Jorge Rinaldi

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Jorge Rinaldi
Personal information
Full name Jorge Roberto Rinaldi
Date of birth (1963-03-23) 23 March 1963 (age 56)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1984 San Lorenzo 185 (46)
1985 Sporting de Gijón 7 (0)
1986–1988 Boca Juniors 53 (18)
1988–1989 River Plate 18 (2)
1989–1990 Gençlerbirliği 25 (3)
1990–1992 San Lorenzo 13 (3)
National team
1983–1985 Argentina 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 2, 2008

Jorge "La Chancha" Rinaldi (born 23 March 1963 in Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine footballer. He played for a number of clubs in Argentina, Spain and Turkey and represented the Argentina national football team at international level.

Rinaldi started his professional career with San Lorenzo in 1980 at the age of 17. In 1982, he helped the club to win the Argentine 2nd division and gain promotion back to the Argentine Primera.

In 1985, he joined Sporting de Gijón in Spain but things did not work out for him there and he returned to Argentina in early 1986 to play for Boca Juniors.

In 1988 Rinaldi was sold directly to Boca's fiercest rivals, River Plate making him one of a select band of players to have played for Boca and River.

After one season with River, Rinaldi joined Gençlerbirliği S.K. in Turkey. In 1990, he returned to Argentina and his first club, San Lorenzo, in 1992 it became clear that he was no longer part of the managers plans and he took the difficult decision to retire at the age of only 28.

Since retirement Rinaldi has held several coaching positions including youth coach and caretaker manager at San Lorenzo and worked as a journalist for Clarín.

His son Leonel Rinaldi is also a footballer.


San Lorenzo

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