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Daniel Brailovsky
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Personal information
Full name Alberto Daniel Brailovsky
Date of birth November 18, 1958 (1958-11-18) (age 51)
Place of birth    Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Club América
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
All Boys
Club América
Maccabi Haifa

26 (7)
75 (27)
? (37)
56 (11)   
National team
Uruguay U-20

18 (3)
Teams managed

Maccabi Kfar Kana
Maccabi Herzliya
Maccabi Haifa
Club América

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

Alberto Daniel Brailovsky (Hebrew: דניאל בריילובסקי‎, sometimes spelled Brailovski, born November 18, 1958 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a former footballer and was the manager of Mexico's Club América.




As a player

An attacking midfielder and striker, Brailovsky was born in Buenos Aires[1][2][3][4], and after playing amateur football at Jewish clubs, Brailovsky was brought to Montevideo for a trial at Peñarol. Under the guidance of coach Roque Máspoli, Brailovsky became part of the team that won the 1978 championship and qualified for the 1979 Copa Libertadores. Brailovsky also was member of the Uruguay National Youth team in 1977-78.

After being dropped from Peñarol by coach Dino Sani in 1979, Brailovsky returned to Argentina to play for All Boys. At the end of Metropolitano 1980, Brailovsky's first tournament in Argentina, All Boys was relegated to Primera B (Second Division), but Brailovsky left a good impression and was eventually signed by Independiente. With the Avellaneda club, Brailovsky made his debut on 7 September 1980 against Ferro Carril Oeste, replacing Norberto Outes. The game ended 1-0 to Ferro.

While at Independiente, Brailovsky was called-up a few times to play for the Argentina national team, but never did it officially, except for a few matches against regional teams. Previous to the 1982 FIFA World Cup he was in coach César Luis Menotti’s consideration, but never made it to Spain. Brailovsky’s last game for Independiente was on 16 May 1982; a 0-4 defeat against Ferro Carril Oeste, then champion of the Nacional 1982. Brailovsky was sent off in the 82nd minute by referee Arturo Ithurralde. In total in Argentina, Brailovsky played 101 games (26 with All Boys and 75 with Independiente), and scored 34 goals (7 with All Boys and 27 with Independiente).

In 1982, he signed with Mexican Club América, and helped the Águilas to win three championships.

After the earthquake suffered by Mexico in 1985, his wife was afraid something worse might happen, so Brailovsky left the country without notifying Club América officials. As a result he was suspended for breach of contract by America for about a year with FIFA's consent. He then immigrated to Israel and joined Maccabi Haifa. He was capped 18 times for Israel from 1986-1988, scoring three international goals during his career. He said about living in Israel, "I have played in Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay and Israel, but only Israel feels like home."

Titles as a player

Season Club Title
1978 Uruguay Peñarol Primera División Uruguaya
1983-1984 Mexico Club América Primera División de México
1984-1985 Mexico Club América Primera División de México
Prode 1985 Mexico Club América Primera División de México

Coaching career

Brailovsky began coaching in Israel in 1996 with Maccabi Kfar Kana in the Second Division and that year, he led them to the title. Daniel moved to Maccabi Herzliya the following year and then to Maccabi Haifa in 1998. In September 2002, Brailovsky became the head coach of Veracruz in Mexico.

In October 2007, Brailovsky became the head coach of Club América in Mexico until fired in February 2008.

As a broadcaster

After leaving Veracruz, Brailovsky took a job at a local show in Mexico city called "Super Estadio." in the Estadio W company. After the show cancelled, Brailovsky took a job offering from ESPN Deportes, the Spanish-language version of ESPN. He was then a correspondent for SportsCenter and Fútbol Picante, as well as the radio/TV show ESPN Radio Formula. He also had his own show that aired Sunday nights on ESPNdeportes called "La Ruleta Rusa." After his firing in Club América, he returned to ESPN and currently is involved in commentarys on games, Fuera de Juego, Sportcenter, and Futbol Picante.


  1. ^ BDFA futbol (Spanish)
  2. ^ Es Mas (Spanish)
  3. ^ Club América profile (Spanish)
  4. ^ Weltfussball profile (German)

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