Ricardo Iribarren

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Ricardo Iribarren
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Jorge Iribarren
Date of birth (1967-11-02) November 2, 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth La Plata, Argentina
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1990, 1991–1994 Estudiantes 172 (0)
1991 LDU Quito 7[citation needed] (0)
1994–1996 Belgrano de Córdoba 32[citation needed] (0)
1996 Columbus Crew 19 (1)
1997 Almagro 12 (0)
1998 Columbus Crew 30[citation needed] (1)
1999 Milwaukee Rampage 27 (0)
2000 Dallas Burn 25 (0)
2001–2003 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 54 (3)
Teams managed
2009–2013 Columbus Crew (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 2008.

Ricardo Iribarren (born November 2, 1967 in La Plata, Argentina) is an Argentine footballer who played for a number of teams in Argentina, Ecuador, and United States .

Iribarren played in the Argentine Primera for Estudiantes (1985–1990 / 1991–1994) and Belgrano de Córdoba (1994/1996). Iribarren played in Ecuador for LDU Quito in the first semester of 1991. In 1996 he played for Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer. He returned to Argentina in 1997 where he played for Almagro. Then returned to United States to MLS to play for Columbus Crew and with FC Dallas and in the United Soccer League with Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

After retirement he coached high school soccer at the American School Foundation in Mexico City. Ricardo led the ASF soccer team to two undefeated varsity soccer finals in the local league, a first and third place in the ASOMEX tournament, and the junior varsity team to a first place in the local league. In 2008 he led the junior varsity in an almost perfect season with a score of 7–0 and lost the finals in penalties. Before Iribarren arrived to this team, the ASF Bears were the worst high school team with defeats like 8–0. He has also coached various teams in the United States.

The Columbus Crew hired Ricardo Iribarren January 22, 2009 as an assistant coach, reuniting him with former teammates Robert Warzycha and Brian Bliss.[1]

Ricardo Iribarren is married to Evie and they have three children: Milena (24), Blas (22), and Jeremias (13). And two grandsons, Enzo (3) and Kenzo (5 months).

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