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Néstor Rossi

Néstor Rossi
Elche
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Néstor Raúl "Pipo" Rossi (Buenos Aires, May 10, 1925 – June 13, 2007) was an Argentine football midfielder. It is considered the best defensive midfielder in the history of Argentine football.

Playing career

Nicknamed "Pipo", he started his career at River Plate, playing from 1945 to 1949, and then again from 1955 to 1958, winning a total of 5 Argentine leagues.[1] In total, Rossi played 155 matches for River Plate scoring 7 goals. From 1959 to 1961 he played in Colombia for Millonarios winning 6 championships. He also had a spell in Argentine Huracán, playing 54 matches.

Rossi played for the Argentina national football team during the 1958 FIFA World Cup, as well as in the Copa América in several occasions, winning the 1947 and 1957 editions.[1]

Titles as a player

Season Club Title
1945 Argentina Club Atlético River Plate Primera División Argentina
1947 Argentina Club Atlético River Plate Primera División Argentina
1947 Argentina Argentina Copa América
1949 Colombia Millonarios Colombian League
1951 Colombia Millonarios Colombian League
1952 Colombia Millonarios Colombian League
1953 Colombia Millonarios Colombian League
1953 Colombia Millonarios Colombian Cup
1953 Colombia Millonarios Little World Cup
1955 Argentina Club Atlético River Plate Primera División Argentina
1956 Argentina Club Atlético River Plate Primera División Argentina
1957 Argentina Club Atlético River Plate Primera División Argentina
1957 Argentina Argentina Copa América

Managerial career

After retirement, he managed the Spanish Liga team Granada Club de Fútbol and River Plate in Argentina. He had a brief spell as manager of the Argentina national team in 1962. He replaced Adolfo Pedernera at Boca Juniors in 1965 to win the Argentine title. He also had a spell in charge of Ferro Carril Oeste in 1977.

References

External links

  • (Spanish) Futbol Factory profile (Archived)


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