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Ricardo Gareca

Ricardo Gareca
Gareca playing for Boca Juniors
Personal information
Full nameRicardo Alberto Gareca
Date of birthFebruary 10, 1958(age 58)
Place of birthTapiales, Argentina
Height1.86 m
Playing positionForward
Club information
Current clubVélez Sársfield (manager)

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Ricardo Alberto Gareca, nicknamed el Tigre (in English: "the Tiger"), (born 10 February 1958) is an Argentine football manager and former player. He currently manages Vélez Sársfield in the Argentine Primera División.

During his playing career, Gareca played for four of the most important teams in Argentina (Boca Juniors, River Plate, Vélez Sársfield and Independiente). He also had a successful experience in Colombia with América de Cali, winning two league titles and being runner-up of three Copa Libertadores.

Since 1996, Gareca works as a manager. He has won one league title in Peru (with Universitario de Deportes) and two in Argentina (with Vélez Sársfield); as well as a second division championship and a Copa CONMEBOL with Talleres de Córdoba.

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