Oscar Alberto Ortiz

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Oscar Ortiz
Ortiz at San Lorenzo de Almagro
Personal information
Full name Oscar Alberto Ortiz
Date of birth (1953-04-08) April 8, 1953 (age 64)
Place of birth Chacabuco, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1976 San Lorenzo 128 (20)
1976 Grêmio ? (?)
1977–1981 River Plate 101 (10)
1981–1982 Huracán 25 (3)
1982–1983 Independiente 30 (0)
National team
1975–1979 Argentina 23 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Oscar Alberto Ortiz (born 8 April 1953 in Chacabuco, Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine footballer.


The most notable achievement of his footballing career was being part of the Argentina team that won the World Cup 1978.

Ortiz began his career at San Lorenzo, as a young player he was part of the squad that won 3 league titles (M1972, N1972 and N1974).

In 1976 San Lorenzo sold him to Brazilian club Grêmio, but his stay there didn't last long, he returned to Argentina to play for River Plate.

His time at River Plate was his most successful, in terms of trophies. his first trophy at the club was the Metropolitano championship in 1977.

His fine form saw him called up to play for Argentina in World Cup 1978, he was a member of the team that defeated the Netherlands 3-1 in the final (held in River's home stadium Estadio Monumental) to claim Argentina's first World Cup.[1]

Back at River Ortiz helped River to win 3 league titles in a row (M1979, N1979 and M1980), the second time in their history that they had achieved this feat.

In 1981 River sold Ortiz to Club Atlético Huracán, his time there was unremarkable and he was soon sold on to Independiente.

The last title he won came at Independiente as part of the triumphant 1983 Motropolitano team, he retired from football shortly afterwards.

Player statistics[edit]

  • Argentina (1975–1979): Games 23 Goals 3
  • Argentine Primera (1971-1976 / 1977-1983): Games 317 Goals 32

Club titles[edit]

Season Team Title
1972 San Lorenzo Metropolitano
1972 San Lorenzo Nacional
1974 San Lorenzo Nacional
1977 River Plate Metropolitano
1979 River Plate Metropolitano
1979 River Plate Nacional
1980 River Plate Metropolitano
1983 Independiente Metropolitano

International title[edit]

Season Club Title
1978 Argentina FIFA World Cup


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