Leonardo Astrada

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Leo Astrada
Personal information
Full name Leonardo Rubén Astrada
Date of birth (1970-01-06) 6 January 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–2000 River Plate 297 (6)
2000 Grêmio 6 (0)
2001–2003 River Plate 42 (0)
National team
1991–1999 Argentina 32 (1)
Teams managed
2004–2005 River Plate
2006 Rosario Central
2007–2008 Colón
2008–2009 Estudiantes L.P.
2009–2010 River Plate
2011 Cerro Porteño
2012 Argentinos Juniors
2014–2015 Cerro Porteño
2015 Atlético de Rafaela
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of Apr 2015

Leonardo Rubén Astrada (born 6 January 1970) is a retired Argentine football, who went on to become a football manager. The last team he managed was Atlético de Rafaela.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Astrada was born in Buenos Aires. He played the majority of his career for River Plate, winning ten major titles – making him the second most decorated player in the club's history (after Leonardo Ponzio).[2] He played a total of 405 games for the club in all competitions.

He also played for Brazilian club Grêmio in the year 2000.

In addition, he played for the Argentina national football team and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He made 32 appearances for Argentina scoring 1 goal.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

After retirement in January 2004, he was appointed as manager for River Plate, and lasted one and a half years in the job.

In October 2005 he became the manager of Rosario Central, but He didn't have a good relationship with the board, and quickly quit his position. During the 2007–08 season he coached Colón but left his position in March 2008.

After an unsuccessful stint with Estudiantes de La Plata between 2008 and on 6 October 2009 River Plate officials have hired the coach to replace Néstor Gorosito, who recently quit after the 1–2 defeat against San Lorenzo. Astrada already managed River in the 2004–2005 season.[4] In 2015, Astrada signed a contract with Atlético de Rafaela until the end of the season in the Argentinian first division.[5]

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

River Plate
Argentina

Manager[edit]

River Plate

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