Miguel Ángel Brindisi

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Miguel Ángel Brindisi
Brindisi with the Argentina national team, 1974
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-10-08) 8 October 1950 (age 73)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Position(s) Attacking midfielder, striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1976 Huracán 320 (155)
1976–1978 Las Palmas 92 (29)
1978–1980 Huracán 29 (11)
1981–1982 Boca Juniors 78 (27)
1983 Nacional 19 (3)
1984 Racing Club 38 (9)
1985 Municipal (2)
Total 576 (236)
International career
1969–1974 Argentina 46 (17)
Managerial career
1986 Alumni de Villa María
1987–1988 Municipal
1989–1991 Barcelona SC
1991–1992 Las Palmas
1994–1997 Guatemala
1994–1995 Independiente
1998–1999 Espanyol
2001–2003 Huracán
2003 Racing Club
2003–2004 Lanús
2004–2005 Boca Juniors
2005–2007 Comunicaciones
2008 Atlas
2008–2009 Jaguares
2010–2011 Huracán
2013 Independiente
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Miguel Ángel Brindisi de Marco (born 8 October 1950) is an Argentine football coach and former player. An attacking midfielder, he played for the Argentina national team at the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

Brindisi (left) and Carlos Babington, key players of Huracán in 1973

Born in the Almagro neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Brindisi played most of his career in two spells at Club Atlético Huracán, but he also had spells with Spanish side UD Las Palmas, Uruguayan side Nacional and Argentine teams Boca Juniors and with Racing Club during their spell in the Second Division. Whilst at Las Palmas he helped them to the 1978 Copa del Rey Final where his goal was unable to prevent them losing 3–1 to FC Barcelona.

Brindisi was part of two Argentine championship winning sides, his first title was the 1973 Metropolitano with Club Atlético Huracán. Managed by César Menotti, that squad is widely regarded as one of the best Argentine teams ever, with Brindisi being a key player along with René Houseman, Carlos Babington and Omar Larrosa.[1][2]

After some seasons playing abroad Argentina, Brindisi was traded to Boca Juniors, where he won his second title, the 1981 Metropolitano. Coached by Silvio Marzolini, Brindisi made a memorable duo with Diego Maradona, also scoring many goals for the team.[3]

Brindisi was also the Argentine Primera's top scorer in the Metropolitano championship of 1972 with 21 goals.

Brindisi played for the Argentina national team making 46 appearances and scoring 17 goals.[4]

Managerial career[edit]

Brindisi made his debut as a head coach with Club Alumni de Villa María in 1986 his next club was CSD Municipal of Guatemala, which he led to the Liga Nacional de Guatemala title in 1987 and 1988. The next club team Brindisi took charge of was Barcelona Sporting Club in Ecuador where he lad the team to the national championship in 1989 and 1991 and to the Libertadores Cup finals in 1990. He then had spells in charge of RCD Espanyol and UD Las Palmas in Spain. After managing in Guatemala several years[5] he went on to become coach of the Guatemala national team, of which he was in charge during the 1994 World Cup qualification process and on a second tenure in 1997.[6] Brindisi took over at Club Atlético Independiente in the Primera division, he helped the club to win three titles; Clausura 1994, Supercopa Sudamericana 1994 and Recopa Sudamericana 1995. Brindisi then had a spell in charge of his former club and Independiente's fiercest rivals; Racing Club, and a period in charge of Huracán. Brindisi took over at Club Atlético Lanús in 2003, then became manager of Boca Juniors in July 2004, but resigned after only 22 games following a defeat to River Plate. He then became manager of Comunicaciones in 2005.

Brindisi was the head coach of Chiapas of Mexico and was fired on 5 May 2009.

He was appointed as the manager for Huracán in September 2009[7] and was resigned due to serious danger of relegation on the 2010/11 seasons.

In November 2014, it was reported that he is one of the coaches who applied for vacant India job.[8]




Las Palmas

Boca Juniors




CSD Municipal

Barcelona S.C.



  1. ^ Huracán 73 on El Gráfico, 2008
  2. ^ El fútbol hecho fantasía, Clarín, 7 September 2002
  3. ^ Boca '81 on El Gráfico web
  4. ^ rsssf: Argentina record international players Archived 2 November 2000 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Guatemala, 100 años de fútbol — Municipal" (in Spanish). Prensa Libre. Archived from the original on 9 December 2006. Retrieved 10 December 2006.
  6. ^ "Guatemala, 100 años de fútbol — Técnicos en la historia" (in Spanish). Prensa Libre. Archived from the original on 19 November 2006. Retrieved 10 December 2006.
  7. ^ "Brindisi reemplazó a Rivoira a pura velocidad". Clarín (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  8. ^ "Top coaches vie for India job". The Times of India. p. 18.
  9. ^ "South American Player of the Year 1973". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  10. ^ "La Selección de Todos los Tiempos" [The Team of All Time] (in Spanish). Argentine Football Association. 4 January 2016. Archived from the original on 14 August 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

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