Juan Simón

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Juan Simón
Personal information
Full name Juan Ernesto Simón
Date of birth (1960-03-02) 2 March 1960 (age 59)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Sweeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1983 Newell's Old Boys 211 (1)
1983–1986 Monaco 73 (0)
1986–1988 Strasbourg 17 (0)
1988–1994 Boca Juniors 168 (0)
Total 479 (1)
National team
1979 Argentina U-20 11 (1)
1980–1990 Argentina 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 2007

Juan Ernesto Simón (born 2 March 1960 in Rosario) is an Argentine former football (soccer) defender.


Early years[edit]

Born in Rosario (Santa Fe province, Argentina), Simón started his career with Newell's Old Boys in 1977, at age 9. In 1979, he was part of the Argentina national under-20 football team that won the FIFA U-20 World Cup. He received his first call up to the full Argentina team in 1980.


Simón moved to France in 1983 to play for Monaco, in 1986 he joined Strasbourg where he played until 1988.

Return to Argentina[edit]

In 1988 Simón returned to Argentina joining Boca Juniors, he won several titles with the club including their first official league title for eleven years in 1992. He was a key part of their defence during the late 80's and early 90s. In 1990, he was part of the Argentina squad that reached the World Cup final. He retired in 1994.


Season Team Trophy
1979 Argentina U-20 World Youth Cup
1989 Boca Juniors Recopa Sudamericana
1989 Boca Juniors Supercopa Sudamericana
1992 Apertura Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
1992 Boca Juniors Supercopa Masters
1993 Boca Juniors Copa Oro

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