Victorio Cocco

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Victorio Cocco
Personal information
Full name Victorio Nicolás Cocco
Date of birth (1946-03-23) March 23, 1946 (age 70)
Place of birth Santa Fe, Argentina
Playing position Central midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1967 Unión de Santa Fe 136 (11)
1968–1974 San Lorenzo 194 (49)
1975 Deportivo La Coruña 21 (7)
1976 River Plate 14 (1)
1977 Atlanta 23 (4)
1978 Boca Juniors 12 (2)
1979 Cúcuta ? (?)
National team
1968–1974 Argentina 6 (1)
Teams managed
1977 Atlanta
1981 San Lorenzo
1982 Atlanta
1983 Racing de Córdoba
1984–1985 Belgrano de Córdoba
1985–1986 Atlanta
1987 Colón de Santa Fe
1989 Tigre
1992–1993 Belgrano de Córdoba
1994 Gimnasia y Tiro
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2007.

Victorio Nicolás Cocco (born 23 March 1946 in Santa Fe, Argentina) is a former Argentine footballer. He played for a number of clubs in Argentina, Spain and Colombia and represented the Argentina national football team.

Personal life[edit]

Three marriages. Four children. Two from first marriage: Victorio Jr and Verónica, one from his second marriage: Victoria and another from his third marriage: Aaron.

Playing career[edit]

Cocco made his professional debut playing for Unión de Santa Fe in the Argentine 2nd division in 1964. He was part of the team that won the championship and promotion to the Primera in 1966. Cocco played one season with Unión in the Primera in 1967.

Cocco was signed by San Lorenzo in 1968 and later that year he won his first Primera Division title with the club. San Lorenzo won the Metropolitano without losing a single game, making them the first unbeaten champions in the professional era of Argentine football.

In 1972 Cocco was part of the San Lorenzo team that won both of the Argentine league titles, this time they completed the Nacional championship without losing a game.

Cocco won his fourth title with San Lorenzo in 1974, the club won the Nacional championship. Cocco is one of only five players to have won four league championships with San Lorenzo, the others being Sergio Villar, Carlos Veglio, Roberto Telch and Agustín Irusta.

By the time Cocco left San Lorenzo in 1974 he had played 202 games for the club, scoring 49 goals.

In 1975 Cocco played for Deportivo La Coruña in Spain, but he returned to Argentina in 1976 to play for River Plate. In 1977 he joined Club Atlético Atlanta where he got his first taste of management as a player manager in the last few games of the Metropolitano 1977.

Cocco had a short spell with Boca Juniors in 1978 alongside ex San Lorenzo team-mate Carlos Veglio. He made 12 appearances for the club, and joined the select band of players to have played for Boca Juniors and River Plate.

Cocco played out his career in Colombia with Cúcuta Deportivo in 1979.

Titles as a player[edit]

Season Team Title
1966 Argentina Unión de Santa Fe Argentine 2nd division
1968 Metropolitano Argentina San Lorenzo Primera División Argentina
1972 Metropolitano Argentina San Lorenzo Primera División Argentina
1972 Nacional Argentina San Lorenzo Primera División Argentina
1974 Nacional Argentina San Lorenzo Primera División Argentina

Managerial career[edit]

Cocco has held a number of managerial positions including San Lorenzo (twice), Atlanta (3 times), Belgrano de Córdoba (twice), Racing de Córdoba, Colón de Santa Fe, Club Atlético Tigre and Gimnasia y Tiro de Salta. He has also held a number of other official positions in Argentine football.


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