Rubén Darío Insúa

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Rubén Darío Insúa
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Personal information
Full name Rubén Darío Insúa
Date of birth (1961-04-17) April 17, 1961 (age 56)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Attacking midfielder/striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1986 San Lorenzo 203 (38)
1986 Las Palmas
? Estudiantes LP
? Independiente
1991–1994 Barcelona Guayaquil
? Deportivo Cali
1994 Quilmes
National team
1983–1984 Argentina 5 (0)
Teams managed
1997–1999 Barcelona SC
1999 Ferro Carril Oeste
2001–2003 San Lorenzo
2004 Barcelona SC
2005 Alianza Lima
2007 Wilstermann
2007–2008 Talleres
2009–2010 Deportivo Quito
2010–2011 Barcelona SC
2011–2012 Deportivo Cali
2012–2013 Deportivo Quito
2015 El Nacional
2016– Bolívar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rubén Darío Insúa (born 1961, in Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine football player and currently works as a manager. The last team he managed was the Colombian team Deportivo Cali. He was its manager approximately since October 2011[1] to March 4, 2012.[2] He has played for the Argentine national team a number of times. On his player days he won the nickname "el Poeta del Futbol" (the Poet of Football).

Playing career[edit]

Insúa played most of his career in the Argentine top league. He also played in Barcelona and Deportivo Cali. He had a spell with Spanish side UD Las Palmas.

Titles and awards as a player[edit]

Insúa was part of the Independiente team that won the 1988/1989 Primera.

As a player, Insúa was regarded as a swift midfielder with an excellent touch for free kicks. This quality gained him his nickname of "Poeta del Gol" (Poet of the Goal).

Managerial career[edit]

Insúa wast the coached for Ecuador's Barcelona to a national title in 1997, and the Copa Libertadores finals in 1998. He also the coach of San Lorenzo de Almagro winning the Copa Sudamericana in 2002.

Insúa coached for Ecuador's Deportivo Quito to a national title in 2009

On October 1, 2010, Insúa reached a verbal agreement with Barcelona's president Eduardo Maruri to return and coach the club that he gave the last national title in 1997.[3] On March 25, 2011, he was fired from Barcelona and replaced with Alex Aguinaga.

Titles as a manager[edit]

Season Club Title
1997 Ecuador Barcelona Serie A
2002 Argentina San Lorenzo Copa Sudamericana
2009 Ecuador Deportivo Quito Serie A


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