Hernán Cristante

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Hernán Cristante
Personal information
Full name Rolando Hernán Cristante Mandarino
Date of birth (1969-09-16) 16 September 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth La Plata, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Toluca (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 Gimnasia de La Plata 58 (0)
1993–2010 Toluca 419 (0)
1994–1995 Platense (loan) 30 (0)
1996–1997 Newell's Old Boys (loan) 17 (0)
1997–1998 Huracán (loan) 32 (0)
2011–2012 U. de G. 27 (0)
Total 583 (0)
National team
1989–1995 Argentina 6 (0)
Teams managed
2016 Tepic
2016– Toluca
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rolando Hernán Cristante Mandarino (born 16 September 1969), known as Hernán Cristante is an Argentine professional football manager and former player, who played as a goalkeeper. He is currently the manager of Liga MX club Deportivo Toluca.

Club career[edit]

Cristante began to play professionally in Argentina in 1990 with Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata. In August 1993 he was transferred to Club Toluca, Mexico and in 1994, he returned to the Argentine team, Club Atlético Platense. In 1995, he returned to Toluca for one year, then in 1996, he joined another Argentine team Newell's Old Boys of Rosario. The following year he played for Club Atlético Huracán of Argentina. In 1998, he left for Toluca, and has been playing there since. In 2002, Cristante completed his training to become a professional coach, and in 2004 he opened the Centro de Formación Deportivo Hernán Cristante (Sports Training Center) with the goal of developing young soccer talent. In 2007, he played his 500th professional game, and is currently the number one foreign player in Mexico for total number of games played in the Primera División. He had a serious knee injury and was released from Club Toluca in June 2010. He has been nominated four times since 1999 as the best goalkeeper in Mexico.[citation needed]


Cristante set a record of not conceding a goal for 772 consecutive minutes on 4 December 2008, during a 0–0 draw against Santos Laguna.

International career[edit]

Hernán Cristante was part of Argentina's Seleccion Nacional on three occasions, in 1989, 1992, and again in 1995, and was a member of his nation's squad for the 1995 Copa América; in total he made six appearances for the national side.

Managerial Statistics[edit]

As of 31 December 2016[n 1]
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Tepic 12 February 2016 30 May 2016 12 7 1 4 58.33
Toluca 31 May 2016 Present 23 9 8 6 39.13
Total 35 16 9 10 45.71



Gimnasia y Esgrima


  1. ^ Includes matches from Liga MX, Copa MX

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