Pedro Monzón

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Pedro Monzón
Personal information
Full name Pedro Monzón
Date of birth (1962-02-23) February 23, 1962 (age 56)
Place of birth Goya, Corrientes, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 Unión de Santa Fe 7 (0)
1981–1991 Independiente 199 (8)
1992 Barcelona SC 10 (1)
1992–1993 Huracán 23 (0)
1993–1994 Quilmes 41 (1)
1995 Alianza Lima ? (?)
1995–1996 Atlético Tucumán 16 (0)
1996 Santiago Wanderers ? (?)
National team
1989–1990 Argentina 15 (1)
Teams managed
2004 Independiente (interim)
2005 Potros
2005 Olmedo
2006 Veracruz
2008 Chacarita Juniors
2010 Juventud Antoniana
2011– San Martín de Tucumán
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 2007

Pedro Damián Monzón (born February 23, 1962 in Goya, Corrientes) is an Argentine football coach and former footballer.


Moncho Monzón played in different clubs, but most importantly in Independiente, with which he obtained 4 titles, including the Intercontinental Cup in 1984.

Monzón was famously the first player to be sent off in a World Cup final, during the Italy 1990 competition.

International career

With the Argentina national team he scored one goal against Romania in the 1990 World Cup.

Monzón became the first player to be sent off in a World Cup final, when referee Edgardo Codesal gave him a straight red card for a high tackle on Jürgen Klinsmann of Germany 65 minutes into the game, 20 minutes after he replaced fellow defender Oscar Ruggeri. Argentina lost the game 1–0.

Managerial career

After retirement, Monzón overcame drugs problems to establish himself as a coach and manager. He has coached different clubs in Mexico and Ecuador, as well as youth divisions of clubs in Mexico and Argentina. He had a short spell as interim manager of Independiente,.

In Ecuador, he was suspended for 2 months while coaching club Olmedo for aggression towards a referee.

He then became youth team manager at CD Veracruz before taking over as first team manager in the Primera División de México, he was replaced in 2007.

In 2008 he returned to Argentina to take over as manager of Chacarita Juniors.

Monzón still dreams of returning to his beloved Independiente as manager.

Titles as a player

Season Club Title
Metropolitano 1983 Argentina Independiente Primera División Argentina
1984 Argentina Independiente Copa Libertadores
1984 Argentina Independiente Copa Intercontinental
1988–1989 Argentina Independiente Primera División Argentina

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