Raúl Cardozo

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Raúl Cardozo
Personal information
Full name Raúl Ernesto Cardozo
Date of birth (1967-10-28) 28 October 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Morón, Argentina
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1999 Vélez Sársfield 349 (9)
1999–2000 Newell's Old Boys 23 (0)
2000–2001 Chacarita Juniors 28 (0)
2001 Nacional 39 (1)
2002 Olimpia 0 (0)
2002–2003 Villa Dálmine 23 (0)
Total 462 (10)
National team
1997 Argentina 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 11, 2008.

Raúl Ernesto Cardozo (born 28 October 1967 in Morón) is a former Argentine football defender who is one of the most important players in the history of Vélez Sársfield.

Cardozo, nicknamed Pacha started his playing career with Vélez Sársfield during the 1986-87 season. He went on to play over 350 games for the club. He played during the golden era of the club in the mid-1990s when they won 9 major titles.

Cardozo helped Velez to win their first league title in 25 years when they claimed the Clausura 1993 championship. The following season they won the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Intercontinental.

Velez won both league titles during the 1995–96 season.

In 1997 Cardozo was called up to join the Argentina squad to play in the 1997 Copa América.

His last major title with Velez was the Clausura 1998 championship.

In 1999 Cardozo left Velez, he played for a number of different teams: Newell's Old Boys and Chacarita Juniors in the Argentine Primera, Nacional in Uruguay, where he won a league title, Olimpia in Paraguay and finally Villa Dálmine in the lower leagues of Argentine football.



Vélez Sársfield
Villa Dálmine

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