Osvaldo Batocletti

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Osvaldo Batocletti
Personal information
Full name Osvaldo Agustín Batocletti
Date of birth (1950-01-22)January 22, 1950
Place of birth San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina
Date of death May 17, 2019(2019-05-17) (aged 69)
Place of death Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1972 Racing Club 34 (2)
1973 Lanús
1974 Unión de Santa Fe
1974–1977 Club León 69 (2)
1977–1984 Tigres UANL 234 (12)
Teams managed
1999 Tigres UANL
2004 Querétaro
2005 Tigres UANL
2009–2010 Irapuato
2017–2018 Tigres UANL (Women)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 2008

Osvaldo Daniel Batocletti Ronco (January 22, 1950 – May 17, 2019), known by audience and fans as Bato, was an Argentine football manager and player, who played as a defender. Batocletti coached Tigres UANL and Querétaro F.C..

He resided in Mexico from 1974–2019 and held Mexican citizenship.

He died on May 17, 2019 after a battle with cancer.[1]

Career[edit]

Player[edit]

Batocletti started his career playing with Racing Club de Avellaneda in 1970. In 1973, he moved to Club Atlético Lanús, and then in 1974 he moved to Unión de Santa Fe.

In 1974, he moved to Mexico to play with Club León of the Mexican Primera División, now Liga MX. In 1977, he was transferred to Tigres de la UANL. For his transfer to Tigres, Batocletti sacrificed part of his salary so that Tigres could pay León. With Tigres, he scored 12 goals and was League champion twice, in 1978 and in 1982. Along with Gerónimo Barbadillo, Tomás Boy and coach Carlos Miloc, he is considered an icon of Tigres' first golden age of success. After playing 7 seasons with Tigres, he retired as a player in 1984.

Since retirement, he was attached to Tigres, mostly in administrative positions.[2] He was labeled by Monterrey daily, El Norte, as the "El Tigre más Tigre" (most Tiger of all Tigers), because his extensive career with Tigres and his affection to the team.[3]

Coach[edit]

As a coach of Tigres UANL, in quarter-finals of play-offs of the Apertura 2005 season, Tigres played the historical "Aztecazo", a way to describe a difficult victory over Club América or the Mexico national football team in their venue, the Estadio Azteca. In the first game, Tigres lost in the Estadio Universitario by a 1–3 score. Against all odds, however, they defeated América in the second game 4–1 for an aggregate scoreline of 5–4, leaving América out of the postseason. In the semi-finals, Tigres drew rival CF Monterrey after 1–0 and 1–2 (2–2) scorelines, although Monterrey progressed to the next round because of the points in the tournament. Batocletti also coached Querétaro F.C. without success. He also coached the female section of Tigres UANL where he led them to the Clausura 2018 title.

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

UANL

Manager[edit]

UANL Women

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Osvaldo Batocletti, leyenda de Tigres, murió a los 69 años de edad". www.mediotiempo.com. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  2. ^ http://www.mediotiempo.com/futbol/mexico/noticias/2011/03/17/regresa-osvaldo-bat ocletti-a-tigres
  3. ^ http://www.elnorte.com/cancha/articulo/736583/ El Tigre más Tigre

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