|Full name||Pedro Damián Monzón|
|Date of birth||February 23, 1962|
|Place of birth||Goya, Corrientes, Argentina|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1980–1981||Unión de Santa Fe||7||(0)|
|2011–||San Martín de Tucumán|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 2007.
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. Many critics called the incident a prime example of Klinsmann's diving, a claim he contradicted. In an interview in 2004, Klinsmann noted that the foul left a 15-cm gash on his shin. Monzón requested an apology for making him experience the saddest moment in his career and for making him the first player to be sent off in a world cup final, but Klinsmann rejected doing so, angering Monzón and many Argentine supporters.
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.
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.
- Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first.
|1.||18 June 1990||Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy||Romania||1–0||1–1||1990 FIFA World Cup|
Titles as a player
|Metropolitano 1983||Independiente||Primera División Argentina|
|1988–1989||Independiente||Primera División Argentina|
- "Klinsmann: the rise...and the falls". Guardian News and Media Limited. 7 March 2004. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- Yahoo Sports profile
- (Spanish) Biography
- (Spanish) Ecuatorian Suspension
- (Spanish) Argentine Primera statistics
- (Spanish) BDFA profile