Omar Larrosa

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Omar Larrosa
Omar Larossa.jpg
Larrosa playing for Boca Juniors
Personal information
Full name Omar Rubén Larrosa
Date of birth (1947-11-18) November 18, 1947 (age 69)
Place of birth Lanús, Argentina
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1969 Boca Juniors 9 (1)
1969 Argentinos Juniors 31 (7)
1970 Boca Juniors 6 (0)
1971 CSD Comunicaciones ? (?)
1972–1976 Huracán 228 (42)
1977–1980 Independiente 156 (23)
1980 Vélez Sársfield 13 (4)
1981 San Lorenzo 27 (4)
National team
1977–1978 Argentina 11 (0)
Teams managed
2004 Selangor FA
2010– Boca Juniors (Assistant Coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Omar Ruben Larrosa (born November 18, 1947 in Lanús, Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine football and now assistant coach at Boca Juniors.[1] He is perhaps most famous for having been part of the 1978 World Cup winning team.[2]


Larrosa started his career at Boca Juniors in 1967, but he was soon allowed to leave by the club. He played for Argentinos Juniors for the 1969 season and although the team struggled, Larrosa played well and was invited to return to Boca. In the 1970 season Larrosa won his first trophy although he didn't actually play in the final of the Nacional against Rosario Central.

The following season he traveled to Central America to join Guatemalan champions CSD Comunicaciones, and was a symbol on this club that is the best in the area.

He played for Huracán between 1972 and 1976, this was a relatively successful era for the club, as well as winning the Metropolitano in 1973, the club finished as runners up in Metropolitano's 1975 and 1976 and reached the semi-finals of the Nacional in 1976.

In 1977 Larrosa was signed by Independiente for whom he played for between 1977 and 1980. These were his golden years as a player, he helped his team to win back to back Nacionals.

After Larrosa left Independiente in 1980 he had a short spell with Vélez Sársfield before joining San Lorenzo.[3] The 1981 season progressed disastrously for San Lorenzo, ending with the club relegated from the Primera for the first time in their history, this catastrophe prompted Larrosa's retirement from football at the age of 34.

International career[edit]

Larossa was included in the squad that helped Argentina win the 1978 World Cup.[4]

In the World Cup final he came on as a 65th-minute substitute with Argentina 1-0 up against the Netherlands, but Argentina couldn't hold onto their lead and the Dutch equalised in the 82nd minute. The game went into extra time and Argentina scored twice to win the game 3-1.

Player statistics[edit]

  • Argentina national team (1977–1978): 11 matches, 0 goals
  • Argentine Primera (1967–1981): 509 matches, 85 goals


Season Team Title
1970 Boca Juniors Nacional
1973 Huracán Metropolitano
1977 Independiente Nacional
1978 Argentina FIFA World Cup
1978 Independiente Nacional


  1. ^ (Spanish) "Omar Ruben Larrosa —- Historia de Boca Juniors". Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Argentina —- Record International Players —- LARROSA Omar Rubén". Prepared and maintained by Roberto Mamrud for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  3. ^ (Spanish) "Profile and Statistics". Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  4. ^ rsssf: 1978 World Cup squad

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