José Chamot

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José Chamot
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Personal information
Full name José Antonio Chamot
Date of birth (1969-05-17) 17 May 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Rosario Central 48 (2)
1991–1993 Pisa 87 (1)
1993–1994 Foggia 30 (0)
1994–1998 Lazio 100 (1)
1998–2000 Atlético Madrid 45 (1)
2000–2003 Milan 49 (0)
2003–2004 Leganés 1 (0)
2004–2006 Rosario Central 4 (0)
Total 364 (5)
National team
1993–2002 Argentina 43 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José Antonio Chamot (born 17 May 1969 in Concepción del Uruguay) is a retired Argentine footballer who played as a full back, mainly on the left flank but occasionally also on the right and, very rarely, as a centre back. He served as coaching assistant to Matias Almeyda at River Plate.

Club career[edit]

Chamot began his career with Rosario Central in his native Argentina, and then moved to Italy, where he played for Pisa (1991–93), Foggia (1993–94) and Lazio (1994–98). His spell at Lazio cemented him as one of the top full backs in the Serie A; during his last season with the Roman club, he won the 1997–98 Coppa Italia. While playing for Lazio, he deliberately shook referee Pierluigi Collina's hand too firmly post match, and earned a one-game ban for dissent.[1]

Chamot then moved to Spain, where he spent one and a half seasons with Atlético Madrid, before returning to Italy (in the January 2000 transfer window) in order to join giants A.C. Milan, for whom he played until 2003, winning the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League and the 2002–03 Coppa Italia. He left Milan during the summer of 2003 (by that time he had lost his place in the starting eleven) and signed for Spanish side Leganés. After an injury-plagued season there, Chamot returned to Argentina to spend the final years of his career (2004–06) with Rosario Central, the club where he had started as a professional footballer; again, however, he was troubled by injuries, and announced his retirement at the end of 2006.

International career[edit]

Chamot earned 43 caps for Argentina over the course of 9 years (1993–2002), and played in three FIFA World Cups (1994, 1998 and 2002). He was Argentina's starting left back during both the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, and also played one match in 2002 against Sweden, where he was employed as right back.

He was also part of the Argentina team that won the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, as one of the three overaged players (older than 23) allowed for every squad.


S.S. Lazio
A.C. Milan


  1. ^ Simon Evans (June 17, 2005). "Ref Collina set to call it a day". Retrieved November 14, 2012. 

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