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Jorge Solari
Solari at Velez Sarsfield
Personal information
Full name Jorge Raúl Solari
Date of birth November 11, 1941 (1941-11-11) (age 68)
Place of birth    Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position midfielder
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Newell's Old Boys
Vélez Sársfield
River Plate
National team
1966-1969 Argentina  ? (?)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 2 September 2007.
* Appearances (Goals)

Jorge Raúl Solari, (born 11 November 1941) is a former Argentine football player and current manager.


Playing career

Solari, nicknamed "El Indio" ("The Indian"), played for several clubs in Argentina, he started his career with Newell's Old Boys in 1960. In 1962 he signed for Vélez Sársfield and in 1964 he joined River Plate. Solari represented the Argentina national football team in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Solari left River in 1969 and had a short spell with Estudiantes de La Plata before retirement.

Managerial career

Solari has managed clubs all over the world, these including Atlético Junior in Colombia where he won the Apertura 1977 title, Club Renato Cesarini a club he helped to create, Newell's Old Boys, twice runners up in Argentina. In 1988-1989 he led Independiente to the Primera division championship in Argentina. He was manager of CD Tenerife in Spain and led Saudi Arabia past the group stages of the World Cup for the only time in their history.

After his success with Saudi Arabia he joined Yokohama Marinos in Japan. He currently works as the manager of Atlético Tucumán in the regionalised 3rd division of Argentine football.


Managerial posts


  • He is the uncle of current Argentine player Santiago Solari, and Colombian top-model Liz Solari.

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