Julio César Falcioni
Falcioni while playing for
América de Cali (1986)
|Full name||Julio César Falcioni|
|Date of birth||20 July 1956|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1981–1989||América de Cali||376||(5)|
|2007||Gimnasia de La Plata|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Falcioni started his career at Vélez Sársfield in the Primera division in 1976. In 1980, he moved to América de Cali in Colombia, where he won five league titles. Between 1985 and 1987, Falcioni was part of the América team that were runners up in the Copa Libertadores three seasons in a row.
In 1990, Falcioni returned to Argentina to play for Gimnasia y Esgrima, and in 1991 he had short spells with Once Caldas in Colombia and with his first club Vélez Sársfield.
Falcioni embarked on his managerial career in 1997 at the lower divisions in Vélez Sarsfield. He remained at the club until 2000.
In 2009, he returned to Banfield and later that year led them to the Apertura 2009 championship, making them Argentine league champions for the first time in their history. On 22 December 2010, he left Banfield to become the manager of Boca Juniors. Within months he had caused controversy by leaving star player Juan Román Riquelme out of the team to face All Boys in the third round of the Clausura 2011 tournament even though the fans favourite was not suffering from any injuries.
Under his management, Boca Juniors won the Apertura 2011, of the Primera División Argentina for the first time since Apertura 2008. Undefeated and with only 4 goals against in 17 games, they were crowned champions after beating Banfield 3–0 in La Bombonera, two games before the tournament's end. At the end of the Torneo Inicial 2012, Boca decided not to renew his contract.
- Boca Juniors
- rsssf: Argentina international footballers
- Scandolo, Ramiro. "Se hace la luz". Diario Olé. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
- Fecha 3 Clausura 2011
- ESPN article