Miguel Ángel Brindisi
Brindisi with the Argentina national team, 1974
|Date of birth||8 October 1950|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder / striker|
|1986||Alumni de Villa María|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2013|
Miguel Ángel Brindisi de Marco (born 8 October 1950) is an Argentine football coach and former attacking midfielder. He played for the Argentine national team at the 1974 FIFA World Cup and currently works as a manager.
Born in the Almagro neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Brindisi played most of his career in two spells at Club Atlético Huracán, but he also had spells with Spanish side UD Las Palmas, Uruguayan side Nacional and Argentine teams Boca Juniors and with Racing Club during their spell in the Second Division. Whilst at Las Palmas he helped them to the 1978 Copa del Rey Final where his goal was unable to prevent them losing 3-1 to FC Barcelona.
Brindisi was part of two Argentine championship winning sides, his first title was the 1973 Metropolitano with Club Atlético Huracán. Managed by César Menotti, that squad is widely regarded as one of the best Argentine teams ever, with Brindisi being a key player along with René Houseman, Carlos Babington and Omar Larrosa.
After some seasons playing abroad Argentina, Brindisi was traded to Boca Juniors, where he won his second title, the 1981 Metropolitano. Coached by Silvio Marzolini, Brindisi made a memorable duo with Diego Maradona, also scoring many goals for the team.
Brindisi was also the Argentine Primera's top scorer in the Metropolitano championship of 1972 with 21 goals.
Brindisi played for the Argentina national team making 46 appearances and scoring 17 goals.
Brindisi made his debut as a head coach with Club Alumni de Villa María in 1986 his next club was CSD Municipal of Guatemala, which he led to the Liga Nacional de Guatemala title in 1987 and 1988. The next club team Brindisi took charge of was Barcelona Sporting Club in Ecuador where he lad the team to the national championship in 1989 and 1991 and to the Libertadores Cup finals in 1990. He then had spells in charge of RCD Espanyol and UD Las Palmas in Spain. After managing in Guatemala several years he went on to become coach of the Guatemala national team, of which he was in charge during the 1994 World Cup qualification process and on a second tenure in 1997. Brindisi took over at Club Atlético Independiente in the Primera division, he helped the club to win three titles; Clausura 1994, Supercopa Sudamericana 1994 and Recopa Sudamericana 1995. Brindisi then had a spell in charge of his former club and Independiente's fiercest rivals; Racing Club, and a period in charge of Huracán. Brindisi took over at Club Atlético Lanús in 2003, then became manager of Boca Juniors in July 2004, but resigned after only 22 games following a defeat to River Plate. He then became manager of Comunicaciones in 2005.
- Argentine Primera División Top scorer: 1972 Metropolitano (21 goals)
- Footballer of the Year of Argentina: 1973
- AFA Team of All Time (published 2015)
- Liga Nacional: 1987, 1988
- Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol: 1989, 1991
- Huracán 73 on El Gráfico, 2008
- El fútbol hecho fantasía, Clarín, 7 September 2002
- Boca '81 on El Gráfico web
- rsssf: Argentina record international players Archived 17 January 2010 at WebCite
- "Guatemala, 100 años de fútbol — Municipal" (in Spanish). Prensa Libre. Archived from the original on 9 December 2006. Retrieved 10 December 2006.
- "Guatemala, 100 años de fútbol — Técnicos en la historia" (in Spanish). Prensa Libre. Archived from the original on 19 November 2006. Retrieved 10 December 2006.
- "Brindisi reemplazó a Rivoira a pura velocidad". Clarín (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 September 2010.
- "Top coaches vie for India job". The Times of India. p. 18.
- "La Selección de Todos los Tiempos" [The Team of All Time] (in Spanish). Argentine Football Association. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
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