Jorge Olguín

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Jorge Olguín
Jorge Mario Olguín (born 17 May 1952) Argentina NFT Defender (1976–1982).jpg
Olguín in 1978
Personal information
Full name Jorge Mario Olguín
Date of birth (1952-05-17) 17 May 1952 (age 67)
Place of birth Dolores, Argentina
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right Back, Centre Back.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1979 San Lorenzo 247 (17)
1980–1983 Independiente 127 (13)
1984–1988 Argentinos Juniors 148 (22)
Total 522 (52)
National team
1976–1982 Argentina 60 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 24, 2007

Jorge Mario Olguín (born 17 May 1952 in Dolores, Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine footballer who played as a defender. He is perhaps most famous for having been part of the 1978 World Cup winning team.[1] Since his retirement as a player he has managed a number of football clubs.

Playing career[edit]

Mostly deployed as a centre back in club football, Olguín was positioned as a right back with the national team by coach César Luis Menotti. Among his achievements as a player there is one World Cup with the Argentina national football team, the Copa Libertadores, and six Argentine league titles.

He started his career at San Lorenzo in 1971, he played for the club for 8 years, in that time they won three trophies (1972 Metropolitano, 1972 Nacional and 1974 Nacional).

In 1978 Olguín was included in Argentina's world cup squad. Following his success at the world cup he was sold to Independiente, where he spend some time battling Pedro Monzón for a place in the first team.

Olguín was called up to join Argentina's defence of the world cup in Spain 1982, but the Albicelestes has a poor campaign, being knocked out in the 2nd group phase.

In 1983 Olguín won his only trophy with Independiente, they claimed the 1983 Metropolitano, finishing 1 point above his former team, San Lorenzo.

In 1984 Olguín was sold to Argentinos Juniors, where he won a further 2 league titles. In 1985 he helped Argentinos win their first and only Copa Libertadores title. He continued to play for Argentinos until his retirement in 1988.

Managerial career[edit]

After retirement as a player Olguin has become a football manager, he has taken charge of teams in Argentina, Japan and Costa Rica.

Player statistics[edit]

  • Argentina (1976–1982): Games 60 Goals 0.
  • Argentine Primera (1971–1988): Games 529 Goals 53.



San Lorenzo
Argentinos Juniors




  1. ^ "Argentina 1978 World Cup squad". Prepared and maintained by Héctor Darío Pelayes for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 16 January 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2017.

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