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Claudio Borghi
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Personal information
Full name Claudio Daniel Borghi
Date of birth September 26, 1964 (1964-09-26) (age 45)
Place of birth    Castelar (Buenos Aires), Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1981–1987
1987–1988
1987
1988
1988–1989
1989
1990
1990–1991
1991
1992
1992–1993
1994
1995
1995–1998
1998–1999
Argentinos Juniors
AC Milan
Como (loan)
Neuchâtel Xamax FC
River Plate
Flamengo
Independiente
Unión de Santa Fe
Huracán
Colo Colo
Platense
Correcaminos UAT
O'Higgins
Audax
Santiago Wanderers
39 (8)
00 (0)
07 (0)
0? (?)
21 (1)
06 (0)
12 (1)
07 (1)
22 (1)
0? (?)
12 (0)
10 (0)
0? (?)
0? (?)
06 (0)   
National team
1985–1986 Argentina 09 (1)
Teams managed
2002–2003
2006–2008
2008
2009–
Audax
Colo-Colo
Independiente
Argentinos Juniors

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Claudio Daniel Borghi, (born on 28 September, 1964 in Castelar, Buenos Aires), nicknamed Bichi, is an Argentine former Football (soccer) player, who currently works as the manager of Argentinos Juniors.

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Playing career

Borghi started his career as an offensive midfielder for Argentinos Juniors in the early 1980s. He was considered a bright young star for Argentina and tipped by many to be on a level with Diego Armando Maradona, but he never managed to make his mark in Europe and only built a reputation within South America.

Borghi's exceptional performance in the 1985 Intercontinental Cup final (Argentinos Juniors lost to Juventus on penalties) drew the attention of AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi and Borghi was signed for the club in 1987. Borghi was drafted in alongside Dutchmen Marco Van Basten and Ruud Gullit, but, since teams were allowed on only two foreign players in Serie A 1987-88, he was sent out on loan to Como. The next year the maximum number of foreign players was increased to three, but Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi – who had won respect by securing the Scudetto a few months earlier – asked his team to sign another Dutch player in the form of Frank Rijkaard instead of bringing Borghi back, as Berlusconi wished. Afterwards Borghi left Italy and tried his luck in Switzerland with Neuchatel Xamax before returning to South America with River Plate, Flamengo and Independiente. Eventually he wound up in Chile, winning the Recopa Sudamericana and Copa Interamericana with Colo-Colo in 1992, and concluded his playing career with Santiago Wanderers in 1999.

He was called up to the Argentina national team for the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. Nevertheless, he did not shine in the tournament won by Argentina, and was never called for the national team again.

Coaching career

After retiring, he started a career as a coach also in Chile, which has been so far quite successful; in 2006 he won the both the Clausura and Apertura tournaments with Colo-Colo, and led the team to the final of the Copa Sudamericana. He was named South American manager of the year for 2006 due to the success of Colo Colo in the Copa Sudamericana.

During the period 2004-2005 he was trainer of an amateur team at the Chilean private University Universidad de las Américas.

Borghi has an extreme fear of planes, which causes him trouble every time the his team must play abroad. He has an addiction to cigarettes, he's commonly seen smoking at the games.

Borghi was signed to become the 19th coach of Independiente in the last 10 years when he takes over in June 2008.[1] Borghi was unable to accomplish a winning campaign and resigned from the position on October 5, 2008 following a 1-0 loss to Huracan. While in Independiente, Borghi managed the team during 17 matches, winning 4, drawing 9, and losing 4.[2]

Honours

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Player

Season Team Title
Metropolitano 1984 Argentina Argentinos Juniors Primera División Argentina
Nacional 1985 Argentina Argentinos Juniors Primera División Argentina
1985 Argentina Argentinos Juniors Copa Libertadores
1985 Argentina Argentinos Juniors Copa Interamericana
1986 Argentina Argentina FIFA World Cup
1990 Brazil Flamengo Copa do Brasil
1992 Chile Colo Colo Copa Interamericana
1992 Chile Colo Colo Recopa Sudamericana

Coach

  • National champion with Colo-Colo as head coach, Apertura 2006, Clausura 2006, Apertura 2007 and Clausura 2007.
  • Award for Best Coach of the year 2006 with Colo-Colo

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Preceded by
Anibal "Maño" Ruíz
South American Coach of the Year
2006
Succeeded by
Gerardo Martino

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