Luis Rueda

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Luis Rueda
Personal information
Full name Luis Enrique Rueda
Date of birth (1972-01-11) 11 January 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth San Rafael, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Gimnasia y Tiro 41 (22)
1997–1998 Extremadura 58 (14)
1999 Belgrano 17 (5)
2000 Talleres 16 (11)
2000–2003 Racing Club 38 (6)
2001–2002 U. de Chile (loan) 28 (17)
2003–2004 Gimnasia LP 29 (5)
2004 Olimpo 11 (0)
2005 Quilmes 2 (0)
2006 La Serena 14 (7)
2007 San Martín Tucumán 16 (4)
2007–2010 Gimnasia y Tiro 48 (16)
Teams managed
2014–2015 Gimnasia y Tiro
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 August 2015.

Luis Enrique Rueda (born 11 January 1972 in San Rafael, Mendoza) is a former Argentine footballer and head coach that played as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed "El Cóndor", Rueda began his professional career at Gimnasia y Tiro in 1996. His impressive displays awoke the interest of Spanish club Extremadura, which later signed him for the 1997-1998 season. In his return to Argentina, he played for Córdoba's fierce rivals Belgrano and subsequently Talleres. His good form rewarded him with a transfer to Argentine giant Racing Club. After a year with the academia he was loaned to club Universidad de Chile just to be back in Avalleneda the following year to face Copa Libertadores 2003 with Racing. In that tournament Rueda excelled with 5 goals scored in 8 games. Gimnasia de La Plata then acquired his rights hoping to benefit from his goals, but Rueda was unable to match the performance on previous seasons. He then played for Olimpo de Bahía Blanca (2004) and later with Quilmes (2005), where he saw some action in Copa Libertadores of that year. In 2006, he moved back to Chile to join La Serena. The following season he received some offers from Argentina, and ended up signing with second division club San Martín de Tucumán before landing a job with Gimnasia y Tiro, the club that launched his football career initially.

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