José María Buljubasich

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José María Buljubasich
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Personal information
Full name José María Buljubasich
Date of birth (1971-05-12) 12 May 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Firmat (Santa Fe Province), Argentina
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Rosario Central 2 (0)
1994–1996 Tenerife 8 (0)
1996 UE Lleida 7 (0)
1997 Rosario Central 15 (0)
1997–1998 Real Oviedo 4 (0)
1998–2000 Rosario Central 76 (0)
2001 Los Andes 19 (0)
2001–2002 Monarcas Morelia 36 (0)
2002–2003 River Plate 17 (0)
2004 Unión Española 17 (0)
2005–2008 Universidad Católica 152 (0)
2009 Olimpia Asunción 29 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 April 2008.

José María Buljubasich (born 12 May 1971 in Firmat, Argentina) is a former Argentine football player who played as goalkeeper in Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Paraguay. He won two titles, one in Argentina and the other in Chile.


He was born in Firmat in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. He was the main goalkeeper for River Plate in 2003, a year in which the team won the Torneo de Clausura having as coach the international coach of Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini.

In 2005, Buljubasich maintained a clean record of 1352 minutes without allowing a goal, this record put him in fourth place in the world according to the IFFHS.[1] That year, Buljubasich won the Torneo de Clausura keeping a penalty off in the penalty kick-out; he was one of the best players of the Copa Sudamericana of that year.

In 2006, in the second semester the doctors of Universidad Católica found a tumour on "Tati"'s brain; he missed the rest of the 2006 season; but anyhow the operation was successfully done and he was allowed to play on the 2007-08 season.

On December 30, 2008 José Marías Buljubasich leaves Universidad Católica because he could not reach an agreement with the directives of the Club.

Buljubasich moved to Olimpia of Paraguay for the 2009 Apertura tournament.

After an irregular 2009 Buljubasich decide it was time to retire from professional football. He played his last match of his career in a 3–1 loss to Guarani.

He currently has his residence in Santiago, Chile

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