Yudica in 1987 as manager of Newell's Old Boys
|Full name||José Antonio Yudica|
|Date of birth||February 26, 1936|
|Place of birth||Rosario, Argentina|
|1954–1958||Newell's Old Boys||112||(25)|
|1980||Estudiantes de La Plata|
|1987–1990||Newell's Old Boys|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Yudica had limited success as a player, winning only two titles during his brief spell at Deportivo Cali. After retirement as a player he took up management, this is where he achieved his most notable successes, leading Quilmes to their first ever championship, winning three Argentine league titles with three clubs (the first manager ever to achieve this), and leading Argentinos Juniors to success in the Copa Libertadores.
Yudica had a 16-year career as a player, he started his career at Newell's Old Boys, and went on to play for Argentine giants Boca Juniors, and a number of other teams including Vélez Sársfield, Estudiantes, Platense, Quilmes, Talleres de Remedios de Escalada, San Telmo and Deportivo Cali in Colombia.
Titles as a Player
- Primera A Colombia 1969
- Primera C Argentina 1970
Yudica made his return to the big time by leading Argentinos Juniors to victory in Nacional. The Copa Libertadores campaign of 1985 was one of the most remarkable in the history of the tournament. Argentinos found themselves in the same 1st round group as fellow Argentinian team Ferro Carril Oeste, at the end of the group the two teams were tied for first place on 9 points, this required a playoff, which Argentinos won 3–1.
Argentinos won the 2nd group stage outright, to claim a place in the final against Colombian side América de Cali (fierce rivals of Yudica's former club, Deportivo Cali).
The final was a two legged affair, but both games finished 1–0 to the home team, requiring a cup final playoff but this game ended 1–1, Argentinos Juniors finally triumphed after a 5–4 victory in a penalty shootout.
After his successes with Argentinos Yudica returned to Newell's Old Boys, the club at which he began his playing career over 30 years before.
He led them to the Primera division title in 1987/1988, winning him the unique distinction of becoming the first manager ever to lead 3 different teams to the Argentine league title.
|1982||San Lorenzo||Argentine 2nd Division|
|1985||Argentinos Juniors||Copa Libertadores|
|1986||Argentinos Juniors||Copa Interamericana|
|1987/1988||Newell's Old Boys||Primera División Argentina|
|1996||C.F. Pachuca||Primera División A|
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