate win).[1]

In 2002, aged 33, Siviero moved to Albacete Balompié also in Spain, reuniting with Roa, with the pair being instrumental as the Castile-La Mancha team returned to the top division in their debut season, after a seven-year absence. After only six games in his last two years combined – with relegation befalling in 2005 – he returned to his first professional club Colón, retiring shortly after.

Siviero started coaching in Mallorca's youth ranks. In October 2010 he replaced former club player Goran Milojević (1992–95) at the helm of lowly CD Atlético Baleares, also in Majorca.

International career[edit]

In 1999, Siviero was summoned by Argentine national team manager Marcelo Bielsa for a friendly with Holland, in Amsterdam. He never made his official debut, however, and was never selected again.[1]


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