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Full name  Edgardo Bauza
Name  Edgardo Bauza
Playing position  Defender
Role  Footballer

Years  Team
Height  1.89 m
1977–1982  Rosario Central
Position  Defender
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Date of birth  (1958-01-26) January 26, 1958 (age 57)
Place of birth  Granadero Baigorria, Argentina
Team coached  San Lorenzo de Almagro (Manager, since 2013)
Similar People  Nestor Ortigoza, Leandro Romagnoli, Mauro Matos, Martin Cauteruccio, Sebastian Torrico


Edgardo Bauza ([eðˈɣarðo ˈβausa]; born January 26, 1958 in Granadero Baigorria, Rosario, Santa Fe) is an Argentine former footballer, and the manager of the Saudi Arabia national team. Before taking up management, he played over 300 games for Rosario Central, a club he went on to manage. He also played for Independiente in Argentina, Atlético Junior in Colombia and Veracruz in Mexico.


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Playing career


During his playing career, Bauza spent most of his career playing for Rosario Central from 1977 to 1982, where he found his most successful achievement in club football. He won two Primera División and scored 80 league goals in 310 league appearances for Rosario Central, making him one of the highest scoring defenders in the history of Argentine football.

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In 1983, he transferred to Atlético Junior and played for them for two years. Later on in his career, he also played for Independiente in 1985–86 but he only got seven appearances. He returned to Rosario Central in 1986.

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Nicknamed El Patón (Big Footed), Bauza was an unused member of the Argentine team that were the runners-up in the 1990 FIFA World Cup held in Italy.

Managerial career

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Bauza embarked on his managerial career in 1998 with Rosario Central, a club which he played for at his peak. He had also spells with Vélez Sársfield and then Colón.

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Between 2003 and 2004 he spent some time working as a TV pundit before attempting to resurrect his managerial career with Sporting Cristal of Peru. Within six months of joining the club, he had led them to the Peruvian championship. He remained with the club until 2005 when he left after a downturn in results.

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After returning to Colón for a season he took over as manager of LDU Quito of Ecuador in mid-2006, leading them to a league championship in his second season.

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In 2008, Bauza made history by becoming the first manager ever to lead an Ecuadorian club to victory in an international tournament, winning that year's Copa Libertadores. His team included three Argentine players (Damián Manso, Claudio Bieler and Norberto Araujo), along with Paraguayan midfielder Enrique Vera, strong wingers Luis Bolaños and Joffre Guerrón and veteran goalkeeper and penalty shootout hero José Francisco Cevallos. He resigned after losing the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup to Manchester United.

On January 15, 2009, the IFFHS ranked him third among the top ten club coaches around the world, only behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Dick Advocaat. He was also voted the 2008 South American Coach of the Year by Uruguayan newspaper El País. After a spell with Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr FC, Bauza returned to LDU Quito in December 2009, replacing 2009 Copa Sudamericana-winning manager Jorge Fossati. In his second spell with the Ecuadorian side, the team won the 2010 Recopa Sudamericana as well as the 2010 league title.

In 2013, he joined San Lorenzo de Almagro of the Argentine Primera División, where he led the club to its first ever Copa Libertadores title in 2014. He subsequently signed with São Paulo FC from Brazil on December 17, 2015. President of club, Carlos Augusto de Barros e Silva, said the following words: "I am very happy for signing with a winning coach [...]".

After just one semester with the Brazilian team, Bauza was introduced as the new manager for the Argentine national team on 11 August 2016. He was relieved of his duties on 11 April 2017 with the Albiceleste precariously sitting fifth in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.

Managerial statistics

As of 5 September 2017

As a player

Rosario Central
  • Primera División: 1980 Nacional, 1986–87
  • As a manager

    Sporting Cristal
  • Primera División: 2005
  • LDU Quito
  • Serie A: 2007, 2010
  • Copa Libertadores: 2008
  • Recopa Sudamericana: 2010
  • San Lorenzo
  • Copa Libertadores: 2014
  • References

    Edgardo Bauza Wikipedia