Sergio Omar Almirón

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Sergio Almirón
Personal information
Full name Sergio Omar Almirón
Date of birth (1958-08-18) 18 August 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1986 Newell's Old Boys (total) 283 (63)
1986–1987 Tours FC 29 (8)
1987–1989 Newell's Old Boys (see above)
1991 Tigres 73 (23)
1991–1992 Estudiantes 12 (0)
1992–1994 Central Córdoba 62 (15)
1994 Talleres 3 (0)
Total 462 (109)
National team
1985–1986 Argentina 6 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sergio Omar Almirón (born 18 November 1958 in Rosario) is a retired Argentine footballer who played as a centre-forward.

During his career (1978–1993) he played for Newell's Old Boys, Tours FC (France), UANL Tigres (Mexico), Estudiantes, Central Córdoba and Talleres de Córdoba.

Almirón was in the Argentina squad that won the 1986 FIFA World Cup, though he didn't play any games during that tournament. Despite playing as a striker Almirón was allocated the number 1 shirt for the 1986 tournament, traditionally reserved for goalkeepers.[1] This was due to Argentina's policy of the time of numbering their squad alphabetically. He's the father of former footballer Sergio Bernardo Almirón.

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