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Rubén Glaria

Personal information
Full nameRubén Oscar Glaría
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6.5 in)
Playing positionLeft back

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Rubén Oscar Glaría (born March 10, 1948 in Argentina) is a former Argentine footballer and manager, and now a politician. He played for San Lorenzo and Racing Club and represented the Argentina national football team at the 1974 World Cup.

Glaria made his professional debut for San Lorenzo in 1968, during his time with the club he participated in 4 championship winning campaigns.

In 1974 Glaria was part of the Argentina squad for the World Cup and in 1975 he joined Racing Club.

After his retirement as a player Glaria became a football manager, he worked at a number of clubs in Argentina, including San Miguel, Sportivo Italiano, Chaco For Ever, Villa Dálmine and Atlanta.

Glaria became particularly involved in politics in the 1980s, serving on the campaign to elect Carlos Menem as President of Argentina. He was provincial sports minister for Buenos Aires Province From 1995 he served as the Justicialist Party mayor of José Clemente Paz, until 1999 when he was displaced by a rival group of Justicialists. Glaria lost the internal selection of the PJ and launched his own faction, the Peronist Front. The subsequent election spilled over into a notable violent episode between the factions, which saw gunshots and stabbings, with eight wounded. In 2005 he was a candidate for national senator for the New Party.

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