Juan Antonio Pizzi

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Soccer Coach
Date of Birth June 7, 1968
Place of Birth Santa Fe, Argentina
Age 52 years old
Horoscope Gemini

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Juan Antonio Pizzi

Juan Antonio Pizzi Torroja is a retired professional footballer who played as a striker, and a manager. He spent the bulk of his club career in Spain, mainly at Tenerife, helping to the side's consolidation in La Liga and amassing top division totals of 221 matches and 92 goals over eight seasons – he also played for Valencia and Barcelona. Born in Argentina, Pizzi represented the Spain national team for four years, appearing with it in one World Cup and one European Championship. He embarked on a managerial career after retiring, winning the Copa América Centenario for Chile in 2016.

About Juan Antonio Pizzi

Long-time striker turned football manager who became the head coach of the Chile national team in 2016. He represented Spain as a player for 4 years, appearing with them in a single World Cup and single European Championship. He was a manager for more than a decade before landing the Chile job.

Before Fame

He was brought up through the youth system of Rosario Central and spent his first few years at the senior level with the club.


In his best seasons as a player, he scored 46 goals in 73 appearances with Tenerife between 1994 and 1996. He previously scored 30 goals in 68 appearances with Tenerife between 1991 and 1993.

Family Life

He was born Juan Antonio Pizzi Torroja in Santa Fe, Argentina.


He was a teammate of Ronaldo and Sonny Anderson during his tenure as a player with FC Barcelona.

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  • Club Deportivo Universidad Católica managers
  • Argentine Primera División managers
  • Club León managers
  • Saudi Arabia national football team managers
  • Santiago Morning managers
  • Universidad San Martín managers
  • Rosario Central managers
  • Chile national football team managers
  • Spanish expatriate sportspeople in Mexico
  • San Lorenzo managers
  • Expatriate football managers in Peru
  • Valencia CF managers
  • Pichichi Trophy winners
  • Argentine emigrants to Spain
  • Argentine expatriate sportspeople in Portugal
  • Argentine expatriate football managers
  • Expatriate football managers in Mexico
  • Expatriate football managers in Chile
  • Sportspeople from Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Naturalised citizens of Spain
  • Argentine expatriate sportspeople in Chile
  • Spanish expatriate football managers
  • Expatriate football managers in Saudi Arabia
  • Expatriate football managers in Spain
  • Argentine expatriate sportspeople in Mexico
  • Deportivo Toluca F.C. players
  • Villarreal CF players
  • CD Tenerife players
  • UEFA Euro 1996 players
  • La Liga managers
  • Rosario Central footballers
  • Valencia CF players
  • Argentine football managers
  • FC Barcelona players
  • River Plate footballers
  • FC Porto players
  • Spain international footballers
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Latest information about Juan Antonio Pizzi updated on September 17, 2020.

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