Osvaldo Escudero

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Osvaldo Escudero
Personal information
Full name Osvaldo Salvador Escudero
Date of birth (1960-10-15) October 15, 1960 (age 58)
Place of birth Paso de los Libres, Argentina
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 Chacarita 37 (6)
1979 Vélez Sársfield 9 (0)
1980 Chacarita
1981 Boca Juniors 41 (5)
1982–1985 Unión 137 (20)
1986 Independiente 26 (5)
1986–1989 Rosario Central 116 (16)
1989–1990 Racing Club 52 (6)
1991 Barcelona
1991–1992 Urawa Reds 30 (4)
1993 Platense
1993–1994 For Ever
National team
1979 Argentina U-20 5 (1)
Teams managed
2012 Santa Tecla
2014–2016 Santa Tecla[1]
2016–2017 FAS[2]
2017–2018 Águila[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Osvaldo Salvador Escudero (born October 15, 1960 in Paso de los Libres, Corrientes) is a former Argentine professional footballer.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23] He was part of the Argentina Under-20 team that won the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship in Japan.

Escudero started his career with Chacarita Juniors in 1978, he also played for Boca Juniors where he won the Metropolitano 1981 and at Rosario Central where he won the 1986–1987 championship. He played abroad for Barcelona SC (Ecuador) and Mitsubishi Motors (Japan).

His other clubs include Vélez Sársfield, Unión de Santa Fe, Independiente, Racing Club, Platense and Chaco For Ever.

His younger brother Sergio Escudero is also football player.

The Story of a champion[edit]

With 12 different teams in his 16-year career as a professional footballer, Pichi Escudero was the beginning of his career in 1978, when 17 Aprils behind debuted with the first team of Chacarita Juniors in his native Argentina.

Escudero good participation in this campaign helped him be summoned to the FIFA U-20 World Cup and Argentina national under-20 football team albiceleste, that it would be world champion that played in Japan in 1979, with the help of Diego Armando Maradona and Ramon Diaz category.

"We were very young (with Maradona), where we hardly had the illusion of success in first. Diego always had very good appreciation for me, we were very good friends. On the court always interpreted the game well and movements Diego, he also mine and did a very good duo. Also with Ramon Diaz (scorer of the tournament). We got along all three, "said Escudero, recalling the exploits with the Argentina youth.

After a short time in Vélez and return to Chacarita Juniors, recently it took to Boca Juniors will set eyes on the young striker. In the Boca Juniors team he returned to share dressing room with Maradona, who Escudero described as the greatest player he saw in his life.

Subsequently, their experiences Independiente de Avellaneda, Rosario Central and Racing Club, helped to "Pichi" out of Argentina to go on loan in 1991 to Barcelona from Ecuador, where he was champion after six months in which he participated.

After passing the Japanese football, he retired with Tiger. And as exfutbolista two kindergartens and a personal business in his country gave a comfortable and peaceful life Escudero. It gave him enough to get on with life, leaving aside the professional football until Jaime appeared "the Chelona" Jaime Rodríguez, who sought his advice for tryout in ADFAS.

"I never thought to be technical. Never. I came to El Salvador and Jaime is a close friend of Guillermo Figueroa (official of) Santa Tecla and he was joking if I would lead Santa Tecla. Jokingly he said yes too. I had no vocation to be technical, because I did not like being technical. Communicate always cost me. I was always very quiet and a technician must talk much, convey their ideas, "Escudero confessed, saying that something that helped him develop the talent strategist was the fact of directing veteran teams in Argentina".

In the same way, Escudero admits that despite fogueando go in the league veterans adjust to the technical direction of Santa Tecla was not easy. Today makes a contrast of the first tournament (Apertura 2012) that came with the tournament that has now led. Expresses feel more confident and solvency to convey ideas to his players in a better way.

The first stage ended with Santa Tecla, according to his opinion, not by the fact of making a bad role, but because "he was not comfortable with my assistant Guillermo Rivera. It was not faithful to me and the board gave him the right (trust) to it and if so is because they did not trust me", said Escudero.

Today, with its second phase with Santa Tecla, besides being the first coach to steer in first division, it has become the first coach who gave the team a title of the hills. The challenge is now bigger. CONCACAF Champions League on the horizon.

Escudero is very clear and is aware of the inferiority against teams with higher return and better foreigners. However, leaving an image worthy of national football, but especially yours, it is the main objective.

Coaching career Club[edit]

From June 2012, Escudero was the new coach of the Santa Tecla of First Division of El Salvador.

October 31, 2012, left the Santa Tecla by problems with Guillermo Rivera (former Salvadoran selected), but returned for the title of the Clausura 2015 tournament champion.

Active football statistics[edit]

Career statistics[edit]


Club Country Year
Chacarita Jr. Argentina 1978–1979
Vélez Sarsfield Argentina 1979–1980
Chacarita Jr. Argentina 1980
Boca Juniors Argentina 1981
Santa Fe Argentina 1982–1985
Independiente Argentina 1986
Rosario Central Argentina 1986–1989
Racing Club Argentina 1989–1990
Barcelona Ecuador 1991
Red Diamonds Japan 1991–1992
Platense Argentina 1993
For Ever Argentina 1993–1994

Footballer honours[edit]

achievements Club season
Argentine Primera División Boca Juniors 1981
Argentine Primera División Rosario Central 1987
Serie A Barcelona 1991

History team that directed[edit]

Statistics as sports director of football


Club Country Year
Santa Tecla El Salvador 2015
Santa Tecla El Salvador 2014–2016

Honours football coach[edit]

achievements Club season
Salvadoran Primera División Santa Tecla 2015

International football player selection[edit]

Club Year
Argentina national under-20 football team 1979

Footballer honours[edit]

achievements Club season
FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina national under-20 football team 1979


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