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Matías Almeyda

Personal information
Full nameMatías Jesús Almeyda
Date of birth21 December 1973(age 42)
Place of birthAzul, Argentina
Height1.75 m
Playing positionDefensive midfielder
Club information
Current clubRiver Plate (coach)

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Matías Jesús Almeyda (born 21 December 1973) is a retired Argentine footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and the current manager of Club Atlético River Plate.

Ironically nicknamed El Pelado ("bald one", "shaven") in spite of his long hair, he played most of his professional career at River Plate and in Italy, representing four different teams in the latter country.

Having represented Argentina during nearly one full decade, Almeyda appeared with the national team in two World Cups.

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