Néstor Rossi

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Néstor Rossi
Pipo Rossi 1946.jpg
Personal information
Full name Nestor Raúl Rossi
Date of birth (1925-05-10)10 May 1925
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death 13 June 2007(2007-06-13) (aged 82)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder, Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1949 River Plate 155 total (7)
1949–1955 Millonarios 113 (6)
1955–1958 River Plate (see above)
1959–1961 Huracán 54 (1)
National team
Argentina 26 (0)
Teams managed
1974–1975 Elche
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Néstor Raúl "Pipo" Rossi (Buenos Aires, 10 May 1925 – 13 June 2007) was an Argentine footballer who played as a midfielder.

Playing career[edit]

Nicknamed "Pipo", he started his career at River Plate, playing from 1945 to 1949, and then again from 1955 to 1958, winning a total of 5 Argentine leagues.[1] In total, Rossi played 155 matches for River Plate scoring 7 goals. From 1949 to 1955 he played in Colombia for Millonarios winning 6 championships. He also had a spell in Argentine Huracán, playing 54 matches.

Rossi played for the Argentina national football team during the 1958 FIFA World Cup, as well as in the Copa América in several occasions, winning the 1947 and 1957 editions.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

After retirement, he managed the Spanish Liga team Granada Club de Fútbol and River Plate in Argentina. He had a brief spell as manager of the Argentina national team in 1962. He replaced Adolfo Pedernera at Boca Juniors in 1965 to win the Argentine title. He also had a spell in charge of Ferro Carril Oeste in 1977.

Personal life[edit]

Burruchaga's grandson, Mauro Burruchaga, is also a professional footballer.[2]

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Season Club Title
1945 Club Atlético River Plate Primera División Argentina
1947 Club Atlético River Plate Primera División Argentina
1947 Argentina Copa América
1949 Millonarios Colombian League
1951 Millonarios Colombian League
1952 Millonarios Colombian League
1953 Millonarios Colombian League
1953 Millonarios Colombian Cup
1953 Millonarios Little World Cup
1955 Club Atlético River Plate Primera División Argentina
1956 Club Atlético River Plate Primera División Argentina
1957 Club Atlético River Plate Primera División Argentina
1957 Argentina Copa América

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Xinhua "Argentine soccer legend Rossi dies at 82" 14 June 2007
  2. ^ Sport, Sky. "Chievo, ecco Burruchaga: un figlio d'arte in A". sport.sky.it.

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