Roque Alfaro

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Roque Alfaro
Personal information
Full name Roque Raúl Alfaro
Date of birth (1956-08-15) August 15, 1956 (age 60)
Place of birth Nogoyá, Argentina
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1980 Newell's Old Boys 274 (total) (71)
1981 Panathinaikos FC 10 (2)
1981–1983 América de Cali 92 (29)
1984–1987 River Plate 112 (13)
1987–1990 Newell's Old Boys (see above) (?)
1990–1992 O'Higgins 70 (10)
National team
1987 Argentina 5 (0)
Teams managed
1993–1995 Newell's Old Boys
1996 O'Higgins
1997–1998 Platense
2003–2004 Olmedo
2005 The Strongest
2005 Libertad
2005 San Martín de San Juan
2006 Independiente Rivadavia
2007 Talleres de Perico
2007 Juventud Antoniana
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2007.

Roque Raúl Alfaro (born 15 August 1956 in Nogoyá, Entre Ríos) is an Argentine football manager and former player.

Playing career[edit]

Alfaro started his professional career with Newell's Old Boys in the mid 1970s. He was selected to play for Argentina in the Copa América 1979. In 1981, he was signed by Panathinaikos FC in Greece, but returned to South America later that year to play for América de Cali in Colombia where he won two league championships.[1]

In 1983, he returned to Argentina to play for River Plate, he was part of the championship winning team of 1895-1986 and helped the team to win their first ever Copa Libertadores in 1986. The club also won the less prestigious Copa Interamericana during his time at the club.[2]

In 1987, he returned to Newell's Old Boys where he won another league title in 1987-1988.[2] Towards the end of his playing career he had a spell in Chile playing for O'Higgins until his retirement in 1992.


Season Team Title
1982 Colombia América de Cali Colombian league[1]
1983 Colombia América de Cali Colombian league[1]
1985–1986 Argentina River Plate Primera División Argentina[2]
1986 Argentina River Plate Copa Libertadores[2]
1986 Argentina River Plate Copa Intercontinental[2]
1986 Argentina River Plate Copa Interamericana[3]
1987–1988 Argentina Newell's Old Boys Primera División Argentina[2]

Managerial career[edit]

Alfaro has had spells as manager of Newell's Old Boys, Platense, Independiente Rivadavia San Martín de San Juan and Talleres de Perico in Argentina. Outside Argentina he has taken charge of O'Higgins in Chile, The Strongest in Bolivia, Libertad in Paraguay and Olmedo in Ecuador where he led the team to promotion by winning the Ecuadorian Serie B in 2003.


  1. ^ a b c "Historia". El Tiempo. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Roque Raul Alfaro". Base de Datos del Futbol Argentino. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Copa Interamericana 1986". RSSF. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 

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