Juan Carlos Sarnari

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Juan Carlos Sarnari
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Sarnari at River Plate
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Sarnari
Date of birth (1942-01-22) 22 January 1942 (age 76)
Place of birth Santa Fe, Argentina
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1962 River Plate ? (?)
1963 Huracán ? (?)
1964–1967 River Plate ? (?)
1967–1969 Universidad Católica ? (?)
1970–1972 Universidad de Chile ? (42)
1973 Independiente Medellín ? (?)
1975–1976 Independiente Santa Fe ? (?)
National team
1966–1967 Argentina ? (?)
Teams managed
1979–1980 Deportes Quindío
1981 Santa Fe
1982 Once Caldas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Juan Carlos Sarnari (born January 22, 1942) is a former Argentine football midfielder/striker. He was born in Argentina. He is perhaps most notable for his 29 goals in the Copa Libertadores making him the 6th highest scoring player Copa Libertadores history.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Sarnari started his career at River Plate at the age of 17. In 1963 he spent a season with Huracán. He returned to River in 1964.

In 1966 Sarnari was selected to represent the Argentina national football team at the 1966 FIFA World Cup.[2]

In 1967 Sarnari moved to Chile where he played for Universidad Católica and Universidad de Chile (football club), in 1973 Sanari moved to Colombia where he played for Independiente Medellín and Independiente Santa Fe. He won the 1975 league title with Santa Fe.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

Sarnari has been the manager of several clubs in Colombia including Deportes Quindío, Independiente Santa Fe and Once Caldas.

Life after football[edit]

Sarnari resides in Bogotá, Colombia.


Season Club Title
1975 Colombia Independiente Santa Fe Copa Mustang


  1. ^ rsssf: Copa Libertadores top scorers Archived 2015-10-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ rsssf: Argentina 1966 World Cup squad
  3. ^ "Juan Carlos Sarnari, su único título fue con Santa Fe" [Juan Carlos Sarnari, his only title was with Santa Fe] (in Spanish). El Tiempo. 25 February 2011.