Oscar Dertycia

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Dertycia and the second or maternal family name is Álvarez.
Oscar Dertycia
Personal information
Full name Oscar Alberto Dertycia Álvarez
Date of birth (1965-03-03) 3 March 1965 (age 50)
Place of birth Córdoba, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Instituto de Córdoba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1988 Instituto de Córdoba 195 (89)
1988–1989 Argentinos Juniors 41 (20)
1989–1990 Fiorentina 19 (4)
1990–1991 Cádiz 21 (6)
1991–1994 Tenerife 90 (27)
1994–1995 Albacete 26 (6)
1995–1996 Belgrano 0 (0)
1996–1997 Talleres 40 (19)
1997–1998 Instituto de Córdoba 27 (10)
2000–2001 Temuco 10 (1)
2001 General Paz 25 (6)
2001–2002 Sport Coopsol 44 (24)
Total 534 (212)
National team
1983 Argentina U20 1 (1)
1984–1988 Argentina 19 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Oscar Alberto Dertycia Álvarez (born 3 March 1965 in Córdoba, Córdoba Province) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Dertycia started playing professionally with hometown's Instituto de Córdoba, moving in 1988 to Argentinos Juniors, and being crowned the first division's top scorer in his debut campaign. In the following summer, Tiburón joined Italy's ACF Fiorentina, being the predecessor of legendary Gabriel Batistuta.[1]

After a relatively unassuming spell, which also included a severe injury, Dertycia moved to Spain, first with Cádiz CF where he garnered a firm fanbase, being nicknamed Mister Proper due to the bald head he now sported (due to the resulting stress after the injury).[1]

However, his heyday would be lived at CD Tenerife: he signed in 1991 as a replacement for Rommel Fernández, and was a crucial offensive weapon for the Canary Islands side under compatriot Jorge Valdano. Never an undisputed starter, he did amass 16 La Liga goals in his first two seasons combined, being intimately connected to Real Madrid's consecutive championship losses in the last-round, to FC Barcelona.[2]

Dertycia had one final season in the country – still in the top flight, where he went on to amass totals of 137 games and 39 goals – with Albacete Balompié, then returned to his native Córdoba to play in the second level. After short spells, including in Chile and Peru, he retired in 2002 at the age of 37.


  1. ^ a b D'Ambrosio, Germano (19 August 2005). "Oscar Alberto Dertycia, il predecessore di Batistuta" [Oscar Alberto Dertycia, Batistuta's predecessor] (in Italian). Tutto Mercato. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Qué fue de… Dertycia" [What happened to… Dertycia] (in Spanish). 20 Minutos. 18 December 2007. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 

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